Pitched middle, went left up gully to final snowfield. Wicked conditions. CallumSmith - AltLd - 22/Aug/14
JHolland - 21/Aug/14
Tom Campbell - 21/Aug/14
David Staples - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Glorious
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/14
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/14
First alpine north face, fantastic route! Lots of ice which made the climbing great fun. http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/08/tour-ronde-north-face/
alastairbegley - AltLd - 12/Aug/14 with Richard Nicholson
Slick - AltLd - 12/Aug/14 with Alastair Begley
darcan - AltLd - 07/Aug/14
Perfect conditions. Started at 0400, 1h40m from bergschrund to summit. Descended normal route then an easy slope.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/14
Alex_RhodesUK - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Paolo Intropido
Hidden - Solo - 16/Jul/14
kelly_426 - AltLd - Jul/14
Great climb, long day. 12hr from Perroux hut back to the midi. Ice rather rotten in places with loads of spindrift coming down the face.
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Olli Crudge
Lots of spindrift,ice was a little mushy at times. Took a gully to the left after the crux pitches, this felt more difficult.
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Joe Dobson
Hidden - Jun/14
Climbed the difficulties then abbed back to the initial slope due to textbook thickening clouds. Skied the lower steeps in good condition.
ndraper1 - AltLd - 18/May/14 with Joel Evans
Entire face in black ice. Hard climbing insted of nice excursion.
edek_w - 17/Mar/14 with Blazej
mike mo - 2014
joelevanschamonix - AltLd β - 15/Jul/13 with alex marchant
Descended the normal route.
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Nathan Ling, James Moore
Perfect conditions on the north face: we simul-climbed with 60m rope stretched in between but set up anchors to belay after difficult sections to protect the second. We did not go through the in-situ bolts after crux but instead climbed a steep ice gully to reach the upper slope. Mushy conditions on the way down and hazardous Japanese guided group on normal route...
efetunc - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Rafal Malczyk
Rafal Malczyk - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Efe Tunc
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/13
After being snowed in at the Torino for 2 days, we'd almost given up hope - then the weather broke for stunning conditions throughout. Moved together the whole way
cmaradcliffe - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13
GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with will smith
Moved together except 2 pitches in the narrow gully. Upper field perfect snow ice, started plating towards the summit. Finished in the dark and camped where we'd left our skis at the base.
Jbw - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Mehdi Cherfaoui
Tobias at Home - 2013
jcw - 2013
James Thacker - 2013
Long day as we went back to the Cosmiques Hut, according to guardian it is quicker to go back to the Torino and take the bus round to Chamonix. Cool route though, crux was probably the bergschrund. We took the direct finish.
demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Monty
Moved together for whole route. Tom lead the crux pitches. Found the snow/ice very hard work. Felt much more at home on the final rock pitch. Turned into a long day (14 hours) with walk back across the vallee blanche. Exhausted!
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Tom
newtonmore - 22/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12
Moved together, had to back off halfway up due to bad weather.
mark88 - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/12 with Merlin Andrew
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/12
Mixed variation by trending left near top
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Nick Valentine
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with John Sealey
jon22 - AltLd - 02/Aug/11 with The Bad Cough
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Ben Lea
minch - 2nd O/S - Aug/11
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Rob Stokes, Colin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11
Great route - amazing experience. Camped in the Col before the Torino Hut - got lost on the way to the bottom of the route then simu climbed in 2hrs 45..descent is ok but the short descent looked a bit iffy so opted for the longer route back along the ridge which has a great slab / handrail section... In true style my short cut got us lost on the way back too (whoops whoop but at least we checked out the descent for the entenver ridge..)
Thanks Nat :)
Timo Austino - Lead - 16/Jul/11 with Nats
Gill's first ice climb, she did not want to move together. Led the face in 8 pitches. Easy 50-60' snow-ice in perfect nick.
stratfol - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Gill Byrne
Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/11
Jack Loftus - Solo - 27/Jun/11 with Lewis Fraser
inuklm - 26/Jun/11 with Kilian
Chris Sieradzki - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Koen Litjens
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Sam Thompson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11
Si - AltLd - 19/Mar/11
Not in great condition but perfectly climbable
John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with Loic Menzies
maxots - Feb/11
maxots - Feb/11
Qulity route, super easy.
Ally Baba - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/10 with Kim
Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/10
James S - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10
yellow - AltLd - Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/10
Hidden - Apr/10
Dave Almond - Solo - 17/Mar/10
Tom Livingstone - Mar/10
basvdploeg - 2010
clams - 2010 with Litros
Good conditions yet no one else on the route. Started at 6am and took three and a half hours on the snow and ice section. Simulclimbed all the way with 25 metres of rope out, good screws and the odd nut/friend in the rocks to the side, two belays to swap leads. Direct finish over the summit rock buttress.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/09
Stuart Johnston - AltLd - Jul/09 with g taylor
Perfect conditions and weather from camp below the face.
mathquirk - Lead - 23/May/09 with Jim Brooke
3:30 from camp to summit, mostly moving together, with a pitch on the steep bit and another for the final rope length
Jim Brooke - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Matt
Climbed the face and skied back down it.
Ben Briggs - Solo O/S - May/09 with Brendan
sgl - Solo - 09/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/09
Tobias at Home - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/09 with Brian
Somerset swede basher - Lead - 01/Jul/08 with Dan Wicks
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/08
Dave Searle - Solo - Jul/08
Dinger - 2nd - 19/Jun/08 with Martin Heaton
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Ed Booth
Ed Booth - AltLd - 19/Jun/08 with Adam Booth
galpinos - AltLd - 07/Sep/07 with Tim, Tim & Chris
bullwinkle - 07/Sep/07 with Nick
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Tom
Nicos - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with rich howels
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/07
dror - Jul/07
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Roger Payne
Bristoldave - 2007 with douglas
Hidden - Lead - Sep/06
Hidden - 28/Aug/06
nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/06 with Dan Pike
Hidden - 2006
Stunning climb, beautiful situation. One I had always wanted to do. Climbed moving together with a couple of ice screws placed just above the narrows and a couple more on the hard ice on the upper ice field field. Started at 2am from the Torino Hur and down before the snow was softened on the descent. We could hear British parties on the face as we crossed the Valley Blanche to the Midi - far too late to be on the route and they must have had a torrid time.
Graham at Aston - Jul/04
liz j - Sep/02 with neil brodie
Alpandy - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with Matt Owen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/01
andybrown114 - 2nd - Aug/00 with David Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/99
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/99
Daniel Wrightson - AltLd O/S - 1997 with riccardo corbini
Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/96
davemhart - AltLd O/S - Aug/89
Two pairs. Mike with Bruce.
Gary Coggon - AltLd O/S - Jul/87 with Bog
shark - AltLd - 18/Aug/85 with Phill Dickens
Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/85
Hidden - Oct/83
Hidden - Aug/82
Hidden - Aug/82
Hidden - 1979
beaumap - 2nd - Aug/77 with Mick
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Aug/77 with Dorothy Bogg
Marcus - 1977
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/76
oldmanofmow - Jul/61