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Voie Contamine, West Face of Gendarme Rouge(Red) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 1900', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Colin Simon on Mar 2, 2012

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Description 

Big, wandery route.

Hop off the glacier and onto the rock. After 2-3 pitches there's a large ledge. Angle up and left towards a big chimney system where the climbing steepens.

It is still not straightforward - routefinding was our crux, but it is less wandery. Simply difficult to pick which crack system to use, as none continue perfectly.


Location 

Take the lift to the Plan de l'Aiguille, walk up a hill and to the base of the route. Research your route in the OHM - they have far more detailed information than I could hope to post on MP.com.


Protection 

Many bolted anchors early on, fewer higher up.



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