1050m. Excellent route on sound rock but for the chimney pitch below the Jammed Block.
Below the 90m corner it has not been affected by the rockfall, but the lower slabs are still a dangerous place to be on daytime.
From the top of the 90m corner is possible to do an A1 traverse and reach the N Face route, thus avoiding the top pitches which run next to the rockfall and is said to have loads of loose rock.
It is also possible to rap straight down from the same point.

A topo here http://www.caranorte.com/alpinismo/dru/itinerarios/directa_americana2.php in Spanish...

Royal Robbins and Gary Hemming 26/Jul/1962

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Alpine Grande Courses, Euro Alpine Rock.

Hidden 21/Aug Lead dnf
Uisdean hawthorn 26/Aug/16 AltLd

Up and over in a long day, amazing route!

Tom Livingstone 26/Aug/16 AltLd

In a day

liamo333 10/Jul/16 AltLd

Up and over, amazing climbing bottom to top.

Rhys Macallister ?/Jul/16 AltLd
with liam brophy, John McCune
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
feilx 30/Aug/13 AltLd dnf

Tried a single day push but were too slow so descended from the jammed block after 9hrs of climbing.

with Stephen Pearson
daveyzxcv 27/Jun/12 Solo
Howard Lawledge ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Maddy
maddy.c ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Ally Baba 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome climbing.

with Greg Boswell
Greg Boswell 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S


Franco Cookson 25/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

icy Horribleness!

with Chris
Mark Stevenson 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Oscar Lopez, Will Sim
Hidden 25/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/93 AltLd
wbo 15/Aug/91 AltLd G/U

Only to bivy. Climbing pretty good but remember continual small rockfall. A few weeks later a big lump fell off

pingora ?/Aug/91 AltLd
alpinist63 ??/1991 -
Robmwatt ?/Jul/90 AltLd
with Gaz Morgan
Gerard DANTEC ?/Jul/87 AltLd
with Patrick de RAED
ukb & bmc shark 12/Aug/85 AltLd
with Phill Dickens
Hidden ?/Aug/83 AltLd
Simon Richardson 02/Aug/81 AltLd
with Jerry Barlow
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