600m. It is on the Verte that you become a mountaineer. The Whymper Couloir is a fine snow route, direct and elegant. The central part of the couloir is in fact steep and formidable, the upper part being perhaps wider but its average angle (47 between 3700 and 3950m) is 55 from 3950 to 4051m at the Col de Rocheuse. Gaston Rebuffat

E. Whymper with Ch. Almer and F. Biner 29/Jun/1865

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

monsteratt ?/Jul -

Soft snow, raining when we left the hut at midnight. Some minor sloughing in the gully. Moved together. Little bit off route in the dark. Wading through soft snow for ~19 hours fun times!

with Rich B
Hidden ??/2015 -
Roberttaylor 24/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

Got half way up, turned round due to scrap snow and deteriorating weather.

JackM92 16/Aug/14 -

Solid neve was tough on the calves. Physically hard, technically easy.

Hidden 08/Aug/14 AltLd dnf
David Staples ?/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Turned back due to bad snow. Other climbers followed after so felt we made a good decision.

KatOstrich 26/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Got lost, too far right, ended up with hard mixed climbing up to the Grande Rocheuse, 23 hours including ~18 abseils

with Ollie
Hidden 20/Mar/14 AltLd
Paul Figg 17/Mar/14 -

Climbed moving together with lawrence and Andy, topped out to see the sun rise. Abseil descent.

with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
James_L88 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
keithlambley 06/Jul/13 -
with Kate R
Ben Briggs 26/Feb/13 -

Ski descent after climbing up the courturier from first lift. No rappels.

with Tom
Hidden ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
Dave Searle ??/2013 -
ollyroberts 19/Nov/12 Lead

Moved together.

piersnewton 19/Nov/12 2nd O/S
maxots ?/May/11 -
John Carney ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Clara Kulich
stuart34 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

In descent

with Kim Ladiges
Hidden 02/Aug/10 -
HamishD 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S

In descent.

with chris burn
chopin-smith 05/Nov/09 -
IanJackson 23/Jul/08 Solo
decs 22/Jul/08 Solo

Down climb. Less effort than climbing up.

adamscottthomas 04/Jul/04 Solo

With Ollie. Quality mountain day!

andy_pemberton ?/Aug/99 -

Absail descent after Grand Montetes ridge to summit.

with Jon Scorer
innes ?/Mar/99 -

Descent route.

with Mark Harris
Hidden 04/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/88 -
Hidden ?/Aug/88 -
oldmanofmow ?/Jul/62 AltLd

Alt leads with John Robertson no probs descended by Moine ridge sort of.

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