Chere Couloir (350m II 4), Triangle du Tacul
Approaching the Triangle du Tacul. The Chere Couloir is the Obvious Ice Gully
The Tacul ice seracs that present a threat to the approach are evident on the right
Fine Squeeky White Ice on the Chere Approach Apron in January
Good ice also evident on the Perroux Gully, left, and Serac Gully, right
Tougher Late Summer Ice on the Chere Approach Apron in September
Another large party bound for Mont Blanc pass below and leave tranquility on the Triangle du Tacul
Sporting Icy Granite Mixed Climbing in Lean Conditions on the Chere Couloir in Autumn
There is a double bolt belay at the top of this pitch which leads in to the main 80 degree fine crux pitch
Rapping off the Chere Couloir
This anchor has been chosen in preference to the bolted belay in order to get down to the final thread which gives a 60m abseil which (just) clears the bergschrund.
High in the Chere Couloir Just After Dawn
Great autumnal conditions in late September 2013. This is the last pitch of the ice climbing before the upper snow couloir is reached.