West Face

Page Type
Route
Location:
Massif du Mont Blanc - Aiguilles de Cham, France, Europe
Route Type:
Rock
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
V/VI

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Created On: Jul 24, 2004
Last Edited On: Jul 24, 2004

Approach


From the Plan de l'Aiguille take trail 133/134 to the base of the Charmoz-Grepon coloir (3 hrs). Better to bivy on the Plan de l'Aiguille and get an early start vice taking the first tram up.

Route Description


Once you are at the right base of the Charmoz-Grepon Coloir, look for a large curving chimney. This route starts in a crack 8 meters to the right of the chimney before converging with the chimney after one pitch. Continue up this line following the diedres and face climbing to meet the coloir then on to the top. For a more interesting finish, take the direct exit to the gap on the right of the flat-topped gendarme at 3743 meters then on to the top.

Essential Gear


Friends, nuts, double ropes, helmet, lunch, sense of humor, etc.

Miscellaneous Info


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West Face

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