This classic ice route up the North Face of the Droites is becoming increasingly popular. The best conditions are usually found in the autumn when the Grandes Montets lift is shut, but most parties will climb it in February to April starting from the Argentiere Hut. Make sure you book as it gets extremely busy in the winter. If you don’t expect a very unhappy Gardien (info and telephone number here). Most parties climb the route in a long day finishing in the Couvercle hut. Efficient teams often make it back to Chamonix if they have ski’s in the winter.
Average ascent time: 12 hours
Grade: TD+, (IV, 5)
Other Routes On the Droites North Face:
Print the Ginat Minitopo
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Ginat, Les Droites (TD+, V, M4+, 1000m).
Skagit Alpinism: Les Doites, Le Ginat Solo.
Les Droites North Face – La Ginat Route. Dylan Talyor Mountain Guide and Photographer
Les Droites: Ginat :: route / topo – Camptocamp.org