400m, 13 pitches. This is the best route on the face and an established classic. It takes a direct line on excellent granite with the crux occurring on the fist pitch. The face is steep and receives a lot of sun ensuring that the climb rapidly comes into condition after bad weather. 6hr from hut.

Contamine + Labrunie 25/Jul/1954

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

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jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
sgl ?/Jun/05 AltLd
with Jo and Konnie
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
liz j ?/Sep/04 2nd
with neil brodie
fellgazelle 26/Jun/04 -

Brilliant climbing, quite sustained. Some quite large patches of snow in places which was fun in rock shoes! Respect to the first ascensionists climbing the first pitch in big boots. Descended by the South Ridge

with Chris Dale
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
alpinist63 24/Jul/92 -
John Marsland 01/Aug/87 -
with Dave Soles
Hammy 23/Jul/85 AltLd
with Ian Barker
Robmwatt ??/1984 AltLd
with Gaz Morgan
Hidden ??/1983 -
mark-abz ?/Aug/81 AltLd
with Mick D
Rob Davies ?/Aug/80 Lead dnf

Steep bank of snow at foot of climb, couldn't change into EBs and couldn't do P1 wearing big boots, so backed off.

with Mike Papworth
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