Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)

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Haute Savoie, France, Europe
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Time Required:
Less than two hours
4b (French)

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Southeast Arete (Classic Ascent)
Created On: Jul 30, 2002
Last Edited On: Jul 30, 2002


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.

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noah - Jun 27, 2004 9:55 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

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.


noah - Aug 24, 2004 10:20 am - Hasn't voted

Route Comment

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.

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