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Mont Blanc - Face Sud-Ouest

Mont Blanc - Face Sud-Ouest

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The wildest and most remote corner of the whole range, the SW face is still home to two classic lines (Aiguilles Grises and Tournette Spur) and countless ice, ski and rock lines. Seracs are an unfortunate presence on many of these lines, though!

Route List

1: Refuge Gonella

2: Arête des Aiguilles Grises, PD+, Irving, 1919

3: Aiguilles Grises/Voie du Pape, PD+, Bonin, Graselli, Pie XI, Gadin, Proment, 1890

4: Voie Italienne Historique, PD, Brown, Chabod, Grange, Lalle, 1868

5: Pente SW des Bosses, AD, Lochmüller, Schuster, Swaine, 1897

6: Balade d’Automne, D, Damilano, Perroux, 2001

7: Voie Pfann, AD, Hertling, Pfann, 1909

8: Voie Berthod, AD, Francisci, Salluard, Savoye, 1940

9: Voie Foster-Moore, AD, Anderegg, Baumann, Foster, Moore, 1873

10: Voie Rébuffat, D, Colonna, Gabarrou, Stratta, 1985

11: Goulotte Alexis, D WI2, Chapelier, Damilano, 2002

12: Éperon de la Tournette, AD 3c, Carrel, Fischer, Kennedy, 1872

13: Bivouac Quintino Sella

14: Couloir Saudan, 5.4 E3, Saudan, 1973

15: Contrefort S de l’Éperon de la Tournette, D, Jöchler, Maregliati, Vignolo, 1972

16: Couloir Gréloz-Roche, AD/5.3 E4, Gréloz, Roche, Schmid, 1946

17: Voie Mario Marone, TD- WI5, Gabarrou, Stratta, 1984

18: Éperon Jaccoux-Domenech, AD, Domenech, Frouville, Jaccoux, Perrodeau, 1976

19: Couloir W, AD, Neuschwander, 1986

20: Contrefort Central, D, Gentinetta, Gentinetta, Kaufmann, Kesteven, Marshall, 1893

21: Le Combat des Chefs, D+, Cimorra, Gilbert, Gerbaud, Perroux, Zanatti, 1991

22: Marius et Ophélie, TD WI5, Damilano, Heintz, Maurus, 1991

23: Contrefort de Droite, D, Franzelin, Heckenbleikner, 1905

24: Variante Croux, D, Bron, Croux, Ghiglione, Pennard, Weber, 1947

25: Lune de Miage, TD+ WI5, Gabarrou, Pastore, Radigue, 1986

26: Voie Gugliermina, TD-, Brocherel, Gugliermina, Gugliermina, 1901

27: Himalamiage, TD, Gabarrou, Passino, 1989

28: Perfect Storm, ED 6a+, Richardson, Rinn, 2018

29: Fanta-Couloir, TD+, Grassi, Tessera, 1984

30: Pilier Rouge de la Pointe Louis Amédée, TD+, Grassi, Roche, 1983

31: Éperon SW de la Pointe Louis Amédée, Croux, Gilberti, Rivetti, Ottoz, 1940

32: Arête du Brouillard, AD, Blodig, Jones, Knubel, Winthrop Young, 1911

33: Face W du Mont Brouillard, D, Bron, Wiessner, 1958

34: Voie Blodig, AD, Blodig, Croux, 1907

35: Éperon W de la Pointe Baretti, ED, Richardson, Tunstall, 2009

36: Couloir SW de la Pointe Baretti, 5.3 E4, Janody, Tardivel, Sainte-Marie

37: Face SW de la Pointe Baretti, AD, Baretti, Maquignaz, 1880

Updates

Dec 21, 2021: Thanks to Simon Richardson and Micha Rinn, authors of some spectacular lines on the face, many lines have been corrected and a three have been added (Perfect Storm, West Face of Mt Brouillard, and W Spur of Punta Baretti).

Oct 12, 2022: Graphic design update

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