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Chevalier Couloir AD-

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300m. 50-55 degree snow gully. 300 meters at about scottish II. Approach from Col des Grands Montets about 400 meters along rock buttress on right. Skis or snowshoes may be in order for approach in winter although there is a trail usually packed down by skiers. Crossing bergshrund can be crux of climb. Continue up and a little to the right to the rocks that lead up to the narrow gully. No in situ gear. Up and over the snowy NE Ridge and descent via rappel (where there may be fixed slings) on the north face or follow the normal route back to the Col des Grands Montets. 2-4 hours (in good conditions).
H. Camere and Pierre Chevalier 23/Aug/1930
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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/14

skied
chapmand - 25/Mar/14 with Nick Draper

skied
ndraper1 - 25/Mar/14 with Dave Chapman

Super conditions for climbing it, the ski back down was a little chattery.
Pete Houghton - 13/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Dec/13

Not in great condition, a spring route really, but still very climbable with a few loose rocky bands.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Andy Kennedy

Alpandy - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Dom

Kris - May/11

Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Francois

maxots - Jan/11

quarryman - AltLd dnf - Jul/10 with Nic Bryceland

Hidden - Apr/10

heist182 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Jamie Tattersall; Wendy Couch

Rotten snow conditions and little visibility but a nice mixed section towards the top. 7 hours round trip from the Grands Montets due to difficult conditions. This should really be AD rather than II/III as mostly a snow climb.
Misha - 2nd - 17/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/05

Climb was better than we thought it might be. Approach via skis was not necessary as Dunc following down on foot was ready to start climbing before I was! And carrying the skis up and over not much fun either. 4 hours station to station
Yyonnx - AltLd - Mar/05 with Dunc

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