16 pitches. Magnificent route up a superb granite face. Tremendous atmosphere , being between the chaotic glaciers of the Brouilliard and Freney, with the enormous W face of the Noire de Peuterey in front of you.

Ottoz, Hurzeler 1955

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

Hidden 11/Oct AltLd O/S
subdir 20/Aug AltLd

Very nice route, rock quality not great in 1 or 2 pitches but manageable. Bolted belays and few boltes on the more difficult pitches. Quite an outing considering the via ferrata to get to rifugio monzino and the descent from the top, not difficult but not straightforward either. This route cqn be quite busy during summer weekends, so queueing is possible. But some fine pitches and the severe setting make up for any inconvenience

with Giovanni
Hidden 24/Jul/15 AltLd
sgl 24/Jul/15 AltLd
with Jo B
Hidden 15/Jul/14 AltLd
saaruli 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Erik
jcw ??/2013 -
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
David Horwood 16/Sep/12 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead
AdamCB ?/Aug/12 -

With Rick and Tim

Climbslikeaduck ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Excellent climb, 5+/6a ground. Counted 14 pitches, you could have linked some with halfs. Chimney pitch was excellent.

with Chris Connolly
Hoyes 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

A long climb on excellant granite. Quite hard but with good bolts! A good lead by Rach on the crux pitch. Did well to keep up with Mark and Catherine and Steve and Mark. Met Liz and Dave on the summit. Abseil decent in two groups of four. Took longer than the accent due to stuck ropes!

Batt 26/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Tobias at Home 22/Jul/08 AltLd

great route. pulled on a peg but it is the alps.

James W ?/Jul/08 -

"only" 8 pitches that I remember, fantastic 3 or 4 pitches of 5+/6a pitches in middle. incredibkle view of aig noire. hut fanstatic

ian bryant ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with rod
Richard Weller 14/Aug/89 Lead

Buff Powell and Rob Sneyd climbing behind us. Lovely climbing on the route. Electrical storm hit us on the abseil descent of hte south ridge. Indirectly zapped by discharge running down the mountain. Rain so heavy that visibility was down to a few tens of metres and rocks being swept down the faces.

with John Tolmie
Hidden ??/1987 -
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