All Locations > International > Europe > France > .Snow, Ice and… > Mont Blanc Range > Vallée Blanche Basin
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 850 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Godefroy Perroux and Christophe Profit|
|Page Views:||275 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Rui Ferreira on Jul 31, 2015|
|Admins:||Euan Cameron, Luc-514|
DescriptionThis is a great ice and mixed route with tremendous ambiance and with the added bonus of finishing on the arete des Cosmiques route.
P1 - easy snow and ice pitch, some exposed rock. P2 short snow pitch trending rightwards to the bottom of the ice gully. P3 - steep ice pitch with some easy rock thrown in depending on the season. P4 the crux pitch with an awkward chimney squeeze that you either grovel through or which can be avoided by mixed terrain on the right (M5). Belay at fixed station above on the right side. P5: the last pitch is about 60m long, excellent combination of ice and easy mixed rock, depending on conditions.
At the top of the climb follow the arete des Cosmiques from about two thirds of the way to the station at the top. (includes the crux pitch of that route).