There are so many permutations for this traverse it's impossible to detail all of them here. It can be done in either direction. One thing to bear in mind, however, is that it provides a splendid end to the day after a route on the SE face. As long as you can (or want to) climb your chosen route carrying a sac, simply turn right at the top and keep traversing until you can scramble / walk back to the dam. If doing the traverse in it's own right take a 50m rope, a few nuts and some slings. Depending on how much of it you do and in which direction, there are some abseils and some easyish pitches (3+ / 4). All abseils are from bolted stances. The grade given in the CAS guide should be taken with a pinch of salt - AD to D+! This puts it on par with the Hornli and Zmutt ridges of the Matterhorn, which clearly it is not. It can easily be done in good approach shoes / light boots. I retain the CAS grade just to be 'correct'.

Hidden 09/Sep -
Sam Simpson 09/Sep Solo rpt

carried on the ridge to the col de la terrasse, excellent further scambling to be had.

Hidden 04/Sep AltLd
Sam Ash 03/Aug AltLd O/S
Dawn_K_B 03/Aug AltLd O/S

took a long time in the heat and queue, excellent day out though, great positions but easy climbing.

Stuart Johnston 20/Jul Lead O/S

E-W. Very little climbing and mostly airy scrambling. Highly recommended as an intro to the AD grade. Good practice for moving together. After the summit do not descend any of the gullies to the lakes (steep and loose and v dangerous) but continue on the ridge all the way to the big col and then walk down to the lakes easily.

with Lara Kesterton
swoodcock 14/Jul 2nd β

a very interesting ridge, 4 summits beautiful valley walk descent

with seb desrieux
OutdoorGirl 11/Jul AltLd
Laramadness 11/Jul -
with Carrie
mchardski 11/Jul Lead

With Tasha. Moving together and some pitching, me first all day

with Tasha
Hidden 21/Jun Lead
walts4 ??/2015 -
winter hill1 28/Sep/14 -
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd
Sam Simpson 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
jimmatthews 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
industrialiceman 28/Jun/11 -
jon 05/Nov/07 Lead
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