Monday, 25 June 2012

Clocher Clochetons & Cocher-Cochons!

A sunny spell finally arrived in Cham at the end of last week, and keen to get onto some dry mountain rock, Paul and I headed up to Planpraz (mid station at Brevent) on Friday and did "Cocher-Cochons" (6a, 250m) followed by the uber classic Clocher-Clochetons traverse.

The walk up to the route is about 45 minutes, and the reward is a string of stunning, well bolted pitches on perfect rock, followed by a classic ridge traverse. The Clocher-Clochetons is a pretty short and straightforward route, but great fun, so to combine it with some more technical climbing made for a perfect day. I can't recommend this route highly enough!

All photos Paul Maine - 

Ibex admiring the view on the walk in

The Clocher-Clochetons towers seen from low down on the route

Me on the Clocher - Clochetons tyrolean

Me on the first tower

 Me leading the final 6a pitch of Cocher - Cochons, probably the best pitch of the day.