Alpinism: Aiguille de Roc – Children of the Moon l’intégrale (Mont Blanc Massif)

For the first time of the year, I went with Julien to l’Envers des Aiguille to climb Children of the Moon l’intégrale at Aiguille de Roc (Mont Blanc Massif).

Aiguille de Roc – Children of the Moon l'intégrale (© P. Gatta)
Aiguille de Roc – Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© P. Gatta)

Children of the Moon l’intégrale is a great route opened by Michel Piola and Nicolas Schenkel in 1982.

First pitch of Children of the Moon l'intégrale (© P. Gatta)
First pitch of Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© P. Gatta)

The route is 550 meters high on a perfect granite and graded TD+, 6b+. The approach is quick and easy from the recommended Envers des Aiguille hut (30min).

Second part of Children of the Moon l'intégrale (© P. Gatta)
Second part of Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© P. Gatta)

There are 18 pitches from 5b to 6b+.

Beautiful 15th pitch of Children of the Moon l'intégrale (© P. Gatta)
Beautiful 15th pitch of Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© P. Gatta)

We climbed the route in 5 and a half hours and abseiled down in 2 hr.

End of Children of the Moon l'intégrale (© P. Gatta)
End of Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© P. Gatta)

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