150m.

Rockfax Description
185m. A good fully bolted route with consistent difficulty throughout. The start is hidden on the vague rib roughly 10m right of Mani Puliti, below and right of an overlap. The first bolt is not visible from the ground but it soon appears.
Approach - From the top of the Index chairlift, head directly up towards the route following a path on a moraine ridge.
1) 4c, 50m. Climb broken, slabby ground drifting rightwards throughout to a bolted belay.
2) 4c, 15m. A much shorter pitch which leads to a peg/bolt belay beneath a low-angled slab.
3) 4c, 35m. Head up the slab and the wall above before moving left at the top.
4) 4b, 30m. Climb up directly to the summit tower, ignoring the line of bolts on the right (which are part of Nez Rouge).
5) 3a, 25m. Scramble easily rightwards to a stance just below and right of an overlap.
6) 5a, 30m. Climb the superb rib above to a stunning belay with perfect views across the Mont Blanc massif.
Descent - Scramble up from the final belays on the routes to reach the summit of the buttress. From here walk/scramble down a path to reach the gully which separates this buttress from the Index, and descend this easily to a 28m abseil. At the foot of the abseil (which can be downclimbed at 3c) walk directly back to the chairlift. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
On the southeast flank as Mani Puliti and Nez rouge, just to the right of the Index. The route is bolted. (grade may not be same as guidebook, please change if you know)


ClimberDateStyle
rfleal 27/Aug AltLd O/S
Merlin 23/Aug AltLd O/S

Guide book description is out in a few places, probably since re-bolt, better to find your way by using the force. Excellent final pitch, loads of jugs.

with Dave Tait
jalqazzaz 18/Aug AltLd O/S

Awesome route. Great for a day off from alpine suffering. First pitch is sparsely bolted but easy. Last pitch was great fun. Bit steeper covered with jugs and great views :). Ps save your lunch for the ledge at the top!!

with Rich
Hidden 17/Aug AltLd O/S
steve_gibbs 07/Aug AltLd O/S
ali.scott ?/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul AltLd
JezzaCat 28/Jul AltLd O/S
with Richard L
joe.91 26/Jul AltLd O/S

Needed to get out after two days of rain, climbed in the mist! Lots of snow over the past few days meant cold climbing!

Little AndyH 26/Jul AltLd
with joe.91
Hidden 18/Jul AltLd
EllieWoods 15/Jul AltLd O/S
with Rich
Richard Alderton 15/Jul AltLd O/S
with Ellie
Tommy Harris 13/Jul Lead O/S
with Hannah
Jonny Fisher 11/Jul AltLd O/S
AlexD-L 11/Jul AltLd O/S
with Ed Lewis
RuthW 11/Jul -

Lead one pitch and seconded the rest

Jack Manfredi 07/Jul AltLd
with Dad
Freemantm 06/Jul Lead

First alpine lead. 6 pitches. (First 3 repeated as second with abseils)

BushwackerBritz 05/Jul AltLd O/S
with Chris Davis, Thom Wright
DavidWilby 28/Jun AltLd
with Anna
Hidden 28/Jun AltLd
rosso 24/Jun AltLd O/S
with Faye
faye 24/Jun AltLd
betathief 23/Jun AltLd O/S
Ashley King 22/Jun AltLd

Good route, pretty easy within the grade. Worth it for the last pitch which was great fun.

with adawson
adawson 22/Jun AltLd O/S

Led the 1st, 2nd (accidentally ran them together) and 4th pitches

a_m154 20/Jun AltLd O/S

led p1, 3, 6. Had a minor saga as Brad fell and twisted his ankle and had to be hauled up which made the scramble descent interesting...

with Conor, Brad Dodd
BradDodd 20/Jun 2nd O/S

Lead 4th pitch. Fell off start of pitch 6 and hurt my ankle, had to be hauled up. Don't do that again

Hidden 19/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
murray ?/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Will
deandarvill 06/Sep/16 AltLd G/U

Ian Lead crux Pitch (6) 5a

with Ian Wilson
tradguy 28/Aug/16 AltLd rpt
Nath93 22/Aug/16 Solo dnf

Climbed first pitch before deciding I wasn't enjoying myself too much and abseiled off.

Hidden 21/Jul/16 AltLd
Pero 27/Jun/16 AltLd
Davidmcneill125 20/Jun/16 Lead
_hs_ ??/2016 AltLd
tradguy 25/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
mcaterina 25/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/15 AltLd
Rob Royle 10/Aug/15 Lead

Nice route, did this due to a short weather window...... Moved over to the Mani Puliti for the final pitch as it was a nicer/harder finish.

with Seb (Mountain Guide)
pankoman ?/Aug/15 -
Hidden 22/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Solo
Little AndyH 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 28/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with katie
Katie S 28/Aug/14 AltLd
jac00 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Linda
Dawn_K_B 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Rebs 22/Jun/14 AltLd
benkelsey 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Active rest day, very pleasant until we missed the last lift by maybe 5 mins and walked down in the rain.

jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Keith Lambley 24/Aug/13 AltLd
with Pete H, Jeff H
spenser 02/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Had issues finding first pitch due to snow so traversed onto the route partway up this, alternated leads with Harriet until getting to the start of pitch 6, finished as for Mani Pulite as there was lots of snow at the bottom of pitch 6.

Hidden 10/Sep/12 -
jezb1 10/Sep/12 AltLd

Consolation route as the brevent lift was unexpectably closed. Nice route.

BoulderyDave 01/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Fun route. Great way to spend a few hours on a rest day.

Hidden 01/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Pete Houghton ?/Jul/12 AltLd
Keith Lambley 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Kate R
mcgovern ?/Jun/12 AltLd

Did a variation on the 2nd last pitch which was about 5c. Very enjoyable climbing

with K-Man
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
Dolf ?/Aug/11 AltLd
tlmarjot 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
payney1973 09/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead
Roch 28/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Liz Featherstone
Hidden 06/Jul/10 -
Brannock ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Annette
roryifinlay 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Finished up the last pitch of Mani Puliti.

with Phil Payne
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
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