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South (promontorie) Ridge -

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Some in-situ pins, the odd bolt, and the rest trad.
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Ascend the South ridge to the hut, go round the back, up an awkward notch, traverse slabs left to a large terrace, climb a steep chimney, and then head out left to the edge of a large couloir. Ascend said couloir. This leads to a large terrace (about 2 hrs of climbing). Climb up rightwards to the bottom of a steepening wall. Descend rightwards a bit to a short steep slab. Traverse this underneathe the edge of the Carre glacier (some ice fall hazard). There is some good exposure here. Climb the left side of the glacier, then move right at the top. Climb on the right side of the ridge to some red rocks, get on top of the ridge here to "Au cheval" it. Go up easy rocks to the summit. About 6 hrs from the hut. Descend the same way you came up. There are rap stations present.

Submitted by: graniteavenger on 2005-12-28
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Route ID: 72769

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Flash Flash ascent by: graniteavenger on 2003-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

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Fab route, not too crowded. There is a fantastically huge bivvy boulder at the foot of the ridge, to the left of the trail up the morraine.
Make sure you look out for the red rock section on the upper pitches, if you go off route here, it sux!

Witnessed by: Steve
Added: 2003-08-06