3664m. This the ordinary route and 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

Sam Cooke 30/Aug/17 -

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 02/Sep/16 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.

Kinge 16/Jul/16 Lead dnf
edprince 16/Jul/16 2nd dnf
with Kinge
liamando 15/Jul/16 AltLd
with Louis Kennedy, Andrew Bonham
HardenClimber 15/Jul/16 -

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/16 -

valley to valley

Dan Wilcox 02/Jul/16 -
Hidden 02/Jul/16 -
Hidden ?/Jun/16 -
m675bowsl 19/Aug/15 -
Mark Fairhurst 17/Aug/15 Lead
Jessicacrump 06/Aug/15 2nd
betathief 06/Aug/15 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, Jessica Crump
JessWilliams 03/Aug/15 AltLd
with Ollie
Dave Richards 23/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

From the Glacier Blanc hut to the Valley

with Chris Carr, Tom Rodgers, sjbrook
sjbrook 23/Jul/15 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
WhipperSnapper 21/Jul/15 -
with Minty
Jonny Nick 08/Jul/15 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.

Kinge 23/Jul/14 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
Zoe Cockburn ?/Jul/14 Lead
EmSto ?/Jul/14 -

Zoe and KBow. Reached summit, slow on the descent with other Brits who were the same!

victorhearnyeates ?/Jul/14 -
ndm ?/Aug/13 -
IanMcC 22/Jul/13 -

DnF: bailed below final top due to time and weather. A memorable outing.

with AndyWhitehead, Nigel
jonesieboy 08/Jul/13 -

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/13 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
georgenvk 23/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/Aug/11 -
sthame 09/Sep/10 -

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, Ben Reinch
jshields 28/Jul/10 Lead
with Ian Hicks, Ed James
Sankey 28/Jul/10 -

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/10 Lead dnf

Turned back just before summit due to partner's cramps.

climberuk 12/Jul/10 -

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/09 -
Stuart Macfarlane 29/Jul/09 AltLd
with Jeanie
stuaart 04/Jul/09 AltLd
with Kat Torr, Neil Redgrave
Carol Goodall 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Thomas Smith
HelenB ?/Jul/09 -
with Mark Morgan
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Slarti B 29/Jun/09 -

First proper Alpine climb. Great.

with Jonathan, Alex
jdgaventa 29/Jun/09 -
rlrs ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with GSI, Antony Mariani
Antony Mariani ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
glenngordon 22/Aug/06 -
with simon tait
abbeywall ?/Jul/06 -
with K
Hidden 18/Aug/05 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/01 -
Andy Clarke 06/Aug/01 AltLd
with IanM, Alex
bobelvedere ?/Aug/01 Lead
with Rasmus Wulff Christensen
Hidden ?/Jul/96 AltLd
mike fenwick ?/Aug/92 AltLd
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?/Jul/91 -
Nick Biven 17/Jul/86 AltLd
with Jo Allmand-Smith, Keith Fleming
Iain Thow 06/Jul/85 Solo
with Paul Eastwood
2 users have this on their wishlist
High AD
Mid AD
Low AD
High AD-
Mid AD-
Low AD-
High PD+
Mid PD+
Low PD+
Votes cast 5
Votes cast 3
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Not Set