3664m. The ordinary route provides a short mixed route direct from the Glacier Blanc hut and descent by same. Route 30a in Alpine club book and 178 in Constant. Constant has re-graded the route to AD- due to glacial retreat. Note that both these descriptions use the same approach as the Traverse of the Domes du Monetier as far as the Col du Monetier.

F Gardiner and L Pilkington 30/Jul/1879

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Jonny M 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with samkat
with samkat
Hidden 12 Jul, 2018 -
benny_m 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Krsoderstrom ?Jun, 2018 Lead Leading Toby and Hannah. Went up thinking it was a PD, the Constant guidebook in the hut had a much more accurate description and grade (AD-). Was a tough slog after the col de montrier, breaking trail in thigh deep snow.
Leading Toby and Hannah. Went up thinking it was a PD, the Constant guidebook in the hut had a much more accurate description and grade (AD-). Was a tough slog after the col de montrier, breaking trail in thigh deep snow.
Sam Cooke 30 Aug, 2017 - Took a little longer than guidebook - about 9 hrs hut to hut. There's no glacier on the Barre side anymore and it's extremely thin on the other side and absolutely covered in scree. Ace climb though, worthwhile for the summit ridge which is nice and airy.
with Amanda
Took a little longer than guidebook - about 9 hrs hut to hut. There's no glacier on the Barre side anymore and it's extremely thin on the other side and absolutely covered in scree. Ace climb though, worthwhile for the summit ridge which is nice and airy.
with Amanda
neal 2 Sep, 2016 AltLd Not a very obvious path in dark up to the col. Straightforward from there, nice slab pitch to start the ridge then easy scrambling/walking to summit.
Not a very obvious path in dark up to the col. Straightforward from there, nice slab pitch to start the ridge then easy scrambling/walking to summit.
Hidden 1 Aug, 2016 -
Kinge 16 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf
edprince 16 Jul, 2016 2nd dnf
with Kinge
with Kinge
Hidden 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd
HardenClimber 15 Jul, 2016 - Excellent climb from Glacier Blanc Hut. Guidebooks haven't caught up with the recession of the snow, so there is a pitch up to the Col Tuckett...either slab on left or 'chimney' (easy) on right. Quite complex upper area for moving together.
with Sarah McWhinney, Tony Westcott
Excellent climb from Glacier Blanc Hut. Guidebooks haven't caught up with the recession of the snow, so there is a pitch up to the Col Tuckett...either slab on left or 'chimney' (easy) on right. Quite complex upper area for moving together.
with Sarah McWhinney, Tony Westcott
Robertgiddy 14 Jul, 2016 - valley to valley
valley to valley
Dan Wilcox 2 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 2 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2016 -
m675bowsl 19 Aug, 2015 -
with SianD
with SianD
Mark Fairhurst 17 Aug, 2015 Lead
Jessicacrump 6 Aug, 2015 2nd
betathief 6 Aug, 2015 Lead dnf Longer and harder than expected, Jess stopped before final summit rock, so turned round as a group for the slow walk back.
with Mike Harper, Jessicacrump
Longer and harder than expected, Jess stopped before final summit rock, so turned round as a group for the slow walk back.
with Mike Harper, Jessicacrump
JessWilliams 3 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Ollie
with Ollie
Dave Richards 23 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S From the Glacier Blanc hut to the Valley
with Chris Carr, Tom Rodgers, sjbrook
From the Glacier Blanc hut to the Valley
with Chris Carr, Tom Rodgers, sjbrook
sjbrook 23 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Climbed the 2 pitches on the east of the ridge to gain the ridge, 15-20m to the right of the Col du Tuckett, think this gets PD+. Found the difficulty to be moving together to the summit and then decending. Was long day out but good.
with Chris Carr, Tom R, Dave Richards, PMC
Climbed the 2 pitches on the east of the ridge to gain the ridge, 15-20m to the right of the Col du Tuckett, think this gets PD+. Found the difficulty to be moving together to the summit and then decending. Was long day out but good.
with Chris Carr, Tom R, Dave Richards, PMC
WhipperSnapper 21 Jul, 2015 -
Jonny Nick 8 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S First route in the Ecrins. Tough due to altitude and still tired from the epic drive over. Ascent fairly straight forward but moving together on the descent back to Col Tuckett proved tricky.
First route in the Ecrins. Tough due to altitude and still tired from the epic drive over. Ascent fairly straight forward but moving together on the descent back to Col Tuckett proved tricky.
Kinge 23 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Started from the car park at 2am. Retreated 50m below the summit due to Mike Lee suffering with the alititude.
with the Aussies
Started from the car park at 2am. Retreated 50m below the summit due to Mike Lee suffering with the alititude.
with the Aussies
Zoe Cockburn ?Jul, 2014 Lead
EmSto ?Jul, 2014 - Zoe and KBow. Reached summit, slow on the descent with other Brits who were the same!
Zoe and KBow. Reached summit, slow on the descent with other Brits who were the same!
victorhearnyeates ?Jul, 2014 -
ndm ?Aug, 2013 -
IanMcC 22 Jul, 2013 - DnF: bailed below final top due to time and weather. A memorable outing.
with AndyWhitehead, Nigel
DnF: bailed below final top due to time and weather. A memorable outing.
with AndyWhitehead, Nigel
jonesieboy 8 Jul, 2013 - Great conditions. Local guidebook gives this AD-, because of the harder climb up onto the summit ridge. There is plenty of abseil tat for the ab off the ridge, but when we did it we needed a full 30m to get down onto snow, and that was with lots of snow about.
Great conditions. Local guidebook gives this AD-, because of the harder climb up onto the summit ridge. There is plenty of abseil tat for the ab off the ridge, but when we did it we needed a full 30m to get down onto snow, and that was with lots of snow about.
islandlynx ?Jul, 2013 -
kbow265 ??, 2013 -
georgenvk 23 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf
A Reid 4 Aug, 2011 -
sthame 9 Sep, 2010 - Didn't summit due to bad weather. Managed to get just over the snow saddle. Great for my first true Alpine day out.
with Ben Ota, Bennykr
Didn't summit due to bad weather. Managed to get just over the snow saddle. Great for my first true Alpine day out.
with Ben Ota, Bennykr
jshields 28 Jul, 2010 Lead
with Ian Hicks, eddiejames_uk
with Ian Hicks, eddiejames_uk
Sankey 28 Jul, 2010 - Really good route, only negative is the horrible chimney to gain the summit ridgem which is a bottle neck and stone-fall funnel.
with Andy E
Really good route, only negative is the horrible chimney to gain the summit ridgem which is a bottle neck and stone-fall funnel.
with Andy E
James Gilbert 13 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf Turned back just before summit due to partner's cramps.
Turned back just before summit due to partner's cramps.
climberuk 12 Jul, 2010 - Queued at the col. Once up it took us ages to work our way to the summit as ridge is not clearly defined and its a long way away. Finished 10m from summit just on the other side of the short snowy ridge. Too knackered to go any further. Griff ticked it. Descended fairly rapidly as looked like a storm was coming through. Took us about 12 hours altogether from the Glacier Blanc hut and back. Epic for my first alpine ascent.
with Stephen S, Griff, Shona
Queued at the col. Once up it took us ages to work our way to the summit as ridge is not clearly defined and its a long way away. Finished 10m from summit just on the other side of the short snowy ridge. Too knackered to go any further. Griff ticked it. Descended fairly rapidly as looked like a storm was coming through. Took us about 12 hours altogether from the Glacier Blanc hut and back. Epic for my first alpine ascent.
with Stephen S, Griff, Shona
barrington1978 ?Aug, 2009 -
Stuart Macfarlane 29 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Jeanie
with Jeanie
stuaart 4 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Kat Torr, Neil Redgrave
with Kat Torr, Neil Redgrave
Carol Goodall 4 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Thomas Smith
with Thomas Smith
HelenB ?Jul, 2009 -
with Mark Morgan
with Mark Morgan
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Slarti B 29 Jun, 2009 - First proper Alpine climb. Great.
with jdgaventa, Alex
First proper Alpine climb. Great.
with jdgaventa, Alex
jdgaventa 29 Jun, 2009 -
rlrs ?Sep, 2007 AltLd
with GSI, Antony Mariani
with GSI, Antony Mariani
Antony Mariani ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
glenngordon 22 Aug, 2006 -
with simon tait
with simon tait
abbeywall ?Jul, 2006 -
with K
with K
Mihkel 18 Aug, 2005 AltLd From Tuckett bivi, across glaciers via Col du Monetier to Col Tuckett. Up scree chimney and along rocky ridge to summit. Descent same way. Bivi to summit 5hrs (GBT+1).
with Wangy, Andrew Davidson
From Tuckett bivi, across glaciers via Col du Monetier to Col Tuckett. Up scree chimney and along rocky ridge to summit. Descent same way. Bivi to summit 5hrs (GBT+1).
with Wangy, Andrew Davidson
Hidden 15 Aug, 2001 -
Andy Clarke 6 Aug, 2001 AltLd
with IanM, Alex
with IanM, Alex
bobelvedere ?Aug, 2001 Lead
with Rasmus Wulff Christensen
with Rasmus Wulff Christensen
Hidden ?Jul, 1996 AltLd
Small and weak ?Aug, 1992 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?Jul, 1991 -
Nick Biven 17 Jul, 1986 AltLd
with Jo Allmand-Smith, Keith Fleming
with Jo Allmand-Smith, Keith Fleming
Iain Thow 6 Jul, 1985 Solo
with Paul Eastwood
with Paul Eastwood
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