Contamine-Negri (North Couloir)** AD+
[Beneath the Serac, 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

Photo: Beneath the Serac © Lee Harrison
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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Last route of an amazing trip. Good neve and ice in parts but so not so good snow on less steep bits. Very enjoyable. recent serac collapse made it feel less risky.
davkeo - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 07/Sep/14

QuentinSu - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

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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