Arete des Cosmiques*** AD
[Neil on the Cosmiques, 3 kb]Three stars for a modern classic, although most agree it is easier than the "AD" grade. From right above the Abri Simond Bivy Hut, follow the SW Ridge staying mainly on the south side. Snow and rock route, two 20 meters rappels back to back; the first a diagonal descent and the second a drop down a chimney. Towards the end of climb after the short wall with A0-type move possible, move around the large ledge towards the north face and climb the small gully to the ladder that leads to the viewing platform of the Midi Station.
Route finding can be quite tricky. 3 hours from Abri Simond area.
Description and Topo here:
G and M Finch 29/Aug/1911

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

Photo: Neil on the Cosmiques © andymoin
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Guided. Lots of fresh snow.
l21bjd - 2nd - 18/Sep/15

adamre12 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with James Ayres

AndyT1151 - 06/Sep/15

Great to finally get on this route, super nice weather and visibility. Clouds in the valley. Moved together for the majority of the route, pitched the last 60m or so to the ladder.
OllieF - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with David

aerobiee - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/15 with Ollie Footitt

Jagged Globe Alpine techniques 2 course
ADAMSTUBS - Lead O/S - Sep/15

Plan C for the day but good fun nonetheless. Late in the day so only two other parties on the route. Never seen such polished granite!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Misha Nepogodiev, Ian Cooper

Did this the day after the Swiss Route on the Grand Capucin. The original plan had been to do the Contamine on the Lachenal but we didn't have time (aka didn't get up early enough!). After giving up on a route on the Eperon (figuring we wouldn't have time), decided to do the Cosmiques as Plan C as Ian and Alex hadn't done it before. Started at 2pm, at the top at 4.30pm. Moved together except for the crux pitch which Alex led. Got overtaken by two guided parties but otherwise no traffic. Clear of snow as well, so pretty cruisey except that we had very heavy packs due to the bivvy gear for the Grand Cap! Also all the Grand Cap gear - two 60m ropes, double set of cams, set and a half of wires... even used some of it occasionally! The drilled crampon slots seem to be proliferating!
Misha - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/15 with Alex, Ian C

wasn't very snowy and mixed but great nonetheless late aug 15
tomdawson4 - AltLd - 29/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/15

In one day from Midi. Descent out of midi station exciting but OK. Climb in good conditions. Bit of a queue at crux. Beautiful weather.
adrianj - AltLd - 28/Aug/15 with Tim Gledhill

Oo - 26/Aug/15

best way to return to the midi station. did this route 8 years ago with a guide when i was 16 so was fun to lead the interesting bits this time around.
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/15 with Alfie Maun

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/15

Guss1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/15

Moved together throughout and wore crampons the whole way. Some fresh snow but still quite dry on sections. Excellent alpine introduction.
Nath93 - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/15

Paul Collins - Solo - 19/Aug/15 with Gav, Liam

Vincej - 17/Aug/15 with Fred Drouet

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/15

jules1990 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/15 with Dave Missing

No snow/ice at all. Crampons off at the bottom. Super fast first half, slower 2nd because of queues.
Dawn_K_B - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Sam Ashworth

Sam Ash - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/15 with Dawn Brinkman

First alpine route, was quite scared descending from the NoI station, but settled into a pace after the first bit, really enjoyed the entire day, although rather worn out at the end. Done in beautiful weather, too hot when we got back down to the valley!
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/15 with Richard kendrick, Chris Gardner

Very dry - pretty much no snow at all. Didn't wear crampons on the ridge at all. Moved together the whole way as we were racing for the last lift!
EllieWoods - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/15 with pete belfield

Adamski1986 - AltLd - 03/Aug/15 with James Higgins

with fresh snow!
Zoe Cockburn - Aug/15

First AD alpine route.
summerse - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/15 with Mike Kinge, Charli Wisbey

Charli Wisbey - 24/Jul/15

2nd time of the trip, less crowded but no less fun
Mike.Kinge - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/15 with Charli, Elwyn

with Gav Pike and Ozzy Dave
dawp4810 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/15

ned_85 - AltLd - 17/Jul/15 with Emily Bridger

Jarron (TSAC) & Jelmer (TSAC)
ijsbeer - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/15

7 year dream realised
Mike.Kinge - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Lee L, Owen Williams

Almost completely dry. Crampons not required other than for the descent from midi.
Petarghh - Lead - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/15

1st Alpine Lead
Fletch12 - Lead - 13/Jul/15 with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/15

IanHope - 10/Jul/15 with Bruce goodlad

JohnHartley - 10/Jul/15 with stephen hartley

AndrewP - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Sam Peterken, FelixPeterken

Hidden - 06/Jul/15

Hidden - 06/Jul/15

Taken in descent from the Cosmiques hut. Soloed first half, and roped up after abseils. Good fun, despite the crowds.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Ken B, Martin F

Did after pointe lachanel, had to overtake a lot of groups and waited at the crux over a hour, good route though
AshBash - 04/Jul/15

Superb fun, climbed with Jay Grigson on a hot day from the Midi cable car. Battled it out with numerous guided teams, but found that this meant we got to savour the excellent views and positions all the more!
mattgrange - AltLd - 02/Jul/15

bedsforsleepypeople - 02/Jul/15 with Ben Davenport

How to avoid the notorious crowds... do it at dusk. We took the last cable car up, chilled out at the base of the climb and started climbing as the sun was going down. Amazing setting with a full moon over one shoulder and the lights of chamonix over the other. Got to the midi platform without the hero's welcome, and with it being so warm, slept outside, on the rope.
derryclimbs - AltLd - 02/Jul/15

benwh1te - Jul/15

JdotP - 2nd rpt - Jul/15 with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska

Ndawson - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Alex Hebden

danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/15 with Sam

It was quite a cloudy day but the route was in great condition + we got engaged at the top :D Luckily he waited until I'd got over the barrier!
Ahebden93 - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with Neil Dawson

KatOstrich - AltLd - 26/Jun/15 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/15

Dino Dave - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/15 with Kat Ostrich

As finish to Eperon de Cosmiques. Brilliant day.
davkeo - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/15 with Cearbhall Daly

cearbhalld - 2nd - 25/Jun/15 with Dave Keogh

Combined with traverse of pointe Lachanal
davkeo - Solo - 21/Jun/15

laurence_falconer - 20/Jun/15 with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker

petecurt - AltLd rpt - 20/Jun/15

DanOsb - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15

jac00 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Mike

Moved together the majority of the time. Pitched the 'move'. Loads of snow and ice to get our crampons into. An amazing day. Added extra spice at the end by going off route with a traverse. Really isolated climbing at this point. A real adventure on an otherwise supremely busy climb.
Legs - 19/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15

Only just made the last lift combining it it a day with the pointe lachenal traverse
Remyveness - AltLd - 13/Jun/15 with Ellie Fuller

What an amazing experience! Led the crux pitch, 4c is hard work in crampons. Incredible views and exposure. Truly a classic.
Ella7 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Remy Veness

Weather was bad so did this as plan b. Very enjoyable day out.
davkeo - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/15 with Ken Doyle

jac00 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Mike

scarmichael - 07/Jun/15 with marc langley

sj87 - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey
steveforgrieve - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - 05/Jun/15

Moved together most of the route, a few short pitches. Shame it was so busy! Great route.
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Adam Harris, Calum Hicks

The icing on the cake is that the route deposits you at the midi station, therefore avoiding that horrible walk back!
calumhicks - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Hugh Simons, Adam Harris

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Jun/15

Ian84 - AltLd - Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/15

Zolly Whitaker - Lead - Jun/15 with Megan Jackson, Laurence Falconer

Eagertom - AltLd - Jun/15 with Laura Shaw, Dan Murray

Richard Kendrick - Solo - Jun/15

Hidden - 27/May/15

First alpine/winter climb, just a tad scary!
ricky6386 - 2nd O/S - 11/May/15

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/15

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/15

Cracking day. 2hr45 min from the hut.
tedburt - AltLd β - 08/May/15 with Aaron Burdett

aerobiee - Lead O/S - 07/May/15 with Jen Stretton

Jenn_Stretton - 2nd - 07/May/15 with David Thexton

Hidden - 24/Apr/15

Bella's first alpine route. Great conditions.
Fultonius - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/15 with Bella

James W - 2nd - 10/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/15

Sam Simpson - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/15 with Alex Marchant, Ally Hurst

turbojames - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/15 with danny millar, Anne Corbett

JuhoK - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

K Mckay - 2015

Camille - 2nd - 2015 with Pierre Girard

Hidden - 2015

joelevanschamonix - 2015

paultaylor - AltLd - 23/Dec/14 with Matt Roberts, Will I Am

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 23/Dec/14 with Paul Taylor, Will Moy

Hidden - Lead - 26/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/14

Day after arrived in Cham. Good acclimatisation route- far better conditions that last time, and much faster also (3hrs 30mins). Met another Brit by the abseils and we soloed together- nice to have some company. The blank slab crux solo was no dramas- a nice ascending finger crack with enough placements for crampon points. An awesome morning!
Lancer - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/14

DigitalSteak - Lead - 15/Oct/14

Rustyclimb - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/14

Rock scramble with crampons. No need for axe in summer.
Steve Wakeford - Solo - 04/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 19/Sep/14

snow/ice cover low.
Kayan - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/14 with Aidan Woollaston

Guided climb with Adam George
dauwhe - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Jordangask - Lead - 11/Sep/14 with Simon Marr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/14

Tim Rodgers - 11/Sep/14 with Mike Lea

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/14

not a lot of snow on the route
nicjbuk - Lead - 08/Sep/14 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

5th time up this route. Least snow I've seen on, good route but I dont think I'll do it again
rossn - 08/Sep/14 with Bill Butterworth, Nick Bryan

goatee - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Andrew Griffiths

first alpine experience. great route for acclimatising getting use to crampons, rope work etc. best part. you can descend directly into the bar! :)
hoppojoe7 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with stuart honick

fantastic first alpine route all climbed in big boots and crampons on beautiful golden chamonix granite, was excellent warm up that gave me confidence!
Matthew Martin Wsm - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with dave kenyon

DigitalSteak - Solo - 03/Sep/14

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Al Docherty

Went to do the burnier vogler abseil station had been dismantled so finished up the arete. None of the difficult sections are difficult as there a large, chipped, front point shaped holds all over.
wilkinscl - 03/Sep/14

Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with katie

Katie S - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with Matt Schwarz

morpcat - 2nd - 03/Sep/14 with wilkinscl

No ab rope so the down climbs were fun. Especially the second one which was an iced up chimney.
davkeo - Solo O/S - Sep/14

did an alternative start about 50m to the right of the ormal start, joined the ridge by the first absail. a combination of moving together and solo
Webster - Solo - Sep/14

Hidden - Sep/14

engelsk_chica - 2nd - Sep/14

georgec - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14

cmars89 - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Pete Duckworth

Hidden - Solo - 23/Aug/14

Good route....shit load of people made it dangerous and annoying
aljones91 - AltLd - 22/Aug/14 with Ben hester

flett53 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/14

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Piers Newton

Great weather. Fine climb. Too busy.
khalidq - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Jon Leighton, Harriet Kirk

jonleighton - 16/Aug/14

Timothy Miller - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/14

Piers Harley - AltLd - 12/Aug/14 with Ewan Whitmey

Hidden - 10/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/14

Adamski1986 - AltLd - 08/Aug/14 with Richard Gage

Gumery - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/14

2nd alpine route.
CallumSmith - Lead - 08/Aug/14

Hidden - 08/Aug/14

JHolland - 08/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14

anthonylewis - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Richard Cope

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/14

Jo sumner - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Chris Andrews

Stani49 - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with Paul Mckenzie

Alpine style climbing together.
Palindrome - 2nd - 07/Aug/14

Excellent. Up early so the route wasn't busy. Climbed roped together in 2hrs 30mins carrying bivy kit and a full rack from the day before.
gavinpeach - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Andy Finney

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/14

mrbird - AltLd - 06/Aug/14

Piers Harley - AltLd - 06/Aug/14 with Ewan Whitmey

AndyBryce - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Hamish Frost, Andy Nicol

hamishfrost - 2nd - 06/Aug/14 with Andrew Bryce

feilx - 05/Aug/14 with Jo R, james d

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/14

jonskippy - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley

2nd time and still a pleasure! Bivvied in the station the night before to ensure we had the route to ourselves
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with jonskippy

guide book time
greenclimb - AltLd rpt - 04/Aug/14 with Sarah

Ciaran Mullan - AltLd - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Aug/14

picasso - AltLd - 04/Aug/14

braw wee route, first alpine trip and loved it
jaggy bunnet - AltLd - 03/Aug/14

Senna - 01/Aug/14

Second ever winter route, great conditions fairly steady descent, ascent was good bit fluttery moving together but good fun
jazzyjeff - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/14 with Ross, Sean

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/14

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - Aug/14

Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/14 with Jon Leighton, Khalid

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/14

lead the whole route
friendzone1234 - Lead O/S - Aug/14 with Gavin peach

Amazing!!! Some fresh snow from the previous few days.
scottywakefield - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14

Lovely route, great conditions, evening queuing for the crux was fun in the sunshine!
JezzaCat - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Stella

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/14

Jon Ellis - 28/Jul/14 with James Ellis

Did after Lachenal traverse (from first lift). Cosmiques ended up taking an epic 6 hours.... Mostly spent queuing at bottlenecks.....
EllieWoods - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Rich

Started at 1115, got stuck in a queue at the first abseil and only just made the last lift down.
Richard Alderton - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Ellie

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/14

skirton - 23/Jul/14 with Ben Jones

snowy_woodruff - Lead - 23/Jul/14 with Mem

jhobbs - 18/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/14

Hidden - 17/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/14

petrch - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Philipe Guyon

jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Will Pope

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jul/14

swapped lead a few times. great day
Graeme Gilchrist - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14 with tim de veere green

Mostly moved together. 4 1/2 hours round trip.
andy_e - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Ron Clark, Jared Kitchen

Simnel - 09/Jul/14 with Andy L, Rog B, steve r

After Rebuffat on the Eperon
DigitalSteak - Lead - 06/Jul/14

Charley17 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with jack, tom, bart, chrissy

blue-icefox - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Graham

2010_graham - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/14 with blue-icefox

Chrissy202 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Charizard, Jack

Hidden - Jul/14

David Barratt - AltLd - Jul/14 with owenf

phildawson - Jul/14 with Ciaran Mullan

viriato - Jul/14

Claire Molloy - 2nd - Jul/14 with Mark Thomas

2010_graham - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with David B, Nikki Y

With Black Diamond guide for under 2 hours. Did varitions around the abseils from the right and bypassed the crux and exit chimney from the right with some harder and tricky slab climbing with crampons.
wiibaker - 2nd - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - 28/Jun/14

Such a good day! Easy for AD, the crux was ace. Great views and position.
Dawn_K_B - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, Jem Greenway

Street - 2nd - 26/Jun/14

Zero visibility on the approach. Once we started the climb things cleared up quite a bit. Towards the end of the route we had to wait a lot for other groups. Last two - three pitches done in a mad scramble as the snow had returned and we heard thunder. Otherwise it was a great day!
sadams601 - AltLd β - 25/Jun/14

Rebs - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with Laura Shaw, Laurence

Great day out on a great route. Want to try some variations!
davidbird63 - 24/Jun/14 with David Adcock
joelevanschamonix - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/14

ten4dave - 24/Jun/14 with David Bird

Gibbo - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Sash Coombes

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14

mattking_109 - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Iona

garethMottram - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Richard Tones

Guided by ISM, busy classic but still nice
scree - 20/Jun/14

barrowclough - 19/Jun/14 with Jake Howard

An enjoyable route with some great sections of climbing on rock, snow and mixed ground. A very busy route meant climbing the last few sections of mixed climbing in less than ideal conditions.
Jack Whiteley - Lead - 19/Jun/14

Awesome first alpine lead! Loved it
Tim Harper - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Retro Rowan

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - 19/Jun/14

Retro Rowan - 19/Jun/14 with climbingdrummer

Overtook one party and got a clear run. So good especially as we weren't being clambered all over by guides.
JakeWShaw - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14

First alpine route, really good but very busy!
Calum Wadsworth - 19/Jun/14 with Tom A

Nick_Merriman - 19/Jun/14 with Tim Harper, Retro Rowan

Sam Ash - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Jake Shaw

Fun little route. Just got too busy to be enjoyable by the end though. Cal's first Alpine route.
Teappleby - AltLd - 19/Jun/14 with Calum Wadsworth

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/14

One of the first parties on the route and fast enough not to be overrun by other parties. Really fun route!
MSchobitz - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Pete Briggs, David Robinette

intended to to contamine grissol, but did this instead due to late cablecars and impending storms. top quality route, took us by surprise with difficulty but it was devoid of a lot of snow! got on it early so werent held up too much, moved together for majority, just pitching the crux
pete1993 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Micki, David

Great to be back in the valley. Lead the crux this time, olli had the narrow squeeze chimney.
joe.91 - AltLd rpt - 15/Jun/14 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Joe Dobson

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/14

Lots of snow this time which made it a much more alpine experience. Up and down from the midi so it made for a lovely rest day.
johnmctighe - 11/Jun/14 with Andy Owen

moved together, crux wall was easy..nice wee route
simon_D - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Edvin

DigitalSteak - Lead - 02/Jun/14

laurence_falconer - Jun/14 with Laura Shaw, Rebbeca Millington

jamesgr87 - Jun/14

Hidden - Jun/14

Hidden - Jun/14

Great climb - route was in really good condition with lots of snow. Moved together for the most part, pitched the crux and the traverse after the 2nd Gendarme - got a bit caught out on the final traverse below the exit chimney but all in all a great day with a bit of everything. Shame it was very busy though - standard French guides barging past, climbing all over us etc (we were moving quite slowly)
wjcblackshaw - Lead O/S - 28/May/14

Just finishing after doing the vent du dragon. Simul climbed all the way.
alpinestar_no1 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Jakob Fisker

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/14

Fantastic day in the mountains, great climb and amazing views! First time on this route, so it was interesting to lead it! All went well although I ended up climbing the 'difficult' chimney on the NW face behind the crux slab as I got confused on the actual route up the slab....! Another group came over the top (up the slab in the right place so I'll know for next time.....) Really fun day!!
Rob Royle - Lead - 05/May/14 with Steph

Cool route, classic tick.
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Shack crew - Ande, Stuart and Francesco

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - 05/Apr/14

Gumery - Solo rpt - 05/Apr/14 with Forshaw

Hidden - 04/Apr/14

Anna's first climb
Steve Wakeford - Lead - 03/Apr/14 with Anna Martin

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/14

Had the route to ourselves, climbed moving together with Andy and Lawrence
Paul Figg - 21/Mar/14 with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/14

McGuinness - 17/Mar/14 with Nick

Björn's first climb, the down climbed to just above crux to try and help Hinrik!!
Steve Wakeford - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Björn Ingason

ndraper1 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14

shah - Lead β - Feb/14

Hidden - 22/Jan/14

Tom Campbell - 2014

Hidden - 2014

matty123 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

prcleary - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Oct/13

Dougbart - 31/Oct/13 with Iain

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/13

In winter conditions
Mick Riley - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/13

Great route, Alex had the crux as i was struggling with the altitude; not even been in the valley for 24h! Wished I lead the crux though, straight forward.
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Alex Marchant, Thomas Reid

Full on Winter conditions. Awesome.
The Bad Cough - AltLd rpt - 16/Sep/13 with Clare Corran, John Sealey

Full on winter conditions
jon22 - AltLd - 16/Sep/13 with manxclare, The Bad Cough

manxclare - AltLd - 16/Sep/13 with paul cubbins, jon22

Scottish conditions!
AdamH - 16/Sep/13

Great route! Excellent weather, could see the Matterhorn. Led the hard bits, more awkward than difficult. Funny to be cheered by people on the viewing platform. Had a French guide push past as per
theomoore - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/13

jack.williams1 - AltLd - 11/Sep/13

j.buckley87 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13

Brilliant scramble and an awesome way to end our first alpine climbing week in The Alps.
Laura Parker - 06/Sep/13 with Alex Parker

jac00 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Linda

Moved together except for 4c crux pitch; 3hrs. Enchained with a Traverse of Pointe Lachenal; lovely 7hr day out.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Till N

With Mark Walker Mountaineering. Top Bloke.
Alex Parker - 06/Sep/13 with laura parker

Hidden - 05/Sep/13

great fun
simondunf - 05/Sep/13 with caspar

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/13

George dislocated his knee right at the start of the route, requiring helicopter rescue.
gravity - AltLd dnf - 03/Sep/13 with George

Gordon Lacey - AltLd - 01/Sep/13 with Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 01/Sep/13 with Gordon Lacey

HansStuttgart - Sep/13

Hidden - Sep/13

Amazing, but we were more worried than we needed to be, fairly straightforward and fun, and very short.
AlexxelA - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Paul Deane

First alpine route and a great intro, terrible altitude sickness by the end of it though!
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Mark Reid

david0811 - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with debbie, Dave Riley

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/13

jac00 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Ian

Hidden - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Aug/13

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Sophie Guinard, J F Philippe

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Sophie Guinard, J F Philippe

machars - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Bjorn Verduijn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

keithlambley - 23/Aug/13 with John T

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/13

Did without crampons. Moved together in the main. Crux pitch a bit testy in big boots.
JasonV - 22/Aug/13 with Heather, John

HJSmith - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with Jason, John Heap

Bivied on glacier and met Caroline from cable station. Left bivi kit on glacier and moved to ridge. Started 1st (took of crampons) but got soon over taken by large amounts of traffic. Very dry and moved well if slowly. Waited around a lot on abb points for them to clear. Lead 4b wall in boots, stuck cam for protection halfway up to 1st bolt. Moved well up traverse to finish photo. ran back down to pick bivi kit up and headed down. Geoff left for home. almost worth setting of mid day to avoid morning traffic AD II 4a(4c crux)
justaddpowder - Lead - 21/Aug/13 with Ed Smart, Geoff Smart, Caroline Milree

Beautiful day for a beautiful climb. Good experience seconding the route. Led by Mark Madge. Lots of traffic with a long wait at the bottom of the 4c pitch.
machine45 - 2nd - 21/Aug/13

Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Chris Hill

Did not use crampons once as all the rock was dry with no ice. Different experience to last time.
adamwesthead - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/13 with Hoult

Hidden - 15/Aug/13

D.botts87 - 14/Aug/13 with rob butcher, chris fielding

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13

luckyjim - AltLd - 13/Aug/13 with D Helm

After Rebuffat on the Eperon du Cosmiques. Lovely route; busy, but it's got a little bit of everything.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Billy

As a way back to the midi after summiting Mt Blanc du Tacul early in the morning. Took less than an hour moving together.
mickd - AltLd - 11/Aug/13

jameslam - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Olaf

aerobiee - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Tim Bevan

benclimbing - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Lisa Fullerton

Tim Bevan - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13

ad111 - 09/Aug/13

Moving together
ianstevens - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Sam Wainwright, Adam Bloch

Moved together in crampons, wonderful
JimboWizbo - Lead - 05/Aug/13 with Beth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/13

prwalker - AltLd - 05/Aug/13 with wupert

bonoid - Lead - 02/Aug/13 with Duncan McLaughlin

Highly reccommend this route. We watched a helicopter winch a casualty from the cable car station while on the ridge.
Malcolm Auchie - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with Jamie Evans, Karen Pickering

maddy92 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13

Paul Collins - Lead - Aug/13

robgixer - Aug/13

Jack00 - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with Edd Carrigan

Busby - Lead - Aug/13

mcgovern - AltLd - Aug/13 with TommyMcG, Paul Collins

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Aug/13

Ed carrigan - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Fat Andy Heff - 2nd O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/13

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13 with kerry, Stewart Webb

Hidden - 31/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Rachel Batt

Fun route. Climbing Mod to VDiff standard climbs at altitude in big boots, with great views and under a clear blue sky. Not much snow or ice unfortunately.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Paul Justin

Batt - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with rachael spraggs

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Henry Haworth

Hidden - 23/Jul/13

peter.herd - 20/Jul/13 with Sinclair Cooper

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/13

In b3 boots, preferred not to use crampons.
MichaelGallimore - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Nick millward, Bern hardman

BicycleBradley - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Chris Phelps

khris - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Bradley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Bruce S - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Joshua Willett

planetmarshall - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

Rob Wardle - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with Mark Wrekin, Ade Wrekin

Slick - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Egons Issy - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

bigredsquirrel - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Steve Hutton

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/13

James_L88 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Nathan Ling, James Moore

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Martin Rowe - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13

frotveit - AltLd - 01/Jul/13

keithlambley - 01/Jul/13 with Kate R

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Joe Innes

Richard Thombs - Jul/13

Hidden - Jul/13

Good intro for moving together over easy ground. Crux pitch to the ladders was lovely climbing but cold
alooker - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with David

edmitchell - Lead rpt - Jul/13 with Steve Hillier

tommytuffa - AltLd - Jul/13 with Libby

Kris - AltLd - Jul/13

stanleynkk - AltLd - Jul/13 with Oliver Alderman

TommyMcG - Jul/13 with Conor McGovern

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13

Benjaminblanc - Jul/13

shah - AltLd O/S - Jul/13

Hidden - 30/Jun/13

Great day out! Perfect conditions! Did it in the morning, had to rush back to the campsite to catch the coach home, great end to the trip!! :)
Joe Innes - AltLd - 30/Jun/13 with Steve Gibbs

laurence_falconer - 28/Jun/13 with Harry Bloxham

fulton333 - 27/Jun/13 with Charlie Edwards

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/13

Gumery - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Naomi

ma.cecilia - 26/Jun/13 with Michael Fyfe

DigitalSteak - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13

Dan818 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Joanne scott

joscott - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Daniel Longster

Lovely, got a bit overwhelmed half way along, but regained composure! After doing Pointe Lachenal in the morning. Super day! 3 hours for the route
pffft - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Naomi Havercroft

set off whilst snowing, a bit tricky route finding withe poor visibility and making tracks in fresh powder but a couple of hours in the clouds cleared and topping out in the sunshine 5 mins before the last ride down to cham was awesome.
NeilOMalley - AltLd - 24/Jun/13 with Adam Walker

GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with will smith

Claireee - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with Jojo

A Walker - AltLd - 24/Jun/13 with NeilOMalley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13

Crux pitch was buried. Hardest part of the route was avoiding dubiously-skilled clients being dragged up the route.
Mr Fuller - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker

Kayan - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

spenser - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13

Lovely climb with great weather - in T-shirts at points! great way to end a good week.
Nicole Almond - AltLd - 21/Jun/13 with Dad

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/13

Warm sunny tee shirt weather. Super end to a great week
Dave Almond - AltLd - 21/Jun/13 with Nicole Almond

Gumery - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Naomi, Forshaw

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/13

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Luke Duckworth

Moved together for most of it. Led "crux" didn't seem hard at all... Altitude made going tough as first route we did.
Lxaddison - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Brad Cunningham

OutdoorGirl - 2nd - 15/Jun/13

Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/13

lots of snow and sunshine... great route
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Dave Frost

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/13

Wintery so crux banked out with snow. Final pitch is a great mixed section but watch the local guides screaming through and stepping on your rope!
DigitalSteak - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

paulmck - AltLd - 05/Jun/13

Snowy conditions. A great fun day out!
Steve Kempley - 04/Jun/13 with Florin, Cristian

rashwell - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Harriet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Moved together, crux buried under snow
Nemo9 - AltLd - Jun/13 with Col

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/13

Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 03/Apr/13

carl_123 - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/13

Tried to do it as fast as I could.. 41 minutes from the ice cave to the platform. Stormy weather so no one to pass...
Dave Searle - Solo - Apr/13

Winter conditions with lots of fresh snow. Moved together for most of the route.
Julian Prieto - AltLd rpt - 31/Mar/13 with Tommy Harris

Climbed in winter conditions, much more of an adventure.
tscoobydoo - 31/Mar/13

Winter ascent, heavy snow conditions. Traversing the Cosmiques couloir proved tricky. Easy climb on the slab and chimney of the last three pitches.
Alessandro Tentori - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Damien Tomasi

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

Full on winter conditions
jon22 - AltLd - 2013 with manxclare, The Bad Cough

Hidden - 2013

freeheel47 - 2013

Tobias at Home - 2013

Hidden - 2013

walts4 - 2013

jcw - 2013

James Thacker - 2013

manxclare - 2013

danex - AltLd - 2013

Hidden - Solo rpt - 05/Oct/12

Hidden - Oct/12

Hidden - 17/Sep/12

namagnall - Lead - 17/Sep/12 with Hal Roberts

Cardi - AltLd rpt - 17/Sep/12 with Suzy, Matt K

jack.williams1 - 2nd - 17/Sep/12

I need to either obtain more information about the route and approach before starting an abseil or seconding, or make my own decisions and stop relying on constant feedback.
fk2005 - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Richard Apps

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Heather

Awesome. Two and half hours from simond.
jezb1 - AltLd - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 09/Sep/12

Amazing day in the mountains. Moved together most of the way. I lead the crux slab clean without crampons.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with Mr. K

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/12

ollyroberts - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Sam

Winter Conditions very windy, went via the crux this time around.
Sam Simpson - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12 with Christian Turford

alias dave - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Sam.EB

Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/12

dave josling - 2nd - Sep/12

timofy - Lead O/S - Sep/12

cmarsden5 - Sep/12 with hannah price

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Sep/12 with charlotte simmons

jacksonak47 - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/12

wiibaker - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Best climb I have ever done. Camped and started at 3am in the dark which meant we were the first up of the day and missed the infamous crowds (we could see them in pursuit!). Got a bit lost and did the alternate F5 crux (sent ed up to check the way..), lots of asian support at summit!
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Ed

Fantastic route, left at 3am, finished at 10, knackered!
Stroppy - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Sam Husband

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/12

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 16/Aug/12 with Klaus Broesamle

Wils - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12 with Steven Broadhurst

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/12

cas smerdon - AltLd - 07/Aug/12 with Declan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12

tom.ireson - AltLd rpt - 01/Aug/12 with Craig Entwistle

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/12

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Tim Popplestone

CurlyStevo - AltLd - Aug/12 with Rob, Kenny

robbraby - AltLd - Aug/12 with Kenny, Steveo

hairy51 - 2nd - Aug/12 with Joe Andrews

alan barnes - Aug/12 with sam d

beautiful climb :)
crimpy - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with kozzi, Jhc

A completely eye opening experience. I have never been so scared as I was at the snow arête (about 1ft wide at present). Truly awesome route - one that wil stay with me forever
BoulderyDave - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with BlizzardLizard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/12

Moved together, Mike went first, loved it. Didn't use crampons apart from on approach
JimboWizbo - 30/Jul/12 with Mike

Sir Stefan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Morten Johansen

Did this after doing the traverse of Pointe Lachenal. Straight forward climbing mainly on rock but kept crampons on all of the time to make it more interesting. It also made the trickier parts and especially the crux section easier due to the holes in the rock for crampon front points. We were greeted almost as heroes by the tourists on the viewing platform!! Amazing day.
Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Francois Bouvier

gfpowell - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

Excellent route. Done in half guidebook time!
d80f0u - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with Pierre

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/12

kozzi - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with John-Henry

John-Henry - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Nic Koslover

jameslam - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Charlie Thorneycroft

no guide/topo and very late start. it got dark and we got lost. We had to wait it out 6 hours till the sun came up to finsh the last 100m or so. lessons learnt and a night we will not forget
dan ely - 23/Jul/12 with steve

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/12

ashtond6 - Lead - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

First abseil got one well worn through rope and shabby looking tape with bolt missing so had to back it up with a sling. otherwise nice route and interesting finish as we got bit lost after the crux pitch. all completed with an unplanned night at the midi and first cable car down following morning.
JanBella - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Cablecar closed at the end, ended up walking across the valee blanche to Italy
thomaspomfrett - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Greg (guide), Dan Slome

wendynicholls - 2nd - 19/Jul/12 with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont

ray.allwood - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Andy Perkins (Guide)

Hidden - 16/Jul/12

droberts - 16/Jul/12

nia - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with harry

Wanted to do the Chere but did not fancy navigating across Valley Blanche in a gale and a white-out, so did this instead. Three hours from the tunnel exit to the viewing platform. Was happy to get the last lift back at 11 before it got shut for the rest of the day due to weather. Met a random soloist who fell from the crux but miraculously wasn't hurt. We let him tie into the middle of our rope as he didn't want to push his luck any further that day.
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/12 with Joe Toller

2nd in a 3. This route gets better and better!
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Jay Conlon, James Matthews

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/12

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Katherine, James M

jimmatthews - AltLd - 12/Jul/12 with Jay Conlon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12

Moving together for all but crux
thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Harry Thorpe

First time I have ever finished a route to a round of applause!
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge

after a route on the eperon
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 07/Jul/12 with Alex Tibbs

abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Harry Bloxham

Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Rickrick - 07/Jul/12

Jack.H.92 - 06/Jul/12

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 05/Jul/12 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/12

Suzana - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Christopher Jackson

67hours - 03/Jul/12 with Becky H

Excellent route, great day. Bit of fresh snow and impressive cloud inversion in the valley
trivett - 03/Jul/12 with Jane Marsh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12

alpine style, obviously. owen got the crux. 3 hours.
franksnb - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with owen

Hidden - Jul/12

luke321 - Jul/12 with Jack Hodgson, Tom Jagger

After Pointe Lachanel earlier in the morning. Interesting finish!
OwenF - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with James Franklin

joscott - 2nd O/S - Jul/12

moved together for most with me at the front, i lead the crux pitch. excelent fun
Webster - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12

zcsharp - 2nd - 30/Jun/12 with Tom/Stewie

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Ben Fitzgerald, Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster

SteveCarratt - 29/Jun/12

Moved Together, late starting but took 3hours round-trip from cable car station
R_W_M - 29/Jun/12 with Steve C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12

j4kub - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with claire gibson

Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12

Rickrick - 27/Jun/12

Also on 18/6/13
davebrox - AltLd β - 26/Jun/12 with Andy, Jim, mary

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12

And back down to the vallee Blanche to get the tent :-(
Wils - AltLd - 24/Jun/12 with Ben Finley

jon_ridley - AltLd - 23/Jun/12 with Will Pope, Emily Cropton

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley

Emily Cropton - AltLd - 23/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley

Luke Davies - 23/Jun/12

Did on the final day of our conville course. Undoubtably a very busy route.
Ragingpossum - 2nd - 22/Jun/12 with Joe Bowers

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 22/Jun/12 with J F Philippe

JKBowers - AltLd - 22/Jun/12 with William Bourne

Mike Hood - AltLd - 18/Jun/12

jacksonak47 - 2nd - 15/Jun/12

danfitz - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with Pete Houghton

Moved together on most of it, led crux.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with Becky, Jules, Ash

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/12

DrJon - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Andy O

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/12

Brendan - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Andy

great day for the route. consolidated snow, no crowds and good conditions overall.
nicjbuk - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

Only pitched 2 parts. Excellent route, however I felt it to be far too busy and stressful when waiting over 2 hours for the absails. I'd highly recommend getting the 1st lift!
mcgovern - Jun/12 with liamo333, K-Man

Done in very scottish conditions!
gingerking - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Sam Chessell

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/12

TCarrick - Jun/12

Strachan - Jun/12

colonelreginald - Jun/12

QuentinSu - Lead O/S - Jun/12

soft snow made for careful climbing, also french bank holiday and they were all over the place, crossing ropes, coming the other way etc. very busy
nicjbuk - AltLd - 28/May/12 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12

moved together most of the way. pitched the 'crux'. wasnt even that bad. wobbly escape ladder to the viewpoint after packing up on snow slope before was my crux though, wobble wobble bend bend drops either side, lovely. sunburn hurts. awesome bluebird day.
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with janey

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/12

An epic route- in that we started late and conditions were really marginal, and henceforth spent a lovely evening asleep a coil of rope in the loo's- the only place heated in the top station, when we missed the last telecabine! B***dy great!
Lancer - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Charlie Burbridge

Dunx - AltLd - 30/Mar/12 with Steve Holmes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

HarryB - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/12 with Luca

Lots of snow in amongst the rocks.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Harry

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/12

Really nice route, especially when you get it to yourself :-) Valley Blanche descent in the warm sun. Spring is early!
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/12 with Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 28/Feb/12 with Ally

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12

Wonderful route!! -22 degrees and a few meters of snow made for slow progress, around 5 hours from the Abri Simond hut
Dino Dave - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Dad

tombushell - AltLd - 04/Feb/12 with John Bushell, Sam Husband, Ed Hastrop

sam_lav - 2012

Phoebus - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/11

Smith42 - AltLd - 24/Oct/11 with S Lynch

Beautiful day and only two other groups on the route. Very little snow or ice on the arete and crampons only required for one short section.
Ross L - 2nd - 26/Sep/11 with Matt Helliker

Hidden - Solo - 25/Sep/11

nich0las - Lead - 16/Sep/11 with Guy W

Aaron Lines - Lead - 14/Sep/11 with Mark Oaks

highclimber - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Beautiful day lots of teams on the ridge, about 4 hours moving as a three in traffic, conditions icy at times
benjaminireland - 09/Sep/11 with Hannah price, Rosie Lyle

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/11

Mountain Llama - AltLd - 08/Sep/11 with Paul S

Harder variation to pass traffic jam
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Nick Valentine

Amazing alpine route. It was pretty busy, but it's to be expected on a blue sky day.
monkeyman79 - AltLd - 06/Sep/11 with Andy Whaley, David Edmondson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/11

rosieposey14 - Sep/11 with ben ireland, hannah price

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with John Newbiggin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11

wookie667 - Solo - 24/Aug/11

Lead for most of it. Was the second of two ropes lead by our guide. Fell on the climbing sections. Chris took over lead. He lead the second climbing section as well. Clear weather. Beautiful climb but felt like a tourist attraction when I got onto the viewing platform. 3 hour climb
jpksalmon - AltLd dog - 24/Aug/11

brad_tait - 24/Aug/11 with Fraser Gibson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11

Classic, nice to have the hard crack in there aswell!
geoff.comley - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Dan Carrol

guy757 - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 19/Aug/11

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Jon G, Will Harris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11

tomtom89 - 12/Aug/11 with Jack

jac00 - 12/Aug/11 with Tom

1hr 10mins.
RKernan - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/11 with Bradders

Good fun but a few others on it slowed things a bit. Tried to take a 'short cut' around another party which ended up with us on some pretty dodgy terrain. Won't do that again. Clipped in situ tat on crux but found easy after finding all the footholds were suitably crampon shaped. Lovely route with a memorable ending, The cafe in the midi station was playing 'Rhythm of the Night' on loudspeakers. I guess sometimes you've just gotta dance...
coombsy - AltLd - 11/Aug/11 with Rich G

Good moving together practice.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - 11/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/11

The Bad Cough - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/11 with John Sealey

Hidden - 03/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11

We finished up this after Voie Rebuffat, joining the route just before the first abseil.
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Will A

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

d_meacher - Solo rpt - Aug/11

Moved together until the crux then pitched the rest as there was a traffic jam. Very good fun.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Robert Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

bladderedagain - Aug/11

bladderedagain - Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

Uisdean hawthorn - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

The Bad Cough - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Tom Williams, John Sealey

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/11

Clay C - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Caspian

Horrendously Hungover
HeatherF - 31/Jul/11 with Stu, Katy and Josh

jon22 - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with The Bad Cough

Jim Brownlow - 29/Jul/11

2.30 hours from lift station to lift station
jo86 - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - 29/Jul/11

np134 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with C. Price

Hidden - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - 29/Jul/11

Too busy!
manbat - 26/Jul/11

rg1976 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with squicky

Had a knot in the ab rope and partner had to prussik up to retrieve it. Got the post last lift down the Midi will all the rubbish.
squicky - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/11 with rg1976

matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Matt, Sam Davies

kenneM - AltLd - 23/Jul/11 with Steve Marner

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 22/Jul/11 with Mara Larson

Nick Ashwood - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/11

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Ben Lea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/11

Hidden - 16/Jul/11

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/11

HarryB - AltLd - 16/Jul/11 with Jamie

catemuir - 2nd - 16/Jul/11 with Tom Mansfield

guy757 - 16/Jul/11

Hidden - 16/Jul/11

HansUDes - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Bradley Morrell

Josh lead the crux. Spent more time waiting for abseils and guiding groups than actual climbing. Beautiful day and amazing position so cant complain!
Paul1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Josh waller

aipattison - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/11 with David Newton

Jack Doyle - 15/Jul/11 with Padraig

Theantoff - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Simon Bostock

marcushorgan - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Ferdia Earle

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Marcus

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11

aipattison - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Matt, Josh Waller

Jack Doyle - 11/Jul/11 with Derek

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Dave King

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Got Denis to lead the A0 section while I took over the easy stuff; great day out though slowed down by abseils
GOS - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Denis Dineen

twright180 - 09/Jul/11 with John McCune

Hidden - 06/Jul/11

Jack Doyle - 05/Jul/11 with Phil

Jack Loftus - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Nick

2h top to top. Nice route
Stewart B - Solo - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

DigitalSteak - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11

Sinéad - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Ronan Kernan, Niall Browne

had route to ourselves due to late start. made route finding interesting and we missed the crux slab ending up in some difficult ground further on. We reversed, found the slab and continued to the top to be greeted as heroes by hordes of Japanese
Marky Mark - Jul/11

edmitchell - Lead rpt - Jul/11 with Emma Rowe

Speed ascent. 1 hour 15 mins. Platform buzzed due to storm at finish. That door can be stiff. Window to left shows unlocked.
tsl42 - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis

JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - Jul/11

JonHarvey - Solo rpt - Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - Jul/11

AlistairB - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Dan Robinson, John H

emmarowe - 2nd - Jul/11 with ed mitchell

jon clayton - Lead - Jul/11 with jason williams

steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

JRSB1991 - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - Jul/11

gripped01 - Lead - Jul/11 with JSAM, AIT

Hidden - Jul/11

awesome route! :)
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Al

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/11

Gill's first Alpine route :P very snowy Cosmique's, went up on a dodgy forecast, turned out sunny so had the route to ourselves, what a rarity!
stratfol - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/11 with Gill Byrne

RKernan - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Sinéad Oakes, Niall Browne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11

adam clarke - AltLd - 25/Jun/11 with James Hulme

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11

Jack Loftus - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Pete Hill, Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/11

Leelogs - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with SCC

1 hr 15min on busy route 1h 50 min midi to midi.
Petarghh - AltLd - 17/Jun/11 with cavemanjack

Solo until half way, then roped up.
Jack Loftus - AltLd - 17/Jun/11 with Pete Hill

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 17/Jun/11 with J F Philippe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11

TrevorD - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

collywob - 2nd β - Jun/11

Eireannach - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Conor Gilmour

mattking_109 - AltLd - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - Jun/11

Pete Houghton - 2nd - Jun/11

Moved together, Alternate leads. Slight deviation towards top, fantastic position and some interesting exposed moves - didnt increase overall grade though. 1 hr 45 mins base of route to summit.
Petarghh - AltLd - 31/May/11 with cavemanjack

Moved together, Alternate leads. Slight deviation towards top, fantastic position and some interesting exposed moves - didnt increase overall grade though. 1 hr 45 mins base of route to summit.
Jack Loftus - 31/May/11 with Pete Hill

Jörmungandr - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Kelvyn James

Simuclimbed most pitched short wall...monstrous headache!
wi11 - 2nd β - 25/May/11 with Dan gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with will hardy

Karl & Andy as second team.
sara n - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Pierre Bogino

Did it to avoid the boring walk up to the lift. Despite doing it two days before we managed to get a bit off route at the end, and ended up in a very exposed position on the north face. All good fun though.
supos - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/11 with Lars Fjendbo

rmc - 25/Apr/11

Great introduction to alpine climbing. Easy but somewhat exposed at places.
supos - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Lars Fjendbo

Guided. Awesome intro into Alpine Mountaineering. Crampons on the whole day. Lovely day out, slightly spicy finish, but loved it. Had to pick up Catherine Destivelle's ice axe she left behind and give it back to her. Totally cool.
mrmattwright - 2nd - Apr/11 with Sam Mould

Some photos by an extreme skier friend who was climbing for the first time :)
Kris - Lead - 07/Mar/11

maxots - Mar/11

KatieG - AltLd rpt - 24/Feb/11

Si - AltLd - 02/Feb/11

Awesome route, loved every minute of it! Great first winter route if you don't mind learning new skills while you are run out by about 10m or so..... The crux pitch was pretty interesting, slipped while starting up the snowy gully at the top and fell about a foot or two before sitting quite hard against the large spike. Definitely thought it was going to be bad while I was falling but somehow didn't get hurt at all.
tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Paul Janelid, Andy Townsend

stevev - 2011

Hidden - 2011

tscoobydoo - Lead rpt - 2011

Hidden - 2011

SeánM - Lead O/S - 2011 with Damien

Once in boots and another in crampons. Only made one ab as the first can be downclimbed. Always with the crowds!Easy but enjoyable.
mickd - Lead - 2011

darcan - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10 with Ian andrews

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/10

Completed in 2 hours.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Max C

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/10

James S - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/10

icey and good
feilx - AltLd - Sep/10 with Tom

alan barnes - Sep/10 with Dan Platt, luke

apd - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with James Smith

Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/10

Hidden - Sep/10

the complete cosmiques experience: arrogant guide, stunning views, photo shoot by japenese tourists. Awesome route
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with kyle warlow

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/10

John Carney - 31/Aug/10 with Rob Jarvis

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Tip top weather.
Ander - 29/Aug/10 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - 29/Aug/10 with Ander

Nasty weather to start: low vis, very cold after 24 hours of storms. Taking up Rich & Carrie on first alpine route, so a bit slow, but the weather improved and we got lovely views from the top of the technical pitch upwards (as hoar ice cascaded off the chimneys!). Pleased with the crux pitch... nice axe torquing opportunities :) 3rd time on the route, first time I've gone that way / led it.
andybuckley - Lead - 28/Aug/10 with Carrie Bolton, Rich Kemp

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/10

Sublime. Started in the mid afternoon and had the route to ourselves.
Shonkhor - 25/Aug/10 with Guy, James

Started later in the afternoon. Only people on the route. Really enjoyable.
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Will, Guy Pomeroy

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Neil Mackay

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/10

1.5hrs, 12am had the route to ourselves! couldnt face walking back up the snow ridge to lift
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Mr Lopez, Lewis Grey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10

RandomHero - 19/Aug/10 with mark vine, Jason Burnard

jase burnard - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10

twoplates - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Neil MacKay

Hidden - 16/Aug/10

Vincej - 2nd - 12/Aug/10 with Paolo Intrepido

squicky - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with Christophe the Guide

Afternoon ascent, quiet on the arete.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 11/Aug/10 with Hannah Evans

Pat-H - 2nd - 10/Aug/10

Camdenelectric - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/10

bsavage - 2nd - 04/Aug/10 with Jay, Tim

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10

Pete23 - 2nd - Aug/10

yellow - AltLd - Aug/10

yellow - AltLd - Aug/10

willhawkins - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/10

Jack Doyle - Aug/10 with mishell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/10

westaway - 28/Jul/10

K Farrell - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Imogen Beal

Hidden - 26/Jul/10

BALD EAGLE - 24/Jul/10 with M.Power

jogle03 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Great day out in the company of Jocky M and Will M
John Roe - Lead - 21/Jul/10 with Adam Davis

Went too far left at end and climbed back into gully. Nice climb, fairly easy, no harder than VDiff. Used two cams on crux. Nice heroes welcome from some older folk on terrace :)
Hewin - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Chris Ellis

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/10

demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Suz

sasmojo - 16/Jul/10 with Duncan O, Nikki

Moving together. Lead the crux.
Jack Finney - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/10

Lead the crux
Jack Finney - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/10

jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/10 with Anthony, Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/10

belay for the tricky move
inuklm - Solo - 13/Jul/10 with Juha

Claire Molloy - AltLd - 13/Jul/10 with Nick Smith

johnmctighe - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with Stephan

Moved together and pitch the crux.
Jack Loftus - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/10

Moved together. Jack lead the crux
jmjw - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Jack

Julli - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Noora S.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10

First Alpine route on a beautiful day. Great acclimatisation and nice to finish at the Aiguille du Midi.
1andrew1 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Drew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10 with Max

Sophie Nunn - Lead - 06/Jul/10 with Andy, Floris

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/10

First EVER alpine route. oh what fun. Took our time throughout, took a quirky abseil instead of the normal one which we found second time round, and started up a slightly harder variant at the end before taking the normal way to the top and the end.
AMarchant - 05/Jul/10 with Stu Air

1st alpine climb, perfect conditions 2hrs 30 mins
rob87n - AltLd - 04/Jul/10 with will powderly

tscoobydoo - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with phillip belcher

Brannock - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - Jul/10

centurion05 - Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10

JGW - Jul/10 with Matt Tilley

tjmillen - Lead - Jul/10

Betha. - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with Luke, Dan

MPSBunny - Jul/10 with James

jimmyjames1985 - Jul/10

What a great day out(apart from the "professional" guides of course)
Mickdenali - AltLd - Jul/10 with Pete Goble

gallonj - Jul/10

Hidden - Jul/10

jonesieboy - Jul/10

JYates - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Peter Hill

Petarghh - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10

clipped one piece of pro, soloed the rest with max
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - 28/Jun/10

Cardi - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/10 with Ryan

mark_chal - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 25/Jun/10

nicjbuk - Lead - 22/Jun/10

Bloody hard work. Fun though. Cracking weather
avayaman - 22/Jun/10

Peter Holder - 21/Jun/10 with Richard Lydiatt

robinsi197 - AltLd - 18/Jun/10 with Nick

KatieG - 15/Jun/10

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 14/Jun/10 with J F Philippe

Scared the hell out of me. My first route with anything like this exposure, first time climbing in crampons, first time abseiling 'in anger'. It was really busy and had to wait constantly, which didn't help my nerves. On reflection, it's pretty straightforward and the '4b slab' is fine, although my crampon getting caught in the elastic of my boot caused some serious scared swearing! I was very glad to get off the route. Great lead from Dave. And as I was taking off my crampons at the finish, a 77 year old American guy finished the route. Which was very awesome.
SuperstarDJ - 2nd - 08/Jun/10 with Dave Josling

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/10

First on the route, first to finish - loads of parties behind us - very popular route.
oldgrey - Jun/10 with Virgil Scott

Did it twice that week once with Fred once with Nick. Subsequently did it twice with Bill and Nick. Good climb but you have to choose your day. Stupidly did it on a public holiday Monday, forgot what day it was being on holiday as we were, and found it mobbed. A guide set up a fixed rope over the two abs and soon the traffic jam was moving.
rossn - AltLd - Jun/10 with Bill Butterworth, Fred Cochrane, Nick Bryan

LardClimber - Lead - Jun/10 with Nic Dynes

kelly_426 - Jun/10 with Sasha Doyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/10

Done in an afternoon. No one else on the route, the joys of climbing in March!
Hardonicus - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Tom Woods

Took 2 days to complete.
melvin - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/10 with Tristan Semple, Rob Atkinson

Greg Boswell - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Damien

chopin-smith - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/10

Beautiful weather - snow quite stable - really felt the altitude and moved very slowly - first climb at this altitude this winter. Colin did the most leads - he also did the trickiest leads - very snowy mixed.
Charlie Evans - AltLd rpt - 12/Jan/10 with Colin Thornton

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/10 with James Monypenny

smason - AltLd O/S - 2010

alancash100 - AltLd - 2010

basvdploeg - 2010

declanj - Lead O/S - 2010

jld579 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

Sir Stefan - 2010 with Jens Peter Hansen

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

D.Andrew - AltLd - 18/Sep/09

DebJ - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with Al Powell, Chris & Terry

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/09

vincentvega - Lead - 09/Sep/09 with jeff, danny robb, kevin k

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/09

Moved together one most of it
Jillybean - AltLd - 31/Aug/09 with Simon Marshall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/09

mtorre - 25/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Do not attempt with large packs!
Ben HW - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/09 with James Brownhill

Joined from the epron des cosmiques. Moved together.
JDSwain - AltLd - 13/Aug/09 with Tom Ripley

Henrik - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Josef + Joakim

mark-abz - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/09

critchlg - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with simon wells

gareth r - Aug/09 with Hywel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

KerryClimbing - AltLd - Aug/09

petitflous05 - AltLd - Aug/09

Iain Blackwood - 2nd O/S - Aug/09 with Asmus Norreslet

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Aug/09

Dave Latimer - AltLd - Aug/09

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 29/Jul/09

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/09 with Andy Cooper

Ok lead wi Nats seconding, need to work on short roping a bit I think but pretty cool. Knowing what is coming helps and climbing in crampons on rock works well too.
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Nats

Seasider - 24/Jul/09 with John, Jonny Baird

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/09

StevieB125 - 21/Jul/09 with Riaan van der Wart, Yannick, Paolo, Rémi Vignon, Dave Park, Karl Ashley, Craig Stevens, Ross McInally

Hidden - 20/Jul/09

pulled on the tat on crux (seconding)
tdudley - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Phil Peel, John

For the 3rd time, acclimatisation route. Still lots of fun!
bullwinkle - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/09 with Bart Shaw

Lots of snow about for our ascent. Great route in a stunning location with a heroes' welcome! Crux is fine - there is loads of tat!
barney800 - 19/Jul/09 with Andy Bottrill

Andy DB - 19/Jul/09 with James B

Hidden - 15/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/09

Gav Parker - 2nd - 12/Jul/09

KatieG - 11/Jul/09

Slick ropework to avoid the hourdes, then viaferrata direct finish
Phil Jennings - 10/Jul/09 with Tom Nichols

my first alpine lead
treeminkies - Lead - 09/Jul/09 with carole

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/09

Moving together, nice route lots of variety easy access and descent.
star8ug - Lead - 08/Jul/09 with Paul, Carl, Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/09

t_stork - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/09 with Marcus Brown

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Jul/09

Em66 - 07/Jul/09 with Jack uni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 07/Jul/09 with Quiet Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/09

groovy_nut - 05/Jul/09 with Patrick

Julian Prieto - 05/Jul/09 with Matt Burke, Nick Mortley

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jul/09

The Mountain Goat - 2nd - 03/Jul/09

bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/09 with John (Leeds), Richard Siddle

dannymoo99 - Lead - 03/Jul/09 with Carl Masters

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/09

kingjam - AltLd - 01/Jul/09 with Matt Naylor

heist182 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

tscoobydoo - Jul/09 with colin cook

HamishD - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with James Callendar

tsl42 - 2nd β - Jul/09 with Nick

Amazing route, same the weather closed in and the final hours were in a storm.
matt_ringrose - AltLd - Jul/09 with Tom Dewhurts

Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Allan Mac & Phil the Duke.

tomtom89 - AltLd - Jul/09

knicos - AltLd - Jul/09

mike4563 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Ben Woody Woodward

First Alpine route
crazy chicken - 2nd - Jul/09 with Timo Austino

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Andy Clow

Hidden - 28/Jun/09

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Neil Dowse, Sam Davies

Ollie B - 28/Jun/09 with B.Jacobs, S.Jones

sam820 - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Neil Dowse, Boris Korzh

stuart34 - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Stuart Buchan, James Monypenny

BenJacobs - 28/Jun/09 with Steve and Ollie

With John Waterhouse, Jim Waterhouse and Darren Shepherd. A lot more snow than the last time I did it, the final chimney was iced and quite difficult. No tat on the slab to pull on, but easier to climb in crampons as I could get the points into the little holds.
Howard J - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/09

During savage storm.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 16/Jun/09 with Adam Booth

Hidden - 02/Jun/09

Joegriff - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Dave Trueman

Hidden - Jun/09

Neil D - AltLd rpt - Jun/09 with Boriz Korzh

Neil D - AltLd rpt - Jun/09 with Caspian James

Hidden - Jun/09

Bloody French guides!
1philjones1 - Lead - Jun/09 with Gig

thecurlyone - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Liam McGuane

First alpine route, if you don't count skinning up the Breithorn. Really good fun, and a good learning experience. Pretty busy but fine weather. The round of applause from the folk on the viewing platform as we finished was a first!
roryifinlay - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Phil Payne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/09

Charlie Evans - 2nd β - 20/May/09 with Andy Lagan

Bilweb - AltLd O/S - May/09 with mathew G

Hidden - May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/09

nickdonohue - Lead - Apr/09 with Kath Donohue

Oliver Sherman - Solo - 04/Feb/09

breithorn4164 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/09 with Jackson

jonnie3430 - AltLd - 04/Jan/09 with Ewan

CT6419 - 2009

Mathijs - 2009

andrewb - 2009

barksmo - 2009

Griff87 - 2009 with Nick Valentine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08

Great route and the easiest descent of any route - moved together mostly except the steeper pitch.
Joe Nunn - Lead - 17/Sep/08 with jim townsend

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/08

sean72 - 2nd - 03/Sep/08 with Kenton Cool, Chadrads

chadrads - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/08 with kenton cool

Alexandre Buisse - AltLd - Sep/08

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Robin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/08

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08

Mega route, easy enough but lots of stuff going on. Did the crux in crampons (scratchy) and then went a bit to far onto the north side for a 'shit-my-pants' move up a long flake to regain the crest and finish, cue applause and flash photo's from the terrace!
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with J. Cartwright & D McAndrew

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 24/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

DannyMac - 2nd - 24/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

nickstephens - AltLd - 21/Aug/08 with James Gray

rd20 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Fabian

kleinej - 2nd - 16/Aug/08 with Craig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Fabian001 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - 11/Aug/08

nukebat - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Colin

Callum T - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/08 with Kat Torr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Aug/08

Nice route if a bit short, took about 3 1/2 hours round trip from the midi, only a couple other parties on it.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/08 with John

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08

started 1pm so only us and pete&andy on route. Easy but very entertaining!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Andy

Very nice easy climbing, a true classic, pity its not longer. Had food poising the night before and got about 2hrs sleep, but it was such a nice day I had to make the effort. Started at 1pm so no queues, doddered along in guide book time of 3hrs. Simil climbed most of the way apart form the crack pitch which we did free. Missed the easy chimney on the last section taking the exposed left side of the ridge to the viewing platform, very nice.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Neil Mackenzie

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/08

markv21 - Lead O/S - Aug/08

didnt have any gear so didn't place any.
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with olly

JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - Aug/08 with Jay Jackson

Guy Wilson - Aug/08 with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Aug/08

jimsrankin - AltLd - Aug/08 with Mel

CGlennie - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

riven - 29/Jul/08

felixthelion - AltLd - 28/Jul/08 with T. Brookes

tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Felix

Not as crowded as expected, only saw two other parties on the route.
tuukka - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Tero

HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 24/Jul/08 with Tim

Strange little creature - 10/Jul/08 with David Little

matty g - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/08

Had the Arrete to ourselves due to late afternoon start. Deliberately missed the last cablecar down to bivi in the station to aid acclimation for our attempt at Mont Blanc.
sargy - AltLd - 07/Jul/08 with Ed Braithwaite

d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08 with James Trundle

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/08

again, Glyns first, less snow than the same time last year
davefount - Jul/08 with Glyn

jam_rich - Jul/08

swmackey - AltLd - Jul/08 with Annie Kirkwood

The Bad Cough - 2nd rpt - Jul/08 with Lee Bonner

Lear - 2nd O/S - Jul/08 with Carl, Graham

robertporter - Lead O/S - Jul/08

garythomas - Jul/08 with Mike Jepson

Neil D - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Jonny Phillips

JimBee - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Frank Curtler

Very pleasant route :) Mainly moved together.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Bjarte Grytli Seim

Hidden - Jul/08

Nice little route, although abit crowded. Moved together for the first part before the 2 rappels, did the last bit in 4 pitches, climbing the wall to the left of the aid part free - done in great weather.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with SteveyM

Not using the aid and free climbing crux made for more interesting climbing. Excellent weather - very very busy.
SteveMyatt - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Mark Fairbank

david0811 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Mark Reid

Glyn - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with David Fountain

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Jun/08

spbond - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/08 with Jim Dutton

What an awesome climb, great exposure with no real technical difficulty.
GarethSL - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Chris Foyle

Hidden - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - Jun/08

sophie291188 - Jun/08 with stuart trowell

Hidden - Solo - May/08

Very snowy. as always good fun
Jamie Simpson - May/08 with Andy Gardner

Stuart Johnston - AltLd - Mar/08 with g taylor

Climbed as a three with Chris Glasson
lyneux - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Tom Elliott

Hidden - 15/Feb/08

chris.mac - 2nd - Feb/08 with twid

Moving as a 3 in winter after heavy snow was too slow, bailed off to the right after 3/4 of the route to make last cable car. Rope snagged after absail off, 2 x 60m ropes cut and left with 45 mins to march to cable car and cross bergshrund with no ropes. First epic, will go back and complete the route soon!
benjhans - 2nd dnf - 10/Jan/08 with Rich G

Fresh powder made the going very difficult, eventually resulting in us abseiling off to make the last cable down. Very disappointing.
rich_greeny - 2nd dnf - Jan/08 with Dan Braund, Ben Hanson

AndrewJenkins - 2008

nofx - 2008

Natalie feather - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Oct/07

Missed the last cable car, slept in the toilet (true alpine style)!
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/07 with John Stewart

swiss - AltLd - 19/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/07

Hidden - 10/Sep/07

galpinos - Lead - 06/Sep/07 with Tim, Tim & Chris

bullwinkle - 06/Sep/07 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/07

SamStrong - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Vig Gunasegaran, Steve Windross

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/07

nic42 - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with dru

Hidden - Sep/07

Bruveris - AltLd - Sep/07

Route was in excellent condition, with practically no one on it!
menJop - 2nd - 27/Aug/07

FrankW - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/07 with Laura

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/07

Repeat ascent, after bivi.
Cardi - 2nd - 12/Aug/07 with Ant F

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/07

winter_burn - 01/Aug/07

Moved together on most of it
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Ant F

dj_brigham05 - Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/07

rob k - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with S Frost

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07

With UCPA group. Wintry conditions, poor visibility, only one or two other teams on the route. Led most of it.
Misha - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with UCPA

DaveLeonard - AltLd - Aug/07 with PeteH

smollett - AltLd - Aug/07 with Francis blunt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/07

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Jon Lynch

jl - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Brad

from the Refuge des Cosmiques, weather poor. Gained ridge from South Couloir missing out all the raps. Again lead the IV step chimney above chocked with ice. we sore only one other party 3hr.
Paul-Michael - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/07 with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/07

Dinger - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/07 with Martin Heaton

GiveHerHelen - 12/Jul/07 with Jon Moulding

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 09/Jul/07 with Hamish Legge

hlegge - Lead - 09/Jul/07 with Thomas Codrington

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/07

wirralclimber1984 - Jul/07 with Dan Parker

do in full white out conditions and reminise about scotland...
david morse - TR β - Jul/07 with ric moat and jon denniss

Hidden - Jul/07

matt0759 - AltLd - Jul/07 with wirralclimber1984

some enjoyable mixed climbing
davefount - Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Gustav - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with James H

Great route, but delayed by ques caused by a very slow, heavily laden and grumpy scottish party. Alpine style means light weight!!!
shane54 - Jul/07

Krumme - Jul/07

DaveLeonard - 2nd - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

gripped01 - AltLd - Jul/07 with Dave Tait

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07

industrialiceman - 2nd - 20/Jun/07

second time up this bad boy, great!!
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Roger Payne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/07

Exellent this time round! route in good condition ( actually had snow on it!) but very busy so had to wait long periods at bottle necks.
JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/07 with Jay Jackson and Sharon Hooper

stephmonks - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Michael Sililch
kenseamon - 2nd - Jun/07 with Michael Dementev

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/07

deklan - AltLd - 24/May/07

snow lovely.
Tobias at Home - Solo rpt - 13/May/07

rob stokes - AltLd O/S - May/07 with will

Final day of Icicle course
TRJ - 2nd - Mar/07 with French Guide

Nicos - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/07 with keith leonard

Bristoldave - AltLd - 2007 with Doug Hamilton

geordiekev - 2007 with gareth c

Hidden - 2007

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Dave Leonard

andysroom - AltLd O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2007

dror - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Great route very exposed geting out of the station, unable to put feet alongside each other on snow ridge on desent. Good amount of mixed climbing.
Gareth T - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/06 with Paul Thomas

Snowed for most of the day but really enjoyed this route. Lower section had virtually no snow but after the abseils the route was in good condition.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/06 with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/06

fantastic weather, if a bit warm. Hard aid pitch!
KeithW - 04/Sep/06 with Nick Ferguson

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/06

RobScotland - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with jonnyb

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/06

Hidden - Sep/06

Hidden - Sep/06

Had to back off due to nasty weather :(
menJop - 2nd dnf - 28/Aug/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with rich howels

boynamedsue - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Lloydd Williams

featuresforfeet - AltLd - Aug/06 with Steve

kleinej - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Harry, James

harryt - 2nd - Aug/06 with Jason

pnorth - Aug/06 with Martin Svensson

Tony Ryland - AltLd - Aug/06

richard s - 2nd - 31/Jul/06 with Oliver Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/06 with Roger Mear

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/06

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Matt Croll

eugeneth - 20/Jul/06 with Dave Moir

Heaps harder than in the summer! We cruised past everything but now the thick snow is gone and there was some interesting climbing to do. Alex hating life, first time in mountaineering boots and coming from sea level. Fun climb and definitely a stylish way to get back up to the Midi. Nearly freed the little crack pitch kicking myself the minute I get my foot in the sling to give up I wack a hand up on a ~giant~ jug. Ohh well.
Brian Birtle - Lead dog - 17/Jul/06 with Swedish Alex

Hidden - 16/Jul/06

Completed in the afternoon after having done the Tacul. We were both knackered and relieved to climb the ladder up to the summit station.
Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Mark

A really nice route, very busy with some hold ups at the rappels and aid pitch. Quite exposed in places. Ladder at the end was no problem, plus you get all the ooo's and ahhh's from the tourists. Completed in just over 3hrs with about 30mins of hold ups in total.
dougair - 11/Jul/06 with Phil Payne

Iain Downie - AltLd - 11/Jul/06 with Al Reaney & Zeff Marlowe

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06

Hidden - Jul/06

Piers Harley - Lead - Jul/06 with Chris Grimble

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

Hidden - Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

Rob84 - Jul/06 with Drew

NickST - Jul/06 with Sean Jacobs

andy jennings - Solo - Jul/06

david morse - AltLd - Jul/06 with chris todd

tatz45 - Solo O/S - Jul/06 with Jamie Tattersall

Great fun! strangley quiet for July, did it in 1hr 45 mins,, not alot of snow though ,, will repeat it this yr in June in the hope of more mixed conditions ,, highly recomended!
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Michael Maben

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06

dmoir - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Eugene

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/06

shaun walby - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Kev Groome

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06

Dhonny_Jaws - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter

Some nice scrambling, amazing scenery - great first Alpine route, with the security of the cable car at the top.
Tom Stoddart - 30/Jun/06 with Tom Slade

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/06

djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with James Fry

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/06 with Rich Siddle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/06

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/06 with g taylor

lberry - Jun/06

Theeni - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Matt Dalby

nickdonohue - AltLd - Jun/06 with Dan Pike

Brian Birtle - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Lucie

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Andy Inglis

hilled101 - AltLd - 2006 with irish paul

The ladder back up to the cable car station is the scariest part of this route.
featuresforfeet - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Bivvy hut randoms

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/05

With Rich Cross
Simon K - AltLd β - 31/Aug/05 with PR

feilx - Aug/05

kleinej - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Patrick

Fantastic route!!!
Stefan - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Pete Jenkins

paddygoodwin - 2nd - Aug/05 with Jason

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

davidellis53 - Aug/05

Will Gordon - Lead rpt - Aug/05 with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Ian Lovatt, Felix Coxwell

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/05 with Cham group

tom.e - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Done in the afternoon after the Tacul in the morning. Hard work with all bivi gear but a nice route. Had to check near the bottom with some guys that we were on the right route. Quite verglassed near the top.
Mat J - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with Jakob

chrissloan84 - Jul/05 with Sim

Kyuzo - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

hal - Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/05

Hidden - Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/05

Simon K - 2nd - 26/Jun/05 with AB

Yyonnx - Jun/05 with Charles

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/05

andyinglis - 2005

davidgent - 2005

with the bear
spoony84 - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

dan cowley - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Angus Murray and John Maguire

Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw, Ben Cheek

drysori - Aug/04 with AdamW

kenseamon - 2nd - Jul/04 with Kathy Cosley

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04

Alpandy - Jul/04

adamscottthomas - Lead - 25/Jun/04 with Oliver Mentz

Fair amount of snow, lost an ice axe, took 7 hrs, pitching out with a 30m rope. Lovely route - not so lovely climbing style!
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/04 with Ned Atkins

First use of ice-axe (nearly lost) and crampons.
SteveM - AltLd - 01/Jun/04 with Tobs

Hidden - Jun/04

Hidden - 05/Apr/04

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 2004

ashpreston - AltLd dnf - 2004

This became some form of comedy epic, we were unfit, a lot of fresh snow on the route and it was cold, didn't get the first lift up so were at the start of route by midday. On the final pitch I kicked my boot into a crack for a jam a bit too hard and i couldn't pull it out. So couldn't go up, as i had a piece of gear in. All i could do was fall to hopefully pull the boot out. But I stayed stuck hanging upside down. I then had to belay Yan up hanging upside down. Once he got to me he managed to untie the boot lace and i got my foot out, but the boot was still stuck. Luckily there was a French team just above us and they passed a rope down and we used this to get up the final crack, and I legged it across the snow with one boot on quickly as my toes were starting to feel cold. We then had missed the last cabin down, so we spent the night in the womens toilets with the French climbers. In the morning I borrowed a boot from the ski station but Yan wasn't up for going back out on the route, so the next team up must have always wondered about the mystery of the lone boot.
John Simpson - Lead - Oct/03 with Yan

tom_holdsworth - 14/Sep/03 with Will Taylor

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - Solo - Sep/03

Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - Sep/03 with steve prescott

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/03

Also with John Waterhouse and Anne Plooij climbing as a separate team
Howard J - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/03 with Rachel James

Hidden - 01/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

No ice, climbed during a heatwave
Sankey - Aug/03 with Andy E + Andy B

Soloed to the abseil point then pitched to the balconey. Missed the last 'phrique and stayed the night in the hut. Bah!
220bpm - AltLd - Aug/03 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/03

Alps-bound - Aug/03

lack of snow on the Midi Plan Traverse so came back and did the Cosmique Arete instead.
andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/03 with Dave Martin

Hannah V - 2nd - 26/Jul/03 with Brede Arkless

Jonny M - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Jess Skinner

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Phil Spick

Jono Graham - Jul/03 with Mike Smith, Nic Marrs

abbeywall - Jul/03 with K

Jacob Ram - Lead - 24/Jun/03 with anthony aylett

Hidden - 22/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/03

camped overnight on glacier,first Alpine ridge
upontop - AltLd - Jun/03 with Richard

martinuk1001 - Jun/03

nickdonohue - 23/Apr/03 with Mark McCarthy

barney_edin - 2003 with Simon G

Hidden - 2003

mike.moss - Solo O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02

Took a fall abseiling on a skinny rope with no prussik.
MJH - Aug/02 with Martin Harley

Julie Carroll - 2nd - Aug/02 with Roger Mear, Gill

Arrived in Cham around lunchtime after driving up from Grindelwald. Caught the 'phrique and got straight on the climb. Had it to pretty much to ourselves on a lovely afternoon. Audience of Japanese tour party watched us finish from the observation deck. Couldn't result vaulting over the guard rail in my crampons. Gratifying applause.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/02 with KenI, MikeW

stuartm555 - AltLd - 18/Jul/02 with Douglas Cowan

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/02

wherewelf - Jul/02

joe king - Jun/02 with steve petit

Hidden - 2nd - 2002

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/01

Superb route, one of the best I've had the pleasure of doing. Highly entertaining being photographed by Japanese tourists when climbing the finishing ladder!
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/01 with Tom Asbridge

liz j - 2nd - Sep/01 with neil brodie

Ed Saint - Sep/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/01

From the refuge des Cosmiques, we moved together climbing the IV step PD+ rather than the aid crack PD- 2 1/2 hr to top.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/01 with Diccon Proctor

ian bryant - Lead O/S - Aug/01 with walter

barrington1978 - Aug/01

Did this route with thw French guide we hired for the 1st week of our 1st trip to The Alps. The guide climbed with Mark and I climbed with Frank.
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Mark Golding, Frank Thies

lawrenceK - AltLd - Jul/01

Scotsken - Jul/01

took a little while!!!
joe king - May/01 with steve petit

Stone Muppet - 2001

climbed twice. secont time started direct up couloir to the right of the ridge
Tim W - 2001

Did this is a full on storm. Lightning and snow. Felt like someone was emptying a bean bags on my head with all the snow covering arms and axes. Amazing
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - Aug/00 with Wallis

seanyt - Lead - Aug/00

SimonN - Aug/00

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/00

net - Jul/00 with Rob & Jeb

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/00

Les Ross - Lead - 30/Jun/00

Taylj1 - Sep/99 with Andy

plain kitten - AltLd - Sep/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/99

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/99

Robinl100 - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Paddy Muir

Hidden - Lead - Jul/99

The end of a long day. Missed the last car down and spent the night in the station.
ajoliver - Jun/99 with Jonathan Russell

Definitely PD+ ! Good route nonetheless.
Mark Bannan - AltLd - Jun/99 with Hutch

Mark Bannan - AltLd - Jun/99 with Hutch

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/98 with Tim Stain

gwedgwood - 2nd - Jul/98 with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard

gwedgwood - 2nd - Jul/98 with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard

With Nicola, Simon and two nutters from Ullswater
Richard Alderton - 1998 with Nicola, Giblet

surfdad - 1998 with Richard Alderton

No crampons, (stupid unexperinced mistake) the guy behind took a whipper due to him following my lead.
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/97 with Jon Wheeler

Continuation of the upper section of the arete, having completed the South face route.
Bilbo - 2nd - 04/Aug/97 with Steve

Martyn - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Rob Boylin

andrewbooth1000 - 2nd O/S - Jul/97 with Andy from Oxford Uni

Really dismal weather. Exciting climbing. Had my photo taken with about 30 Japanese women on the observatory platform. Swanked like a rock God - and I'd only seconded the route. But I guess that got Lost in Translation
agagsgrot - 2nd - Jul/97 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/97

Combination of pitches and moving together. Great day despite some altitude sickness.
Bilbo - AltLd - 29/Jan/97 with Steve B and Lee

Rob Kennard - 1997 with James Dunlop, Paul Andrews

stokesrees - AltLd - 1997 with Asmus Norveslet

Laramadness - 21/Jul/96 with Steve Munton

andy_pemberton - Jul/96

colin milton - Lead - 30/Jun/96 with eric milton

Grezza - AltLd - 03/Apr/96 with Paul E

Hidden - 16/Feb/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/94

NeilGriffiths - Aug/94 with Paul Tucker, Phil Kendon

alkira - 28/Jun/94 with kerry atkey

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/93

craig h - AltLd - Aug/93 with Jim Mellor

kristian - AltLd - Aug/93

stokienomad - AltLd - 22/Jul/93

Quite snowy. Had the route to oursleves
Jamie Simpson - Jun/93 with Sam Benson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/93

CMacD - 1993

My son Philip's first alpine route (he was 16). As he climbed the ladders at the viewing platform, a large crowd of tourists applauded and photographed him, to his huge embarrassment !
rogerskews - AltLd - Aug/92 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/92

Hidden - 26/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/91

Hidden - 01/Jul/91

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - Jul/91 with Sam Martin

frost - AltLd - Jul/91

One of the first Alpine routes.
Jamie Simpson - 1991 with Gavin Maclean

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/90

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/90

Hidden - Jul/90

Budge - AltLd O/S - 1990 with Richard Teed

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/89

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/89

Did as final route on Plas y Brenin alpine course. Three star all time classic that I've repeated three times since.
Pete_Frost - Jul/89

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/88

Went around the A0 to the N-face
Dan Uneken - Lead - 12/Jul/88 with Monique Staal

Hidden - Solo - 1988

freeheel47 - Jul/87

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

garywalker147 - Lead - 1986

Lone Rider - 1986

Crampons came off. Dropped an ice axe. Bumbly day out.
eroica64 - AltLd - 09/Sep/85 with John Graeme

Tony Prendergast - Aug/85 with Mike Evans

bleddynmawr - Aug/85

garywalker147 - 1985

Richard Weller - Solo - 14/Aug/84

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - Aug/84 with Dave Snowden, tim wright

andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/84 with Derek, Ian Bennet,, Joy

Gerard DANTEC - Lead - Jul/83

John Marsland - 1982 with Eduardo Martinez

Robmwatt - 1982

Mike C - Solo - Sep/80 with Simon Hall, Mark Wilson

Hidden - Solo - 02/Aug/80

mark-abz - AltLd - Jul/80 with ?

Falko - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/79 with Martin Kaye

beaumap - Lead - Jul/79 with Stan Tanner

Steve Bell - 1977

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/76

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 14/Jul/76 with Pete Coghill

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