Moved together up until rock step then pitched. Descended via Tacul normal route.thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Sam Thomas
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13
paulmck - AltLd - 06/Jun/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/13
dave josling - AltLd - Sep/12
weather turned while on the route so finished and abseiled down rather than summit
timofy - AltLd O/S - Sep/12
Great route but could have done without the snow plot to the top afterwards. Next time I'll bring tat and abseil down.
Andre Clarke - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Weagie
JKBowers - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Ben Bennet
Thrilling! Did the summit and back down the snow slope.
AlexxelA - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/12
Seconding John for his assessment. Really good route with some interesting narrowing "Scottish" sections. Did not go to the summit of Du Tacul as there was a queue on the top rock section. Descended via the normal route down seracs.
chris687 - 2nd - 10/Jul/12 with pete rowlands, john holliday
Did not start would be more appropriate. Ab'd off at first rock section after basically soloing 50 degree ice and partner not too comfortable.
OwenF - Lead dnf - Jul/12 with James Franklin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12
danfitz - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Tom Woolgar
Roped solo the first ice patch. Rock move immediately after this was probably the crux. 5hrs to the top of the route, didn't go all the way to Tacul summit, joined the Tacul normal route and descended to Cosmiques hut.
pawelx - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12
nich0las - AltLd - 15/Sep/11 with Guy W
Hidden - 31/Aug/11
Jack Doyle - 11/Aug/11 with Derek
Hidden - 04/Jul/11
supos - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Lars Fjendbo
Simult solo, 1.5hrs to summit
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Alalister Gurney
Hidden - 04/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10
alan r b - Sep/10 with Dan Platt, luke
off the third midi lift of the morning, truly lazy start. JUST made the last lift down, but not without being heckled by the lift staff from the bridge!
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with kyle warlow
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/10
Kris - Sep/10
James S - AltLd - Sep/10
Hidden - 26/Aug/10
Pat-H - 2nd - 11/Aug/10
declanj - Aug/10
Jack Finney - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/10
MT led all the way, a couple of very nice ice pitches. Continued to Tacul summit then descended normal route and back to Midi station.
JGW - Jul/10 with Matt Tilley
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 26/May/10 with Roger Payne
Did not reach Tacul summit, ab'd down route
stuart34 - 2nd - 12/Jan/10 with James Monypenny
Hidden - 2010
Just awesome with AMS thrown in for fun - started chucking chunks just outside the hut and didn't stop til the next morning! Maybe it was the £17 dinner that did it!
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
KerryClimbing - Lead - Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09
Same grade as Cosmique Ridge?
Good route though.
farmus21 - AltLd - 17/Aug/09 with Nick Stephens
nickstephens - AltLd - 17/Aug/09 with James Gray
Some clear ice in the middle to keep things interesting. We were too slow though; we didn't even try to reach the summit but hiked down the normal route and just made it to the last telepherique.
reima - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Niamh
mathquirk - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Petter Zachrisson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09
Ollie B - 29/Jun/09 with B.Jacobs, S.Jones
BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Steve and Ollie
Mathijs - 2009
andybrown114 - 2nd - 17/Aug/08 with Graham Frost
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/08
Lear - 2nd O/S - Jul/08 with Carl, Graham
robertporter - Lead - Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/08
Neil D - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Jonny Phillips
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08
existing debt - 2nd dnf - 29/Jan/08 with Iain a
easers - AltLd - 24/Oct/07 with Doug Aitken
nic42 - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with dru
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/07
Attempted. Made it to 2 pitches above the big gully.
Ed Saint - Jul/07
Continued to summit
Bristoldave - AltLd - 2007 with douglas
Nice route in good condition. Used the climb for acclimatisation at the start of a week-long trip. No great difficulty. Ab'ed down western side of triangle on completion. Perfect weather.
Big Lee - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/06 with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown
Andy37 - 2nd O/S - Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06
Sgt_Nige - Jul/06 with H. Pell
lberry - Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05
Andy37 - 2nd O/S - Sep/05
Simon K - 2nd - Aug/05 with Rich Cross + PR
Failed to reach summit of Tacul (stopped at plateau just beneath - too knackered with altitude).
Robbie H - AltLd β - Jul/05 with Glenn Watters
Hidden - 23/Jun/05
Snow started to fall on the second pitch so we abbed off just below the pinnacle on the 4th pitch in snow and small avalanches. Crossed the Vallee Blanche in the same conditions to the tent where we were stuck for three days in bad conditions. On the third day the weather eased a bit (though when we got down to Chamonix the telephrique station sign was showing 100kph wind and minus 14oc for the top station) and we heard the tannoy from the top station. Rammed our gear into packs and set off on a desperate climb up to the station. Joe led most of it and set off an avalanch about two pitches from the station. 18 inches of fresh snow had fallen since we arrived on the 13th. Two Spanish climbers were at the railings outside the ice cave and offered to help us on the last pitch. There was one car up and down that day to change the staff. Desperate.
AndyP - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/04 with Joe
The initial snow slopes were hard ice, this was unforeseen so we had to pitch them with only 3 ice screws between us. From there on we were able to move together to the top in 5 hours, & another hour & ½ to the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul. We descended via the normal route (North-West Face) it was closed 2 days later!
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/03 with Paul Nurse
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/02
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/02
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/01