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|Traverse|| AD+ |
North Face Direct Col Copt >>
|3519m. Classic ridge traverse, usually East to West. In Rebuffat's list of 100 finest climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif. Moves of IV sustained. Climbed from the Trient or Saliena huts. Guidebook time is 10hr for the round trip from the Trient Hut, 12hr is more usual. 14-15hr from the Saleina Hut. Can be escaped at 3/4 length. |
Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.
Photo: abbing off before as the Copt snow arete was in terrible condition © rockstoned
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This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.
Long Day out battling and trying to stay safe from bad snow on top of the Granite. After Col Copt, we speeded up a bit and got slicker. Sandbag at AD+, even when dry its still a big day out and should not be underestimated.
Sam Simpson - AltLd - 21/Aug/14 with Chris Andrews
A long day, made longer by the powdery snow on top of loose rock we found around the copt. Walked back down to Champex after the route which added another 4hrs of trudging along. Very cold conditions.
chris687 - AltLd - 21/Aug/14 with Sam Simpson
Hidden - 2013
jcw - 2013
East to west. Ascent from Col Copt currently only possible via steep undercut corner crack at 6a. Should have taken rock boots. 20 ft and 3 pts aid later .......
Traversing round to Col Copt not an option due to lack of snow and recent rockfall.
Tim Sparrow - Aug/12 with Geoff Thomas
mathquirk - AltLd - Jul/10 with Petter Zachrisson
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, kleinej