to any astroman-niac climbers , the aiguilles rouges are just a pile of shiat. It is. However , this is also the best leisurely not committing- sunny side -with a view -sport climbing- alpine-cragg- in the world- that i know of. Also, a lot of the routes out there were open by Piola himself and the rock is at times surprisingly good. This round however, for my 2 days off, i had 2 goals: stay away from the crowd, get confident in placing gear without being scared of falling head first on a sharp flake . i chose to go on the tour des crochue and the aiguille de perseverance. 2 easy routes on nice looking pillars, almost un-equipped (a few 1920 charlet pitons here and there) . The route finding was fun and placing gear in grassy crack pretty entertaining. (does it work really, i dont know , i didnt fall) , but best of all, aside from a couple of chamois and marmottes , we didnt see anyone.
i started with Anna on the tour des crouchues, voie escande de Galbert (1970). (right side straight up)
and then with luca on perseverance , arete sud integral
love the night shots, would love to see more of those…
August 27, 2012 at 10:28 am
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August 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm
The pics of the mountains especially the last two ones are truly fascinating….
August 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm
thanks. I am always fascinated with those views …it never gets old!
August 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm