Table Couloir** PD
[Climbers on the Table Roc on the Aiguille du Tour., 2 kb]300m. Table Couloir is climbed for 300m from the Glacier du Tour to the summit ridge, which is followed for around 200m to the South Summit, weaving in and out of several small gendarmes and horns. The ridge is significantly harder than PD after heavy snowfall.

Photo: Climbers on the Table Roc on the Aiguille du Tour. © Ruahine Tramper
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Avinash Aujayeb - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/15 with ales cesen

Moved together for largely the whole route. Led bits of the couloir itself and the rock ridge at the top.
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Rob, Rebs

Rebs - AltLd - 28/Jun/15 with Rob, Thom Jenkinson

Ian84 - AltLd - Jun/15

Eagertom - Jun/15 with Dan Murray

Great neve, rocky middle section, thin at top. Moved together, worth taking slings for ridge. Super first alpine route. Crystal views.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 06/Aug/14

with Tom and Georgia, graded as AD- by Laroche & LeLong (2014)
ian.ross.bnc - 2nd - Aug/14

Hidden - Aug/14

Hidden - 26/Jun/14

kelliroberts3 - 26/Jun/14 with Peter Rigby

Pete Rigby - 26/Jun/14 with Kelli Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - 16/Jun/14

Moved together for route. Snow in okay condition, lower section could have benefited from a bit of consolidation after snowfall previous night.
Lxaddison - 16/Jun/14 with Jack Hodgson

laurence_falconer - Jun/14 with Hannah Price, Laura Shaw

Hidden - 2014

Mark Fairhurst - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Stepped out in the gully. Very enjoyable descended down normal route and onto the Trient glacier.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Nick Whimster

moved together
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with monsteratt

jac00 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Tom

Epic 3, got on it very late when the snow was soft and ended up running down to Le Tour in a thunderstorm.
zcsharp - Lead - 08/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Jamie Roberts

tomtom89 - Jul/13 with Jack

Hidden - 27/Jun/13

Couloir was in wicked condition but lots of snow on the ridge made it pretty sketchy. Moved together.
alexm198 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Clara Horswell

Roped solo up to the bottom of the couloir then decided to back off as was like climbing a slush puppy
thomaspomfrett - Solo dnf - 22/Jun/13 with Sam Thomas

Got the wrong Couloir... got to the top of the slush and loose rock mess then downclimbed it all...
Mr Fuller - AltLd dnf - 19/Jun/13 with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - 18/Jun/13

first alpine route. bivi on the glacier and still up later than the french staying at the refuge albert. not best conditions but fantastic nonetheless. Never seen exposure like it.
joe hallam - Lead - 16/Jun/13 with Andrew Duncan, paul mahler

Andrew Duncan - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with joe hallam

jack.williams1 - AltLd - 12/Jun/13

masmith - AltLd - 12/Jun/13 with Jack Williams

rashwell - 2nd - Jun/13

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Ryan, Rob

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/13

Moving together (kind of), me last with random protection (ice screw or sling) in between. Thin conditions making for an interesting ascent; needed a sling hand hold at the end to make it to the very top of the Aiguille!
ceri's - 06/Sep/12 with Charles

Badly out of condition, backed off around the 120m mark after running it out up some terrifyingly rotten rock. With continuous hero neve it must be ace!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/12 with Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 04/Sep/12 with Mr. K

newtonmore - 12/Jul/12

Followed ridge to south Summit
thetradlad - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Harry Thorpe

First alpine route!
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12

Couloir was a bit soft and lean... also followed some french people who went the wrong way at the rock step... made for an interesting traverse back to the couloir! Scrambling on the ridge to the summit some of the best I've ever done, amazing route!
trivett - 29/Jun/12 with Jane Marsh, Tom Stewardson

Went the wrong way through the rocky bit in the middle and ended up on a chossy deathy scree slope, which was a bit terrifying! Great scramble on the ridge.
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Becky Hampshire

soloed couloir, moved together along rock ridge to summit. couloir was broken in the middle creating a loose rock pitch.
Webster - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/12

jon_ridley - AltLd - 28/Jun/12 with Will Pope, Emily Cropton

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley

Emily Cropton - AltLd - 28/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley

Set off slightly later than planned due to sleeping through our alarms. Very pleasant day, with easy climbing and lots of exposure and a simple descent.
Ragingpossum - AltLd - 27/Jun/12 with harry kingston

SteveCarratt - 27/Jun/12

R_W_M - 27/Jun/12 with Steve C
joelevanschamonix - 2nd β - 26/Jun/12 with James Clapham

Wils - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Ben Finley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

Climbed in not the best conditions, descended it in worse - heavy spindrift coming down couloir. My first Alpine ascent, but believe as it says above: harder than PD in/after wet snow...
robthered - 06/Jun/12

Camdenelectric - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/11

The couloir was in good condition after recent snow. The continuation ridge to the summit was covered in snow and felt like AD... at least.
Poco Loco - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with SarahF

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Rob Horler

np134 - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11 with C. Price

Hidden - 15/Jul/11

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton

Bare in the middle section and very loose. Good otherwise
Stewart B - Solo - 11/Jul/11

ferdia - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Hertha, Marcus, Calum

tskelhon - AltLd - Jul/11 with Tim Slater, chris davis

Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Katie Main

allyrocke - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Robbie

philbish - 01/Aug/10

Krumme - Lead - 26/Jul/10

The Couloir was laking in snow cover in the mid section
John Roe - Lead - 19/Jul/10 with Liz Featherstone, Will Marshall

Roch - 2nd - 19/Jul/10 with MRT

gully completely dry, loose and sketchy rock!, i think we acctually climbed the gendarme coluoir which takes a more direct line below the table. first pitch felt about hard severe on loose rock, moved together for the rest
Ginger McGrath - 16/Jul/10 with will lawson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10

No snow in mid section,the ridge continuation to the summmit is AD-.
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10

jld579 - Lead - 2010

Ollie B - 09/Jul/09 with J.Monypenny

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Marcus Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09

heist182 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Jack Metcalfe

With minor detour to the table.
Calder - 29/Jun/09 with Andy Clow

Used couloir as a decent from the ridge.
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Colin Beechey

Great acclimatization route to South Summit, with fresh snow, icy conditions, and a cloud inversion on the summit. Not so great bivouac on Glacier du Tour the night before.
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tom Hindson

cmsg - 02/Jun/09 with Simon Gale

neil.loydon - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Jamie Foxley

out of condition
lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with David Thomson; Michael McKensey; Brendan O'Mahoney

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08

chiragshah5001 - Jun/08 with sam strong

TGreen - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Rosie Henstock

matty harrison - AltLd - Jul/07 with Rich Matthias

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Tom Green

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/07 with Roger Payne

industrialiceman - 21/Jun/07

matt0759 - AltLd - Jun/07 with Matty Harrison

Down climb
Sarah Bough - 2nd - 14/Jun/06 with Oliver Mentz, Ellen Taylor, Jesse Dufton

decent from Table. Glissaded the bottom
ellentaylor - Jun/06 with Ollie, Jesse, Sarah

gavinjd - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Alpandy - AltLd - Aug/04 with Billy

John Waterhouse and Nick Brakspear on a separate rope
Howard J - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/03 with Rachel James

NickST - Jul/03 with Phil Tucker

With Ollie, Tim, Ian and Simon
adamscottthomas - Solo - 23/Jun/03

Hidden - 06/Aug/01

rlrs - AltLd - Aug/99

stokesrees - Lead - 1996 with gilles lalanne

stokienomad - AltLd - 20/Jul/93

John Southworth - Jul/93

Bit of a nightmare as totally devoid of snow - some seriously loose rock, very nearly ended up riding part of it down to the glacier.
Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/91 with Simon Richards

Laramadness - 16/Jul/91 with Andy Leaver

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/89

biggianthead - 26/Aug/84 with G

Ascended couloir, descended normal route. Not sure if year is right.
auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Redpath

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