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Rolling Stones - Grandes Jorasses

Aiguille du Midi


Les Planards

A four-day adventure climbing 'Rolling Stones' from valley to valley

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Alpine Climbing Extreme

19 km
3.4 km
2.9 km
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
4.2 km
Rolling Stones - Grandes Jorasses Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done in undefined. From a low point of 1.1 km to the maximum altitude of 4.2 km, the route covers 19 km, 3405 vertical metres of ascent and 2870 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, bivy kit, crampons, quickdraws, glacier kit, 2 ice axes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


Rolling Stones M8 1000m 6a



Long, committing and complex routes with difficult and sustained climbing on rock/ice and challenging route finding throughout. TD upwards.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

in undefined

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Bivy Kit
  • Crampons
  • Quickdraws
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes
  • Wires and Friends

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