Diable (South-East) Ridge*** D+
[Alex Mathie at the start of Mont Blanc du Tacul's Arête du Diable ("The Devil's Ridge"), 3 kb]A long and complex traverse over the numerous rocky spires between the Col du Diable and the East summit of the Tacul. Route 54 in Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes (Mont Blanc Massif).

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

Photo: Alex Mathie at the start of Mont Blanc du Tacul's Arête du Diable ("The Devil's Ridge") © Tim Oliver
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This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

So long. About 9 hours on the ridge itself, had to sack off the Isolée for fear of missing the last bin back to Chamonix - went up the gully on the RHS instead. Worth noting that Batoux's route description is all over the place on this one - the '4c' corner on the Mediane is in fact the 5c crux, and at the top of the Mediane, do not go to the left of the letterbox, as suggested, but instead go through the left-most of the two letterboxes that comprise the summit.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Tim Oliver

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/15

Well, we didn't die on this. So clearly the devil DOES look after his own, even if he frequently gives them a hell of a fright.
Simon4 - 2015 with Wayne Horsfall

Ben Briggs - 25/Sep/13

jcw - 2013

corne and mediane iced up but isolee a real pleasure!
Cham32 - 2011

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