1100m, 42 pitches. Described in glowing terms in the Alpine Club Guidebook. 1100m vertical ascent. 2500m of climbing. A pretty decent topo exists in the Bassinini guide of classic Mt Blanc rock routes. This is available in the Courmayeur bookshop for 12.50 euro. It shows the route as 42 piches, although you'd want to solo or move together for many of those pitches. Stances generally well equipped.

K. Brendel and H. Schaller 27/Aug/1930

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

Misha 10/Sep AltLd O/S
with Alex
alexm198 10/Sep AltLd

Long long long!

Oo 20/Aug 2nd dnf

Completed approximately first 20 pitches before deciding to retreat.

Hidden 21/Aug/13 Solo dnf
Sam Simpson 21/Aug/13 Solo dnf

Simul soloed the wrong way and decided that i did not want to bivi so i made the call to bail. Will come back as it looks like a beautiful route.

walts4 ??/2013 -
alpinist63 ?/Aug/12 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
dan gibson 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S

eight hours up, four hours down. lovely route. The descent is not to be under estimated, long and loose.

with richard lade
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
Byronius Maximus 24/Sep/09 -
Hidden 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
decs 24/Jul/08 AltLd

This is a cracking route. The climbing gets really good after the first few hundred metres. The tiresome descent gives ita long and serious feel. We took about 12hrs for the route then bivvied after a few hours on the way down leaving a couple of hours down to the hut in the morning. Grand!

with Sam
sgl 24/Jul/08 AltLd
with duncan
plain kitten ?/Apr/07 AltLd


michaelja ?/Aug/04 AltLd

Climbed this with Anne and Court as the start of Peuterey Integral as a hymalayan training. With tent and food for 4 days.

John Marsland 01/Aug/86 -

12 hours

with Dave Soles
Bruce Kerr 26/Jul/86 AltLd
with Grahame Nicoll
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