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Couloir de la table

 
Couloir de la table

Page Type: Route

Location: France/Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.99450°N / 7.01020°E

Object Title: Couloir de la table

Route Type: Snow, ice and easy rocks at the end

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: PD+

Route Quality: 
 - 7 Votes
 

 

Page By: Lieven

Created/Edited: Nov 26, 2001 / Nov 26, 2001

Object ID: 155932

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Page Score: 72.38%  - 3 Votes 

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Approach


Start at the refuge Albert premier at the French side. Go over the Glacier du Tour the base of the couloir at the southwest side of the mountain. It takes about 1,5 to 2 hours to the start of the couloir at an elevation of 3200 m.

Route Description


The couloir is mostly a snow and ice climb and reaches at the top an angle of 50 degrees. From the end of the couloir just follow the ridge in an easy scrambling to the summit. The total height to cover from the base of the couloir to the summit is 350 m.

Essential Gear


Crampons, ice-axe, rope and other safety equipement

Miscellaneous Info


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jsurinxRoute Comment

jsurinx

Hasn't voted

You can also do the route from the refuge Cabane de Trient


in Switzerland.It takes about two hours for the approach of the couloir and two hours for the ascent and one hour for the descent.It is a very nice refuge and very good food.
Posted Dec 7, 2002 8:49 am
georgenDifficulty

georgen

Voted 6/10

I would classify the whole route as AD-,pitches of III uiaa on the ridge,not easy scramble!
Posted Jul 25, 2010 8:13 am

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Images

On the ridgeCouloir de la TableThe Table Couloir from the...Overview of the couloirRouteInto the couloirClimbing up!
Lowering Richard down the...aiguille du tour with couloir...Cabane de TrientInto the couloir