Croz Spur with Slovenian start.

Croz Spur on the Grandes Jorasses with route Shown (slovenian start)

Croz Spur with Slovenian Start. Showing the Line of ascent.

I recently got back from climbing the Croz Spur with the Slovenian start with my friend Ben O’Connor Croft. I have wanted to climb this route on the Grandes Jorasses for sometime now. It was great to finally get it ticked. The climbing was varied and for the most part good, with the exception of the penultimate pitch which was quite tricky with steep, broken rock and poor protection. Normally this pitch has more ice in it but this year it is quite dry so it’s been putting up a bit of a fight! We were one of three teams on the route that day and I’ve been informed we were the only team to make it over the top with the other two teams being helicoptered from just below this ‘crux’ pitch. This however wasn’t the only helicopter action that the Jorasses saw that day….

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New Support From Blue Ice.

I’m very happy to announce my new support from Blue Ice. Click here to go to there website. For those of you who don’t know Blue Ice are a Chamonix based equipment manufacturer and have been around for about 3 years. They currently make a great range of rucksacks and few other bits like leashes, chalk bag’s and even a great little harness made of Dyneema. I’m looking forward to my next trip into the mountains to try out some of the stuff!!

Stay tuned for a write up about my recent adventure on the Croz Spur on the Jorasses with Ben O’Connor Croft.