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Le Gringalet - WI4

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Jean-Francois Denis, Serge Roy, 02/1977
(Trad) Ice Mixed
PG13
3
Depends on the conditions obviously, but the route's been characterized as always thin. Bring your stubbies, and a couple pieces from your rock rack!
400
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI4 M3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Climb the dihedral in the obvious left facing corner on the mountain.
Possible to do in two pitches with a 70m rope. Otherwise, also possible to do with a little bit of simul-climbing for the leader to reach the anchor. If done with 60m ropes, go up a ways until a ledge is on the left. Belay. Continue onwards until a good belay station just before the "hand" (frozen hanging ice in the shape of a hand). One pin (OK) and a bolt (BOMBER). Climb ice to the top, with a 5m Scottish mixed finish after gaining the trees. Continue until the top.

Descent Options:

IF no parties are below you, it is possible to rap the route with two 70m ropes. TWO raps gets you to the ground. Going climbers left along the mountain's edge, you will eventually spot a rap station with a big heavy chain on a tree. With TWO 60m ropes

Submitted by: tallnik on 2006-12-10
Last Modified: 2012-11-21
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Route ID: 81780

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI4 M3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: tallnik on 2006-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

Graham led it all, as I was still getting my ice legs back in shape. Note: went back with Warren Zellman, and got the redpoint.

Added: 2006-12-15