Tour Ronde : Couloir Rébuffat

Tour Ronde : Couloir Rébuffat

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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

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General

route_types: traverse
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)
configuration: goulotte

quality: great

Rating

D+   4    II    P2 

heights

elevation min/max : 3462 m / 3792 m

height_diff_up: 350 m

height_diff_difficulties: 350 m

slope: 80°

gear

glacier_gear: glacier_safety_gear

orientations

E W S N

description

A classic but much less popular than the N Face or the Gervasutti.

Topo : Tour Ronde, W Face
Topo : Tour Ronde, W Face
Topo : Tour Ronde, couloir Rébuffat
Topo : Tour Ronde, couloir Rébuffat

Approach

From the Torino hut or the pointe Helbronner, cross the Col des Flambeaux, go under the Aiguille de Toule and continue towards the Combe Maudite. Go under the N face of the Tour Ronde and to below the bergshrund on the W face.

Route

The obvious gully to the left of the Gervasutti couloir.
Go up the snow slope to overcome the bergschrund.
After another snow slopeclimb an ice wall at 80º.
Climb up the short snow slope above then several steps at 65° in the iced up gully.
Gain the summit ridge by the top part of the N face.

Descent

By the normal route: snowy ridge to start to a little, obvious col, (abseil ring behind a rock boulder.) Continue by descending an E facing slope at 45º.

remarks

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

gear

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