Rockfax Description
I, 100m, 1 hour. Second only to the West Ridge for ease of climbing and access, this fun, short climb gives some easy scrambling in a beautiful spot. It is tucked out of the way from anything else and yet is only a few 100m from one of the busiest glaciers in the Alps. From the Helbronner lift, walk easily to the Col des Flambeaux, turn right and traverse underneath the Petit Flambeaux to reach the foot of the route, just above a large rocky outcrop. Walk on snow just to the right of the ridge, under a distinctive small tooth, before joining the crest where the snow steepens. Follow the rocky ridge easily enough to the final snow slopes which can feel exposed in icy conditions. These lead to the summit, via another short section of easy rock just before the top. © Rockfax

J.J.Mieulet 4.8.1863

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mmmhumous 30 Aug Show βeta
βeta: The route we did (starting at the saddle to la Vierge was 520m as the crow flys and had 290m of height gain, so not sure about where the 100m in the route description comes from).
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βeta: The route we did (starting at the saddle to la Vierge was 520m as the crow flys and had 290m of height gain, so not sure about where the 100m in the route description comes from).
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mmmhumous 27 Aug Lead O/S Led / moved together as needed... Rock sections loose and varied from a Grade I scramble to Vdiff. No snow on the snow slope, so was grade 2/3 ice (mainly 40-60 degrees, but ~15m of 70 degrees near the top).
Led / moved together as needed... Rock sections loose and varied from a Grade I scramble to Vdiff. No snow on the snow slope, so was grade 2/3 ice (mainly 40-60 degrees, but ~15m of 70 degrees near the top).
Shane Nowakowski 27 Jul -
staceyjg 19 Jul -
with Ali Mills
with Ali Mills
CarolineKirrane 16 Jul 2nd O/S climbed roped with Elaine and Gerard and accompanied by Doug and Colm on another rope. Fabulous day out, had lunch at Torino hut and got lift down to Chamonix
climbed roped with Elaine and Gerard and accompanied by Doug and Colm on another rope. Fabulous day out, had lunch at Torino hut and got lift down to Chamonix
pete.langdown 16 Jul AltLd
MarcyBoy87 16 Jul AltLd
Olliequilter123 16 Jul -
GOS 16 Jul AltLd O/S Caroline's 1st alpine summit...big grins all round. Colm and Doug on a separate rope. Final snow slope soft snow over ice. Descended normal route facile
with Caroline Kirrane, Elaine Mullan
Caroline's 1st alpine summit...big grins all round. Colm and Doug on a separate rope. Final snow slope soft snow over ice. Descended normal route facile
with Caroline Kirrane, Elaine Mullan
doug_l 16 Jul AltLd O/S blue skies and sun, nice climb, smiles all around!
with GOS, elaine, Colm, CarolineKirrane
blue skies and sun, nice climb, smiles all around!
with GOS, elaine, Colm, CarolineKirrane
Hidden 10 Jul AltLd
Horatio Everett 10 Jul 2nd β
with Daddy, Everetta
with Daddy, Everetta
Calum3610 5 Jul AltLd Moved together.
with Andy H AMC
Moved together.
with Andy H AMC
william henderson 5 Jul Solo O/S
Danny17894 5 Jul AltLd
with Tomathon, Lucy, Charlotte
with Tomathon, Lucy, Charlotte
xingzhekui 2 Jul -
jarljorgensen 1 Jul -
jrose99 ?Jul AltLd O/S
Natalie Dyer 30 Jun AltLd O/S
Steven haywood 30 Jun Lead
RW99 25 Jun Lead O/S
Liam3140 21 Jun 2nd O/S
mountainremedy 21 Jun AltLd O/S First alpine route. Done moving together on Conville course.
First alpine route. Done moving together on Conville course.
Luke Carl 21 Jun Lead O/S
HarryC 21 Jun AltLd
Hidden 21 Jun AltLd O/S
norris.dan 20 Jun Lead O/S
with Lotte, Dave
with Lotte, Dave
RUDIN.J.D.H 18 Jun AltLd O/S
tdobson 13 Jun 2nd Moving together with Tamsin Gay guiding/leading as we sort of moved together on Alpine Conville course
Moving together with Tamsin Gay guiding/leading as we sort of moved together on Alpine Conville course
Hidden 12 Jun -
wnicholson 7 Jun AltLd O/S
David Cooper 7 Jun - Moved together on first alpine route on Conville course with Dominica and Will. Fun climbing in bad weather.
Moved together on first alpine route on Conville course with Dominica and Will. Fun climbing in bad weather.
Hidden 6 Jun AltLd
QuentinSu 5 Jun Solo
bjbuckley@live.co.uk ?Jun Lead
Mike Bovill 22 Apr 2nd O/S
kenneM 29 Mar AltLd O/S
with Carl Davies
with Carl Davies
Shane Nowakowski 18 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
FieldofBen 17 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Out of condition on the day, barely any snow on the day of ascent resulting in a longer day than anticipated. otherwise an awesome day with clear blue skies.
with Jordan Cawar
Out of condition on the day, barely any snow on the day of ascent resulting in a longer day than anticipated. otherwise an awesome day with clear blue skies.
with Jordan Cawar
ChristyCole 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd
JoeWilliams 29 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
Ollie B 29 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with J.Williams
with J.Williams
alasdaircavaye 19 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Birthday summit. Good rock climbing and nice steep ice slope. Bad walk in with lots of cravasses in warm condition.
with Will Pettitt
Birthday summit. Good rock climbing and nice steep ice slope. Bad walk in with lots of cravasses in warm condition.
with Will Pettitt
j.anstee 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Nice little route to finish the day.
with Stu Quinn
Nice little route to finish the day.
with Stu Quinn
gallonj 12 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 11 Jul, 2018 Lead
CarlosTT 7 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Sam Maher 1 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Rob Davis
with Rob Davis
cacheson 28 Jun, 2018 AltLd Came up a gully on the east face, around AD- and very short.
with JordanR, CalumI
Came up a gully on the east face, around AD- and very short.
with JordanR, CalumI
joem 24 Jun, 2018 - pretty straightforward
with FelixL
pretty straightforward
with FelixL
Hidden 24 Jun, 2018 -
ChrisH89 24 Jun, 2018 Lead Short and easy.
Short and easy.
Alpenglow 24 Jun, 2018 AltLd Moved together.
with FelixL
Moved together.
with FelixL
jh1990 11 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jim blackford 11 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Moved together . Joined at obviously flattening of ridge above pinnacle
Moved together . Joined at obviously flattening of ridge above pinnacle
loonylovegood93 8 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Manc88 7 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S In descent. Well, until we got bored and headed back up!
with Jake, LG-Mark
In descent. Well, until we got bored and headed back up!
with Jake, LG-Mark
LG-Mark 7 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Manc88
with Manc88
Hidden 20 Sep, 2017 -
marjan schoeke 3 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 24 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2017 -
steve_gibbs 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Sam Hunt 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
elewis96 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd
AlexD-L 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Climbed in descent before walking back to the Midi.
with Sam , Ed Lewis
Climbed in descent before walking back to the Midi.
with Sam , Ed Lewis
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 14 Jul, 2017 -
Tim Sparrow ?Jul, 2017 - 2nd route of acclimatising day.
with Geoff Thomas
2nd route of acclimatising day.
with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
anthonylewis 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
JFT 17 Jun, 2017 - Great, blocky scrambling and a pleasantly narrow snow ridge!
with Hawb
Great, blocky scrambling and a pleasantly narrow snow ridge!
with Hawb
Hawb 17 Jun, 2017 -
with JFT
with JFT
Hidden 12 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Mr. K 29 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S Moving together all the way, bar a difficult traverse on unconsolidated snow we used natural belays to protect. A lovely wee route in beautiful weather.
with figfour
Moving together all the way, bar a difficult traverse on unconsolidated snow we used natural belays to protect. A lovely wee route in beautiful weather.
with figfour
Jess Granatt 14 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Almaas
with Almaas
Hidden 14 Aug, 2016 Lead
George.D 18 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 18 Jul, 2016 2nd
Hidden 1 Jul, 2016 -
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