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Cosmiques Arête 5.6 AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade II Aiguille du Midi
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Cosmiques Arête 5.6 AI2 M4 Mod. Snow International : France : ... : Aiguille du Midi
The Classic Climb. AD, Grade II, mostly snow and moderate alpine climbing, with a few sections of strenuous mixed climbing (in winter) or easy rock.The start up from the Cosmiques laboratory is quite easy, no need to rope up. The beginning of the arete apparently is a slab in summer, but an easy snow slope in winter. From the second peak, two short rappels take you down to the base of the third peak. Easiest route is around to the right, also possible to go straight up it (but need to abseil aga...[more] Browse More Classics in International