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JMC

climber
the land of milk and honey
Mar 8, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
Christophe Profit, still in action.
http://www.tordesgeants.it/en/content/christophe-profit
Degaine

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 05:50am PT
Nutagain,

As jaaan wrote, that is the Rhône River Valley in Switzerland. You can see the Dent Blanche and the Matterhorn in the right portion of the photo, just before the wing.

Here's a recent photo of the north face of the Grandes Jorasses:

Credit: Degaine
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 31, 2014 - 11:05am PT
The Shroud sure looks Proud and Phat!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 31, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Degaine.

Thanks for the information.

Luca Lindic and Luka Kranjnc have recently free-climbed Rolling Stones on the North face of the Grandes Jorasses (and Adam Ondra is pushing hard in Austria)

http://www.epictv.com/player/metro-player/275356
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 05:56pm PT
Steve, I was gonna say the Shroud looks kinda thin on the lower half.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2014 - 12:46pm PT

A sullen, glowering bulk, the Grandes Jorasses' North Face stands, silent guardian of the Franco-Italian frontier. Leviathan among giants, unspeakably beautiful, seductive, sadistic. Erupting from the Leschaux glacier like some subterranean deity...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2014 - 12:51pm PT

Duet for alpinists by Robert Cordery-Cotter in Mountain 134, 1990.

Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 5, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
It is nice to revisit an old thread about climbing.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2014 - 10:43am PT

New topo: Grandes Jorasses - Face Nord, by Julien Désécures.

Grandes Jorasses - Face Nord, by Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses - Face Nord, by Julien Desecures


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 2, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
I've been told I'm a big ass but never une grande jorasse.
Que est-ce que c'est?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2014 - 12:59pm PT
Big ass or Badass...

Jorasses is said to mean rocks, from the word "joux", meaning rock.

Grandes Jorasses - Big Rocks... and there's also the Petit Rock...
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Jul 3, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
... yes... Petites Jorasses...

Credit: carlos gallego
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 3, 2014 - 04:06pm PT
of the three classic north faces, I wonder how much traffic each gets? I bet the Grandes Jorasses is probably third.

that guidebook looks cool. I hope it's not "super" a la SuperTopo but rather "not overly vague"

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2014 - 12:30pm PT

ms55401

The topo has got a lot of beta if that's what you're searching for. It's written in both English and French. Here's an example - a part of The Walker Spur topo:

Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures
Grandes Jorasses topo - Julien Desecures


Carlos

Thanks for posting the photo of The Little Rocks. ^^^
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2014 - 12:08pm PT

Grandes Jorasses, pointe Walker wingsuit base-jump
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 21, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
of the three classic north faces, I wonder how much traffic each gets? I bet the Grandes Jorasses is probably third.

I have a wad of cash that says it sees more traffic than the other two combined, by far.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:06am PT

Petite McIntyre - Grandes Jorasses Face Nord
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Sep 11, 2014 - 04:30am PT
... it seems that this season is the ONE in Grandes Jorasses...

https://www.facebook.com/leschaux.refuge?fref=ts
FortMentäl

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Sep 12, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
Les Jorasses, see Jura, at bottom....




"Forest" in the Savoyard sense meaning specifically high mountain forest of pines.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2014 - 03:33pm PT

Fort.

Thanks for the post. The linked explanation is unclear.

Here's a quite detailed French explanation of the word Jorasses and similar forms:

M.L. Gauchat (Bull, du glass, des patois de la Suisse romande, 1904, 14) a fait remarquer qu'a la forme jura, jures, de Cesar et de Pline, s'oppose, des le v siecle, une racine jur ou jor d'ou: jora, latinise au moyen age: jure, joria, juria, d'ou le savoyard joraz (Habere-Lullin), jorra (Le Pratz), joura (Sallanches, Samoens), jeure, jour (Chamonix), joux; patois jou.
Bellajoux, Jourplaine (de jora plana), Joux verte sont des composes, Jorasses, Jourailles, Jorat, des derives. Or, joux designe toujours en Haute-Savoie une foret de montagne; quand il s'agit d'une foret de sapins, on la gratifie souvent de joux noire; une joux verte designerait sans doute un bois a fayards.
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