Climbs 79
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 3977m a.s.l
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A snapshot from a life of adventure photographer. In the background climbers on Mont Blanc du Tacul. © Kamil Tamiola

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Not sure why English grades when it's a glacier access and quite a serious place if weather changes on you. And routes on The Brevent are given Alpine Grades!?
Smith42 - 26/Jul/15
Ben, why is Contamine given a British grade? we're not in Britain! (It's wrong anyway, it's E2 5c)
Alasdair Fulton - 16/Aug/13
Strange to give most of the routes their alpine grades but O Sole Mio a French grade? Could always put the French grade in the description. No big deal, just for consistency and ego stroking purposes :P
Alasdair Fulton - 16/Aug/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Mont Blanc du Tacul summit
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summit 199
2 Arête du Diable Traverse D+ 5c *** 53
  Clocher du Tacul
4 Empire State Building ED3 *** 1
  Chandelle du Tacul
6 Tabou ED3 7a+ ***  
7 Bonatti-Gallieni ED3 7b **  
8 Bonatti-Tabou TD+ 6b+ *** 12
  Le Trident du Tacul
10 Lépiney D 5c *** 22
11 Les Intouchables ED3 7b+ ***  
  Grand Capucin
13 O Sole Mio ED1 *** 17
14 Swiss Route TD+ 6b *** 133
15 Voyage selon Gulliver ED2 7b *** 7
16 L'écho des alpages ED1 ** 1
17 Bonatti-Ghigo ED1 6c+ *** 9
18 Voie Petit 8b ***  
19 Directe des Capucins ED1 6c *** 3
20 Laratoune
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TD- 1
  Petit Capucin
22 East Face
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D *** 7
23 South-East Face via Roi De Siam IV+ *** 7
24 Le Lifting du Roi D+ 5c ** 16
25 Valéria Gully TD- 4+ ** 6
26 Chippendale Gully TD 5 ** 1
  Pointe Adolphe Rey
28 Police des Glaciers ED1 *** 1
29 Le Corsaire
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ED1 1
30 Bettembourg-Thivierge TD+ 6b *** 9
31 Super Lionel TD *** 4
32 Salluard Route TD- 6a *** 50
33 Cache-cache ED1 *** 5
  Pyramid du Tacul
35 East Ridge AD+ 5a *** 152
  East Face
37 Supercouloir ED1 6 *** 18
38 Supercouloir (Gervasutti Pillar start) ED1 *** 18
39 Gervasutti Pillar TD 6b *** 127
40 Gervasutti Couloir D- 2 11
41 Jager Couloir D 2 * 11
42 Jager Couloir Direct D+ 1
43 Gabarrou-Albinoni TD 4+ *** 67
44 Modica-Noury TD+ 5+ *** 44
45 Pinocchio ED2 6+ *** 7
46 Scotch on the Rocks ED1 8
47 Pilier des Séracs
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TD+ 1
48 Macho Couloir (Quille Couloir) TD- *** 1
49 Macho Couloir Direct TD+ *** 1
50 Central Spur - Boccalatte Pillar D+ **  
51 De But en Blanc
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TD- 1
52 Lafaille Goulotte D ** 8
53 Couloir Chéré of the Col du Diable D- 5
  Pointes Lachenal
55 Pelissier Gully TD- 5 ** 85
56 Marylène TD- 6a ** 13
57 Harold et Maud TD+ 6b ** 27
58 Cecchinel-Jager TD- 1
59 Contamine Route TD 6a+ *** 182
60 Le Macroscope TD+ ** 1
61 M6 Solar TD 5+ * 35
62 Star Académixte ED1 6 * 13
63 Hit Machine M6  
64 Tentation M5+ ** 4
65 Dallas Texas TD * 1
66 Le vieux Brandy Jack Jones TD * 1
67 A l'orée du bois TD+ ** 3
68 Pointes Lachenal Traverse AD 2 ** 542
  Triangle du Tacul
70 Contamine-Negri AD+ 2 * 9
71 Petite Frounet D- 3+ * 6
72 Contamine-Grisolle AD 3 ** 251
73 Contamine-Mazeaud AD+ 3 ** 190
74 Contamine-Mazeaud (Variant)
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TD- 4
75 Goulotte des Allemands TD 5 ** 25
76 Le temps est assassin ED1 6 ** 12
77 Perroux Gully TD 5 ** 30
78 Chèré Couloir D 4 *** 625
79 Serac Gully D 10
80 L'Infidele D ** 7
81 North Spur
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TD- 3
82 Directissime TD 4
83 Gabarrou-Marquis (Direct)
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D 8
84 Diagonal Route (Hanging Glacier) AD+ 3
85 Pibarot-ci, Pibarot-la
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ED1  
86 La Main dans le Sac
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ED2  
87 La Tête dans les Etoiles
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ED2  
  West Face
89 Afanasieff-Bodin D+ 1
  North Face
91 Mont Blanc du Tacul North Face PD * 311

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