Aiguille du Midi : Goulotte Vent du Dragon

Aiguille du Midi : Goulotte Vent du Dragon

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Associated waypoints

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Map

  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 292 - Courmayeur
  • IGN - 3531ET - St-Gervais les Bains - Massif du Mont Blanc
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc
  • Escursionista - ESC01 - Monte Bianco, Courmayeur

Licence

General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)
rock_types: granit
configuration: goulotte

quality: great

Rating

TD-   4  M5    III    P2 

heights

elevation min/max : 3500 m / 3842 m

height_diff_up: 250 m

height_diff_difficulties: 250 m

difficulties_height: 3500 m

slope: 85°

orientations

E W S N

description

Approach

From the footbridge between the N pinnacle and the central pinnacle of the Aiguille du Midi, just on the right, an abseil can be made from some slings and a metal ring. (Check them first!)
Another 4 abseils brings you to the start of the gully.

Ascent

250m long gully. 5 pitches, 85° max, section of M5 on the 5th pitch.

L1 50m Snow slope and mixed, in-situ belay.
L2 30m Snow ramp amd mixed for 30m
L3 Nice, narrow ice gully then the crux, in-situ belay. (Delicate and technical section)
L4 Narrow ice gully with a mantleshelf on ice then mixed.
L5 M5 Mixed and the 2nd crux

Descent

Exits onto the Cosmiques ridge, just below the crux wall, (passage of 4). Follow the Cosmiques ridge to the Aiguille de Midi station.

remarks

Impressive situation even though very close to the cable car.
Just 20m from the top of the route to the cable car if no queues on the Cosmiques ridge.
Can be awkward to arrange protection, depending upon conditions.

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

gear

Ice screws and friends.
2×60 m ropes.

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