A New Season- mixed climbing again

Posted: September 18, 2012 in Alpine, Climb, Ice, Rock
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A couple of weeks ago i was climbing granite with rock shoes and a chalk bag on the Cordier pillar but the weather has completely changed since then and this weekend it was nice to get back on the ice axes with some great mixed climbing on the Triangle du Tacul. Autumn is definitely here and some of the big north faces look like they are quickly coming into condition.

Unfortunately myself and Luca didn’t get top top out on the Grands Charmoz, it was a case of too much haste,less speed, rushing and not checking the topo meant we climbed several pitches off route not leaving us time to finish. I will definitely go back as the climbing is great, moderate but sustained on lovely rock(other than the first sandy pitch).

This weekend Tom and i hatched a plan for a bit of mixed on the Triangle and his friend Davide came over from Switzerland to join us. At the midi we bumped into another friend Dave who was going for a solo due to a partner bailing and he joined us too, so we ended up climbing as a four! this meant we didn’t cover a lot of ground but we had a laugh and the climbing was great, good training for bigger things and some much needed acclimatisation.


Dave Searle won rock paper scissors and got stuck in to some technical climbing straight off the ground.


A little higher up the same pitch.



Belay faff, bringing up three seconds.


Tom Grant


Tom starting up the third pitch.




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