BONATTI TABOU, CHANDELLE DU TACUL (3581M)

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Located in the heart of the Cirque Maudit, the Chandelle du Tacul is a compact granite monolite offering world class climbing in a spectacular high alpine environment of mighty glaciers, 4000m peaks and granite towers.

Best parts of two great routes are combined into a fantastic and sustained climb

The Chandelle du Tacul (3613m) is one of the satellite towers of the Grand Capucin. It is a true needle of golden granite, which is also an incredible viewpoint: on one side, the slender profiles of the Trident and the Grand Capucin, on the other, the glacial basins of the Maudit and Brenva, dominated by the snowy cap of the Mont Blanc.

The Bonatti Tabou combines the best parts of two routes: lower pitches of the Bonatti route (Bonatti–Gallieni 1960) and top pitches of and Tabou (Piola–Stappazzon 1988) follow an elegant and sustained line on fantastically featured and solid granite wall: 245m of 5c – 6b+ of cracks, slabs and corners.

The Chandelle du Tacul is accessed by a glacier trek passing through séracs of the Glacier du Géant from the Skyway lift station. This glacier approach makes the itinerary a marvellous example of the alpine climbing typical to the Chamonix valley.

Price per guide for up to 2 climbers

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Advanced tech level  
Physical fitness 4/5
1 full day of climbing
Guiding ratio 1:2
Available June - October

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