Aiguillette d'Argentière : Arête NE intégrale (La Biscante)

Aiguillette d'Argentière : Arête NE intégrale (La Biscante)

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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

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General

route_types: loop
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)
rock_types: gneiss

climbing_outdoor_type: multi

configuration: edge, face

quality: fine

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Rating

D-  
5a
    I    P1 

heights

elevation_max: 1893 m

height_diff: +566 m / -528 m

height_diff_difficulties: 100 m

Access

height_diff_access: 450 m

orientations

E W S N

description

Approach

From the roadside parking at Tré les Champs, follow the path leading under the Chéserys slabs and in the direction of Lac Blanc. Before the ladders you arrive at the two Aiguillettes d'Argentière. The two routes climb the taller, (Grand), pinnacle.

Accès aux dalles des Chéserys et à l'Aiguillette d'Argentière.
Accès aux dalles des Chéserys et à l'Aiguillette d'Argentière.

Route 1

The normal route goes up the SW ridge of the taller pinnacle, 25m 4c

Route 2

The « Biscante » goes up the NE ridge of the taller pinnacle, starting at the foot of a slab.

L1 4b 6 bolts Start up the slab to a « table »boulder.
L2 5a A rock fault to step over, (easy), then a 10m abseil.
L3 4c Up the slab slightly to the right of the crest, then up to a belay ledge on the crest of the ridge.
L4 5b Many bolts Exposed pitch. Continue up the crest of the ridge until it becomes almost vertical. Traverse across the face to the right , around a rib, to reach the SW face and so to the top.

Descent

25m abseil from the big ring on the top.

remarks

  • Well bolted
  • Biscante was the nickname of Louis Lachenal

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

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