60m, 2 pitches. Great ice climb , about 40 mins from the road.
Approach: A few metres left of the ski lift in La Grave is a steep path leading down to a bridge across the stream. Cross the bridge and follow the tracks going right. The first branch from this off left on the flat leads some boulders: ignore this and keep going a little further parallel to the stream and take the first left up fairly steeply to the route.
Two pitches with an easier grade 3 variation to the left.
Descent: a single abseil from the tree at the top on a 60m rope.

Pascal Sombardier and Bruno Douillet 1978

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Stuart Wildman 17/Mar Lead O/S
Andy Levitt
Ronan72 24/Feb AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch.Good conditions,if a bit warm..

Marti999 04/Feb Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 05/Jan AltLd O/S

I led P1, in very thin condition with bullet hard ice. Single abseil (60m) down the right hand side.

JHolland 05/Jan AltLd

Pitch 2. Ice a bit grim in places but manageable

neilwiltshire 31/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

Simon Kemper
jshields 29/Jan/14 AltLd
luckyjim 28/Jan/14 AltLd
D Helm
Ben1983 30/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

2nd Pitch. Thin but fine.

Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Ice was very brittle on first pitch due to temps, making it ferl quite hard! Second pitch ok with lots of placements but very cold hands!

Olli Crudge, Tony Walker
Olli-C 22/Feb/13 2nd

Started On the right belayed from the left hand belay. Hard Ice on either side and wet in the middle.

Hidden 03/Feb/13 AltLd
Kirill 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Steve Wakeford 12/Jan/13 AltLd

Right hand side this time. First waterfall ice lead!

Steve Wakeford 10/Jan/13 2nd

Did left in one pitch, which is more of a WI3 but you NEED a 60 metre rope to do it in one.

GaryK 02/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Started on the right, but a lot of water was dripping down onto the RH belay, so crossed over to the LH belay, and finished the route on the left. A nice enough route both nothing special, a bit disapointed.

Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Jan/12 2nd O/S
LardClimber 03/Jan/12 Lead

Only did the left hand first pitch due to time constraints. RHS was not fully formed.

Andy Buckley, Dave Williams
andybuckley 03/Jan/12 2nd
James Dynes, Dave Williams
Big Lee 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed LH then abbed down and climbed RH.

NeilGriffiths 30/Dec/10 AltLd

Super chunk of ice. Paul managed to 2nd the full 70m with a bit of messing on the belay!

Charles, Paul Morgan
feilx 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
andybuckley 23/Feb/10 AltLd
LardClimber 23/Feb/10 AltLd
masa-alpin 13/Feb/10 Lead dnf

We climbed the right-hand side. The condition was very good if a little brittle; at least there was no hollow ice like in mid-December 2008, where I lead the P1 of the same line. After the P1 (half-way at the cave), we decided to go back down (as the time was pressing), so I abbed off.

feilx 03/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Becky E 02/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jan/10 Lead
sadams 17/Mar/09 2nd
Eric Hildrew
innes ?/Feb/09 Lead dnf
Jez 26/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
machars 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
stevepotter 24/Jan/09 2nd
Dave H
ericinbristol ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
Graeme Barr
jam_rich ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Swirly ?/Jan/09 AltLd
Hidden ??/2009 -
gb83 16/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

left hand variant. first water ice lead

gb83 16/Dec/08 2nd O/S

right hand variant, 1st pitch only

masa-alpin 16/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, and Graeme did P2 his first proper lead on ice.

Chad123 13/Feb/08 AltLd rpt

Repeat as did with Emily last year - slightly less formed, took the steeper right hand side again with a semi-hanging belay this time!

James Humble
Morgan Woods 04/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Easy enough first pitch, but a lot of snow on it. 2nd pitch quite steep (took left line) with a tricky exit up the rock top tree. Got down to find our mate had fallen off the second pitch and an avalanche had buried our sacks.

Rob, Dee & Ted
Hidden 04/Feb/08 2nd dnf
maybe_si 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 10/Jan/07 AltLd rpt
Nick Roberts
Nicos 10/Jan/07 Lead O/S
keith leonard
The Mountain Goat 07/Jan/07 TR O/S

First experiance of Ice climbing

Dom, John, Nick, Dave, Adam
Somerset swede basher 05/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Jon, John, Nick, Taff and Dave
hallex 05/Jan/07 2nd O/S

First ever WI climb, fantastic route!!

Dom, Nick, John, Jon and Dave
nmwr ?/Jan/07 -
Gustav ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
Rich Cross and Rab/Climber comp winners
nmwr ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jan/06 -
Allan Young 14/Jan/06 2nd dog
Paul Sambrooks
lewisl ?/Jan/06 TR dog

first ice climbing quality stuff

andyinglis ?/Jan/06 AltLd
nmwr ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Sandy P ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
PK ?/Feb/05 -
Christian Beck ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
FrankW 25/Jan/05 Lead O/S
Lou, Joe
Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
Scotsken ?/Jan/05 AltLd O/S

With Oli Brown

Tim W 12/Feb/04 Lead O/S

left hand side

Andrew Davidson
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
tim_mcd ?/Feb/04 -
Hidden 10/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
industrialiceman 17/Dec/03 2nd
smithaldo 02/Feb/03 Lead O/S
BenTiffin ?/Feb/03 -
Dan Robinson
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jan/01 Lead O/S
mark4344 ?/Jan/01 2nd
dave t , Andy Philipson
Hidden ?/Feb/00 -
freeheel47 ?/Feb/99 Lead rpt
Paul-Michael ?/Jan/99 2nd O/S

First ice climb

Steve H
High WI4+
Mid WI4+
Low WI4+
High WI4
Mid WI4
Low WI4
High WI3+
Mid WI3+
Low WI3+
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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