320m, 19 pitches.

Rockfax Description
320m. Another scrambling route which is slightly harder than its neighbours. The climbing is never sustained and is well-protected with bolts. It is a bit green in places.
1) 4a. Climb the slab next to the double-ended tree, move left and then climb another slab (4a) to much easier terrain.
2) 4a. 50m of easy grassy ground takes you to a cairn. From here, climb the 8m red slab on the left to reach the foot of a broken looking black and white slab which steepens after 15m. Climb this and traverse left 5m to a large grassy ledge (3c). Climb slabs at the back of the ledge for 25m, ending with a steep step (4a) to reach the open gully/scoop of Voie Caline.
3) The next two bolts are hard to spot but they are 20m up on a short wall, directly below a water-worn runnel on the right.
4) From the foot of the runnel, step left and climb the blunt arĂȘte and then continue up slabs and short walls, always drifting right if in doubt. There is a mixture of new bolts and rusty old ones but they are there if you look. Often the route goes further right than feels logical but stick with it.
5) After 150m of easy, grassy ground, a 20m traverse right takes you to a magnificent steep 30m slab (4a), then a final shorter slab and a cairn marks the end of the route. It is easier to bushwhack for 50m leftwards and join Voie Caline descent path than trying to go direct to the Buvette through the trees.
Descent - From the top follow a clear path which leads straight to the Buvette des Mottets in 5 minutes. From the Buvette follow the well-signed path down to either Chamonix or Les Bois - about 1 hour to descend. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
An easy climbing/scrambling route that finishes near the Buvette des Mottets. Slightly harder than the neighbouring Voie Caline and Via Corda Alpina, though the climbing is never sustained and is well-protected with bolts. A bit green and lichen-covered in places

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Chamonix Valley "Easy" Multipitches

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Webster 30 Sep Show βeta
βeta: finding the start is pretty hard despite the bent over tree. it starts pretty much directly behind it (looking uphill) not 5m down hill of it. there is a wooden sign on a tree behind it with the names of the routes written in pen and with arrows, but it is hard to spot and impossible to read without clambering up to it. also ignore the above persons feedback, i have no idea what they are on about! if you hit the steps and cables you are on voie caline instead.
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βeta: finding the start is pretty hard despite the bent over tree. it starts pretty much directly behind it (looking uphill) not 5m down hill of it. there is a wooden sign on a tree behind it with the names of the routes written in pen and with arrows, but it is hard to spot and impossible to read without clambering up to it. also ignore the above persons feedback, i have no idea what they are on about! if you hit the steps and cables you are on voie caline instead.
Johnathan 17 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Ignore all the old rusty bolts. There are quite a few in places.
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βeta: Ignore all the old rusty bolts. There are quite a few in places.
67hours 24 Jun Show βeta
βeta: To find the start, continue on the path past the sign on the tree to the right with the names of this route and the adjacent. After about 80m you reach a large rockfall, turn right up the track immediately before this. This track climbs up the metal steps and cables for some distance, until the entrance is on the right, next to a sign and shortly before the first metal ladder (which is not part of the approach or route).
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βeta: To find the start, continue on the path past the sign on the tree to the right with the names of this route and the adjacent. After about 80m you reach a large rockfall, turn right up the track immediately before this. This track climbs up the metal steps and cables for some distance, until the entrance is on the right, next to a sign and shortly before the first metal ladder (which is not part of the approach or route).
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Webster 30 Sep Solo by far the worst of the three in terms of quality of line and climbing. the only good bit really is the exposed final headwall. still its worth it for the views and the setting. best done in soft walking boots or approach shoes, its too smeary for stiff boots and too mossy/muddy for rock shoes.
by far the worst of the three in terms of quality of line and climbing. the only good bit really is the exposed final headwall. still its worth it for the views and the setting. best done in soft walking boots or approach shoes, its too smeary for stiff boots and too mossy/muddy for rock shoes.
Jack93 21 Sep AltLd
Remyveness 21 Sep AltLd O/S Reasonable climbing, moved together as a warm up route, 3 hours car to car.
with Jack93
Reasonable climbing, moved together as a warm up route, 3 hours car to car.
with Jack93
craigholloway 24 Aug AltLd
with Cath Holloway
with Cath Holloway
Johnathan 14 Aug Lead O/S Good to practice moving together over the numerous easy sections of ground.
Good to practice moving together over the numerous easy sections of ground.
Dean.p.92 6 Aug AltLd O/S Simul climbed in 40 mins
Simul climbed in 40 mins
iainJ 1 Jul Lead O/S First half, to point where it meets Voie Caline
First half, to point where it meets Voie Caline
SophieWalker 1 Jul 2nd
with iainJ
with iainJ
Hidden 23 Jun Solo
67hours 21 Jun AltLd O/S Taking our rope for a walk.
with Blackmore
Taking our rope for a walk.
with Blackmore
RUDIN.J.D.H 20 Jun AltLd
Jonathan Richardson 11 Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Jun AltLd
wnicholson 2 Jun AltLd O/S
LG-Mark 1 Jun Lead O/S Did the first half of this and wandered onto Voie Caline for the upper part - only started this because Voie Caline was heaving busy and i was doing it with the family (3 seconds!). Some good moves on the lower pitches, but not very continuous.
with Gus
Did the first half of this and wandered onto Voie Caline for the upper part - only started this because Voie Caline was heaving busy and i was doing it with the family (3 seconds!). Some good moves on the lower pitches, but not very continuous.
with Gus
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 26 May AltLd O/S
Mike Roger ?? -
Just Will 22 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
with Josh Abrahams
with Josh Abrahams
DundeeDave 13 Aug, 2018 2nd dog In big boots in the rain. Desperate
In big boots in the rain. Desperate
Hidden 12 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 Solo
Connorh ?Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Leegilbertson 23 Jul, 2018 -
Dom Goodwin 23 Jul, 2018 Solo The last of the 3 classic routes soloed on the same day. The exposed crux high up when tired was interesting, but not as hard as I feared. This was also the hardest of the three due to more vegetated rock and route finding problems as well as being a more difficult climb. 2hr30
The last of the 3 classic routes soloed on the same day. The exposed crux high up when tired was interesting, but not as hard as I feared. This was also the hardest of the three due to more vegetated rock and route finding problems as well as being a more difficult climb. 2hr30
monkeyme2 20 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Annie
with Annie
Hidden 20 Jul, 2018 Lead
jamesnchlsn 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S simul climbed for most of the route. not as continuous as neighbouring Voie Caline
with joed3
simul climbed for most of the route. not as continuous as neighbouring Voie Caline
with joed3
Michael Bonallie 11 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Adam Collins, JoeJegat
with Adam Collins, JoeJegat
Sam Maher 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd The higher you go, the more fun it gets
with Rob Davis
The higher you go, the more fun it gets
with Rob Davis
YellowFellow 21 Oct, 2017 Solo
wheelsucker 26 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S Good climb for a short day. Soloed in approach shoes in just under 40 minutes. Not as good as Voie Caline but still a nice mellow day out.
Good climb for a short day. Soloed in approach shoes in just under 40 minutes. Not as good as Voie Caline but still a nice mellow day out.
Derek Graham 26 Sep, 2017 Solo
R0BJ0N 15 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
johnself1603 12 Sep, 2017 AltLd
steve_gibbs 1 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Lewis Thompson
with Lewis Thompson
Hidden 30 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
PeteMc 30 Aug, 2017 Lead 1hr 50min
1hr 50min
GHawksworth 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
BHuthers 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
AlexD-L 19 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
summerse 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Martin
with Martin
Gerben Neven 7 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with SteveoS
with SteveoS
Hidden 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
RhysRolfe 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd Moved together mainly, belayed on some of the steep sections. 2 hours.
Moved together mainly, belayed on some of the steep sections. 2 hours.
Hidden ?Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Luca Zanichelli 16 Aug, 2016 -
Luca Zanichelli 16 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 15 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
Dom Goodwin 16 Aug, 2014 Lead Slab at the top is much the hardest bit, more like 4b.
Slab at the top is much the hardest bit, more like 4b.
jonathanjacobs 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden ??, 2014 AltLd O/S
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