Gain the Col des Ecandies from the Val d'Arpette. Follow the rocky ridge to the South Summit. Route 27 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.

Sam Simpson 08/Sep AltLd O/S
with Neil Bryant
nbryant 08/Sep 2nd
Vincej 20/Aug -
with Fred Drouet
Ken Applegate 12/Aug AltLd

Good value! Tricky in places, and probably more like D- than AD-! We climbed in approach shoes, as the approach was completely snow free.

mchardski 26/Jul AltLd

with Nico Collonges. I lead the 2 hardest pitches (both 5b) in big boots, but the first of those i had to pull on a freind, (Nico had already backed off it). NTE. C2C has this doute as D not AD- rock is slabby Granite with tiny holds in places and in big boots can be really nerve wracking, esp 1 downclimb on a slab half way along the arete.

with Nico
chris687 31/Jul/14 Lead

Walked in from Trient which is much longer but can be done. It is possible to descend the couloir on the Trient side with only one 30m abseil and then loose down climbing on the the Trient Glacier.

Jo sumner 31/Jul/14 2nd O/S
oliverpcain ??/2014 AltLd
jcw ??/2013 -
James Thacker ??/2013 -
walts4 ??/2013 -
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