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|Contamine-Negri (North Couloir)|| AD+ |
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Diagonal Route (Hanging Glacier) >>
|Graded AD- in the Alpine Club guide but IV,2 in the Snow, ice, and mixed guide (around D/D+ equivalent). Crux is a (slightly loose) 65 degree section beneath the serac at 1/3 height (which may possibly be harder than when originally graded AD-) and the Snow, ice, and mixed grade is probably closer to the mark.|
P Labrume, J Martin and M Negri, A Contamine 05/Aug/1962
Photo: Beneath the Serac © Lee Harrison
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This climb is in 6 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.
A good route. Not much snow on the lower 1/3 of the climb but good ice throughout. Loose blocks of ice beneath the serac at 1/3 height. Climbed to the top of the triangle then ab'ed down the opposite (right) side.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Michael Stephenson
mikeyjbs - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Lee Harrison
darcan - AltLd - 2012 with chris bailey
GF - 2010
breithorn4164 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jan/09 with Jackson
stokesrees - Lead - 06/Feb/99 with Jen Olson
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