400m, 13 pitches. This is the best route on the face and an established classic. It takes a direct line on excellent granite with the crux occurring on the fist pitch. The face is steep and receives a lot of sun ensuring that the climb rapidly comes into condition after bad weather. 6hr from hut.

Contamine + Labrunie 25/Jul/1954

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Hidden ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
sgl ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Jo and Konnie
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
liz j ?/Sep/04 2nd
with neil brodie
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
John Marsland 01/Aug/87 -
with Dave Soles
Hammy 23/Jul/85 AltLd
with Ian Barker
mark-abz ?/Aug/81 AltLd
with Mick D
Rob Davies ?/Aug/80 Lead dnf

Steep bank of snow at foot of climb, couldn't change into EBs and couldn't do P1 wearing big boots, so backed off.

with Mike Papworth
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