300m, 10 pitches.

Rockfax Description
II, 240m. The classic of the sector, featuring fantastic corners and cracks. The belays are on pegs and the occasional bolts.
1) 5a, 40m. Climb the left side of the block then up a corner.
2) 6a, 30m. Climb the wide crack. Large cams can be useful!
3) 5b, 45m. Climb the corner passing a two piton belay. At this point climb a flake on the right then cross left.
4) 5c, 45m. Climb the steep corner.
5) 6a, 45m. Climb the corner to a roof and then traverse left, passing over the crest and climbing to a belay above.
6) 5b, 35m. Climb a crack and overhang and then the corner above. Exit on the left to a large ledge.
Descent - Abseil down the route. © Rockfax

Ravanel & Simatos 1972.


Alpine Dreamz , Great Alpine routes not in Chamonix Rockfax 1st Ed. , BMC - Easier Classics in the Mont Blanc Range


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High TD
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Low TD
High TD-
Mid TD-
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High D+
Mid D+
Low D+
Votes cast 6
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 1
Votes cast 10
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Route of Interest
Couloir des Italiens

Grade: TD- ***
(Grande Casse)

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