Coolidge Couloir Mont Pelvoux PD
[A view back down the couloir, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: A view back down the couloir © islandlynx
View all 5 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/14

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Speedy McCreedy

First alpine summit but needed to be fitter. Fabulous bivvi the night prior ivo Refuge du Pelvoux; watched thunderstorms hitting Chamonix. Route: W across Bosse de Sialouze to hit Glacier de Sialouze. N along the E edge of the Glacier to gain Couloir Coolidge. NW from the saddle to the summit. Decent is reversal of the route; very dicy in the mid-afternoon sun.
speedymccreedy - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Ash Edwards

Jorik van Kemenade Anniek (NijSAC)
ijsbeer - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/14

Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/14 with Lawrence Dudley, Tom Starks

From the Pelvoux hut and decent to the car same day.
bridget143 - 13/Aug/13 with Simen

I had intended to climb the Metrier Couloir but it wasn't in condition so lead a party with two novice alpinists up and down by the same route. It hadn't frozen over night so it was soft and we were caught in a series of rock falls on the way down, I was hit on the shoulder by one. The new guide book gives the grade as PD+
MartinN - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Up and down the same way. Good conditions, but the top of the couloir was more like 50 degrees, and had sugary snow sloughing off down it as we descended.
jonesieboy - 11/Jul/13

islandlynx - Jul/13

I put solo because due to the conditions we only roped up for the descent.
natalio - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Zofia, Alex, Eric

Eddie1234 - Jun/13 with Bill Spittal, Andrew Cherry

QuentinSu - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 24/Jun/12 with Jérémy, Yohann

From valley to summit, then pelvoux hut. Brilliant chamois bourguignon with rice.
gingerdave13 - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Ruby, Jon

Darren Axe - 05/Aug/11 with Rowan Axe, Lorna Fisher, Sam Harrison

3.00 a.m wake up, left about 4.00. The initial rock step just behind the hut seemed quite tricky in the dark as did the route through the rock and to reach the shoulder. We gianed the top at ca. 9.00 (5hrs c.f. guide time of 4:00-4:30). Conditions in the couloir were excellent, firm neve; there was some avalanche debris was but risk from rockfall was minimal. Would have been quicker & safer to solo rather than go as a rope of 4. [We had to lend a rope to Chris Shaw & Tony Westmacott so that they has 2 ropes on the S. Ridge of the Sialouze]. long walk out - back in the valley by 16:30
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 01/Aug/11 with Jo Campbell, Stuart Worsfold, Mike Parsons

LozM - Jul/11 with Mark J

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

Jack Doyle - Jul/10 with mishell

second alpine climb
Tom Campbell - AltLd - 14/Jun/10

Descended down the same route.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Jeanie, Andy W

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/07

al99 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/06 with Ed Bailey, Al Carley-Smith

abbeywall - Jul/06 with K

Brazzer - Jun/04 with Ben Tufnell

dan gibson - Aug/01 with helen gibson

Hidden - Jul/01

Hidden - Jun/98

davebrox - Lead - Aug/96 with Elspeth

Tim Bateman - Jul/96

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

Hidden - Aug/85

Iain Thow - Solo - 08/Jul/85 with Paul Eastwood

Climbed all three summits up there.
Bolt Phobia - Jul/79

Total votes cast 7
hard PD+0 of 4
PD+0 of 4
easy PD+1 of 4
hard PD0 of 4
PD3 of 4
easy PD0 of 4
hard PD-0 of 4
PD-0 of 4
easy PD-0 of 4
3 Stars0 of 3
2 Stars0 of 3
1 Star3 of 3
0 Stars0 of 3
Bag of .....0 of 3
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S