Aiguille du Plat de la Selle Climber's Log

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Claude Mauguier - Nov 19, 2005 11:51 am

Route Climbed: normal E side then SE ridge Date Climbed: aug. 1985  Sucess!

Started from Les Etages around 3 AM...nearly 2000m. difference of level ! Nice weather, but as you get beneath col de Burlan and attacking the final pyramide, the rock gets worse. And once you get at the very foot of the E facet, as you have to reach a little gap on your left in order to climb up the S face, things are becoming delicate : everything seems to be crumbling around. Be careful. During a normal summer, don't carry any snow/ice gear, that would be useless.

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