Today Larry Shiu and I took advantage of a calm and beautiful day to climb Sacre bleu. We folllowed more or less the common approach on the right side of the drainage. The snow is minimal but there is a lot of bushwacking involved. The approach pitches are all ice but the first little curtain is pretty thin at the top.
The climb itself is in very good shape with the exception of a few moves just off the “cave” on the last pitch that were a little delicate. Nevertheless, the climb took good screw placement all the way up. 2 daggers that were previously threatening the route are now gone.
As stated above, we didn’t encounter much snow for most of the way up. There is no more than boot deep snow at 1800 meters of elevation, but the weak layer (basal facets) is quite apparent and widely distributed at that elevation.