Oct 4, 2017

Aiguille de Praz Torrent par Super Jacques

The Aiguilles Rouges and Super Jacques at Aig de Praz Torrent is if not the best at least one of the nicest and most beautiful routes in the Rouges massive.
Aiguille de Praz Torrent
Its a five pitch route at maximum 6b+, but it is a Piola grade so its useful to be a bit balanced on the feels, and wearing good shoes, like 5-10´s😎
The quality of the rock face is on very solid gneiss and is mostly good equipped, reebolted 2006, with good anchors all the way.
The descent is best done from the summit, from the ridge north of the summit. Just follow the obvious path following the ridge north and sometimes a little bit below on the east side, to a well visible rappel point. Which takes 2x50mts ropes for one rappel.
Anna on enjoying the approach
Start the approach from the higher parking spot, just before le Buet, with the sign for Aiguille de Praz Torrent. On the left side of the road driving towards the Swiss border.
Just when you reach the Poya ski area there is a sharp left bend which takes you to the upper path towards the aiguilles. 1 1/2 - 2hours approach.
first pitch...
At the base of the cliff there are two routes starting close to each other, Super Jacques is the one to the left.
Further and higher up to the left is the classic of the face, "Voie Parat-Seigneur" 6a.

Once at the last belay, easy scrambling with one exposed step takes you to the very top.
From here it is some what walking after the ridge northwards/east side to a good rappel belay.

And, after the rappel some downhill scrambling "a la variant de la chier" back to the base...

Link to Camp2Camp topo for Super Jacques
Link to Camp2Camp topo for Parat-Seigneur
Voie Super Jacques

50 mts rope plus 50mts for descent
10 QD´s
Some mid size friends (I used green and red Omega plus yellow alien)
voie Parat-Seigneur

//en liten vÀrld och ett universum öppnar sig

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