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A. Contamine 24/Aug/1948

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

Hidden 22/Aug AltLd
hlegge 22/Aug AltLd O/S

Really fun enjoyable and fairly easy climbing

with Alfie Maun
aljones91 12/Aug AltLd

Awesome route with a tough crux!! Every different type of climbing you can imagine, from granite finger cracks too off widths too chimneys it's got it all. Abbed straight back down the route (much quicker and safer)

with Ben hester
Hidden 07/Aug 2nd
Adamski1986 05/Aug AltLd
with James Higgins
Hidden 31/Jul AltLd O/S
jogle03 16/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul -
Brucemacrosson ?/Jul AltLd

D- 5b trad

with Bryan Rhinn
alexm198 26/Jun AltLd O/S

Cool route. Led evens. Long slogs in and out!

Hidden 26/Jun AltLd
Hidden ??/2015 -
walts4 ??/2015 -
MD 23/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 23/Sep/14 AltLd dog

Glaciers totally retreated and route direct across from mid station very difficult at Nantillion 'glacier.' Best to head along Balcon Nord and head up direct to L'M. Route a tough HVS with polished granite. Some in situ pegs but friends and nuts needed.

with Mike D
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd
MrRiley 30/Aug/14 AltLd

Long walk across the moraine, very cold and damp start to the climbing then got off route in the continuation groove above the off-width due to missing the short traverse. Ended up walking back to Cham!

with Lachy Low, Debbie Lee
Rickrick 30/Aug/14 -
Hidden 30/Aug/14 AltLd
Little AndyH ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
punj ?/Aug/14 AltLd
Andrew will wilson ?/Aug/14 AltLd

Big walk in and out. From mer de glacé!

DigitalSteak 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5,7. Solid VS. Crux very polished and thrutchy but some inelegant shuffling gets you up.

peakcaver ??/2014 -
Ly-Cilph 14/Sep/13 AltLd dnf

Snow, snow, and more snow everywhere... bypassed the snowy slab of P1, backed off at the top of P4 due to yet more snow. Lovely climb though!

with Barry S
chris687 13/Aug/13 Lead

best approach is to stay low on the path from the mid station and then use a small track up directly below the N face of the M rather than cross graining the moraine. Leading the route it is simple climbing taking an obvious line. Do not be tempted to go right above the laybacky/off-width crack above the polished corner. The correct route lies a few meters Left after a short traverse.

Palindrome 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Libby
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden 18/Sep/12 AltLd dnf
Sam Cooke 18/Sep/12 AltLd dnf
with Hal
DBoothroyd 18/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark Challoner
markfairbank 11/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed as 6 pitches, after linking 1&2. I led 1,2,3,5 and 7. Climbing was good although we got stuck behind slower parties above. Approached from the Plan but crossing Nantillions glacier was miserable and dangerous (not recommended). The off-width p4 is probably worth UK 4b/4c, much easier with rock boots. Just made the last lift from the Plan with a quick march return along the bottom path :)

Mountain Llama 11/Sep/12 AltLd

Lead P4 and 6

with Mark F
claregardiner 06/Sep/12 AltLd

Led crux pitch

Sam Simpson 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with N Phelps
caradoc 08/Aug/12 AltLd

Awkward climbing that was made harder by the weight of crampons and ice axes we should have left at the glacier. Look for ladders on the approach from the Plan. It can be approached without crampons lower down. Unpleasant descent down gully, left side is better. 3 abbs from top using single 50m, downclimbing would be harder than grade 2.

with john b
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/12 AltLd

gets D+ overall and F5b for the off width pitch now. awesome route. We did it from the train to montenvers. The descent down the morain was very loose and dangerous in its self without the rockfall also comming down from above.

with Kenny
Aaron Lines ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with stu
bigbobbyking 30/Jun/12 Lead

Nice route, although offwidth corner is hardest 4c in the world! Almost fell off it. Horrible. Maybe I'm just no good at offwidths. Dan forgot his climbing shoes so seconded the whole thing, allowing me to lead. Massive black clouds threatened rain, but somehow we escaped.

with Dan Guest
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
R_W_M 21/Jun/12 -
with Harry
Hidden 31/May/12 -
Whitty2012 31/May/12 Lead dnf
with Peter Heath, Ian Whitfield
Joegriff ??/2012 AltLd dnf
with Dave Trueman
Hidden ??/2012 -
Binder 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good fun though a pretty tough crux corner pitch. Plus nearly got killed by a rock fall crossing the glacier on the way back to the lift.

with Chris L
Hidden 24/Aug/11 AltLd
Liam Ingram 06/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Well 'ard! May have pulled on some in situ stuff.

Roberttaylor 06/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Top route, we were the only party on it.

Poco Loco 04/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Great route, swapping leads with DL. Several groups on it, but no one moving too slowly. The interesting "marble" corner pitch is a little more difficult than it looks from the bottom, tons of in-situ though.

with R. Horler, Bald Eagle
BALD EAGLE 04/Aug/11 AltLd
with J.Pomeroy
Karl Wooffindin 04/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together until the crux then switched to alternate leads. Another good climb.

with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden 04/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Lenny 13/Jul/11 AltLd dnf
with Paul
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
mikespooner 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
DanLear 02/Jun/11 2nd
with Steve Gooberman-Hill
masa-alpin 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Completed it in 3 and half hours. P3 was partly covered with snow - had to stamp on snow with climbing shoes. Saw no one except for rescue people doing training. Nice and compact summit!

with Max C
carlh ?/Aug/10 Lead

A fantastic day out. Did the HVS direct finish. Andy struggled to make it back for the last Gondala, but just made it! We managed to keep to the guidbook time and moved well throughout the day as a group of five (a 2 and a 3)

Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead
knicos ?/Jul/10 AltLd
with James Chesmer, Matt Metcalfe
Stone Muppet ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

VS wouldn't be unfair for the offwidth, but I don't see what this fuss is about polish, it's fine!

with ts
Hidden 06/Jun/10 2nd O/S
oldgrey ?/Jun/10 -

We did this route up L'M after finding the Couzy route iced up. Lovely climb with a descent that involves abseils, glacier travel and ladders...

with Virgil Scott
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
roryifinlay 29/Sep/09 AltLd
with Gary Connor, Dave Chalmers
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
Hidden ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
reima ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Polished and crowded. There are so many better routes around... The wide crack was fun though.

with Nora, Niamh
Hidden 27/Jul/09 AltLd
cmsg 27/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Hidden 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Rob84 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris James
JonHarvey ?/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck
Bruveris ?/Jul/09 AltLd
benclimbing ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Phil Belcher
rd20 21/Aug/08 AltLd

RD led long chimney pitch (in fact a huge corner crack), fell on twin crack pitch, but did final pitch (left hand variation IV)

with Jason
kleinej 21/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Fun little climb, felt roughly HS although the cracks above the terrace before the letterbox were a little difficult for some...

with Robert
Franco Cookson OLD 29/Jul/08 Solo O/S


Hidden 25/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/08 -
tim20 ??/2008 -
dan gibson 25/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with sam read
tom.e 05/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Glyn ?/Jul/07 -

Found quite hard. Took long time and missed last cable car and last bus back to campsite

with Trystan and Perry
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/07 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
adamscottthomas 18/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
31770 18/Jun/07 AltLd

alternate finish out left where you'd go through the squeeze probably VS ish (though felt hard in big boots / rucksack)

Bristoldave ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with douglas
featuresforfeet ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Hidden ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?/Aug/06 Lead
with Dan Graves
Andy Clarke 25/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

My first rock route on the Cham Aiguilles. Very enjoyable. Even the mirror finish corner pitch was great fun!

with James
Chris Davids 15/Jul/06 AltLd dog

From the mid station of the Aiguille du Midi cable-car. Very hard work on a hot day. Return via the normal route.

with Mark
tatz45 ?/Jul/06 Lead
JonHarvey ?/Jul/06 AltLd

Fantastic climbing ,, bit polished in places ,, great day ,,, just about made last cable car!

with David Moir and Michael Maben
dmoir ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Harvey and Mike Maben
frost ?/Jul/06 Solo
ashpreston ??/2006 -
liz j ?/Sep/05 2nd
with neil brodie
Kyuzo ?/Jul/05 Lead
hal ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden 21/Jun/05 -
Yyonnx 19/Jun/05 AltLd

A good day out, except that the thunderstorm and lightening show stopped our descent and thus another hike down into the valley after the last train from Montenvers had departed.

with Tom Fralich
fizzy_elephant ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Rob Williams
SteveM 22/Aug/04 AltLd
with Tobs
Mark A Humphries 11/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

I led the crux off-width pitch and it certainly felt harder than 4b climbing! I cant think of any HS climbers who could manage it...then again, maybe im just a big girls blouse! Awesome route and a great day out.

with Rob Harper
Marcell ?/Aug/04 -
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S

Approached from overnight bivi below, great rock route. Caught in sudden storm at the top and had difficulty finding start of ab descent in poor vis. Nantillions glacier was like a bowling alley with rockfall and ice from serac collapse from Grand Charmoz.

with Rich
Danhan ?/Jul/04 AltLd
John Andrew Simpson ?/Jun/04 2nd dog
with Alex Lai
akhughes ??/2004 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
Tobias at Home ??/2004 -
Hidden 30/Jul/03 Lead
reg_measures 07/Jul/03 - ?/Jul/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd
rlrs ??/2003 AltLd
Mark Salter 17/Aug/02 AltLd
with Chris Shorrock
LakesWinter 28/Jul/02 AltLd
with Wil
joe king ?/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with steve petit
clams ??/2002 -
with AD
Scotsken ?/Aug/01 -
Paul-Michael 30/Jul/01 AltLd O/S

From Refuge du Plan. Diccon backed off the off the diedre/off width (he was wearing winter walking boots rather than mountaineering boots or as some were shod in stickys). To finish rather than go through the “Letter Box” I lead the direct finish 10m to summit VI,3 points of aid.

220bpm ?/Aug/00 AltLd

Downclimbed easily instead of abseiling. Still missed the last cable car down but prolly because we didn't start the route until 3pm!

with Dave
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
bladderedagain ??/2000 Lead
Climbster 12/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
with UTMC
Robinl100 ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Paddy Muir
nige pacer ?/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
the abmmc ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/94 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/94 Lead
craig h ?/Aug/93 AltLd
with Jim Mellor
kristian ?/Aug/93 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/93 Lead
auld al ?/Jul/93 AltLd O/S

with ken

Hidden ?/Jul/93 Solo
djdavies 08/Aug/92 2nd
Pete_Frost ?/Jul/92 AltLd O/S

Done in big boots - a hilarious, well pegged offwidth.

with Luc Percival
Hidden 29/Jun/92 AltLd O/S
Yourlead 28/Jun/92 2nd

Thunderstom startedas we were desending and missed last cablecar back.

with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
Jamie Simpson 12/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
with Gavin Maclean
Hidden ??/1991 -
colinthrelfall ??/1991 -
with neil witts
Nick Rundall ??/1990 AltLd O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Jul/89 Lead
johnkeith ??/1989 AltLd
with G. Callander
BigHairyIan 05/Aug/88 AltLd O/S
gallonj ?/Jul/88 -
John Brayshaw 25/Jun/87 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Aug/86 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/86 AltLd O/S
ill_bill ?/Jul/86 -

with Colin Lennox

Lone Rider ??/1986 -
John Marsland 08/Aug/85 -
with Dave Soles
Hammy 16/Jul/85 AltLd
with Colin Struthers, Jenny le Merle
andy tetsill ?/Aug/84 AltLd
with Ian Bennet,, Joy
andy tetsill ?/Aug/83 Lead
with Joy
John Marsland ??/1982 -
with Eduardo Martinez
arduff ?/Jul/81 -
with Chris Brown
Richard Weller ?/Aug/80 -
with Richard White
Hidden ?/Jul/80 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/80 AltLd O/S
Nevil ?/Sep/79 -
with Steve
leland stamper ??/1979 AltLd
with Hugh Grandfield
Hidden 20/Jul/78 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/78 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/77 AltLd
beaumap ?/Aug/77 2nd
with Mick
Andy Chubb 07/Jul/76 -
with Pete Coghill
Bolt Phobia ?/Jul/75 AltLd rpt
Nigel Bond 25/Aug/74 Lead

Time 4hrs after a bivouac in the boulders below good route

with Dave Jolliffe
Bolt Phobia ?/Jul/74 AltLd O/S
pneame ?/Jul/73 AltLd
with Eric Holligan
Andy Say ?/Aug/70 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1963 AltLd

Done several times, usually in bad weather

with Bill Burlton
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