Rock climbing at Trident du Tacul

An IFMGA mountain guide takes you on an exciting rock climbing adventure at 'Lépiney route', a classic route in Trident du Tacul, considered one of the best climbs of the Mont Blanc massif.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Lépiney route at Trident du Tacul was climbed for the first time in 1919. Today, it’s an indisputable classic route of the Mont Blanc massif.

    Raising from the Geant Glacier, Trident du Tacul (3300 m) is a beautiful granite tower. In fact, it’s a satellite peak of Mont Blanc du Tacul. 

    To get there, we’ll take the Skyway cable car at Entreves station, in Courmayeur. The cable car will take us up to Pointe Helbronner (3462 m) where we’ll enjoy a stunning view from the terrace.

    Once there, we’ll hike for 1.30 hours from the glacier to the base of Trident du Tacul. We’ll have to wear crampons on our mountain boots and walk on a rope.

    Lépiney route is a 250 m route with 9 pitches, reaching a max difficulty of grade V in the UIAA grading system. From the top, you’ll admire a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.

    After the climb, we’ll rappel to the base and walk back to Pointe Helbronner. We’ll get back to Courmayeur by the afternoon.

    Don’t miss the chance of climbing one of the classics of the Mont Blanc massif! Send me a request so we can start planning this trip together.

    If you are looking for other interesting climbs in the area, check this rock climbing trip at Pyramid du Tacul.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    500 EUR

    Group of 2
    270 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     There's an extra 5€ fee for "search and rescue" insurance. Equipment rental (helmet, harness, crampons, ice-axe, mountain shoes, climbing shoes) costs 15.00€ per person per day.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Occasional

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    Personal technical equipment:

    - Backpack 30lt

    - Harness

    - Ice axe

    - Crampons with anti-bot plates

    - Mountain boots

    - Helmet

    - Climbing shoes

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    Clothing / useful gear

    - Sunglasses with high protective lens

    - Sunscreen and lip balm

    - Beanie

    - Mountain gloves

    - Breathable T-shirt

    - Warm fleece

    - Waterproof jacket

    - Schoeller climbing pants

    - Extra T-shirt

    - Camera

    - Water bottle 1 liter or thermos

    - Cap

    - Energy bars for the ascent

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA certified mountain guide based in the Aosta Valley. Summer and winter mountain activities in the Valley and nearby locations.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Aosta Mountain Guide-

     

    Goulven a une lecture époustouflante de la montagne. Son histoire personnelle est passionnante et en dit long sur son expertise. Etant guide à travers le monde et co-pilote d’hélicoptère de secours dans les Alpes, on se sent rassuré de le suivre hors des sentiers battus. Je recommande vivement d’être guidé par Goulven, surtout pour des randonnées techniques.
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