700m. The classic line but still infrequently ascended. It is a far more serious proposition than its situation or low altitude would suggest, and a cold night is required for the route to be well-frozen. The climbing is quite sustained, steep and sunless, but appears to be objectively safe.

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Ian Parnell 19/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Es Tressider
Grezza 30/Dec/89 AltLd

full winter. straight up from glacier via obvious ice gully to steep headwall (hard mixed) accessing obvious snow field. Steep icy corners and strenuous steps to top. 2 bivvies

with Mick RIP
High TD+
Mid TD+
Low TD+
High TD
Mid TD
Low TD
High TD-
Mid TD-
Low TD-