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Geronimo

First ascent: S. Angelucci & C. Moulin 1991
By: Mario Sertori
Area: Ecrins, Group: Valle di Freissinières, Height: 1600m, Country: France, Region: Haut Dauphiné

Together with Au-delà des ombres this is the longest outing on the entire face. The route follows a interesting series of walls and free-standing drips. This beautiful vertical journey is never excessively demanding and usually climbs plenty of ice. The first three pitches are the most demanding, after which the route makes a long exposed rightward traverses to a Candadian sized ice sheet.

GETTING THERE

From Briançon take the RN 94 to Argentière–La Bessèe. Three kilometers after Argentière and just before Roche de Rame turn off right, drive beneath the railway tunnel to Freissinières (7/8km). Continue on from here past the Les Viollins and Mensals to where the road finishes in a car park close to the beautiful Dormillouse hamlet. The road is often closed due to snow at Mensals, which results in an additional 30 minute walk-in.

ACCESS

The base of the route is located in the big corner, just to the right of Happy Together. Walk-in: 1 hour 15 min.

DESCENT

At the end of the difficulties traverse left to reach the tree abseils of Au-delà des ombres, to reach the end of Happy Together. From here abseil down as for Happy Together. Do not descend vertically down the route because, obviously, you'll reach the initial roof and void!

NOTES

Map route 6.

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