UKC

Grade from the Griffin guide. Worth noting as it's commonly underestimated and sold as being a walk

ClimberDateStyle
JustinYoung 04/Oct/17 -

Several falls and 2 deaths (both Czechs from different parties) on the Grand Couloir in the hours before my partner and I made the ascent to the Gouter Hut. The conditions were very icy. Stick well within the rocks and scramble, staying off the Couloir.

TomH92 14/Aug/17 Solo

Down climb having summitted Mont Blanc earlier in the morning. Not too difficult, but an enjoyable scramble - probably a UK Grade II. Lot of rock fall through the Grand Couloir.

TomH92 13/Aug/17 Solo

Poor visibility throughout the whole climb, which took about 3 hours in total. No rockfall through the Grand Couloir which was a god send considering that we crossed it in the afternoon

Hidden 06/Aug/17 -
Hidden 02/Nov/16 Solo
Dougbart 02/Nov/16 Solo
with easers
zimpara 05/Sep/16 Solo

2 hours in the dark, route finding tricky. Stay on the solid stuff

with Lance
BALD EAGLE 13/Aug/16 Solo
with Neil Harper
peachos 05/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 18/Jul/16 AltLd
nicjbuk 09/Jul/16 Lead
with Jim groark, BILL BUTTERWORTH
Hidden 07/Jul/16 AltLd
anthonylewis 07/Jul/16 -
mjw ??/2016 Lead
catrin289 18/Aug/15 -
Roberttaylor 18/Aug/15 Solo

In descent.

Liam Ingram 18/Aug/15 -
JohnHartley 14/Jul/15 Solo
with stephen hartley
mrphilipoldham 24/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Alexseren 26/Sep/14 -
Webster 26/Sep/14 Solo
Mr Sparkle 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Jim Brownlow 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
danieleaston 21/Aug/14 Solo
with Matt
Shaun Spavin 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S

The PD rated section of the face that leads from the Tete Rousse Glacier up to the Gouter Ridge is a 560m rib, exposed in places and protected in areas where queuing is probable. Not to be underestimated.Enjoyable but hard work.

with Peter Ashworth
Gawyllie 08/Aug/14 -
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Mick Riley 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/13 -
jonskippy 22/Aug/13 -
with Edgars
Huw Mithan 11/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sam Davidson, Steve Grigg, David Maddison
ianstevens 11/Aug/13 Solo
Samuel Wainwright 11/Aug/13 Solo
ClimbingGlen 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
andyinglis 02/Aug/13 -
with Monica, Lara T
Adamski1986 27/Jul/13 Solo
with Stewart Webb, kerry
Hidden 26/Jul/13 -
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Solo
Mattlamb90 13/Aug/12 Solo
with Tibbett
Danjones 08/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Via the payot ridge. Avoids the grand couloir but became very loose and quite scarey towards the top. Lots of loose blocks and belays not great. Not recommended!

with Steve Keys
Tim Rodgers 02/Aug/12 Solo
with David Anderson
sjbrook 18/Jul/12 -
Dave Richards 18/Jul/12 -
Nigel Bond 01/Jul/12 Solo

Descent Route

with Bern Hardman
Mountain Llama 13/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/11 Solo
bosa noha ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
adamwesthead ?/Aug/98 Solo O/S

and in descent

Iain Thow 29/Jun/85 Solo
with John Tyler, Andy Sutton, Ian Burwood
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