279m. At the easement which follows the initial slope above the télépherique station, ascend head south-east to the bergschrund and the left side of the face. This way avoids any stonefall triggered by parties on the Normal Route. One over the bergschrund, bear left under the rocks (two 50m-pitches) The NNW ridge can also be climed from the bergschrund.

A. Contamine 1959

garethMottram 21/Jul AltLd O/S

Good route, pretty busy, had to take the ice further right than the guidebook suggests as the left is thin and rotten at the moment, thus extending the rock section significantly

with Richard Tones, Anselm Murphy
machars 02/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
alastairbegley 28/Jul/14 AltLd


Slick 28/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Solo
gfpowell 13/Mar/14 -

Brilliant alpine winter climb

mattfarr 09/Sep/13 2nd
with Dave BMG, Will
geoff.comley 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Solo O/S
ClimbingGlen 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
gavinpeach 30/Jul/13 -

In descent.

with Dave Gillen
onlyfoddington 26/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead two of the snow pitches. Found the snow easy going but found the PD ridge at the top much more stressful.

with Adam
Hidden 07/Jul/13 -
alooker ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

First alpine route with David. Good exposed steep snow and then joins the ridge route. Little jump on the descent

with David
gingerking ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
shah ??/2013 AltLd O/S
guy757 30/Jul/12 -
ashtond6 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/12 -
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead
Webster 04/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

moved together.

Huw Mithan 04/Jul/12 AltLd
with Ben Fitzgerald, Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster
Luke Davies 01/Jul/12 Lead
TCarrick ?/Jul/12 -
JenEvans ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
efetunc ?/Jul/12 Lead

Escaped the very crowded normal route not knowing this was graded AD: On the descent, we had to escape through the slopes and be bombarded by snow and ice from above.

with Rafal Malczyk
Hidden 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Petarghh 15/Jul/11 Solo
aipattison 08/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Matt, Josh Waller
Petarghh 06/Jul/11 Lead
with Stewie
Peter Holder 29/Aug/10 -
Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd
wi11 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Chris Gee
Hidden ??/2010 -
Adderbury Climber ?/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Ice was like rock, more balancing on the points rather than getting either crampons or axes to bite.

Krumme ?/Aug/07 -
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