Exciting for me to meet really active climbers through the Cold Thistle hammers.
I was forunate to have Olov ask for my last set of hammers as I left Chamonix last spring.
He has be doing a lot of climbing that I keep track of through his blog which is among few I follow.
Grandes Jorasses expert Luca Signorelli wrote to Olov:
"It looks like you did the continuation of Cristal Palace originally missed by Ivano. I doubt it has been ever climbed the way you did, but the problem with the R flank of the North Face is that it had a lot of undocumented or poorly documented activity by locals. You may safely claim it as a major variant and see what happens! Keep in mind that there's a lot left to do on GJ particularly on the Italian side, so a new route claim.wouldn't sound outrageous! "
Vallée Blanche and Berard Valley Conditions
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