Contamine-Negri (North Couloir)** AD+
[Near the bottom of the route, 2 kb]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

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Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 07/Sep/14

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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