South Africans Jeremy Colenso & Rob Powell with Brit Paul Maine have recently completed the probably first South African ascent of the Croz Spur on the Grande Jorasse. As the route was in full winter condition, they started up the Slovenian start and finished up right of the Final Tower. The route involves 1000m of ice and mixed climbing up one of the biggest faces in the Alps. The Grande Jorasse is considered on the the classic 6 north faces of the Alps.
The route is overall alpine grade is ED1 with technical grades of V/5/M5+.
Rob & Jeremy are both members of SAMGA and are practicing Mountain Guides in the UK and RSA:
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