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Vipère au Pied*** 6b

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[Vipere au Pied, Barberine, Chamonix, 3 kb]250m, 10 pitches. Great climb - the first route on the face. Short tricky first pitch, (which can be avoided by taking P1 of Mirrors...) then slabs, then steeper in second half. 12 quickdraws, 2x50m, 6a oblig.
M Volorio 1977

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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

The 6b pitch at the top was one of the best, if not the best, 6b pitch i have ever lead. Stupidly fell off at the last bolt before topping out.
zcsharp - AltLd dog - 19/Jun/14 with Al

Ben Briggs - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Abs

Pulled out 2 pitches from top, time concern
darcan - AltLd - 15/Apr/14 with matt robinson

Climbed first half of Meduse, but fell off its crux, so went back down to terrace and climbed this route from the 6a+ pitch with the blank rightwards traverse. Really enjoyable. Well-equipped.
AC1 - Apr/14 with Steve Gooberman-Hill

jcw - 2014

James W - AltLd - 27/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12

chrissloan84 - Aug/11

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Rhys

Did this as a consolation after abandoning an attempt to get to some slabs on the Mer de Glace (no crampons). Very run out and thin slab pitches. Broke all of the rules - we were pulling on gear, standing in slings, anything to get up the thing. Still bold! Got as far as a 6a+ pitch with a strenuous overhang followed by a scary traverse rightwards. After constructing a hanging belay 1 handed, I was knackered (long day!). Luckily when Colin arrived at the belay he told me he was too tired to do any more, which was a good excuse to ab off!
Chris Sansum - AltLd dnf - 31/Jul/10 with Colin Gunning

Dave Searle - Lead - 2010

Did the initial slabs clean on a line to the right hand of the route - maybe F6a? Lots of cheating going on by the eight pitch.
SteveM - AltLd dog - 19/Jul/09 with Tobs

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jul/09

10 pitches, a superb day out!
Julie Carroll - 2nd - 25/Jul/08 with Andy

Hidden - Jun/07

Injured my back on the third from last Pitch forcing a descent.
Smelly Fox - AltLd dnf - 30/Jul/06 with Matt Croll

Will_he_fall - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with ali

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Jamie Tattersall

Left early and finished before the heat of the day would have roasted us!
Yyonnx - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/05 with Doog

ian bryant - AltLd dog - 13/Jun/01 with walter

stokesrees - AltLd - Jul/97 with Julien Millet

jon - Lead - 1990 with H

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6b+1 of 4
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hard 6a+0 of 4
6a+0 of 4
easy 6a+0 of 4
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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 22 (13.6%)
Followed2 of 22 (9.1%)
Alt Leads13 of 22 (59.1%)
Unknown4 of 22 (18.2%)

'Climbed'10 of 22 (45.5%)
clean O/S6 of 22 (27.3%)
dogged4 of 22 (18.2%)
dnf2 of 22 (9.1%)