Gabarrou-Albinoni*** TD
[Steep ice on the Gabarrou-Albinoni., 2 kb]500m. This gully is the the classic East face route of the Tacul. About 500m to the top of the main difficulties (where most people abseil off - fixed belays), about 700m to the top.
Jean-Pierre Albinoni, Patrick Gabarrou 04/Jul/1974

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Photo: Steep ice on the Gabarrou-Albinoni. © gav p
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/15

Gumery - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/15

Climbed quick, but not enough time between the Midi breaking down and the last montenvers train. Got to below the last (crux) pitch.
jimmatthews - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/15 with Jonny Gumery

Had route to ourselves!
machars - Lead - 14/Mar/15 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/15

QuentinSu - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/15

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/14

Moved together. In good condition
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Simon

frost - Oct/14 with will hardy

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/14

fulton333 - AltLd - Apr/14 with Matt

Great climb, in pretty good condition given how dry everything is. Loads of gear and equipped belays/abseil tatt. Had it all to our selves!
ndraper1 - AltLd - 21/Mar/14 with Dave Chapman

chapmand - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Nick Draper

With Lawrence and Andy, great route.
Paul Figg - AltLd - 20/Mar/14 with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton

edek_w - 20/Mar/14 with Blazej

Great fun, a bit busy.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/14 with Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/14 with Ally

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Mar/14

Sam Simpson - AltLd dnf - 14/Mar/14 with Emily Ward

James Thacker - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/13

Partner became ill with AMS and so had to turn back after about two-thirds... darn. Gorgeous setting though! And very, very busy.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd dnf - 06/Apr/12 with Piet W

Good conditions, although the ice was a little thin for optimal screw protection in places. Very stepped out and felt easy as a result. Also very busy. At one point there were three teams on one belay. One of which pulled there ab rope down as I started to lead off resulting in their rope ending up wrapped around my neck with rope burn.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Michael Stephenson

mikeyjbs - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Lee Harrison

liamo333 - 16/Jan/12

sarpedon - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with dougie swanson-low

dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with sarp

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Awesome route, needed 60m ropes for the first few ab's.
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Martin

lovely route, intro slope alot longer than expected and 11 abseils as well! hooked to devilry but great views from the belays. First winter alpine route.
smithaldo - AltLd O/S - Feb/11 with mark j

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

keith leonard - AltLd - 2010

Dave Searle - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/07 with keith leonard

Got past four of the technical pitches before reaching our turn-around time. Nice climb!
Brian Birtle - 2nd - 10/Jan/06 with Nuno

Hidden - 06/Apr/05

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/99

stokesrees - AltLd - 1997 with Asmus Norveslet

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/94

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/93

Hidden - Feb/89

A good route. The days were very short and we descended the normal route in the dark and a quite strong wind, which had been blowing all day. There was quite a lot of spindrift blowing around on the route.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Dec/88 with Andy Cave

GaryK - AltLd O/S - Dec/88 with Andy Cave

Hidden - Jan/79

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