GRANDES JORASSES

Posted on: September 1, 2003


The great route, No Siesta, on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses, received a first free ascent from May 17–20 by Markus Stofer (Switzerland) and me. In three days we climbed the entire route onsight, bringing the grade to ED3: WI6 M8, 1000m. The route was first climbed by Jan Porvaznik and Stan Glejdura in July, 1986. No Siesta has long been considered one of the most demanding mixed routes in the Alps.

- Robert Jasper, Boningen, Switzerland

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