60m, 2 pitches. Great ice climb , about 40 mins from the road.
Approach: A few metres left of the ski lift in La Grave is a steep path leading down to a bridge across the stream. Cross the bridge and follow the tracks going right. The first branch from this off left on the flat leads some boulders: ignore this and keep going a little further parallel to the stream and take the first left up fairly steeply to the route.
Two pitches with an easier grade 3 variation to the left.
Descent: a single abseil from the tree at the top on a 60m rope.

Pascal Sombardier and Bruno Douillet 1978

Colin Scotchford 18/Feb AltLd
Hidden 28/Jan AltLd rpt
Rumbo 16/Jan AltLd

A very cold day, brittle ice, oddly wet in parts. Marks from previous parties had iced over, although we saw several teams on this local classic later in the week.

with Dougle
Keith Lambley 04/Jan Lead

Route was very wet apart from the left hand edge which was a bit thin in places but took screws ok. Had the route to ourselves with little signs of previous passage.

with Anna B, Kate R
Hidden 29/Jan/16 AltLd O/S
Stuart Wildman 17/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Andy Levitt
Ronan72 24/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch.Good conditions,if a bit warm..

five 09/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with JT
Marti999 04/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Freshprintce ?/Feb/15 AltLd
Roberttaylor 05/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

I led P1, in very thin condition with bullet hard ice. Single abseil (60m) down the right hand side.

JHolland 05/Jan/15 AltLd

Pitch 2. Ice a bit grim in places but manageable

neilwiltshire 31/Jan/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Simon Kemper
jshields 29/Jan/14 AltLd
luckyjim 28/Jan/14 AltLd
with D Helm
Whitmoreaa ??/2014 Lead O/S
Ben1983 30/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

2nd Pitch. Thin but fine.

Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 22/Feb/13 2nd O/S

Ice was very brittle on first pitch due to temps, making it ferl quite hard! Second pitch ok with lots of placements but very cold hands!

with Olli Crudge, Tony Walker
Olli-C 22/Feb/13 2nd

Started On the right belayed from the left hand belay. Hard Ice on either side and wet in the middle.

Hidden 03/Feb/13 AltLd
Kirill 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
mike.moss 13/Jan/13 2nd
Steve Wakeford 12/Jan/13 AltLd

Right hand side this time. First waterfall ice lead!

Steve Wakeford 10/Jan/13 2nd

Did left in one pitch, which is more of a WI3 but you NEED a 60 metre rope to do it in one.

GaryK 02/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Started on the right, but a lot of water was dripping down onto the RH belay, so crossed over to the LH belay, and finished the route on the left. A nice enough route both nothing special, a bit disapointed.

Hidden 29/Jan/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Jan/12 2nd O/S
andybuckley 03/Jan/12 2nd
with James Dynes, Dave Williams
LardClimber 03/Jan/12 Lead

Only did the left hand first pitch due to time constraints. RHS was not fully formed.

with Andy Buckley, Dave Williams
Big Lee 06/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed LH then abbed down and climbed RH.

NeilGriffiths 30/Dec/10 AltLd

Super chunk of ice. Paul managed to 2nd the full 70m with a bit of messing on the belay!

with Charles, Paul Morgan
feilx 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
LardClimber 23/Feb/10 AltLd
andybuckley 23/Feb/10 AltLd
masa-alpin 13/Feb/10 Lead dnf

We climbed the right-hand side. The condition was very good if a little brittle; at least there was no hollow ice like in mid-December 2008, where I lead the P1 of the same line. After the P1 (half-way at the cave), we decided to go back down (as the time was pressing), so I abbed off.

feilx 03/Feb/10 Lead O/S
with Floris
Becky E 02/Feb/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jan/10 Lead
sadams 17/Mar/09 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
innes ?/Feb/09 Lead dnf
with Tom B
Jez 26/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
maybe_si 26/Jan/09 AltLd
with Jez
machars 25/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
stevepotter 24/Jan/09 2nd
with Dave H
ericinbristol ?/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Graeme Barr
Swirly ?/Jan/09 AltLd
with Sam
jam_rich ?/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
gb83 16/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

left hand variant. first water ice lead

with masa
gb83 16/Dec/08 2nd O/S

right hand variant, 1st pitch only

with masa
masa-alpin 16/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

I lead P1, and Graeme did P2 – his first proper lead on ice.

Chad123 13/Feb/08 AltLd rpt

Repeat as did with Emily last year - slightly less formed, took the steeper right hand side again with a semi-hanging belay this time!

with James Humble
Morgan Woods 04/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Easy enough first pitch, but a lot of snow on it. 2nd pitch quite steep (took left line) with a tricky exit up the rock top tree. Got down to find our mate had fallen off the second pitch and an avalanche had buried our sacks.

with Rob, Dee & Ted
Hidden 04/Feb/08 2nd dnf
maybe_si 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with jez
Somerset swede basher 10/Jan/07 AltLd rpt
with Nick Roberts
Nicos 10/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with keith leonard
The Mountain Goat 07/Jan/07 TR O/S

First experiance of Ice climbing

with Dom, John, Nick, Dave, Adam
Somerset swede basher 05/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Jon, John, Nick, Taff and Dave
hallex 05/Jan/07 2nd O/S

First ever WI climb, fantastic route!!

with Dom, Nick, John, Jon and Dave
Martin Bennett ?/Jan/07 -
with Stuart Gascoyne, Dave Cundy, Van Gulik
9fingerjon ?/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Rich Cross and Rab/Climber comp winners
nmwr ?/Jan/07 -
nmwr ??/2007 AltLd
David Horwood 18/Jan/06 -
Allan Young 14/Jan/06 2nd dog
with Paul Sambrooks
Alasdair Fulton ?/Jan/06 AltLd
nmwr ?/Jan/06 AltLd
lewisl ?/Jan/06 TR dog

first ice climbing quality stuff

with Katie
andyinglis ?/Jan/06 AltLd
Sandy P ?/Jan/06 -
Hidden ?/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
Christian Beck ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S
PK ?/Feb/05 -
FrankW 25/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with Lou, Joe
1202alarm ?/Jan/05 AltLd O/S

With Oli Brown

Hidden ?/Jan/05 AltLd O/S
Tim W 12/Feb/04 Lead O/S

left hand side

with Andrew Davidson
tim_mcd ?/Feb/04 -
Hidden ?/Feb/04 Lead O/S
csalvage 10/Jan/04 AltLd O/S
with Bryan
industrialiceman 17/Dec/03 2nd
smithaldo 02/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with malden
BenTiffin ?/Feb/03 -
with Dan Robinson
Hidden ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Jim Walton ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden 09/Jan/01 Lead O/S
mark4344 ?/Jan/01 2nd
with dave t , Andy Philipson
brockers ?/Feb/00 -
with Dave Turner
freeheel47 ?/Feb/99 Lead rpt
Paul-Michael ?/Jan/99 2nd O/S

First ice climb

with Steve H
High WI-4+
Mid WI-4+
Low WI-4+
High WI-4
Mid WI-4
Low WI-4
High WI-3+
Mid WI-3+
Low WI-3+
Votes cast 10
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Style of ascent
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