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Eperon des Cosmiques

 
Eperon des Cosmiques

Page Type: Route

Location: Mont Blanc, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.87890°N / 6.88780°E

Object Title: Eperon des Cosmiques

Route Type: snow couloir (Vallee Blanche) rock to top

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: D with pitches V, A1

Route Quality: 
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Page By: cherokee

Created/Edited: Jun 2, 2004 / Jun 2, 2004

Object ID: 161110

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Approach


From the Cosmiques or Simond Hut area desend the Vallee Blanch to the couloir between the first two rock formations below the Arete des Cosmiques ridge. Up the couloir to the right starts the rock face.

Route Description


This route is described in the guide books. I took route notes from Gaston Rebuffat's The Mont Blanc Massif (the 100 finest routes). When I climbed it July 22, 1976 it was quite popular. A short climb no more than 3-3 1/2 hours using some aid climbing in the overhangs. You can make several variations on this short but interesting face.

Essential Gear


Etriers are needed for the overhanging spots, Although when I climbed the route we just used some long slings.

Miscellaneous Info


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Additions and Corrections

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adnixRoute Comment

adnix

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The overhang on Rebuffat route can be climbed free at 5+/6a, too. In some guidebooks the route is rated TD inf. A normal rack with nuts and cams should be enough.
Posted Aug 12, 2004 4:32 pm
duxe1975Route Comment

duxe1975

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from the routh description i think that your talking about a routh that called in some of the guide books as cosmic spur, i was climbing it this summer and it was very enjoyble, if that's the routh i'll be happy to put in some more info, topo and photoes, so please let me know.


cheers


roy
Posted Aug 28, 2004 12:29 pm
cherokeeRoute Comment

cherokee

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Well, better late than never! But no these are two different routes. Randy Janoski
Posted Nov 18, 2004 7:27 pm
duxe1975Route Comment

duxe1975

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is there any other rock route on the cosmic ?


the only one i know is the cosmic spur...


roy
Posted Nov 21, 2004 2:33 am
cherokeeRoute Comment

cherokee

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The face of the spur is covered with variations. After my first climb I later (over a 8 year time span) climbed 4 other "routes" up the spur.


Randy
Posted Dec 20, 2004 4:39 am

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