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Gervasutti Couloir** AD

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[Mid-route with perfect bomber neve, 2 kb]350m. Cracking snow/ice couloir with the great ambiance of the Cirque maudit behind making it seem much more remote than it really is. Approach from the Midi or Helbronner station, heading into the Cirque Maudit and go past the north face routes on the Tour Ronde. The route is the obvious wide couloir on the west face. Fairly sustained at around 50° with a few very short mixed sections, but quick to climb under good neve. At the top of the couloir follow the snow arete right to the top of the N Face Classic route and then either skirt the summit rock tower to gain the top of the normal route or climb the rock itself as for the N Face route.

Photo: Mid-route with perfect bomber neve © Rob Dyer
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Moved together
kelly_426 - Jul/14 with Luke Dudill

paulmck - 09/Jun/14

Hidden - Jun/14

summit then ski descent
fulton333 - Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 21/Mar/14

Hidden - 10/Mar/14

Moved together, descended the same route.
chris687 - Lead - 10/Mar/14 with james matthews, Richard Andrews

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Steve Hillier

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/12

Alt lead/moved together. Great conditions, bergschrund not a prob. Took a while but not as long as the italians banging in snow stakes every 5m! Go down a bit and round to the left of summit block on rock even though looks a little improbable, don't go low, don't climb up.
Batt - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with James Hoyes

Easy climbing on good snow. Moved together and over took two teams of Italians. Decent route a bit loose, suspect would have been better to decend via the normal route. Will have to return for the North Face route.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Rachel B

in descent
HarryB - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Solo - Mar/10

Climbed and skied the route.
Ben Briggs - Solo O/S - Feb/09 with Brendan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/08

robertporter - Jul/08

In descent.
Neil D - Lead - Jul/08 with Robert Porter

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/08 with Sam Strong

brilliant day out.
SamStrong - 2nd - 26/Jun/08 with Rob Dyer

Bailed half-way up couloir.. something to do with Ned's boots I think.
Will Homoky - AltLd dnf - 03/Jul/04 with Ned Atkins

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 24 (12.5%)
Lead4 of 24 (16.7%)
Followed2 of 24 (8.3%)
Alt Leads7 of 24 (29.2%)
Unknown8 of 24 (33.3%)

'Climbed'16 of 24 (66.7%)
clean O/S7 of 24 (29.2%)
dnf1 of 24 (4.2%)