Climbs 87
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 212
2 Arête du Diable Traverse D+ 5c *** 62
  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+ *** 18
9 Ligne Blanche ED1 *** 1
  Le Trident du Tacul
11 Les Intouchables ED3 7b+ *** 5
12 La Directe (Diretta) ED1 *** 2
13 Bonne Éthique ED1 ** 2
14 Lépiney D 5c *** 29
  Grand Capucin
16 O Sole Mio ED1 *** 17
17 Swiss Route TD+ 6b *** 142
18 Voyage selon Gulliver ED2 7b *** 17
19 L'écho des alpages ED1 ** 1
20 Bonatti-Ghigo ED1 6c+ *** 37
21 Voie Petit 8b ***  
22 Directe des Capucins ED1 6c *** 12
23 Laratoune
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TD- 1
  Petit Capucin
25 East Face
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D *** 7
26 South-East Face via Roi De Siam IV+ *** 7
27 Le Lifting du Roi D+ 5c ** 27
28 Valéria Gully TD- 4+ ** 6
29 Chippendale Gully TD 5 ** 5
  Pointe Adolphe Rey
31 Police des Glaciers ED1 *** 1
32 Le Corsaire
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ED1 1
33 Bettembourg-Thivierge TD+ 6b *** 9
34 Super Lionel TD *** 4
35 Salluard Route TD- 6a *** 54
36 Cache-cache ED1 *** 5
  Pyramid du Tacul
38 East Ridge AD+ 5a *** 164
  East Face
40 Couloir Chéré of the Col du Diable D- 5
41 Lafaille Goulotte D ** 13
42 De But en Blanc
-
TD- 1
43 Couloir du Diable
-
D  
44 Supercouloir ED1 6 *** 18
45 Supercouloir (Gervasutti Pillar start) ED1 *** 18
46 Gervasutti Pillar TD 6b *** 133
47 Central Spur - Boccalatte Pillar D+ **  
48 Nonstop TD-  
49 Macho Couloir (Quille Couloir) TD- *** 1
50 Macho Couloir (Direct Finish) TD+ *** 1
51 North-East Spur
-
TD- **  
52 Gervasutti Couloir D- 2 11
53 Jager Couloir D 2 * 11
54 Jager Couloir Direct D+ 1
55 Gabarrou-Albinoni TD 4+ *** 99
56 Modica-Noury TD+ 5+ *** 70
57 Martinetti Pillar TD  
58 Pinocchio ED2 6+ *** 7
59 Scotch on the Rocks ED2 8
60 Pilier des Séracs TD+ 1
  Pointes Lachenal
62 Pelissier Gully TD- 5 ** 85
63 Hit Machine ED1  
64 Marylène TD- 6a ** 13
65 Harold et Maud TD+ 6b ** 28
66 Cecchinel-Jager Route TD- 1
67 Contamine Route TD 6a+ *** 200
68 Le Macroscope TD+ ** 1
69 Tentation ED1 ** 4
70 M6 Solar TD 5+ * 35
71 Star Académixte ED1 6 * 13
72 Dallas Texas TD * 1
73 Le vieux Brandy Jack Jones TD * 1
74 A l'orée du bois TD+ ** 3
75 Pointes Lachenal Traverse AD 2 ** 574
  Triangle du Tacul
77 Diagonal Route (Hanging Glacier) AD+ 3
78 La Tête dans les Etoiles
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ED2  
79 La Main dans le Sac
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ED2  
80 Pibarot-ci, Pibarot-la
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ED1  
81 Contamine-Negri AD+ 2 * 9
82 Petite Frounet D- 3+ * 6
83 Contamine-Grisolle AD 3 ** 255
84 E-logik ED1  
85 Gabarrou-Marquis D+ 8
86 Directissime TD 4
87 Contamine-Mazeaud AD+ 3 ** 195
88 Contamine-Mazeaud Rectifee
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TD- 4
89 North Spur
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TD- 3
90 Goulotte des Allemands TD 5 ** 25
91 Le Temps est Assassin ED1 6 ** 12
92 Perroux Gully TD 5 ** 35
93 Chèré Couloir D 4 *** 637
94 L'Infidele D ** 7
95 Serac Gully D 10
  North Face
97 Mont Blanc du Tacul North Face PD * 329
  West Face
99 Afanasieff-Bodin D+ ** 1

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