Couloir de la table

Page Type
Route
Location:
France/Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Snow, ice and easy rocks at the end
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
PD+

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Couloir de la table
Created On: Nov 26, 2001
Last Edited On: Nov 26, 2001

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

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jsurinx

jsurinx - Dec 7, 2002 8:49 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

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.

georgen

georgen - Jul 25, 2010 8:13 am - Voted 6/10

Difficulty

I would classify the whole route as AD-,pitches of III uiaa on the ridge,not easy scramble!

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