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South-West Ridge AD

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4273m. From the Finsteraahorn hut follow the normal route until the col of the SW ridge at 3316m. Follow the ridge in its entirety to the summit cross
V Fynn, W Murphy 15/Aug/1892
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Climb from the col of the ordinary route is easy on broken rock, the route then fades out a bit before it kicks up and the grade increases as the climb gets higher. You move into a rock gendarmes and ridges at the top which we ended up pitching. There was no sign of fixed gear on the whole route, as for the grade a good guide would be D IV. We had pitches of VD with odd pitches of S, lots of loose rock carry a VD rack with lots of slings. A great route which finishes with you belaying off the summit cross.
jon59 - AltLd - 29/Jul/12

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