Dôme de Rochefort : By the Rochefort Arete

Dôme de Rochefort : By the Rochefort Arete

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Associated waypoints

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Map

  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 292 - Courmayeur
  • IGN - 3531ET - St-Gervais les Bains - Massif du Mont Blanc
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc
  • Escursionista - ESC01 - Monte Bianco, Courmayeur

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General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)
configuration: edge

quality: fine

Rating

AD     III 

heights

elevation min/max : 3375 m / 4015 m

height_diff_up: 900 m

height_diff_difficulties: 1200 m

gear

glacier_gear: glacier_safety_gear

orientations

E W S N

description

A brilliant ridge with rock climbing up to 4b, snow and some ice. A continuation of the ridge from the Aig du Rochefort.

Approach as for the Aig du Rochefort

Route

From the Aiguille de Rochefort, go E, descending to a depression in the ridge to reach a col, 3895m. Follow the ridge to the E, alternatively snow and little rock steps, (the first one climbed on the crest by a crack not immediately obvious,) to a dome at 3963m. Continue along the snowy ridge, leaving the Doigt de Rochefort to the right. Climb the final buttress by a spur parallel to the ridge, (not good rock,) to the summit of the Dôme de Rochefort (4015m).

Descent :

By the same route or continue the complete traverse of the Grand Jorasses.....

remarks

Careful if there are other parties, loose rocks
The descent from the Aig du Rochefort, 2 short abseils down bad rock, stonefall danger.

Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.

gear

50m rope Friends 0.5 to 2

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