ROCHEFORT – GRANDES JORASSES TRAVERSE

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One of the best ridge lines climbs in the Alps: A long and serious climb, with greatly exposed sections. This ridge connects the Dent du Géant with the Pointe Walker of the Grandes Jorasses summiting as many as seven 4000m peaks along the way.

Seven summits above 4000m

Wild & exposed environment

Fantastic scenery

Majestic ridge line, alternating exposed sections of rock and ice

Rochefort – Grandes Jorasses Traverse is an extraordinarily long and superb climb – one of the major Chamonix classic mixed climbs. First climbed in 1935, it remains to be one of the most committing and testing itineraries for its grade. 

It is a 3 day long journey through some fantastic terrain including tricky rock sections, fine mixed climbing and exposed ridges. You will collect no less than seven 4000m summits on the way. 

Starting from the Torino Hut you will climb in the following order: 

  • Aiguille de Rochefort (4001m)
  • Dôme de Rochefort (4015m) 
  • Bivouac Canzio (3825m) 
  • Pointe Young (3996m) 
  • Pointe Hélèna (4045m)
  • Pointe Marguerita (4065m) 
  • Pointe Whymper  (4184m) 
  • Pointe Walker (4208m)

The descent is also long and engaging.

From 2,950.00€

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Expert tech level
Fitness level 5/5
3-4 days itinerary
2 nights in huts and a bivouac
Available April - June, depending on conditions
Guiding ratio 1:1

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