Our inspiration for the routes we have climbed this week has come from a beautiful coffee table book, published this year, simply titled “Mont Blanc, The Finest Routes” and written by Philippe Batoux.
Yesterdays route was no exception as we headed up the Midi to bag another rock route in the sunshine. The Baquet-Rebuffat route is graded TD and has a couple of crux pitches at 6a with the remaining ten or so pitches consistently around 5b/5c. It gives some stunning climbing on beautiful, knuckle shredding granite and the views around you are stunning. The downside of this accessibility and aesthetic delight is that it tends to be busy and yesterday was no exception. Nonetheless continental banter kept spirits high and we had another cracking day out.