Argentière - La Crèmerie : Moby Dick

Argentière - La Crèmerie : Moby Dick

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Map

  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 282 - Martigny
  • Swisstopo - 1344 - Col de Balme
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc

Licence

General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)

quality: medium

Rating

D-   3+    I    P2 

heights

elevation min/max : 1350 m / 1350 m

height_diff_difficulties: 90 m

orientations

E W S N

description

Moby Dick is the last of the three main icefalls at the Cremerie site, Argentière. Lots of pleasant variations, but be careful on the approach as often there is ice hidden under snow.

Approach

See Crémerie. From the foot of the first ice fall, ("La Crémerie"), the line of Moby Dick is obvious, some 200m further up the valley.

Route

L1 40m, Never steeper than 70º. Tree belay.
L2 50m, (possible to split into two pitches.) Never steeper than 80° for small sections of 5-8m. Tree belay.

Descent

Abseil

remarks

Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.

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