French alpinist Jeff Mercier has established a 4-pitch variation to Andy Parkin and Mark Twight's renowned ice and mixed route Beyond Good and Evil on the north face of the Aiguille des Pelerins (3318m) in the Mont Blanc Massif. Les Flammes de l'enfer (85 °, M7) climbs the initial two pitches of Beyond Good and Evil before taking a more direct line for four pitches of new climbing, rejoining Beyond at the top.
Will Sim and I repeated this line on Monday- despite being only 4 new pitches, they are very good quality and not too tough for M7. On the whole well protected and probably around Scottish grade VII.
It looks very dry from below but 2/3 of the climb is on thin ice.