Rockfax Description
II, 350m, 3 - 4 hours. Whether you get it quiet or busy, the situations and quality of the climbing make Arête des Cosmiques one of the great alpine challenges.
Approach - Descend the Aiguille du Midi via the famous snow ridge before swinging around to the west and passing under the Midi South Face and the Éperon des Cosmiques. Turn north to reach the abandoned Cosmqiues Observatory and the Abri Simond Hut (which is locked whenever the Refuge des Cosmiques is open - mid-February to mid-October). The route begins from these ramshackle buildings.
1) From the Cosmiques Observatory, just below the modern Refuge des Cosmiques, climb the vague gully just to the right of the crest of the ridge.
2) When the ridge peters out, drift rightwards across slabby ground to reach an exposed snow traverse on the south side of the ridge to a small summit above the Éperon des Cosmiques.
3) Make an awkward 20m abseil from here, using a bolted anchor, to reach an exposed, flat snow ridge on the crest of the arête which leads to a chimney beneath a steep rock wall.
4) At the top of the chimney is another set of bolts, from which a 25m abseil takes you onto an ex§osed ledge on the south side of the ridge, underneath a steep, golden tower.
5) Continue along the ledge for 10m to reach a short, steep chimney on the left which is climbed on positive holds to reach a peg belay. Downclimb for 5m in the direction of the ridge crest before climbing up to reach the crest itself via a steep slope (much easier when snow covered). Climb up the ridge crest for 5m then traverse a vague ledge system along some interesting but easy terrain on the south side of the ridge, staying roughly 10m below the ridge top. Then descend slightly to a snow ledge underneath an imposing rock overhang. Follow the ledge under the overhang and up onto the ridge crest and follow this to the foot of a 20m high slab of golden granite - the crux pitch.
6) 4c. Climb the slab itself (4c) for 8m (bolt at the top of this section and pre-drilled crampon pockets for the feet) before stepping right and climbing the easy chimney to reach a large ledge at the top of the slab. (This is the toughest section of climbing on the route and as such queues can form here. If you don't want to wait, you can drop onto the north side of the ridge just before the 20m slab and climb a very tight, squirmy chimney instead, which brings you out next to the top of the slab.) From here, cross onto the north side of the ridge via an awkward step down before traversing towards the cable car station for 30m to reach a steep chimney. There are slings to belay off and in mid-season there is often a collection of fixed gear. Either way, the belay stance is in a location which is of a kind normally only visited on much harder routes than this.
7) 4a. Take in the exposure before stepping up and into the chimney. The move to get into this is tricky (unless you know where the hidden hold is!) but the rest is enjoyable and exposed, with climbing roughly akin to Scottish II or 4a rock climbing depending on conditions. The chimney is 30m long, after which 10m of blocky steep scrambling brings you onto the crest of the ridge, just below the cable car station.
8) A short, final snow ridge leads to an old, wobbly ladder and finally, the viewing platform at the Aiguille du Midi where you can expect to be stared at by incredulous tourists. It's even been known for autographs to be signed by some climbers whose arrival at the lift station coincided with that of a group of particularly exuberant holiday makers! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
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: http://wp.me/p27yGx-ga

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, CUMC Ticklist.


ClimberDateStyle
BHuthers 28/Jul AltLd O/S

Moved together. I led the 4c slab. Great route, not many people on it either.

Hidden 25/Jul AltLd
10029759 24/Jul -
Hidden 19/Jul AltLd
DavidWilby 19/Jul AltLd
with Ben L, Anna
Wyn Bach 18/Jul -

My first Alpine adventure and one I'll never forget. Brilliant.

with Paul Warnock
machars 16/Jul Solo
Hidden 15/Jul AltLd rpt
RuthW 15/Jul 2nd

Lots of new snow

Hidden 11/Jul AltLd
nicjbuk 11/Jul Lead
with rab middlemiss
climbEdclimb 11/Jul Lead O/S

Cracking route! Laurine’s first Alpine route. Not bad for a 2 day trip.

Laurine 11/Jul 2nd O/S
with Ed
Hidden 09/Jul -
kdo 09/Jul Solo

Really good to do this by my self as a last day while Niall was off doing the Innominate with Jon. It was well tracked and no pressure. Lots of guided parties behind. Good to stay away from the crowd.

Scott Anderson 06/Jul AltLd O/S

A stunning day for the weather, great conditions on the route and a great day!!

with Matt
Mr Fuller 06/Jul AltLd rpt

Busy, took our time, type 1 fun day.

with Scott
tanssop 04/Jul AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
mrphilipoldham 04/Jul AltLd O/S

Fantastic.

nicjbuk 04/Jul -
with BILL BUTTERWORTH
jamesb101 03/Jul Lead O/S
with Jake, Storme
CameronH 03/Jul -
Storme 03/Jul AltLd

Also climbed with James from Conville Course. Got there just in time in morning to avoid long queues. Was brilliant conditions and a great climb.

with Jake Richardson
Roger Burrows 03/Jul AltLd O/S

Great Route. Lots of standing around waiting and letting french guides push past, but a true classic all the same. Can see myself going back and doing it again and again. Lots of snow on the ground which may have made it that little bit simpler.

with Shane
Hidden 02/Jul Lead rpt
Rob Pitt 01/Jul AltLd O/S
with Lou
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim ?/Jul Lead O/S
with Murilo
Jake397 ?/Jul -
with Storme England
Matt Harmon 29/Jun Lead O/S

after doing rebuffat-piere (cosmiques spur) good way to do it as the queues had disappeared. nice little route

Sarah Roscoe 29/Jun AltLd
nelstrop 28/Jun Lead O/S

Moved together for most, queues on the abseils. Crux not currently there due to the high snow line but a fun route none the less

Hidden 28/Jun -
Joel Miller 28/Jun -
themattyshep 28/Jun AltLd O/S

YES! First alpine trip. got the tick on a beautiful sunny day. Went to downtown chamonix afterwards for a celebratory Poco Loco

Rob_Morris1996 28/Jun AltLd O/S

Amazing to get the Cosmiques in on our first trip to the Alps, which began as a climbing trip, and slowly turned into an alpine trip! Down in the town celebrating with our first ever poo loco by mid afternoon, after doing all the tourist stuff up the Midi.

Hidden 28/Jun AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun 2nd
batterj2 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Amazing day, surprised I wasn't totally destroyed after no preparation. Very warm and snow did turn a bit mushy towards the end. Some peculiar actions from some local guides around us. Going to remember it for a long time! :)

with Kirsty Taylor, Joe Farnell, Tom Parry, Ricky Nos
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
climbingrick 27/Jun AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Climbed after pointe l'antional. Absolutely brilliant. Really enjoyed it, has a bit of everything and exposure too. As far as the climbing goes it's straightforward, but brilliant fun - a great mountaineering route. Did have a bit of a wait on the abseils, also later on at the chimney, after a climber fell due to foothold in snow collapsing (they were fine, but took their time afterwards!). Lots of exposed traverses, and some good chimney action. Traversed left after final chimney over exposed broken ground then up a steep juggy flake, I think this may be an alternative finish! Missed the public cable car, but luckily staff member kept the staff cable car back for us.

Storme 27/Jun AltLd

Jessie fell near the top, snow was slushy as did in afternoon after Pointe Lachenal. Missed last cabin down - went down with A de M workers!

Nick Arthur 24/Jun Lead
with Rebecca Combe, Owen Gibson
owen gibson 24/Jun 2nd
Doug miller 24/Jun AltLd rpt
JennyBroomby 23/Jun 2nd
SWhite10 23/Jun Lead O/S
Petarghh 22/Jun Lead

Jenny's first alpine route.

jennygreener 22/Jun -
with Pete
Hidden 22/Jun Lead
markflanagan 22/Jun Lead

Super! Somehow managed to start lateish and be ahead of everyone.

Marshall 22/Jun 2nd
Chris Huntington 20/Jun Lead O/S
J_Trottet 20/Jun AltLd O/S

Joined just before the chipped crux (currently not there as banked out). Simul climbed to the top.

Peter Rosso 20/Jun AltLd O/S
with Alasdair Robertson
Alex Riley 20/Jun Lead O/S

Easy and very very busy.

with Anna Y
Brian Pollock 20/Jun Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Jun 2nd O/S
JoeMortimer 17/Jun AltLd
with Heather Florence
EddieA 17/Jun 2nd O/S

A lot of snow - and a lot of people

with Stephen, Ali
ChrisH89 15/Jun AltLd O/S

First alpine route, and what a route! Despite the awful weather Chamonix has had for the last few weeks we found a weather window and decided to risk it. Awesome climbing, still in winter condition despite the time of year. Crux was banked out making it simple (didn't realise we'd done it till it was over) but the last section was a delightful chimney groove (around Scottish grade 3?) in full view of the Midi viewing platforms, with the classic topout onto one of them where some Brazilians promptly asked to borrow our axes for a photo...!

adawson 15/Jun -

Mixed weather conditions with a few sunny spells but mainly overcast and in cloud with some snow towards the end, quite windy and cold at times. Lots of snow on the route which banked out the crux move. Moved together most of the way apart from the final section led by Ash. Spent about 3 hours queueing in the wind and cold, mainly at the 1st abseil and final pitches.

with Nathan Masters , Ashley King
Ashley King 15/Jun AltLd

First alpine route with guide. Weather wasn't great and queues were very long. Crux was snowed over. Really enjoyed it though, would definitely recommend.

Hidden 12/Jun -
Petarghh 12/Jun -
Rob Royle 12/Jun Lead

Lots and lots of snow, felt like it was winter again! Enjoyed climbing the route with Gav.

with Gav
gavster 12/Jun 2nd
with rob
Hidden 07/Jun -
Hidden 04/Jun Lead rpt
Liam Watson 02/Jun AltLd
Hugh Simons 02/Jun Lead rpt

Leading Liam up his first Alpine route. Crux was buried in a snow ramp, so technically very easy this time! Surprisingly good weather meant we all got sunburnt, classic.

BethTansley 01/Jun AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
wchan ?/Jun AltLd O/S
ndraper1 24/May Lead rpt

a LOT of snow clearing and swimming today, made gear tricky to find in the first 3rd with powder on slabs. Somehow head height on crests of the ridge. Broke trail like a gent for guides and groups who were happy with missing the bin. Solo'd after the abbs to avoid the toilets of terror.

D.Russell 20/May Solo O/S

Group solo with ally and prolly.

with Ally
jing 24/Apr 2nd dog

Challenging winter condition. The approach was covered by thigh high snow, sometimes waist high. I also stepped into mt first crevasse :) The climb itself was also covered in snow, I took a 10m fall on a snow slope due to my bad crampon work (and fresh snow). I think I only really touched rock in the last two pithes or so. We were surprised when we were half way up the crux (the lower half buried in snow) We took the 9:30 lift and went down by 16:00 (the team behind us turned back...), thanks to Neil's efficiency, otherwise we could have taken a long long time... A route to remember, but probably not to repeat in the same condition. What a day!

with Neil MacKay
mBob8 20/Apr AltLd O/S

Super cool ridge, quite a bit of snow yesterday but loads of fun, had the ridge mostly to ourselves! Moved together and two abseils

with emily
sam_cash 08/Apr AltLd rpt
sam_cash 07/Apr 2nd O/S
Remyveness 06/Apr Lead rpt

Lead the entire route as one of Callum's first outings in the alps.

callumbtaylor 06/Apr 2nd

acclimatisation day

with Remy
Kirill 26/Mar AltLd

As a means to go to the toilet at the midi station. Snowing and 100kmph wind. Climbed the squeeze chimney to the left of the usual crux wall to add interest.

cmars89 25/Mar Lead rpt

Scottish conditions, moved together throughout. Wore ski boots.

with Ryan Weber
machars 21/Mar Solo
bclifton 21/Mar AltLd
Hidden 21/Mar AltLd rpt
Karlgreasley 12/Mar Lead O/S
LivBarron 12/Mar 2nd O/S

Bluebird winter day simul climbing in pairs, with Blake and Tammy.

thomas108 ??/2016 -
crossleysm ??/2016 AltLd
with Roger Lawson
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
JenShelley 31/Dec/15 2nd

In light snow, starting from the Abri Simonds hut. Had the route all to ourselves.

with Mike, Rob
MichaelGallimore 31/Dec/15 AltLd rpt

Moved together and pitched the section after the abseils. There was a lot of new snow on the route which made it totally different in character to summer. Used my axes a lot more. We climbed this the day after doing the chere couliour and sleeping in the abri simond hut, where the beds were covered in snow but it was so cold we didn't have to worry about it melting and making us wet. Overnight it snowed, so the cosmiques ridge seemed like the safest way of getting back and avoiding unstable snow slopes. Had a fantastic night with a blood red sunset and clear skies. Very memorable.

with JenShelley, Rob
Hidden 28/Dec/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/15 Solo
Paul Baller 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Lou Baller
l21bjd 18/Sep/15 2nd

Guided. Lots of fresh snow.

SJames 13/Sep/15 -
adamre12 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
AndyT1151 06/Sep/15 -
OllieF 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

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.

with David
DaveThexton 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Ollie Footitt
heghedush 05/Sep/15 2nd
EuanM 01/Sep/15 Lead
ADAMSTUBS ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Jagged Globe Alpine techniques 2 course

Katie S ?/Sep/15 AltLd
Matt Schwarz ?/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
with katie
alexm198 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

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!

with Misha Nepogodiev, Ian Cooper
Misha 31/Aug/15 AltLd rpt

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!

with Alex, Ian C
tomdawson4 29/Aug/15 AltLd

wasn't very snowy and mixed but great nonetheless late aug 15

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

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.

Oo 26/Aug/15 -
hlegge 25/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

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.

with Alfie Maun
amaun 25/Aug/15 AltLd
with Hamish Legge
Guss1 21/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Nath93 20/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together throughout and wore crampons the whole way. Some fresh snow but still quite dry on sections. Excellent alpine introduction.

Paul Collins 19/Aug/15 Solo
with Gav, Liam
Vincej 17/Aug/15 -
with Fred Drouet
Stevepa 14/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
jules1990 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
Dawn_K_B 06/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

No snow/ice at all. Crampons off at the bottom. Super fast first half, slower 2nd because of queues.

Sam Ash 06/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
staceyjg 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S

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!

with Richard kendrick, Chris Gardner
EllieWoods 05/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

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!

with pete belfield
Adamski1986 03/Aug/15 AltLd
with James Higgins
Zoe Cockburn ?/Aug/15 -

with fresh snow!

Ollieaxon ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
MJLangley 29/Jul/15 Solo
Chuck 28/Jul/15 -
Hidden 26/Jul/15 -
Hidden 26/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
summerse 24/Jul/15 2nd O/S

First AD alpine route.

Hidden 24/Jul/15 -
Kinge 24/Jul/15 Lead rpt

2nd time of the trip, less crowded but no less fun

dawp4810 24/Jul/15 2nd O/S

with Gav Pike and Ozzy Dave

ned_85 17/Jul/15 AltLd
ijsbeer 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Jarron (TSAC) & Jelmer (TSAC)

Kinge 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

7 year dream realised

with Lee L, Owen Williams
Petarghh 15/Jul/15 Lead

Almost completely dry. Crampons not required other than for the descent from midi.

Hidden 13/Jul/15 Lead
Fletch12 13/Jul/15 Lead

1st Alpine Lead

with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
IanHope 10/Jul/15 -
with Bruce goodlad
JohnHartley 10/Jul/15 -

Brilliant!

with stephen hartley
AndrewP 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Sam Peterken, FelixPeterken
FelixPeterken 09/Jul/15 2nd

awesome if you get it to yourself (nearly)

Hidden 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/15 -
Hidden 06/Jul/15 -
olekemi 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Taken in descent from the Cosmiques hut. Soloed first half, and roped up after abseils. Good fun, despite the crowds.

with Ken B, Martin F
AshBash 04/Jul/15 -

Did after pointe lachanel, had to overtake a lot of groups and waited at the crux over a hour, good route though

mattgrange 02/Jul/15 AltLd

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!

bedsforsleepypeople 02/Jul/15 -
derryclimbs 02/Jul/15 AltLd

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.

benwh1te ?/Jul/15 -
JdotP ?/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
frejashannon ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with tim, Neils
Ndawson 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
danieleaston 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Ahebden93 27/Jun/15 2nd

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!

KatOstrich 26/Jun/15 AltLd
with Dave
Hidden 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 26/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with Kat Ostrich
davkeo 25/Jun/15 Lead rpt

As finish to Eperon de Cosmiques. Brilliant day.

cearbhalld 25/Jun/15 2nd
duprer1 24/Jun/15 2nd
davkeo 21/Jun/15 Solo

Combined with traverse of pointe Lachanal

laurence_falconer 20/Jun/15 -
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
petecurt 20/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
DanOsb 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
jac00 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Legs 19/Jun/15 -

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.

amaun 17/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Owen Gibson, Chris Wildblood
owen gibson 17/Jun/15 -
Hidden 13/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Remyveness 13/Jun/15 AltLd

Only just made the last lift combining it it a day with the pointe lachenal traverse

Hidden 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
davkeo 12/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Weather was bad so did this as plan b. Very enjoyable day out.

jac00 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
kdo 12/Jun/15 2nd

Going to do a rock route up hight for the first time, but conditions were poor so we did this. No gloves..first time climbing this high for me, Dave did all the leading and we swept past lots of teams (mannerly). Classic!

scarmichael 07/Jun/15 -
sj87 07/Jun/15 2nd
steveforgrieve 07/Jun/15 2nd

Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey

MJLangley 07/Jun/15 -
Hidden 05/Jun/15 -
Hugh Simons 05/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together most of the route, a few short pitches. Shame it was so busy! Great route.

calumhicks 05/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

The icing on the cake is that the route deposits you at the midi station, therefore avoiding that horrible walk back!

with Hugh Simons, Adam Harris
Hidden 01/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
Ian84 ?/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/15 2nd
Zolly Whitaker ?/Jun/15 Lead
with Megan Jackson, Laurence Falconer
Eagertom ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Laura Shaw, Dan Murray
Richard Kendrick ?/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd
laurashaw ?/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 27/May/15 -
ricky6386 11/May/15 2nd O/S

First alpine/winter climb, just a tad scary!

Hidden 10/May/15 Solo
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo
tedburt 08/May/15 AltLd β

Cracking day. 2hr45 min from the hut.

with Aaron Burdett
DaveThexton 07/May/15 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 07/May/15 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/15 -
Alasdair Fulton 24/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Bella's first alpine route. Great conditions.

with Bella
James W 10/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/15 AltLd
Sam Simpson 26/Mar/15 Solo rpt
turbojames 12/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with danny millar, Anne Corbett
JuhoK 11/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
K Mckay ??/2015 -
Camille ??/2015 2nd
with Pierre Girard
Hidden ??/2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
paultaylor 23/Dec/14 AltLd
with Matt Roberts, Will I Am
roberts1234567890 23/Dec/14 AltLd
with Paul Taylor, Will Moy
w-watson 20/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Solo
Lancer 25/Oct/14 Solo rpt

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!

DigitalSteak 15/Oct/14 Lead
Rustyclimb 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Steve Wakeford 04/Oct/14 Solo

Rock scramble with crampons. No need for axe in summer.

Hidden 19/Sep/14 Solo dnf
Kayan 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

snow/ice cover low.

with Aidan Woollaston
dauwhe 14/Sep/14 2nd

Guided climb with Adam George

Jordangask 11/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 11/Sep/14 -
Matt1234 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
nicjbuk 08/Sep/14 Lead

not a lot of snow on the route

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
rossn 08/Sep/14 -

5th time up this route. Least snow I've seen on, good route but I dont think I'll do it again

with Bill Butterworth, Nick Bryan
goatee 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Griffiths
hoppojoe7 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S

first alpine experience. great route for acclimatising getting use to crampons, rope work etc. best part. you can descend directly into the bar! :)

Matthew Martin Wsm 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S

fantastic first alpine route all climbed in big boots and crampons on beautiful golden chamonix granite, was excellent warm up that gave me confidence!

with dave kenyon
DigitalSteak 03/Sep/14 Solo
steve_gibbs 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Al Docherty
wilkinscl 03/Sep/14 -

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.

Matt Schwarz 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with katie
Katie S 03/Sep/14 AltLd
morpcat 03/Sep/14 2nd
davkeo ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S

No ab rope so the down climbs were fun. Especially the second one which was an iced up chimney.

Webster ?/Sep/14 Solo

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

Hidden ?/Sep/14 -
engelsk_chica ?/Sep/14 2nd
georgec 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
cmars89 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Solo
aljones91 22/Aug/14 AltLd

Good route....shit load of people made it dangerous and annoying

with Ben hester
TheFatClimber 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
khalidq 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Great weather. Fine climb. Too busy.

with Jon Leighton, Harriet Kirk
jonleighton 16/Aug/14 -
Timothy Miller 14/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 12/Aug/14 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden 10/Aug/14 -
Hidden 10/Aug/14 Lead
Adamski1986 08/Aug/14 AltLd
with Richard Gage
Gumery 08/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Callum Smith 08/Aug/14 Lead

2nd alpine route.

Hidden 08/Aug/14 -
JHolland 08/Aug/14 -
Hidden 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
anthonylewis 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Tom Redmond 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Jo sumner 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Stani49 07/Aug/14 2nd
Palindrome 07/Aug/14 2nd

Alpine style climbing together.

paulmck 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Stani49
Hidden 06/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 AltLd
mrbird 06/Aug/14 AltLd
Piers Harley 06/Aug/14 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
AndyBryce 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
hamishfrost 06/Aug/14 2nd
feilx 05/Aug/14 -
with Jo R, james d
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead dnf
jonskippy 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley
benclimbing 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

2nd time and still a pleasure! Bivvied in the station the night before to ensure we had the route to ourselves

greenclimb 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

guide book time

with Sarah
Ciaran Mullan 04/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
picasso 04/Aug/14 AltLd
jaggy bunnet 03/Aug/14 AltLd

braw wee route, first alpine trip and loved it

Senna 01/Aug/14 -
jazzyjeff 01/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Second ever winter route, great conditions fairly steady descent, ascent was good bit fluttery moving together but good fun

with Ross, Sean
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Little AndyH ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Harri777 ?/Aug/14 AltLd
with Jon Leighton, Khalid
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd
friendzone1234 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

lead the whole route

with Gavin peach
scottywakefield 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Amazing!!! Some fresh snow from the previous few days.

JezzaCat 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, great conditions, evening queuing for the crux was fun in the sunshine!

with Stella
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead
Jon Ellis 28/Jul/14 -
EllieWoods 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Did after Lachenal traverse (from first lift). Cosmiques ended up taking an epic 6 hours.... Mostly spent queuing at bottlenecks.....

with Rich
Richard Alderton 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Started at 1115, got stuck in a queue at the first abseil and only just made the last lift down.

with Ellie
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
skirton 23/Jul/14 -
with Ben Jones
snowy_woodruff 23/Jul/14 Lead
with Mem
jhobbs 18/Jul/14 -

Wow

Hidden 18/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/14 -
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead
petrch 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Philipe Guyon
jon_ridley 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/14 AltLd
Graeme Gilchrist 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S

swapped lead a few times. great day

with tim de veere green
andy_e 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Mostly moved together. 4 1/2 hours round trip.

with Ron Clark, Jared Kitchen
Simnel 09/Jul/14 -
with Andy L, Rog B, steve r
DigitalSteak 06/Jul/14 Lead

After Rebuffat on the Eperon

Charlotte Nelson 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with jack, tom, bart, chrissy
blue-icefox 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Graham
2010_graham 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/14 -
David Barratt ?/Jul/14 AltLd
with owenf
phildawson ?/Jul/14 -
viriato ?/Jul/14 -
Claire Molloy ?/Jul/14 2nd
with Mark Thomas
JayAsh ?/Jul/14 -
Ciaran Mullan ?/Jul/14 -
2010_graham 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with David B, Nikki Y
wiibaker 28/Jun/14 2nd

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.

Hidden 28/Jun/14 -
Dawn_K_B 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Such a good day! Easy for AD, the crux was ace. Great views and position.

with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, Jem Greenway
Street 26/Jun/14 2nd
sadams601 25/Jun/14 AltLd β

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!

Rebs 25/Jun/14 2nd
davidbird63 24/Jun/14 -

Great day out on a great route. Want to try some variations!

joelevanschamonix 24/Jun/14 Solo rpt

http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/06/23/summer-is-here/

ten4dave 24/Jun/14 -
Gibbo 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Sash Coombes
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
mattking_109 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Iona
garethMottram 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Richard Tones
scree 20/Jun/14 -

Guided by ISM, busy classic but still nice

barrowclough 19/Jun/14 -
Jack Whiteley 19/Jun/14 Lead

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.

Tim Harper 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Awesome first alpine lead! Loved it

Hidden 19/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/14 -
Retro Rowan 19/Jun/14 -
JakeWShaw 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Overtook one party and got a clear run. So good especially as we weren't being clambered all over by guides.

Calum Wadsworth 19/Jun/14 -

First alpine route, really good but very busy!

with Tom A
Nick_Merriman 19/Jun/14 -
Sam Ash 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Teappleby 19/Jun/14 AltLd

Fun little route. Just got too busy to be enjoyable by the end though. Cal's first Alpine route.

Hidden 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd
MSchobitz 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S

One of the first parties on the route and fast enough not to be overrun by other parties. Really fun route!

pete1993 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

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

with Micki, David
joe.91 15/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Great to be back in the valley. Lead the crux this time, olli had the narrow squeeze chimney.

Olli-C 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead
johnmctighe 11/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.

with Andy Owen
simon_D 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

moved together, crux wall was easy..nice wee route

with Edvin
DigitalSteak 02/Jun/14 Lead
laurence_falconer ?/Jun/14 -
jamesgr87 ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
laurashaw ?/Jun/14 -
niallsash ?/Jun/14 AltLd
wjcblackshaw 28/May/14 Lead O/S

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)

alpinestar_no1 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Just finishing after doing the vent du dragon. Simul climbed all the way.

with Jakob Fisker
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
Rob Royle 05/May/14 Lead

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!!

with Steph
Jake Young 17/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Cool route, classic tick.

with Shack crew - Ande, Stuart and Francesco
Ulgrid 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

The most peaceful possible ascent of Cosmiques - only one other pair of climbers!

with Dave
david_brookes 15/Apr/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Apr/14 -
Gumery 05/Apr/14 Solo rpt
with Forshaw
Hidden 04/Apr/14 -
Steve Wakeford 03/Apr/14 Lead

Anna's first climb

with Anna Martin
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd
Paul Figg 21/Mar/14 -

Had the route to ourselves, climbed moving together with Andy and Lawrence

with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton
Hidden 19/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
McGuinness 17/Mar/14 -
with Nick
Steve Wakeford 16/Mar/14 Lead

Björn's first climb, the down climbed to just above crux to try and help Hinrik!!

with Björn Ingason
kingjam 15/Mar/14 -

Guided

ndraper1 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
shah ?/Feb/14 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jan/14 -
Tom Campbell ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
matty123 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 31/Oct/13 AltLd
Dougbart 31/Oct/13 -
with Iain
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead
Mick Riley 20/Sep/13 2nd O/S

In winter conditions

joe.91 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd
The Bad Cough 16/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Full on Winter conditions. Awesome.

jon22 16/Sep/13 AltLd

Full on winter conditions

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

Scottish conditions!

theomoore 11/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

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

jack.williams1 11/Sep/13 AltLd
j.buckley87 09/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Laura Parker 06/Sep/13 -

Brilliant scramble and an awesome way to end our first alpine climbing week in The Alps.

jac00 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Linda
Ly-Cilph 06/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together except for 4c crux pitch; 3hrs. Enchained with a Traverse of Pointe Lachenal; lovely 7hr day out.

with Till N
Alex Parker 06/Sep/13 -

With Mark Walker Mountaineering. Top Bloke.

Hidden 05/Sep/13 -
simondunf 05/Sep/13 -

great fun

with caspar
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead
gravity 03/Sep/13 AltLd dnf

George dislocated his knee right at the start of the route, requiring helicopter rescue.

with George
Ian Ackerley 03/Sep/13 Lead

'dry' conditions. hardly any snow on route. Crampons not used except for approach. Mostly moved together. Was suffering from effects of altitude

Binder 03/Sep/13 AltLd dnf
with Toby
Gordon Lacey 01/Sep/13 AltLd
Scott Rankin 01/Sep/13 AltLd
HansStuttgart ?/Sep/13 -
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
AlexxelA ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Amazing, but we were more worried than we needed to be, fairly straightforward and fun, and very short.

Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd
MrRiley 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

First alpine route and a great intro, terrible altitude sickness by the end of it though!

with Mark Reid
david0811 31/Aug/13 AltLd
with debbie, Dave Riley
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo
Debbie Lee 31/Aug/13 AltLd
with Lachy, Dave Marshall
jac00 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Aug/13 -
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
sacdenouilles 28/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sophie Guinard, J F Philippe
sacdenouilles 28/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sophie Guinard, J F Philippe
Ccmilree 27/Aug/13 -
machars 25/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Keith Lambley 23/Aug/13 -
with John T
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
JasonV 22/Aug/13 -

Did without crampons. Moved together in the main. Crux pitch a bit testy in big boots.

with Heather, John
HJSmith 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Jason, John Heap
justaddpowder 21/Aug/13 Lead

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)

with Ed Smart, Geoff Smart, Caroline Milree
machine45 21/Aug/13 2nd

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.

Dan0Me 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hill
adamwesthead 15/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Did not use crampons once as all the rock was dry with no ice. Different experience to last time.

with Hoult
Hidden 15/Aug/13 -
D.botts87 14/Aug/13 -
with rob butcher, chris fielding
Hidden 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Adam Bloch, Ian Stevens
luckyjim 13/Aug/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Tom Last 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

After Rebuffat on the Eperon du Cosmiques. Lovely route; busy, but it's got a little bit of everything.

with Billy
mickd 11/Aug/13 AltLd

As a way back to the midi after summiting Mt Blanc du Tacul early in the morning. Took less than an hour moving together.

jameslam 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Olaf
DaveThexton 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
benclimbing 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Lisa Fullerton
Tim Bevan 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
ad111 09/Aug/13 -
ianstevens 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together

with Sam Wainwright, Adam Bloch
JimboWizbo 05/Aug/13 Lead

Moved together in crampons, wonderful

with Beth
Hidden 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/13 AltLd
prwalker 05/Aug/13 AltLd
with wupert
bonoid 02/Aug/13 Lead
with Duncan McLaughlin
Malcolm Auchie 02/Aug/13 2nd

Highly reccommend this route. We watched a helicopter winch a casualty from the cable car station while on the ridge.

with Jamie Evans, Karen Pickering
maddy92 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Paul Collins ?/Aug/13 Lead
robgixer ?/Aug/13 -
Jack00 ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Edd Carrigan
Busby ?/Aug/13 Lead
mcgovern ?/Aug/13 AltLd
scottie390 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

good introductory route for beginner/intermediates. easy guiding.

with Ethan Clarke
Hidden ?/Aug/13 -
Ed carrigan ?/Aug/13 -
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Fat Andy Heff ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Fellmonkey ?/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 31/Jul/13 Lead
Adamski1986 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with kerry, Stewart Webb
Hidden 31/Jul/13 -
onlyfoddington 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Followed Adam the whole way. We moved together until the crux pitch. Overtook more people than we were overtaken.

with Adam
spragglerocks 25/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Paul Justin
Batt 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/13 -
peter.herd 20/Jul/13 -
with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd
MichaelGallimore 18/Jul/13 Solo O/S

In b3 boots, preferred not to use crampons.

with Nick millward, Bern hardman
BicycleBradley 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
khris 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Bradley
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Bruce S 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
planetmarshall 16/Jul/13 2nd
Rob Wardle 15/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark Wrekin, Ade Wrekin
Slick 12/Jul/13 AltLd
Egons Issy 12/Jul/13 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson
bigredsquirrel 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Hutton
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
James_L88 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 06/Jul/13 Lead

First unguided alpine route. Took quite a bit of time on the route and unsure whether I got the correct exit chimney (it felt about Scottish II/III). Topped out late and thought we'd have to spend the night on the platform as we couldn't get the door open!

with Peter, Tom L, Owen
Martin Rowe 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
frotveit 01/Jul/13 AltLd
Keith Lambley 01/Jul/13 -
with Kate R
steve_gibbs 01/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Joe Innes
Richard Thombs ?/Jul/13 -
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
alooker ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good intro for moving together over easy ground. Crux pitch to the ladders was lovely climbing but cold

with David
edmitchell ?/Jul/13 Lead rpt
tommytuffa ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Libby
Kris ?/Jul/13 AltLd
stanleynkk ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Oliver Alderman
TommyMcG ?/Jul/13 -
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Benjaminblanc ?/Jul/13 -
shah ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
HosteDenis ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/13 -
Joe Innes 30/Jun/13 AltLd

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!! :)

with Steve Gibbs
laurence_falconer 28/Jun/13 -
fulton333 27/Jun/13 -
Hidden 27/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead
Gumery 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Naomi
ma.cecilia 26/Jun/13 -
with Michael Fyfe
DigitalSteak 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Dan818 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
joscott 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
pffft 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

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

NeilOMalley 24/Jun/13 AltLd

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.

GuitarGenius92 24/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with will smith
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd
A Walker 24/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Mr Fuller 23/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Crux pitch was buried. Hardest part of the route was avoiding dubiously-skilled clients being dragged up the route.

with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker
Kayan 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spenser 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Nicole Almond 21/Jun/13 AltLd

Lovely climb with great weather - in T-shirts at points! great way to end a good week.

with Dad
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead
Dave Almond 21/Jun/13 AltLd

Warm sunny tee shirt weather. Super end to a great week

Gumery 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Naomi, Forshaw
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Alex Munnery 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Luke Duckworth
Lxaddison 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together for most of it. Led "crux" didn't seem hard at all... Altitude made going tough as first route we did.

OutdoorGirl 15/Jun/13 2nd
Brian Pollock 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lots of snow and sunshine... great route

with Dave Frost
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 AltLd
DigitalSteak 06/Jun/13 Lead rpt

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!

paulmck 05/Jun/13 AltLd
Steve Kempley 04/Jun/13 -

Snowy conditions. A great fun day out!

with Florin, Cristian
rashwell ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
muzz44 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harriet
Hidden ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Nemo9 ?/Jun/13 AltLd

Moved together, crux buried under snow

with Col
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 Lead
Jacob Forshaw 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Jacob Forshaw 02/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo
carl_123 01/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Dave Searle ?/Apr/13 Solo

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...

Julian Prieto 31/Mar/13 AltLd rpt

Winter conditions with lots of fresh snow. Moved together for most of the route.

tscoobydoo 31/Mar/13 -

Climbed in winter conditions, much more of an adventure.

Alessandro Tentori 09/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Winter ascent, heavy snow conditions. Traversing the Cosmiques couloir proved tricky. Easy climb on the slab and chimney of the last three pitches.

with Damien Tomasi
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
jon22 ??/2013 AltLd

Full on winter conditions

Hidden ??/2013 -
freeheel47 ??/2013 AltLd
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
walts4 ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
James Thacker ??/2013 -
manxclare ??/2013 -
danex ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
Hidden 17/Sep/12 -
namagnall 17/Sep/12 Lead
with Hal Roberts
Cardi 17/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
with Suzy, Matt K
jack.williams1 17/Sep/12 2nd
fk2005 15/Sep/12 2nd

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.

with Richard Apps
Jay C 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Heather
jezb1 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Awesome. Two and half hours from simond.

Hidden 09/Sep/12 -
Mr. K 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Amazing day in the mountains. Moved together most of the way. I lead the crux slab clean without crampons.

fathobbit 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Mr. K
Hidden 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd
ollyroberts 05/Sep/12 Lead
with Sam
Sam Simpson 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Winter Conditions very windy, went via the crux this time around.

alias dave 03/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd β
dave josling ?/Sep/12 2nd
timofy ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cmarsden5 ?/Sep/12 -
with hannah price
Peter Reynolds ?/Sep/12 Lead
jacksonak47 ?/Sep/12 -
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead
wiibaker 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Sam Husband 21/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

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!

with Ed
Stroppy 21/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, left at 3am, finished at 10, knackered!

Hidden 17/Aug/12 AltLd
sambosanquet101 16/Aug/12 Lead
with Klaus Broesamle
Wils 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
cas smerdon 07/Aug/12 AltLd
with Declan
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
tom.ireson 01/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Gareth T 01/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Rob, Kenny
robbraby ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Kenny, Steveo
hairy51 ?/Aug/12 2nd
alan barnes ?/Aug/12 -
with sam d
crimpy 31/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

beautiful climb :)

with kozzi, Jhc
BoulderyDave 31/Jul/12 2nd O/S

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

Hidden 31/Jul/12 2nd O/S
JimboWizbo 30/Jul/12 -

Moved together, Mike went first, loved it. Didn't use crampons apart from on approach

with Mike
Hidden 30/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
alpinestar_no1 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Andy Hewison 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

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.

with Francois Bouvier
gfpowell 28/Jul/12 2nd
d80f0u 27/Jul/12 2nd

Excellent route. Done in half guidebook time!

with Pierre
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
kozzi 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
John-Henry 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jameslam 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Charlie Thorneycroft
dan ely 23/Jul/12 -

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

with steve
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd
ashtond6 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
JanBella 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

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.

thomaspomfrett 19/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Cablecar closed at the end, ended up walking across the valee blanche to Italy

with Greg (guide), Dan Slome
wendynicholls 19/Jul/12 2nd
with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont
ray.allwood 18/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins (Guide)
Hidden 16/Jul/12 -
droberts 16/Jul/12 -
nia 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with harry
Kirill 13/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

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.

Katherine Ross 12/Jul/12 2nd O/S

2nd in a 3. This route gets better and better!

with Jay Conlon, James Matthews
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
Jay C 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Katherine, James M
jimmatthews 12/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jay Conlon
Hidden 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
thetradlad 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Moving together for all but crux

Harry Thorpe 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

First time I have ever finished a route to a round of applause!

HarryB 07/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

after a route on the eperon

abtibbs 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Tdavy01 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Rickrick 07/Jul/12 -
Jack.H.92 06/Jul/12 -
Nigel Bond 05/Jul/12 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 04/Jul/12 Lead
Suzana 04/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Christopher Jackson
67hours 03/Jul/12 -
with Becky H
trivett 03/Jul/12 -

Excellent route, great day. Bit of fresh snow and impressive cloud inversion in the valley

with Jane Marsh
Hidden 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
franksnb ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

alpine style, obviously. owen got the crux. 3 hours.

with owen
Hidden ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden ?/Jul/12 -
OwenF ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

After Pointe Lachanel earlier in the morning. Interesting finish!

joscott ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Webster 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

moved together for most with me at the front, i lead the crux pitch. excelent fun

zcsharp 30/Jun/12 2nd
with Tom/Stewie
Huw Mithan 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Ben Fitzgerald, Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster
SteveCarratt 29/Jun/12 -
R_W_M 29/Jun/12 -

Moved Together, late starting but took 3hours round-trip from cable car station

with Steve C
Hidden 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
j4kub 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with claire gibson
Tdavy01 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Rickrick 27/Jun/12 -
davebrox 26/Jun/12 AltLd β

Also on 18/6/13

with Andy, Jim, mary
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Wils 24/Jun/12 AltLd

And back down to the vallee Blanche to get the tent :-(

Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
jon_ridley 23/Jun/12 AltLd
becoming-stranger 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 23/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/12 -
Ragingpossum 22/Jun/12 2nd

Did on the final day of our conville course. Undoubtably a very busy route.

sacdenouilles 22/Jun/12 AltLd
with J F Philippe
JKBowers 22/Jun/12 AltLd
Mike Hood 18/Jun/12 AltLd
jacksonak47 15/Jun/12 2nd
danfitz 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Pete Houghton
maria85 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together on most of it, led crux.

with Becky, Jules, Ash
Hidden 07/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
DrJon 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Andy O
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Brendan 02/Jun/12 AltLd
with Andy
nicjbuk 01/Jun/12 Lead

great day for the route. consolidated snow, no crowds and good conditions overall.

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
mcgovern ?/Jun/12 -

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!

gingerking ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Done in very scottish conditions!

Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd
TCarrick ?/Jun/12 -
Strachan ?/Jun/12 -

Nice

colonelreginald ?/Jun/12 -
QuentinSu ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
nicjbuk 28/May/12 AltLd

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

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
Hidden 24/May/12 AltLd O/S
sneaks 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

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.

with janey
Hidden 16/Apr/12 2nd
Lancer 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

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!

with Charlie Burbridge
Dunx 30/Mar/12 AltLd
with Steve Holmes
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
HarryB 27/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
with Luca
LJC 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Lots of snow in amongst the rocks.

with Harry
Hidden 09/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Alasdair Fulton 28/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route, especially when you get it to yourself :-) Valley Blanche descent in the warm sun. Spring is early!

Ross Barnes 28/Feb/12 AltLd
with Ally
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Wonderful route!! -22 degrees and a few meters of snow made for slow progress, around 5 hours from the Abri Simond hut

with Dad
tombushell 04/Feb/12 AltLd
with John Bushell, Sam Husband, Ed Hastrop
sam_lav ??/2012 -
BFG ??/2012 -
bencoope ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Smith42 24/Oct/11 AltLd
with S Lynch
Ross L 26/Sep/11 2nd

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.

with Matt Helliker
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Solo
nich0las 16/Sep/11 Lead
with Guy W
Aaron Lines 14/Sep/11 Lead
with Mark Oaks
highclimber 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
benjaminireland 09/Sep/11 -

Beautiful day lots of teams on the ridge, about 4 hours moving as a three in traffic, conditions icy at times

with Hannah price, Rosie Lyle
Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Mountain Llama 08/Sep/11 AltLd
with Paul S
danJBA 08/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Harder variation to pass traffic jam

monkeyman79 06/Sep/11 AltLd

Amazing alpine route. It was pretty busy, but it's to be expected on a blue sky day.

with Andy Whaley, David Edmondson
Hidden 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
rosieposey14 ?/Sep/11 -
with ben ireland, hannah price
Sam Simpson 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
wookie667 24/Aug/11 Solo
jpksalmon 24/Aug/11 AltLd dog

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

brad_tait 24/Aug/11 -
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
geoff.comley 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Classic, nice to have the hard crack in there aswell!

guy757 20/Aug/11 -
Hidden 19/Aug/11 -
Elsier 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Jon G, Will Harris
Hidden 16/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S
tomtom89 12/Aug/11 -
with Jack
jac00 12/Aug/11 -
with Tom
RKernan 11/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

1hr 10mins.

coombsy 11/Aug/11 AltLd

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...

with Rich G
Roberttaylor 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Good moving together practice.

Hidden 11/Aug/11 -
Hidden 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead rpt
The Bad Cough 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt
jon22 06/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/11 -
Hidden 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Clay C 02/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

We finished up this after Voie Rebuffat, joining the route just before the first abseil.

with Will A
Hidden 02/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
d_meacher ?/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Liam Ingram ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together until the crux then pitched the rest as there was a traffic jam. Very good fun.

Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
bladderedagain ?/Aug/11 -
bladderedagain ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Uisdean hawthorn ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 31/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd
Clay C 31/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Caspian
HeatherF 31/Jul/11 -

Horrendously Hungover

with Stu, Katy and Josh
jon22 31/Jul/11 Lead
Jim Brownlow 29/Jul/11 -
jo86 29/Jul/11 -

2.30 hours from lift station to lift station

Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
np134 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with C. Price
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
manbat 26/Jul/11 -

Too busy!

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

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.

with rg1976
matthewjames 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Matt, Sam Davies
kenneM 23/Jul/11 AltLd
with Steve Marner
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 22/Jul/11 Lead
with Mara Larson
Nick Ashwood 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd
tlmarjot 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
Kirill 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/11 AltLd
HarryB 16/Jul/11 AltLd
with Jamie
catemuir 16/Jul/11 2nd
guy757 16/Jul/11 -
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
HansUDes 16/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Paul1 15/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Josh lead the crux. Spent more time waiting for abseils and guiding groups than actual climbing. Beautiful day and amazing position so cant complain!

with Josh waller
aipattison 15/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with David Newton
Hidden 15/Jul/11 -
Theantoff 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
marcushorgan 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia Earle
ferdia 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
aipattison 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Matt, Josh Waller
Hidden 11/Jul/11 -
joedoherty 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Ulgrid 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Ross
GOS 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Got Denis to lead the A0 section while I took over the easy stuff; great day out though slowed down by abseils

with Denis Dineen
twright180 09/Jul/11 -
with John McCune
Hidden 06/Jul/11 -
Hidden 05/Jul/11 -
Jack Loftus 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with Nick
Stewart B 02/Jul/11 Solo

2h top to top. Nice route

Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
DigitalSteak 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Sinéad ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Ronan Kernan, Niall Browne
Marky Mark ?/Jul/11 -

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

edmitchell ?/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
JonHarvey ?/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
JonHarvey ?/Jul/11 Solo rpt

49mins10secs

Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
AlistairB ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dan Robinson, John H
emmarowe ?/Jul/11 2nd
jon clayton ?/Jul/11 Lead
with jason williams
steve-grigg ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
JRSB1991 ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
gripped01 ?/Jul/11 Lead
with JSAM, AIT
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
Sianny 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

awesome route! :)

with Al
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead
stratfol 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt

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!

with Gill Byrne
RKernan 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sinéad Oakes, Niall Browne
Sinéad 29/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
adam clarke 25/Jun/11 AltLd
with James Hulme
Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 24/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/11 AltLd
Leelogs 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with SCC
Petarghh 17/Jun/11 AltLd

1 hr 15min on busy route 1h 50 min midi to midi.

Jack Loftus 17/Jun/11 AltLd

Solo until half way, then roped up.

sacdenouilles 17/Jun/11 AltLd
with J F Philippe
Hidden 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
TrevorD 05/Jun/11 2nd
collywob ?/Jun/11 2nd β

spectacular

Climbslikeaduck ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Conor Gilmour
mattking_109 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead
Pete Houghton ?/Jun/11 2nd
Petarghh 31/May/11 AltLd

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 -

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.

Jörmungandr 29/May/11 2nd
with Kelvyn James
wi11 25/May/11 2nd β

Simuclimbed most pitched short wall...monstrous headache!

dan gibson 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with will hardy
sara n 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Karl & Andy as second team.

with Pierre Bogino
supos 27/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

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.

with Lars Fjendbo
rmc 25/Apr/11 -
supos 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Great introduction to alpine climbing. Easy but somewhat exposed at places.

with Lars Fjendbo
mrmattwright ?/Apr/11 2nd

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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrmattwright/sets/72157626584255360/

with Sam Mould
Kris 07/Mar/11 Lead

Some photos by an extreme skier friend who was climbing for the first time :) http://www.powderlove.com/fi/event/2436

maxots ?/Mar/11 -
KatieG 24/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
Si 02/Feb/11 AltLd
tom.ireson 01/Jan/11 Lead O/S

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.

with Paul Janelid, Andy Townsend
stevev ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
tscoobydoo ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
SeánM ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Damien
mickd ??/2011 Lead

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

darcan ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glyn Davidson 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ian Andrews 28/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 08/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Completed in 2 hours.

with Max C
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Harry Ellis 19/Sep/10 Lead
with Chris Cox
Hidden 10/Sep/10 AltLd
James S 10/Sep/10 Solo O/S
feilx ?/Sep/10 AltLd

icey and good

with Tom
alan barnes ?/Sep/10 -
with Dan Platt, luke
apd ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with James Smith
Ashley Hold ?/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
r_o_b_h2 ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

the complete cosmiques experience: arrogant guide, stunning views, photo shoot by japenese tourists. Awesome route

Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd
John Carney 31/Aug/10 -
with Rob Jarvis
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
Ander 29/Aug/10 -

Tip top weather.

with Jimb0
Jimb0 29/Aug/10 -
with Ander
andybuckley 28/Aug/10 Lead

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.

with Carrie Bolton, Rich Kemp
Hidden 26/Aug/10 2nd
Shonkhor 25/Aug/10 -

Sublime. Started in the mid afternoon and had the route to ourselves.

with Guy, James
Poco Loco 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Started later in the afternoon. Only people on the route. Really enjoyable.

with Will, Guy Pomeroy
John Pickles 23/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Neil Mackay
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd
Matt Bennett 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

1.5hrs, 12am had the route to ourselves! couldnt face walking back up the snow ridge to lift

with Mr Lopez, Lewis Grey
Hidden 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
RandomHero 19/Aug/10 -

HOLLYWOOD PITCH!

jase burnard 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
twoplates 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Neil MacKay
Hidden 16/Aug/10 -
Vincej 12/Aug/10 2nd
with Paolo Intrepido
squicky 11/Aug/10 2nd
with Christophe the Guide
Ken Applegate 11/Aug/10 Lead

Afternoon ascent, quiet on the arete.

Pat-H 10/Aug/10 2nd
Camdenelectric 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
bsavage 04/Aug/10 2nd
with Jay, Tim
carl_123 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Pete23 ?/Aug/10 2nd
yellow ?/Aug/10 AltLd
yellow ?/Aug/10 AltLd
willhawkins ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/10 -
K Farrell 27/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Imogen Beal
Hidden 26/Jul/10 -
BALD EAGLE 24/Jul/10 -
with M.Power
jogle03 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
John Roe 21/Jul/10 Lead

Great day out in the company of Jocky M and Will M

with Adam Davis
Hewin 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S

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 :)

georgenvk 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt
demarcation86 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Suz
sasmojo 16/Jul/10 -
with Duncan O, Nikki
Jack Finney 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Moving together. Lead the crux.

Jack Finney 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the crux

jandyd05 15/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Anthony, Julie Anglesea
Hidden 15/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd
inuklm 13/Jul/10 Solo

belay for the tricky move

with Juha
Claire Molloy 13/Jul/10 AltLd
johnmctighe 13/Jul/10 2nd
with Stephan
Jack Loftus 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Moved together and pitch the crux.

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

Moved together. Jack lead the crux

with Jack
Julli 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Noora S.
Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
1andrew1 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

First Alpine route on a beautiful day. Great acclimatisation and nice to finish at the Aiguille du Midi.

with Drew
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Clay C 07/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Max
Sophie Nunn 06/Jul/10 Lead
with Andy, Floris
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead
AMarchant 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.

with Stu Air
Rob N 04/Jul/10 AltLd

1st alpine climb, perfect conditions 2hrs 30 mins

with will powderly
tscoobydoo ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with phillip belcher
Brannock ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Solo rpt
centurion05 ?/Jul/10 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
JGW ?/Jul/10 -
with Matt Tilley
tjmillen ?/Jul/10 Lead
Betha. ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Luke, Dan
MPSBunny ?/Jul/10 -
with James
jimmyjames1985 ?/Jul/10 -
Mickdenali ?/Jul/10 AltLd

What a great day out(apart from the "professional" guides of course)

with Pete Goble
gallonj ?/Jul/10 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
jonesieboy ?/Jul/10 -
JasRY 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Peter Hill
Petarghh 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tskelhon 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

clipped one piece of pro, soloed the rest with max

with Max
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/10 -
Cardi 27/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Ryan
mark_chal 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 -
nicjbuk 22/Jun/10 Lead
avayaman 22/Jun/10 -

Bloody hard work. Fun though. Cracking weather

Peter Holder 21/Jun/10 -
with Richard Lydiatt
robinsi197 18/Jun/10 AltLd
with Nick
KatieG 15/Jun/10 -
sacdenouilles 14/Jun/10 AltLd
with J F Philippe
SuperstarDJ 08/Jun/10 2nd

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.

with Dave Josling
Hidden 08/Jun/10 2nd O/S
oldgrey ?/Jun/10 -

First on the route, first to finish - loads of parties behind us - very popular route.

with Virgil Scott
rossn ?/Jun/10 AltLd

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.

with Bill Butterworth, Fred Cochrane, Nick Bryan
LardClimber ?/Jun/10 Lead
with Nic Dynes
kelly_426 ?/Jun/10 -
with Sasha Doyle
Hidden 30/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hardonicus 11/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Done in an afternoon. No one else on the route, the joys of climbing in March!

with Tom Woods
melvin 24/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Took 2 days to complete.

with Tristan Semple, Rob Atkinson
Greg Boswell 16/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Damien
chopin-smith 10/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Charlie Evans 12/Jan/10 AltLd rpt

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.

with Colin Thornton
stuart34 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with James Monypenny
smason ??/2010 AltLd O/S
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
basvdploeg ??/2010 -
declanj ??/2010 Lead O/S
jld579 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
thebigeasy ??/2010 -
D.Andrew 18/Sep/09 AltLd
DebJ 11/Sep/09 AltLd
with Al Powell, Chris & Terry
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Solo O/S
vincentvega 09/Sep/09 Lead
with jeff, danny robb, kevin k
Hidden 07/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
wheelsucker ?/Sep/09 -
Jillybean 31/Aug/09 AltLd

Moved together one most of it

with Simon Marshall
Hidden 26/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
mtorre 25/Aug/09 -
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Ben HW 16/Aug/09 2nd dog

Do not attempt with large packs!

with James Brownhill
JDSwain 13/Aug/09 AltLd

Joined from the epron des cosmiques. Moved together.

with Tom Ripley
Henrik 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Josef + Joakim
mark-abz 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Alex
Hidden 04/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/09 AltLd
critchlg ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with simon wells
gareth r ?/Aug/09 -
with Hywel
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
KerryClimbing ?/Aug/09 AltLd
petitflous05 ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Iain Blackwood ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Asmus Norreslet
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
Dave Latimer ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
benny_m 29/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/09 -
Coops_13 28/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Cooper
Timo Austino 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Nats
Seasider 24/Jul/09 -
with John, Jonny Baird
Hidden 21/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/09 Lead O/S
StevieB125 21/Jul/09 -
with Riaan van der Wart, Yannick, Paolo, Rémi Vignon, Dave Park, Karl Ashley, Craig Stevens, Ross McInally
tebs 20/Jul/09 -

very short but quite fun.

with Tim
tdudley 20/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

pulled on the tat on crux (seconding)

with Phil Peel, John
bullwinkle 20/Jul/09 2nd rpt

For the 3rd time, acclimatisation route. Still lots of fun!

barney800 19/Jul/09 -

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!

Andy DB 19/Jul/09 -
with James B
SWalls 15/Jul/09 -
Hidden 15/Jul/09 AltLd
Gav Parker 12/Jul/09 2nd
KatieG 11/Jul/09 -
Phil Jennings 10/Jul/09 -

Slick ropework to avoid the hourdes, then viaferrata direct finish

with Tom Nichols
treeminkies 09/Jul/09 Lead

my first alpine lead

with carole
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
star8ug 08/Jul/09 Lead

Moving together, nice route lots of variety easy access and descent.

with Paul, Carl, Alex
Hidden 07/Jul/09 AltLd
t_stork 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Marcus Brown
Hidden 07/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
Em66 07/Jul/09 -
Hidden 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 07/Jul/09 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
munki1971 06/Jul/09 Lead O/S
groovy_nut 05/Jul/09 -
with Patrick
Julian Prieto 05/Jul/09 -
with Matt Burke, Nick Mortley
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Solo
The Mountain Goat 03/Jul/09 2nd
bridget143 03/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with John (Leeds), Richard Siddle
dannymoo99 03/Jul/09 Lead
with Carl Masters
Hidden 03/Jul/09 Lead
kingjam 01/Jul/09 AltLd
heist182 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
tscoobydoo ?/Jul/09 -
with colin cook
hamish2016 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with James Callendar
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd β
matt_ringrose ?/Jul/09 AltLd

Amazing route, same the weather closed in and the final hours were in a storm.

with Tom Dewhurts
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Allan Mac & Phil the Duke.
tomtom89 ?/Jul/09 AltLd
knicos ?/Jul/09 AltLd
mike4563 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Ben Woody Woodward
crazy chicken ?/Jul/09 2nd

First Alpine route

with Timo Austino
Diggler 30/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
BorisVBlade 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dowse, Sam Davies
Ollie B 28/Jun/09 -
with B.Jacobs, S.Jones
sam820 28/Jun/09 2nd
stuart34 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Stuart Buchan, James Monypenny
BenJacobs 28/Jun/09 -
with Steve and Ollie
Howard J 23/Jun/09 -

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.

Hidden 23/Jun/09 -
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead
Adam Booth 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

During savage storm.

Ed Booth 16/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/09 -
Joegriff ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Dave Trueman
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Neil D ?/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Neil D ?/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
1philjones1 ?/Jun/09 Lead

Bloody French guides!

with Gig
thecurlyone ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Liam McGuane
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
roryifinlay 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

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!

with Phil Payne
Hidden 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/09 AltLd
Charlie Evans 20/May/09 2nd β
with Andy Lagan
Bilweb ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with mathew G
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Kath Donohue
Oliver Sherman 04/Feb/09 Solo
breithorn4164 13/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Jackson
jonnie3430 04/Jan/09 AltLd
with Ewan
CT6419 ??/2009 -
Mathijs ??/2009 -
andrewb ??/2009 -
barksmo ??/2009 -
Griff87 ??/2009 -
with Nick Valentine
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Joe Nunn 17/Sep/08 Lead

Great route and the easiest descent of any route - moved together mostly except the steeper pitch.

with jim townsend
Hidden 15/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
sean72 03/Sep/08 2nd
with Kenton Cool, Chadrads
chadrads 01/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with kenton cool
Alexandre Buisse ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Karl Wooffindin 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 26/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd
Giles Davis 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Zoomer 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

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!

Jules 210681 24/Aug/08 2nd
DannyMac 24/Aug/08 2nd
nickstephens 21/Aug/08 AltLd
rd20 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Fabian
kleinej 16/Aug/08 2nd
with Craig
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Fabian001 15/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/08 -
nukebat 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Colin
Callum T 06/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Kat Torr
Hidden 06/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 05/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

started 1pm so only us and pete&andy on route. Easy but very entertaining!

with Andy
andymoin 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 02/Aug/08 AltLd
markv21 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S

didnt have any gear so didn't place any.

with olly
JonHarvey ?/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
Guy Wilson ?/Aug/08 -
with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
jimbobimbo ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Mel
CGlennie ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
riven 29/Jul/08 -
felixthelion 28/Jul/08 AltLd
tommytuffa 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Felix
tuukka 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Not as crowded as expected, only saw two other parties on the route.

with Tero
HIGHTOWER 24/Jul/08 AltLd
with Tim
Strange little creature 10/Jul/08 -
with David Little
matty g 08/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
sargy 07/Jul/08 AltLd

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.

with Ed Braithwaite
d_meacher 05/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with James Trundle
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd
davefount ?/Jul/08 -

again, Glyns first, less snow than the same time last year

with Glyn
jam_rich ?/Jul/08 -
swmackey ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Annie Kirkwood
The Bad Cough ?/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Lee Bonner
Lear ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Carl, Graham
robertporter ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
garythomas ?/Jul/08 -
with Mike Jepson
Neil D ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
JimBee ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Frank Curtler
JdotP ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Very pleasant route :) Mainly moved together.

with Bjarte Grytli Seim
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
markfairbank 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

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.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Not using the aid and free climbing crux made for more interesting climbing. Excellent weather - very very busy.

with Mark Fairbank
david0811 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
Glyn 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
spbond 26/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Jim Dutton
Hidden 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 -
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
SWalls ?/Jun/08 -
sophie291188 ?/Jun/08 -
with stuart trowell
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
Jamie Simpson ?/May/08 -

Very snowy. as always good fun

with Andy Gardner
Stuart Johnston ?/Mar/08 AltLd
lyneux 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a three with Chris Glasson

Hidden 15/Feb/08 -
georgeevans88 15/Feb/08 -
with Pete
Rhys Macallister 08/Feb/08 AltLd
with Neil Carroll
chris.mac ?/Feb/08 2nd
with twid
benjhans 10/Jan/08 2nd dnf

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!

with Rich G
duncana 01/Jan/08 AltLd

Great route to clear the cobwebs on new year's day

with Toby, Pippa Archer
rich_greeny ?/Jan/08 2nd dnf

Fresh powder made the going very difficult, eventually resulting in us abseiling off to make the last cable down. Very disappointing.

with Dan Braund, Ben Hanson
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
nofx ??/2008 -
Natalie feather ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden 23/Oct/07 AltLd
Merlin 22/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Missed the last cable car, slept in the toilet (true alpine style)!

with John Stewart
swiss 19/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 10/Sep/07 -
galpinos 06/Sep/07 Lead
with Tim, Tim & Chris
bullwinkle 06/Sep/07 -
with Nick
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd
SamStrong ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Vig Gunasegaran, Steve Windross
Hidden ?/Sep/07 AltLd
nic42 ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with dru
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
Bruveris ?/Sep/07 AltLd
menJop 27/Aug/07 2nd

Route was in excellent condition, with practically no one on it!

FrankW 14/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 14/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Cardi 12/Aug/07 2nd

Repeat ascent, after bivi.

with Ant F
Hidden 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
winter_burn 01/Aug/07 -
Cardi 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Moved together on most of it

with Ant F
dj_brigham05 ?/Aug/07 -
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
rob k ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with S Frost
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Misha ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

With UCPA group. Wintry conditions, poor visibility, only one or two other teams on the route. Led most of it.

with UCPA
DaveLeonard ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with PeteH
smollett ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/07 Lead
lazyhopkins 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Lynch
jl 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Brad
Paul-Michael 21/Jul/07 AltLd rpt

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.

with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
Hidden 17/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Dinger 13/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Martin Heaton
GiveHerHelen 12/Jul/07 -
tcn_2002 09/Jul/07 2nd
hlegge 09/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/07 AltLd
wirralclimber1984 ?/Jul/07 -
david morse ?/Jul/07 TR β

do in full white out conditions and reminise about scotland...

with ric moat and jon denniss
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
matt0759 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
davefount ?/Jul/07 -

some enjoyable mixed climbing

Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
9fingerjon ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with James H
shane54 ?/Jul/07 -

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

Krumme ?/Jul/07 -
DaveLeonard ?/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
gripped01 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Dave Tait
Matt Shepherd ?/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/07 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
industrialiceman 20/Jun/07 2nd
kevburr 18/Jun/07 2nd O/S

second time up this bad boy, great!!

with Roger Payne
Hidden 14/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 14/Jun/07 AltLd rpt

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.

with Jay Jackson and Sharon Hooper
stephmonks 04/Jun/07 -
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
kenseamon ?/Jun/07 2nd

Michael Sililch

with Michael Dementev
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
scott gibson ?/Jun/07 Lead
deklan 24/May/07 AltLd
Tobias at Home 13/May/07 Solo rpt

snow lovely.

rob stokes ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
with will
TRJ ?/Mar/07 2nd

Final day of Icicle course

with French Guide
Nicos 16/Jan/07 Lead rpt
with keith leonard
Bristoldave ??/2007 AltLd
with Doug Hamilton
geordiekev ??/2007 -
with gareth c
Hidden ??/2007 -
PeteH ??/2007 AltLd O/S
andysroom ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
dror ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Gareth T 20/Dec/06 2nd O/S

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.

with Paul Thomas
Big Lee 09/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

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.

with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd
KeithW 04/Sep/06 -

fantastic weather, if a bit warm. Hard aid pitch!

with Nick Ferguson
Hidden 04/Sep/06 AltLd
RobScotland ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
Hidden ?/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
menJop 28/Aug/06 2nd dnf

Had to back off due to nasty weather :(

Nicos 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
boynamedsue 21/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Lloydd Williams
featuresforfeet ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Steve
kleinej ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Harry, James
harryt ?/Aug/06 2nd
with Jason
pnorth ?/Aug/06 -

Guided.

with Martin Svensson
Tony Ryland ?/Aug/06 AltLd
richard s 31/Jul/06 2nd
with Oliver Smith
Hidden 30/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
kevburr 27/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Roger Mear
Hidden 26/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/06 AltLd rpt
Smelly Fox 22/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Croll
eugeneth 20/Jul/06 -
Brian Birtle 17/Jul/06 Lead dog

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.

with Swedish Alex
Hidden 16/Jul/06 -
Chris Davids 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Completed in the afternoon after having done the Tacul. We were both knackered and relieved to climb the ladder up to the summit station.

with Mark
dougair 11/Jul/06 -

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.

with Phil Payne
Iain Downie 11/Jul/06 AltLd
with Al Reaney & Zeff Marlowe
Hidden 10/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Piers Harley ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Chris Grimble
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Rob84 ?/Jul/06 -
with Drew
NickST ?/Jul/06 -
with Sean Jacobs
andy jennings ?/Jul/06 Solo
david morse ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with chris todd
tatz45 ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
JonHarvey ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

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!

with Michael Maben
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
dmoir ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Eugene
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd
shaun walby ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Kev Groome
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Dhonny_Jaws ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Solo
georgeevans88 ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Pete
Tom Stoddart 30/Jun/06 -

Some nice scrambling, amazing scenery - great first Alpine route, with the security of the cable car at the top.

with Tom Slade
Hidden 30/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 AltLd
djking1983 30/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 26/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rich Siddle
Hidden 23/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Stuart Johnston 21/Jun/06 Lead O/S
lberry ?/Jun/06 -
Theeni ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dalby
nickdonohue ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Dan Pike
Brian Birtle ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Lucie
Neil Adams ??/2006 AltLd O/S
hilled101 ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden ??/2006 -
featuresforfeet ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

The ladder back up to the cable car station is the scariest part of this route.

with Bivvy hut randoms
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd O/S
Simon K 31/Aug/05 AltLd β

With Rich Cross

with PR
lost.arrow 24/Aug/05 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
feilx ?/Aug/05 -
kleinej ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Stefan ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route!!!

with Pete Jenkins
paddygoodwin ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Jason
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
davidellis53 ?/Aug/05 -
Will Gordon ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
dannyboy83 ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Ian Lovatt, Felix Coxwell
bpmclimb 20/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Cham group
tom.e ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Mat J ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

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.

with Jakob
chrissloan84 ?/Jul/05 -
with Sim
Kyuzo ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
hal ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden 30/Jun/05 2nd
Simon K 26/Jun/05 2nd
with AB
Yyonnx ?/Jun/05 -
with Charles
Hidden 03/Apr/05 AltLd
andyinglis ??/2005 -
davidgent ??/2005 -
spoony84 ??/2005 -

with the bear

Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
dan cowley ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Angus Murray and John Maguire
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw, Ben Cheek
drysori ?/Aug/04 -
with AdamW
kenseamon ?/Jul/04 2nd
with Kathy Cosley
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
Alpandy ?/Jul/04 -
adamscottthomas 25/Jun/04 Lead
Will Homoky 25/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

Fair amount of snow, lost an ice axe, took 7 hrs, pitching out with a 30m rope. Lovely route - not so lovely climbing style!

with Ned Atkins
SteveM 01/Jun/04 AltLd

First use of ice-axe (nearly lost) and crampons.

with Tobs
Hidden ?/Jun/04 -
Hidden 05/Apr/04 -
Ben1983 ??/2004 Lead O/S
ashpreston ??/2004 AltLd dnf
John Andrew Simpson ?/Oct/03 Lead

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.

with Yan
tom_holdsworth 14/Sep/03 -
with Will Taylor
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
Jon Pilling ?/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with steve prescott
Hidden ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
Howard J 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Also with John Waterhouse and Anne Plooij climbing as a separate team

with Rachel James
Hidden 01/Aug/03 -
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Sankey ?/Aug/03 -

No ice, climbed during a heatwave

with Andy E + Andy B
220bpm ?/Aug/03 AltLd

Soloed to the abseil point then pitched to the balconey. Missed the last 'phrique and stayed the night in the hut. Bah!

with Dave
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd
Alps-bound ?/Aug/03 -
andy tetsill ?/Aug/03 Lead

lack of snow on the Midi Plan Traverse so came back and did the Cosmique Arete instead.

with Dave Martin
Hannah V 26/Jul/03 2nd
with Brede Arkless
Jonny M ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Jess Skinner
The Bad Cough ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Phil Spick
Jono Graham ?/Jul/03 -
with Mike Smith, Nic Marrs
abbeywall ?/Jul/03 -
with K
Jacob Ram 24/Jun/03 Lead
with anthony aylett
Hidden 22/Jun/03 -
Hidden 08/Jun/03 AltLd
upontop ?/Jun/03 AltLd

camped overnight on glacier,first Alpine ridge

with Richard
martinuk1001 ?/Jun/03 -
nickdonohue 23/Apr/03 -
with Mark McCarthy
barney_edin ??/2003 -
with Simon G
Tarquin ??/2003 -
mike.moss ??/2003 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
MJH ?/Aug/02 -

Took a fall abseiling on a skinny rope with no prussik.

with Martin Harley
Julie Carroll ?/Aug/02 2nd
with Roger Mear, Gill
Andy Clarke 25/Jul/02 Lead O/S

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.

with KenI, MikeW
stuartm555 18/Jul/02 AltLd
with Douglas Cowan
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd
wherewelf ?/Jul/02 -
joe king ?/Jun/02 -
with steve petit
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/01 2nd O/S
Rob Oram 03/Sep/01 AltLd O/S

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!

with Tom Asbridge
liz j ?/Sep/01 2nd
with neil brodie
Ed Saint ?/Sep/01 -
Hidden 02/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
Paul-Michael 02/Aug/01 AltLd O/S

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.

ian bryant ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with walter
barrington1978 ?/Aug/01 -
Mark A Humphries ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S

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.

with Mark Golding, Frank Thies
lawrenceK ?/Jul/01 AltLd
Scotsken ?/Jul/01 -
joe king ?/May/01 -

took a little while!!!

with steve petit
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Tim W ??/2001 -

climbed twice. secont time started direct up couloir to the right of the ridge

adamwesthead ?/Aug/00 2nd O/S

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

with Wallis
seanyt ?/Aug/00 Lead
SimonN ?/Aug/00 -
Hidden ?/Aug/00 AltLd
net ?/Jul/00 -
with Rob & Jeb
brockers ?/Jul/00 AltLd
with CarlZ
Les Ross 30/Jun/00 Lead
Taylj1 ?/Sep/99 -
with Andy
plain kitten ?/Sep/99 AltLd

CS

Hidden 09/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
nige pacer ?/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/99 AltLd
Robinl100 ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Paddy Muir
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
ajoliver ?/Jun/99 -

The end of a long day. Missed the last car down and spent the night in the station.

with Jonathan Russell
Mark Bannan ?/Jun/99 AltLd

Definitely PD+ ! Good route nonetheless.

with Hutch
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/98 AltLd
with Tim Stain
gwedgwood ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard
gwedgwood ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard
Richard Alderton ??/1998 -

With Nicola, Simon and two nutters from Ullswater

surfdad ??/1998 -
Biff0r ?/Sep/97 AltLd O/S

Part of the MLTB back in the 90's, adding for future reference. 9 hour ascent, aided 2 worn out climbers, ended up sleeping in the mid station as missed last cable car

A Crook 11/Aug/97 AltLd O/S

No crampons, (stupid unexperinced mistake) the guy behind took a whipper due to him following my lead.

with Jon Wheeler
Bilbo 04/Aug/97 2nd

Continuation of the upper section of the arete, having completed the South face route.

with Steve
Martyn ?/Aug/97 AltLd O/S
with Rob Boylin
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Andy from Oxford Uni
agagsgrot ?/Jul/97 2nd

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

with Chris
Hidden ?/Jul/97 AltLd
Bilbo 29/Jan/97 AltLd

Combination of pitches and moving together. Great day despite some altitude sickness.

with Steve B and Lee
Rob Kennard ??/1997 -
with James Dunlop, Paul Andrews
stokesrees ??/1997 AltLd
with Asmus Norveslet
Laramadness 21/Jul/96 -
with Steve Munton
andy_pemberton ?/Jul/96 -

Nice.

colin milton 30/Jun/96 Lead
with eric milton
Grezza 03/Apr/96 AltLd
with Paul E
Hidden 16/Feb/96 -
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
Hidden 07/Sep/94 AltLd
NeilGriffiths ?/Aug/94 -
with Paul Tucker, Phil Kendon
alkira 28/Jun/94 -
with kerry atkey
Hidden 02/Aug/93 AltLd
craig h ?/Aug/93 AltLd
with Jim Mellor
kristian ?/Aug/93 AltLd
stokienomad 22/Jul/93 AltLd
Jamie Simpson ?/Jun/93 -

Quite snowy. Had the route to oursleves

with Sam Benson
Hidden ?/Jun/93 AltLd O/S
CMacD ??/1993 -
rogerskews ?/Aug/92 AltLd

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 !

with Phil
Hidden 28/Jul/92 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/92 -
Hidden 25/Aug/91 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/91 -
Brian Rodgers ?/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
with Sam Martin
frost ?/Jul/91 AltLd
Jamie Simpson ??/1991 -

One of the first Alpine routes.

with Gavin Maclean
Hidden 22/Aug/90 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/90 -
Budge ??/1990 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 19/Aug/89 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/89 AltLd
Pete_Frost ?/Jul/89 -

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

Hidden ?/Aug/88 AltLd
Dan Uneken 12/Jul/88 Lead

Went around the A0 to the N-face

with Monique Staal
timbanton ??/1988 Solo
freeheel47 ?/Jul/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
garywalker147 ??/1986 Lead
Lone Rider ??/1986 -
eroica64 09/Sep/85 AltLd

Crampons came off. Dropped an ice axe. Bumbly day out.

with John Graeme
Tony Prendergast ?/Aug/85 -
with Mike Evans
bleddynmawr ?/Aug/85 -
garywalker147 ??/1985 -
Richard Weller 14/Aug/84 Solo
Martin Haworth ?/Aug/84 AltLd O/S
with Dave Snowden, tim wright
andy tetsill ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Derek, Ian Bennet,, Joy
Gerard DANTEC ?/Jul/83 Lead
John Marsland ??/1982 -
with Eduardo Martinez
Robmwatt ??/1982 -
Mike C ?/Sep/80 Solo
with Simon Hall, Mark Wilson
Hidden 02/Aug/80 Solo
mark-abz ?/Jul/80 AltLd
with ?
Hidden ??/1980 -
Falko 01/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Martin Kaye
beaumap ?/Jul/79 Lead
with Stan Tanner
Steve Bell ??/1977 -
Hidden ?/Aug/76 AltLd
Andy Chubb 14/Jul/76 AltLd
with Pete Coghill
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