450m. The normal route, one of the most popular in the range and highly suitable for novice alpinists. Surprisingly the face is rather featureless, the climbing straightforward and not particularly interesting. The route is quite short and an early start is unnecessary. 3 and a half hr from hut

Ticklists: Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming.

Rob Exile Ward 07/Jul AltLd

Great day; started slowly and with some inevitable route finding issues, took our time. Actually enjoyed the descent! And even the walk down, stopping for a crafty beer at the Buvette de Mottets. Top tip: rope up for the Couvercle ladders. It will turn a frightening full body pump into a pleasurable VF experience!

with George
JFT 22/Jun AltLd dnf

Mini epic... Got off route and found ourselves in a fairly nasty gully that was chossy and wet. Rockfall resulting in a smashed helmet made us decide to bail. With Iain and Jud

DigitalSteak 18/Jun Lead O/S
BobHoliday 24/Aug/16 -

Walked in from Montenvers with all food and water needed for 3 days, 2 nights. Turns out Couvercle takes visa, sells beer, and has a tap with potable eau! Being pack horses up the ladders was probably good for us though. Made the summit from the schrund in 4 hours. Beat a guide and client! Moved together almost the whole way. Climbing much better than expected. Highly enjoyable. Summit stunning. Descent took longer than ascent. Schrund a little awkward but manageable. Leave your crampons/axes at the top of the first pitch, not at the bottom, because the best ab station is not above the most obvious first pitch, potentially necessitating a teeter along the schrund in your rock boots!

with WillyB
Hidden 06/Aug/16 -
10029759 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
hairy51 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Bloody long and easy to get lost, but a great day out never the less!

JezzaCat 29/Jul/16 Lead
with Stella
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow 13/Aug/15 -

In descent. 3 abs near base. Axe dropped into schrund but retrieved!

with Geoff Thomas
Rob84 12/Aug/15 Lead O/S

In descent. Much longer and more tedious than expected - the route takes you all over the mountain it seemed. Possibly easier if you came up the route and knew roughly where it went.

with Mel
Hidden 07/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Webster ?/Aug/15 AltLd dnf

backed off about a third of the way up due to moving too slowely

Mark Salter 10/Jul/15 AltLd

In descent

with Chris Shorrock
derryclimbs 04/Jul/15 -

in descent. following cairns

Hidden 18/Aug/14 -
JackM92 17/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/14 AltLd
Richard Alderton 03/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
with Ellie
EllieWoods 03/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
with Rich
Hidden 01/Oct/13 -
Sam Simpson 01/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis 07/Jul/13 AltLd dnf

turned back as mistakes were adding up to a frying

with Chris Cox
Jim Brownlow 15/Aug/12 AltLd

In descent

with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount
Hidden ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Ben Briggs 29/Feb/12 Solo O/S

4th ski descent of the route.

with Luca
Hidden 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Binder 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Descent after climbing South Ridge

with Chris L
NB Pixel 23/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Descent only

with JT
Teappleby ?/Aug/11 AltLd dnf
with Sarah, dad
Roberttaylor ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed pretty much everything, were within 10 mins of guidebook time for route and descent. Climbed after an abortive attempt at the East face.

with Muir
georgenvk 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

AD-,tricky route finding,pitches f III.

with Pavel
mark-abz 14/Aug/09 Lead
with Alex
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd
SteveM 21/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Tobs
MoWalker3 16/Jul/09 -
with Quiet Ian
rd20 19/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Difficulty finding route on this featureless mountain, particularly grade III chimney - headed up another much steeper one and had to downclimb. Weather started to come in so turned back 100m or so from summit - epic return journey!

with Martin
smolders 19/Aug/08 AltLd dnf

Route finding difficult.

Fabian001 17/Aug/08 2nd
david0811 03/Jul/08 -

In descent

with Mark Reid
Peter Metcalfe 24/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 03/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/04 -
Antony Mariani ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ?/Sep/03 AltLd dnf
innes ?/Aug/99 Solo


with Jim
NickBrown ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
tompercy ?/Jul/96 -

In descent

with Amos Preminger
auld al ?/Jul/95 -
mike fenwick ?/Aug/93 Lead
with Steve Bryce
Hidden ?/Jul/91 -
Hidden ??/1986 -
Rob Davies ?/Aug/74 Solo

Descent after S Ridge. Skidded on patch of ice, but stopped after a few feet.

with Joseph Cullen (ICMC)
mikej ?/Aug/68 Solo

During the descent I met Pete Boardman who was still at school.

with John Hamilton
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