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Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)
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Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)

 
Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)

Page Type: Route

Location: Haute Savoie, France, Europe

Object Title: Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)

Route Type: Rock

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 4b (French)

Route Quality: 
 - 5 Votes
 

 

Page By: mountaindog

Created/Edited: Jul 30, 2002 / Jul 30, 2002

Object ID: 156740

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Page Score: 72.08%  - 2 Votes 

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Approach


Same as main peak page.

Route Description


6 pitches of perfect granite.

Essential Gear


2 x 50m ropes for the rappel. 6 draws, a few long slings. Helmets a must.

Miscellaneous Info


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noahRoute Comment

noah

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I did this route yesterday, i would highly recommend taking at least a few med cams and some nuts. The route is not that well fixed and quite exposed in parts.


Posted Jun 27, 2004 9:55 am
noahRoute Comment

noah

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Early in the season you will have to traverse over snow in the gully (about 30-40 degrees) before gaining the small rock scramble to reach the grassy ledge. Which you may need to make a small jump to get onto and off, so consider this when choosing approach footware. Especially if you start early it maybe quite icy but there is normal good steps made but still no nice in light runners.



Same goes crossing the Index Coulior to gain the rock rib at the end of the climb.
Posted Aug 24, 2004 10:20 am

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traffic jamThe rap off the IndexTomo finishing up the second...Final rock steps on the SE...Looking down on the lifting...Easy slabs on the SE ridge of...Route on the Southeast ridge....