Pyramide du Tacul Climber's Log

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Romain - Jul 15, 2016 2:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1999

East Arête  Sucess!

With J. Imbs and A. Alesina. Trip report


Cissa - Jun 18, 2015 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

Arete Est

Got halfway though the route but had to descend because I had to be back at work at night! Grrrr!!!


ericvola - Dec 26, 2013 2:22 am

East ridge and Ottoz  Sucess!

climbed 6 or 7 times by the East ridge and the Ottoz route


secander - Aug 4, 2013 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Arête E  Sucess!

Summited with Rose after deciding to ignore the ominous dark clouds coming over us from the Mont Blanc direction. About 1 min after summiting, the downpour started. We were pummeled by hail and rain. We quickly started our descent and Rose was no more than a few meters down when I heard the summit emitting a eerie buzzing noise which I surmise was due to the static electricity accompanying the storm. I down-climbed as fast as possible to a point about 20 m below the summit with some degree of shelter. Thankfully there was no lightening strike on our peak, and the storm passed almost as fast as it came. We finished the rappel in relative comfort (minus the rope getting stuck in a rather tenacious crack). The buzzing summit taught me my lesson... never risk climbing in the alps when thunderstorms are a possibility.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 27, 2012 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1978

Ottoz-Grivel  Sucess!

Nice granite-climb


salodanger - Sep 8, 2012 10:26 pm

E ridge

Bailed at the rap station 2/3 up the route due to approaching darkness. Nice route that far.


FrançoisJ - Mar 26, 2010 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1990

arête est  Sucess!

west ridge with german guy


pablo - Aug 24, 2009 8:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

Route Climbed: East   Sucess!

Nico, my brother Gabi and I from A. du Midi (9:30) to summit at (13:30), climbing in boots - a 4+ "chamoniard" ; )) ... great preparation for Dent Du Geant. You know why it's called pyramide in the end .... After negotiating the ugly rimaye and traversing some impressive crevasses ... then we celebrated with some beers and made night in Torino Hut.


riven - Jan 4, 2009 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

Route Climbed: East Ridge, Summer 2008

Backed off half way up. The slab climbing was getting a bit sketchy in mountaineering boots. It also started hailing just after we finished retreating which was lucky!


Gripped - Sep 15, 2006 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

A fun day out with a friend. The way back took longer than the way down from the Midi!


IceMonkey - Aug 9, 2006 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Fantastic route. Got the 7am cable car up to the midi, and took a nice casual stroll to the base of the climb. Did the climb in 8 pitches took 3.5 - 4hrs, starting on the right (2 extra rock pitches). Rappeling down is a bit of a pain mind, one of the ropes got stuck, and had to climb up to free it. Then it was off back to the midi, which always seems to take double the time on the way back. But all in all a great recommended route.

Tom Fralich

Tom Fralich - Aug 2, 2004 1:10 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: July 27, 2004  Sucess!

Very nice climb - fairly sustained at around 5.5 - done with Philippe Gerschel. The route was much longer than I expected. We climbed in about 8 pitches starting from the foot of the ridge (using the alternate right-hand start). Access via the normal left-hand start seemed uncertain due to the very broken glacier. We descended by rappelling the route in 6 double-rope rappels. This was a bit of a pain since the rappels are not very clean and the rope is easily trapped behind flakes and blocks. Definitely a worthy route.


cherokee - Jun 2, 2004 3:31 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 8, 1977  Sucess!

This is a nice short rock climb easy to get to from the Aiguille Du Midi (or Col Du Geant). You can easily put together a series of nice climbs in this area.

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