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El Chico

First ascent: Enrico Bonino, Olivier Colay on 7-12-2016
By: Enrico Bonino (mountain guide)
Area: Western Alps, Group: Mont Blanc, Peak: Pyramide Du Tacul, Height: 3468m, Country: France, Region: Rodano-Alpi

El Chico" ascends the NNE Face of Pyramide Du Tacul and combines the routes "Pinelli-Sabbadini" and "Lenoir" to finish up the last pitch of the classic "Ottoz" route.

GETTING THERE

At Courmayeur park at the SkyWay cable car.

ACCESS

Best approach on skis. From Punta Helbronner to Col Flambeaux. Descend into Vallée Blanche and coast the last crevasse filed close to Pic Adolphe. Skin up to the base of the route, 1 hour circa.

DESCENT

Abseil down the route.

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M6+ 4°

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250m

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