800m. Start via Gervasutti pillar then traverse left and follow the ice couloir (AI 5 or Scottish V/VI).

Jean Marc Bovin, Patrick Gabarrou (Direct Start) 20/May/1975

Ross Barnes 20/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with Ally
Alasdair Fulton 20/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Nice route, crux pitch was the second rock pitch for me! the ice was all quite easy.

chapmand 19/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Rory led the two start pitches and the last, crux pitch.

with Rory Brown
Hidden 19/Mar/14 AltLd
GraMc 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

From first lift, two teams were already on the direct start so we did a sneaky over taking manouver on the pillar. Moved together once in the couloir till the crux pitch. Fantastic chilled out day in the sun, warm rock climbing followed by perfect ice, and we made it back in time for beer. It dosn't get much better!

with irish john
Hidden 17/Apr/13 AltLd
Neil Adams 26/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Perfect conditions so felt pretty straight-forward!

andyinglis 26/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed to end of difficulties then abb'ed off. Easy climbing and bucket steps up most of the route.

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Tom Livingstone ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Alastair Robertson
David Horwood 17/Apr/07 -
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 13/Mar/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/96 AltLd
GaryK ?/Feb/90 AltLd O/S

Direct start not in condition that year. Skied to bottom of route from Abri Simmond bivi. Climbed to summit and descended normal route in dark back to bivi. A very long day.

with Dore Green
Neil McA 28/Jun/85 AltLd O/S

We climbed the first 3 pitches of the pillar the previous evening and bivied. During the night one head torch packed up so we had to climb the route (at night) with just one light between us, which the leader had on each pitch, with the second climbing in complete darkness in the deep shadowy couloir. Memorable! Cold snowy conditions for the time of year. 6 hours for the 'route' then another 6 up deep sugary snow to the summit of the Tacul.

with Andy Perkins
Hidden 10/May/84 Lead
Simon Richardson 19/Sep/80 AltLd
with Steve Larson
Steve Bell ?/Jul/79 AltLd
with Marius Morstad
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