Climbs 280
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2247m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Powderluv from Michelle Blaydon © Ross Hewitt

Crag features

Alpine bouldering on sharp Granite in an amazing setting. A huge boulder field stretched out above the Chamonix valley under the Aiguilee du Midi and several of the other Aiguille's, mostly used by hikers and mountaineers. People must have bouldered here in the past, in the Summer months, however not much information is available. A massive availability for fun exploration and first ascents.

Approach notes

Take the Aiguille du Midi lift to the mid station. The first boulders are right outside, however some of the boulders can be over an hours hike away. In the winter this area is completely snowed over and bouldering would be pretty impossible.

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXKO_Vay7EQ&feature=plcp And: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfybcZ4Hp9w&feature=plcp For referance on some of the problems and get a look at the area.
cover09 - 17/Sep/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Midstation
  West Basin (lower)
3 Struck Oil f6C 1
4 Inbetweener f5 1
5 Problem 1 f4+ 1
6 Problem 2 f6A 1
7 Problem 3 f5 1
8 Problem 4 f6A 1
9 Problem 5 f5 1
10 The Cornerstone f6B+ 1
11 The Rail f6A 1
12 Traversée des Aiguilles f7A *** 1
13 Tourist Problem f2+  
14 The Demise of Toby Wright f5 1
15 No Holds Barred f6C ** 1
16 Le Groove f5+ 1
17 Mt. Blanc Slab f5+ *** 1
18 Liken Arete f5 1
19 Yellow Knife f6B ** 1
20 Litotes f7B ** 1
21 Yellow Wall f5 1
22 Not So Easy f5+ 1
23 Left Slab f4+ 2
24 Wave Slab f5+ ** 2
25 Grease Groove f5 1
26 The Hesitator f6B 1
27 Hidden Blade f6B+ 1
28 Elbow Grease f6B+ 1
29 Fractured Shelf f5 1
30 Offwidth f4 1
31 Fractured Wall f4+ 1
32 Offwidth Deux f5+ 1
33 Fractured Crack f5+ 1
34 Heel hook Problem f5+ 1
35 Leap of the Golden Monkey f6A+ 1
36 Breach of the Peace f6B 1
37 Breach of the Lease f4+ 1
38 Aquaman f6B 1
39 Sloth Traverse * f7A *** 1
  Amphitheatre
41 Bread Thief f5 1
42 Sunbeam f7B * 1
43 Underscore f6A 1
44 Backstage f4+ 1
45 Exit Stage Left f7A * 1
46 Genetic f6B+ ** 1
  Watercourse Area
48 Bail f6B 1
49 Tip Toe f4 2
50 Crackotoa f3 2
51 Piddle Middle f3+ 2
52 The Right Side of Jess f3 2
53 Rocky Mountain f4+ 2
54 Simple Sides f5 2
55 The Waddling Marmot f4 2
56 Easy Arete f4 1
57 Tomorrow, When I'm Sober f6A 1
58 Crystalline f6B ** 1
59 Skin Graft f6B 1
60 Backside f5 1
61 Waterstone f6B ** 1
62 Slab Happy f5 1
63 Undercuts f4+ 1
64 Shelf-ish f4 1
65 Le Ramp f3 1
66 Le Ramp Direct f4+ 1
67 False Phophet f6B+ 1
68 Iron Arete f6B 1
69 Ant Defeats Dragon f7A *** 1
70 Magnum f7C *** 1
71 Hidden f6A 1
72 Glaze f6C * 1
73 Cutting Edge f6A+ * 1
74 Voice of the Marmot f5 1
  The Hill
76 Covert Ops f6B 1
77 Break f4 1
78 Break Direct f5 1
79 Arrow Arete f5+ 1
80 Easy Slab f3+ 1
81 Flawless f4+ ** 1
82 Faultless f5 * 1
  Lac Bleau
84 Lay Back f5+ 1
85 Strawberry Fine f5 2
86 Partner in Crime f6B+ ** 1
87 The Waterfront f6B+ 1
88 Blue Algae f6B+ 1
89 Goblin Dance f6A 1
90 Pit Arete f5+ 1
91 Pacapunch f6C 1
92 Exit Strategy f6C ** 1
  Swamp Area
94 Jugs f4 1
95 Shredder f6B 1
96 Uppercut f6A+ 1
97 Swamp Man f6C 1
98 Rapid Decline f7A *** 1
Climb name Grade
  Routes Added from Rockfax Book
  Sector Buvette
101 Unnamed 1 f6A  
102 My peigne f6A  
103 Your comb f6A+  
104 Mental drag f6B ***  
105 Différendence d'amour f6A+ ***  
106 Peigne pain f6B  
107 Unnamed 2 f6A+  
108 A brush with greatness f6A+  
109 Brush your f6A  
110 Chille Bin f6C  
111 Unnamed 3 f3  
112 Unnamed 4 f5  
113 Comb over to mine f6A  
114 Unnamed 5 f3+ ***  
115 Interesting f6B  
116 Infinitea f6A+  
117 Teatime f6A+  
118 Sky Crack f6A ***  
119 Paradis Parody f6A+  
  Sous les Cables
121 Qui est chaud f5+ ***  
122 Jordi war cry f7A  
123 Ganjaman f7B  
124 Unnamed 1 ?  
125 Dangerous Dave Hughs f7A+  
126 l'amour, la guerre et le granit f6B ***  
127 La vie d'ange f6A  
128 Mallory Step f5  
129 Pinky f7A+  
130 Perky f7A  
131 Faux paradis f6B+  
132 Lovers divide f7B ***  
133 Unnamed 2 ?  
134 Ugster f7B+ ***  
135 Unnamed 3 ?  
136 Unnamed 4 ?  
137 Potentiel virtuel f7A+ ***  
138 Ask Alice f6B+  
139 Unnamed 5 f6A  
140 Feed your head f7A  
141 Plan cakes ?  
142 Unnamed 6 f3  
143 Unnamed 7 f3+  
144 Gnomes of steel f4 ***  
145 Séduction sensationnelle f6B  
146 Rêver de marmottes f5+ ***  
147 Unnamed 8 f4  
148 Rêver du marmite f4+ ***  
149 Unnamed 9 f5+ ***  
150 Anal Tension f6A+  
151 Unnamed 10 f6B  
152 Rhum fissure f6A  
153 Psychedelic mushroom fever f6B ***  
154 Seau à rhum f6A ***  
155 Unnamed 11 f5  
156 Unnamed 12 f3+  
157 Unnamed 13 f4 ***  
158 Unnamed 14 f5  
159 Unnamed 15 f5 ***  
160 Unnamed 16 f5+  
161 Meadow Hall arete f6C+  
162 Digital touch f7B  
163 Unnamed 17 f5+  
164 Unnamed 18 f5  
165 Unnamed 19 f6A  
166 Aveana f6A+ ***  
167 Unnamed 20 f6A+  
168 Unnamed 21 f6B+  
169 Unnamed 22 f4 ***  
170 Unnamed 23 f4  
171 I Caveman f7C ***  
172 Cavewoman ?  
173 Warner Bros f6C ***  
174 Schalppentraverse f6B  
175 Schalppenfest f5+  
176 Mittelplatte f4+  
177 Wup f3  
178 Flower power f6B  
179 Unnamed 24 f6A  
180 If Chris was small f7A  
181 Unnamed 25 ? ***  
182 If Hazel was tall f7A ***  
183 Unnamed 26 ?  
184 Unnamed 27 f6C ***  
185 Unnamed 28 f7B ***  
186 Unnamed 29 f7C  
187 Unnamed 30 f6A  
188 Le Ticket f7B ***  
189 Respecter l'intention f6B  
190 Unnamed 31 f6A  
191 Unnamed 32 f5  
192 Space waste f7B  
193 Unnamed 33 f4+  
194 Solitude Systématique f6B+ ***  
195 Rock my rail f6B  
196 Ride my rail f6A  
Climb name Grade
  Terre Moyen
198 Unnamed 1 ? ***  
199 Elbows deep in Gandalf f5+  
200 Unnamed 2 ?  
201 Let the pinkie in f7A  
202 Let the pinkie out f6C+  
203 Tree Beard's torment f6B  
204 Unnamed 3 f6B+ ***  
205 Unnamed 4 f6B+  
206 Unnamed 5 f5 ***  
207 Unnamed 6 f5+  
208 Sam wise ganja f6A  
209 Gimli's groove f5+  
210 Unnamed 7 f6A  
211 The Italian espresso machine for giants f7B ***  
212 A hobbit's demise f7B  
213 Undernymph f6B+  
214 Rebufatty f6A+  
215 Rebufitty f6A  
216 Gollum Geniside f6B+  
217 Unnamed 8 f6C  
218 Chet Faker f6B  
219 Return of the kings f7A ***  
220 J'veux une béarnaise f5  
221 J'veux une catalane f6B ***  
222 J,'veux une pute f6A  
223 J'veux une flamande f6B  
224 Unnamed 9 ?  
225 Unnamed 10 ?  
226 Sauron's Ring f7B  
227 Thugbunny f6B  
228 Unnamed 11 ?  
229 Deep blue f6C  
230 Unnamed 12 ? ***  
231 Flight of the Nasgards f7A+  
232 5p 50p f6B  
233 Helm's deep f7A+  
234 Unnamed 13 f6B  
235 Present from Mordor f6B+ ***  
236 Unnamed 14 ?  
237 Unnamed 15 f4  
238 Lust for legolas f6B  
239 Unnamed 16 f6A  
240 Unnamed 17 f6B  
241 Unnamed 18 f6A+  
242 Thuglife ?  
243 Uglife f6C ***  
244 Unnamed 2 f4 ***  
245 Unnamed 3 f6A  
246 Libre arbitre f5  
247 Pornography for pyromaniacs f6A+ ***  
248 Free willy f6A ***  
249 Unnamed 1 f6A+  
250 Unnamed 4 f6C ***  
251 Ricocher et Ricard f6C  
252 Stalin's secrete stash f6C ***  
253 Unnamed 5 f6A  
254 Unnamed 6 f4+ ***  
255 Unnamed 7 f5 ***  
256 Tentations du diable f6A  
257 Unnamed 8 ?  
258 Hitler's half a high ball arete f7A+ ***  
259 Unnamed 9 f4  
260 Sacre intension f6A  
261 Unnamed 10 f6A+  
262 Perverts in space f6C+ ***  
263 Doors of perception f7A+ ***  
264 Unnamed 11 ?  
265 53rd state f6C+ ***  
266 Single state f7A  
267 Mats bush f6C  
268 Mats bush dirct f6B+  
269 Mr Marx f6B  
270 Unnamed 12 ?  
271 Crystal proof f7A+  
272 Fake crstal f7A  
273 Jerry Can f6C  
274 Martin Luger King f7B  
275 Unnamed 13 f5 ***  
276 Unnamed 14 f5  
277 Unnamed 15 f5+  
278 Tank ‘over' f5  
279 Unnamed 16 f5+  
280 Insationable f3 ***  
281 Unnamed 17 f4 ***  
282 One man army f5  
283 Unnamed 18 ? ***  
284 Pain zer f6B  
285 Guérilla Tactics f6C ***  
286 Guerre Guérilla f6C  
287 Unnamed 19 ?  
288 Unnamed 20 f6B+ ***  
289 Back Handed Hanz f6B ***  
290 Unnamed 21 ?  
291 Haleys Comet f6C  
  The Eagle's Nest
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