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Whymper Couloir AD

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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.

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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Got half way up, turned round due to scrap snow and deteriorating weather.
Roberttaylor - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14

The Ghost Rider - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Aug/14

Turned back due to bad snow. Other climbers followed after so felt we made a good decision.
David Staples - 2nd dnf - Aug/14 with Glorious

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/14

Climbed moving together with lawrence and Andy, topped out to see the sun rise. Abseil descent.
Paul Figg - 17/Mar/14 with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton

jcw - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2013

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/12 with Olly Roberts

John Carney - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Clara Kulich

In descent
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Kim Ladiges

John Roberts (JR) - 02/Aug/10 with Duncan Robinson, Scott Mackenzie

In descent.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with chris burn

chopin-smith - 05/Nov/09

IanJackson - Solo - 23/Jul/08

Down climb. Less effort than climbing up.
decs - Solo - 22/Jul/08

With Ollie. Quality mountain day!
adamscottthomas - Solo - 04/Jul/04

Descent route.
innes - Mar/99 with Mark Harris

Hidden - Aug/88

Hidden - Aug/88

Alt leads with John Robertson no probs descended by Moine ridge sort of.
oldmanofmow - AltLd - Jul/62

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 23 (13.0%)
Lead2 of 23 (8.7%)
Followed3 of 23 (13.0%)
Alt Leads5 of 23 (21.7%)
Unknown10 of 23 (43.5%)

'Climbed'15 of 23 (65.2%)
clean O/S5 of 23 (21.7%)
dnf3 of 23 (13.0%)