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

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
K Mckay 3 Feb AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 3 Feb AltLd O/S Our first water ice route together! Lots of snow around.
with K Mckay
Our first water ice route together! Lots of snow around.
with K Mckay
Dougbart ?Feb AltLd
with Mark tmrt
with Mark tmrt
Calum3610 10 Mar, 2018 AltLd A bit drippy and thinner than pictured in the guidebook, but still fat enough to take 22cm screws happily. Done in 3 pitches with Razzak and Emma. I led middle pitch at around WI-3.
A bit drippy and thinner than pictured in the guidebook, but still fat enough to take 22cm screws happily. Done in 3 pitches with Razzak and Emma. I led middle pitch at around WI-3.
carr0t 10 Mar, 2018 -
with Hammy-G
with Hammy-G
Hammy-G 10 Mar, 2018 -
FelixJT 27 Dec, 2017 AltLd first waterfall ice climb, pitch 1 was thin, then i lead pitch 2 to the top
with alex brighton
first waterfall ice climb, pitch 1 was thin, then i lead pitch 2 to the top
with alex brighton
Colin Scotchford 18 Feb, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jan, 2017 AltLd rpt
Rumbo 16 Jan, 2017 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
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 4 Jan, 2017 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
Stuart Wildman 17 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with Andy Levitt
with Andy Levitt
Ronan72 24 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd pitch.Good conditions,if a bit warm..
Lead 2nd pitch.Good conditions,if a bit warm..
five 9 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S
with JT
with JT
Marti999 4 Feb, 2015 Lead O/S
Freshprintce ?Feb, 2015 AltLd
Roberttaylor 5 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S I led P1, in very thin condition with bullet hard ice. Single abseil (60m) down the right hand side.
I led P1, in very thin condition with bullet hard ice. Single abseil (60m) down the right hand side.
JHolland 5 Jan, 2015 AltLd Pitch 2. Ice a bit grim in places but manageable
Pitch 2. Ice a bit grim in places but manageable
neilwiltshire 31 Jan, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead first pitch
with Simon Kemper
Lead first pitch
with Simon Kemper
Hidden 29 Jan, 2014 AltLd
luckyjim 28 Jan, 2014 AltLd
with D Helm
with D Helm
Whitmoreaa ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Ben1983 30 Dec, 2013 AltLd O/S 2nd Pitch. Thin but fine.
2nd Pitch. Thin but fine.
Hidden 29 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S
Tony Walker 22 Feb, 2013 Lead
with Olli-C
with Olli-C
Rachel Slater 22 Feb, 2013 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-C, Tony Walker
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-C, Tony Walker
Olli-C 22 Feb, 2013 2nd Started On the right belayed from the left hand belay. Hard Ice on either side and wet in the middle.
Started On the right belayed from the left hand belay. Hard Ice on either side and wet in the middle.
Hidden 3 Feb, 2013 AltLd
Kirill 13 Jan, 2013 Lead
mike.moss 13 Jan, 2013 2nd
with Kirill
with Kirill
Steve Wakeford 12 Jan, 2013 AltLd Right hand side this time. First waterfall ice lead!
Right hand side this time. First waterfall ice lead!
Steve Wakeford 10 Jan, 2013 2nd Did left in one pitch, which is more of a WI3 but you NEED a 60 metre rope to do it in one.
Did left in one pitch, which is more of a WI3 but you NEED a 60 metre rope to do it in one.
GaryK 2 Jan, 2013 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.
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, 2012 Lead
Hidden 20 Jan, 2012 2nd O/S
andybuckley 3 Jan, 2012 2nd
with LardClimber, Dave Williams
with LardClimber, Dave Williams
LardClimber 3 Jan, 2012 Lead Only did the left hand first pitch due to time constraints. RHS was not fully formed.
with andybuckley, Dave Williams
Only did the left hand first pitch due to time constraints. RHS was not fully formed.
with andybuckley, Dave Williams
Big Lee 6 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
with stew
with stew
Hidden 29 Jan, 2011 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 17 Jan, 2011 AltLd O/S Climbed LH then abbed down and climbed RH.
Climbed LH then abbed down and climbed RH.
NeilGriffiths 30 Dec, 2010 AltLd Super chunk of ice. Paul managed to 2nd the full 70m with a bit of messing on the belay!
with Charles, Paul Morgan
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, 2010 AltLd O/S
sarpedon 11 Mar, 2010 AltLd O/S
with feilx
with feilx
LardClimber 23 Feb, 2010 AltLd
andybuckley 23 Feb, 2010 AltLd
masa-alpin 13 Feb, 2010 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.
with gb83
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.
with gb83
feilx 3 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
Becky E 2 Feb, 2010 2nd
steveb2006 25 Jan, 2010 Lead
sadams 17 Mar, 2009 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
with Eric Hildrew
innes ?Feb, 2009 Lead dnf
Jez 26 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
maybe_si 26 Jan, 2009 AltLd
with Jez
with Jez
Graeme Barr 25 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
stevepotter 24 Jan, 2009 2nd
with Dave H
with Dave H
ericinbristol ?Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Graeme Barr
with Graeme Barr
Swirly ?Jan, 2009 AltLd
with Sam
with Sam
jam_rich ?Jan, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2009 -
gb83 16 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S left hand variant. first water ice lead
with masa
left hand variant. first water ice lead
with masa
gb83 16 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S right hand variant, 1st pitch only
with masa
right hand variant, 1st pitch only
with masa
masa-alpin 16 Dec, 2008 AltLd O/S I lead P1, and Graeme did P2 – his first proper lead on ice.
with gb83
I lead P1, and Graeme did P2 – his first proper lead on ice.
with gb83
Chad123 13 Feb, 2008 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
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 4 Feb, 2008 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
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 4 Feb, 2008 2nd dnf
maybe_si 26 Jan, 2008 AltLd O/S
with jez
with jez
Chipko Andolan 19 Jan, 2007 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 10 Jan, 2007 AltLd rpt
with Nick Roberts
with Nick Roberts
The Mountain Goat 7 Jan, 2007 TR O/S First experiance of Ice climbing
with Dom, John, Nick, Dave, Adam
First experiance of Ice climbing
with Dom, John, Nick, Dave, Adam
Somerset swede basher 5 Jan, 2007 Lead O/S
with Jon, John, Nick, Taff and Dave
with Jon, John, Nick, Taff and Dave
hallex 5 Jan, 2007 2nd O/S First ever WI climb, fantastic route!!
with Dom, Nick, John, Jon and Dave
First ever WI climb, fantastic route!!
with Dom, Nick, John, Jon and Dave
Martin Bennett ?Jan, 2007 -
with Stuart Gascoyne, Dave Cundy, Van Gulik
with Stuart Gascoyne, Dave Cundy, Van Gulik
9fingerjon ?Jan, 2007 2nd O/S
with Rich Cross and Rab/Climber comp winners
with Rich Cross and Rab/Climber comp winners
nmwr ?Jan, 2007 -
nmwr ??, 2007 AltLd
David Horwood 18 Jan, 2006 -
Allan Young 14 Jan, 2006 2nd dog
with Paul Sambrooks
with Paul Sambrooks
Alasdair Fulton ?Jan, 2006 AltLd
nmwr ?Jan, 2006 AltLd
lewisl ?Jan, 2006 TR dog first ice climbing quality stuff
first ice climbing quality stuff
andyinglis ?Jan, 2006 AltLd
Sandy P ?Jan, 2006 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2006 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams ??, 2006 -
keith leonard ??, 2006 -
Chris Beck ?Feb, 2005 Lead O/S
PK ?Feb, 2005 -
FrankW 25 Jan, 2005 Lead O/S
with Lou, Joe
with Lou, Joe
1202alarm ?Jan, 2005 AltLd O/S With Oli Brown
With Oli Brown
Hidden ?Jan, 2005 AltLd O/S
Tim W 12 Feb, 2004 Lead O/S left hand side
with Andrew Davidson
left hand side
with Andrew Davidson
tim_mcd ?Feb, 2004 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2004 Lead O/S
csalvage 10 Jan, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Bryan
with Bryan
industrialiceman 17 Dec, 2003 2nd
smithaldo 2 Feb, 2003 Lead O/S
with malden
with malden
BenTiffin ?Feb, 2003 -
with Dan Robinson
with Dan Robinson
Hidden ?Apr, 2002 AltLd
Jim Walton ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Stammers
with Matthew Stammers
Hidden 9 Jan, 2001 Lead O/S
mark4344 ?Jan, 2001 2nd
with dave t , Andy Philipson
with dave t , Andy Philipson
brockers ?Feb, 2000 -
with Dave Turner
with Dave Turner
Tim Sparrow ?Feb, 1999 -
freeheel47 ?Feb, 1999 Lead rpt
Paul-Michael ?Jan, 1999 2nd O/S First ice climb
with Steve H
First ice climb
with Steve H
Voting
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Votes cast 10
Votes cast 11
Style of ascent
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