Bonatti/Tabou on the Chandelle

On July 24, 2013 by Tim Neill

The granite spires around the Grand Capucin are all inspirational summits. The remaining one for me was the Chandelle du Tacul. Dave H and I climbed the Bonatti/Tabou combination (highlighted in the Batoux 100 classics….more points of course!).

The route is undeniably perfect with really safe crack climbing all the way to a dream summit without a duff move or poor rock anywhere! Highly recommended! We had great fun sharing the climb with our mate Dougal Taverner ( ) and his friend Stephanie, so lots of banter and gossip up the climb. Dougal agreed this was easily one of the best routes of its grade in the massif. Go do it!


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