Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/14
Gumery - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/14
first two pitches of portes very good sport then good mountaineering route ran like a maniac for the lift
admackie - AltLd - 09/Sep/14 with mark
awesome route just made the last lift down
Palmer - AltLd - 05/Sep/14 with Phil Taylor
the power - AltLd - 05/Sep/14 with Palmer
first 2 pitches of Les portes de la chapelle (I led first, Mackie the second), then finished up the SSE Arete
marconi - Lead - 05/Sep/14 with Mackie
Sporadic fixed gear. Mostly slings and nuts for belays and occasional runners. Start and end pitches are super, middle is ok. Some polish, doesn't detract. Twisted ankle on decent, minor epic. 3 star VS. Do the 5a and 6a to finish.
CallumSmith - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14
Led most of it, opted for the 5c variation on the last pitch.
JuneBob - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Alastair
Route finding got tricky. Didnt do final pitch up the Chapelle as running out of time to bivi!
froglette - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Rob Scarisbrick
Vincej - 2nd - 12/Aug/14 with Severin Marchand
Hidden - 12/Aug/14
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14
jonskippy - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley
Superb and classic route. An absolute must for anyone heading to Cham! Fixed gear just where you need it but unless you're quite bold a trad rack really helps
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with cashley, Edgars, jonskippy
Lead in sections. Stu first 2 pitches, Stubbs a few in the middle and me the last 4/5 pitches (including the crux to the top of the chapelle - 6a). Lots of traffic, including a party toproping the chapelle pitch one after the other. Missed the chairlift but managed to run down to the Flegere in 15 minutes and catch the last (delayed) telepherique.
MartF - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Stu Spencer, carl_123
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - Aug/14
Great route, bad view in cloud all day
benny_m - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Sean Chu
Senna - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14
matty123 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Mia
Gumery - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Caroline
Led final 5b pitch...fantastic!
K Mckay - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with K Farrell
K Farrell - AltLd - 06/Jul/14 with K McKay
Spectacular. Moved together over large sections, not sure how many pitches.
GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with will smith
Sam Ash - 03/Jul/14 with Guy Wilson, Chris Pope
Hidden - Jul/14
Another amazing route, did slightly harder start on left as snow in initial gully. Tom lead corner and I did razor edge. Went a bit wrong at the end and ended up climbing the loosest face ever. Glad to see bolt at top!
JakeWShaw - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Tom A
Amazing route, started up a slightly harder line to the left, but joined the route after about 2 pitches. I led the long corner (good VS) and then Jake stepped up to lead the razor edge after I backed off. Very loose at the top, probably because we went the wrong way though, hard not to trundle lots of blocks.
Teappleby - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Jake Shaw
Fantastic route! Beat a team up the initial snow ramp to the first pitch which turned out to be crucial. Some excellent pitches but the last section is a little bit of a maze. Made the last lift by about 30 minutes!
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Olli Crudge
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/14
Cool route. No harder than VS. Axe and boots required for the approach and descent.
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Joe Dobson
peakcaver - 2014
Hidden - 2014
mike mo - 2014
What a route!
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Frank Y
Truly awesome! Ran pitches 1 and 2 together and pitches 4 and 5 together, razor's edge incredibly exposed and a nice final pitch up the chapelle.
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Dave Marshall, Debbie Lee
david0811 - AltLd - 06/Sep/13 with debbie, Dave Riley
Hidden - Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13
This was amazing. Found a rope on the walk in and swagged a cam on the first pitch! Robby led a hard crack pitch. After which I got the razor edge pitch which was fantastic. I led the face of the Chapelle and took the 5c finish up the Clocher. We abed off in time to see the Index chairlift finishing so had our second walk down from the Aiguille Rouge of the trip.
MPSBunny - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Robby Pineda
Good route, a bit busy. Usual gravelly alpine descent.
mickd - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13
HansStuttgart - Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/13
peter.herd - 20/Jul/13 with Sinclair Cooper
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 15/Jul/13 with Michael Gallimore
Superb multipitch. Led last pitch, French6a ish. Photo to come shortly
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Nigel
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13
jcooper8 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/13
Slick - AltLd - 01/Jul/13 with Isabel Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/13
Super 14 pitches of climbing
PtereBradley - 2nd O/S - Jul/13 with Phil Dowthwaite
Hidden - Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/13
fulton333 - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Charlie Edwards
About 2.5 hours to the top of the Chapel
Gumery - 30/Jun/13 with Forshaw
Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Grant Fulton
Avinash1 - 2nd - 21/Jun/13 with Tim Neil
jcw - 2013
Hidden - 2013
freeheel47 - 2013
Tobias at Home - 2013
Excellent climbing. Lead the last pitch up the Chapel and Clocher - a lovely routes.
Sam Cooke - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Chris Marsden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12
cmarsden5 - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with sam cooke
Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/12 with Torquil Bennett
wiibaker - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/12
Lovely easy climb, great last pitch
Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Declan
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/12
Very good climb. James did very well but got lost by the knife blade. Intimidating but amazing. Rush in last 4 pitches to make the last lift. Made it! Descent not very nice
martinazando - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with James Lam
Climbed with Julia. Amazing route with fantastic pitches. Razor edge pitch has amazing exposure. Final pitch up the clocher seemed extremely blank with iffy bolts so gave it a miss. Descent easier than had been warned.
Jonny Nick - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12
Done again, now in about 5:30h
Dolf - AltLd - Aug/12
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12
Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Tim Popplestone
thomaspomfrett - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Greg (guide), Dan Slome
wendynicholls - 2nd - 20/Jul/12 with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont
Lead all the key pitches expect for the "Razor traverse", which Ed opted to traverse on the left, a pitch that felt hard and awkward to 2nd. Had trouble finding start, actually lead some of a harder corner line lower down the gully. Despite this comfortably made the lift down, after a slightly late start. 7 pitches, if prepared to run together.
Sankey - AltLd - 19/Jul/12 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/12
Les Ross - AltLd - 18/Jul/12
Nice route, middle section is a bit wandering, but is more than made up for by the first and last sections.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 12/Jul/12 with Scott Kirkhope
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/12
gravity - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Ian Lau, Yvonne, Manik
Tom Davy - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12
Rickrick - 05/Jul/12
mcaterina - 2nd - Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Jules
Nice climbing on the chapelle
Wils - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Ben Finley
Hidden - 2012
Laramadness - 2012
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Mark Reid
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/11
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/11 with John Newbiggin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/11
tomtom89 - AltLd - 20/Aug/11 with Jack
jac00 - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Tom
Al took the crux pitches but thought the whole thing was a lot tougher than the grade would suggest. Would convert F5a into British 5a personally. Awesome route though.
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 20/Aug/11 with Vincenam
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/11
Starts off really nce climbing. Then we summited the wrong peak before the Col and then decided one pitch from the top to ab off down the loosest gully in the world!! Really cool slab arete thing half way up!
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Dan Carrol
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Andy Kennedy
Alpandy - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Dom
np134 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with C. Price
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Robert Taylor
Kris - AltLd - Aug/11
Hidden - Lead - Aug/11
chrissloan84 - Aug/11 with paul
Shuttsie - 2nd - Aug/11 with Andrea Sales
Great! Took much longer than the 5 hour estimate from the guidebook though, and we had to quit when it got dark, unfortunately without having climbed the Clocher (final pinnacle) itself. The descent walk is described as being easy to find, which, in the dark, it is not, so after searching quite a while we decided to bivouac. Pretty cold, but a nice sunrise brought back our smiles, and in the light the walk down was easier to find.
Dolf - AltLd - Aug/11
AlistairB - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Duncan Meacher
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11
Got to lead the razor edge and the final pitch. Amazing climb. Unfortunately we didn't photocopy the descent page and took the wrong route down.
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Jonathon
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Ben Lea
Some moving together on the easier sections. I lead crux pitches including the final ascent of the tooth at the end. Felt like VS, 5a and a bit shaky in the wind. The final pitch also has a spike of rock which seems quite unstable. When this comes away, the final pitch will change significantly.
edmund94 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11
mark schramm - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with tom m
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Nick Valentine
tommoulds - 11/Jul/11 with Schramm
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Floris Bruynooghe
Warm up route on first day of Alps trip when storms were due in afternoon. Got up in 3.5 hours - didn't climb the Chapelle at the end as this wasn't mentioned in the Alpine Club guidebook
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Kirill Spiridonov
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/11
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11
Jack Loftus - AltLd - 21/Jun/11 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/11
sacdenouilles - AltLd - 18/Jun/11 with J F Philippe
Roberttaylor - AltLd - 2011 with Liam Ingram
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10
Ashley Hold - AltLd - Oct/10 with Torquil Bennett
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/10 with dan doc (norwg)
Ashley Hold - Lead - Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/10
Dave Toseland - AltLd - 25/Aug/10 with Jim
Hidden - 23/Aug/10
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Kim Ladiges
fish219 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with mark88
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Andrew Morton
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/10
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/10
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Conor Gilmour
mark88 - Lead - 10/Aug/10 with Craig Fisher, Alex Vaughan
Awesome day out
vaughany - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with craig fisher, mark patterson
John Roe - Lead - 28/Jul/10 with Scott Maclennan
Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Andy Cooper
Tremendous day out. Did it in me boots (difficult on slabs). Route is long and path finding on decent could be tricky (hence the hard D+). Fortunately we had a pair of frenchies to follow. Allow about 8 hours for everything, more if youre slow.
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Chris Sansum
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Rory Galvin
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/10
Absolutely brilliant ridge climb - a lot of corners and open book cracks. Managed the last pitch F6a which was hardest grade yet.
Claire Molloy - 2nd - 15/Jul/10 with Andy Owen JG, Nick Smith
johnmctighe - 2nd - 15/Jul/10 with Stephan
texeltup - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/10
thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/10 with Mark Challoner
Ross lead p1. Alt leads from that. Moved together after the easy arete walk, until the hard finish.
Approach not easy - had to climb through an ice tunnel in the gully:not cool. Overtaken by a group of aspirant guides from austria and their instructor before we started. They were very nice, and set a fast pace for us to follow!
Caspar - AltLd - 10/Jul/10 with Ross Davidson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/10
Nice route, bit disjointed, great crux on the final tower.
Brannock - AltLd - Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10
Stuart Johnston - AltLd - Jul/10 with Misha Gopaul
jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10
Alpine style with 3 on the rope, awesome bants
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Annette, Matt
Hidden - 27/Jun/10
matt_ringrose - AltLd - Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/09
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/09 with Andy Inglis
andyinglis - AltLd - 01/Aug/09 with neil adams
Bristoldave - AltLd - Aug/09 with Jon Hauser
Steerpike - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Tommo
Done in full this time.
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Nicki Kolfschoten, Luke Gannarelli, Llewelyn Thomas
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Beth Frampton
Em66 - 24/Jul/09 with Mat
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/09
Ollie B - 03/Jul/09 with J.Monypenny, T.Nichols
Unfortunately did not have the time to get on the Chapelle pinnacle itself, we misread the route and ended up on the extremely weathered pinnacle at the right hand side of the amazing Rasoir pitch, which wasted enough time for the weather to move in. Got to the base of the Chapelle and escaped via the normal descend route.
Alkis - AltLd dnf - 03/Jul/09 with Nathanael Booker
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/09
kingjam - AltLd - Jul/09
BenJacobs - AltLd - 03/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/09
andrewb - 2nd - 2009 with AndyE
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08
The final pinnacle was not done, as we had strayed off route, and were already late for the 'phérique. Which we missed.
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Nick Shuttleworth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08
Beautiful route. Solo in mountain boots was tricky in places (people doing it in rock shoes are missing the point!). Didn't manage to get to the top of the Clocher - had to ab off a peg.
Misha - Solo - 23/Jul/08
gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with MRT
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Gordie (Leuchars), Tim
Moved together on easier sections. Neither of us had the balls to climb the last pitch to the chapelle. Awsome climbing on the razor pitch.
Alexander123 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Nicholas Watt
Moved together on the easy parts.
Watty - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with A.Watt
two seconds turned into an epic day...
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Will Payling
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/08
HamishD - Lead - Jul/08 with lou atkin & Bill Kalaher
Had to abandon the route due to thunder storms
david0811 - AltLd dnf - 30/Jun/08 with Mark Reid
Hidden - 28/Jun/08
AndrewJenkins - 2008
Just missed the last chair down, so had to walk back to the valley - thereby catching fantastic sunset over cloud inversion
milkyjoe - AltLd - 04/Nov/07
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/07 with sam read
decs - 05/Aug/07 with Bart
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07
Missed the last cable car and had to walk down
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Monika
Moniawl - 2nd - 31/Jul/07 with rich
Very pleased to complete this classic after getting stormed off it a few years ago. The rasoir must be one of the most photogenic pitches in the range.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Alex
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/07 with Sam Strong
missed last couple of pitches as we were running out of time, only just made last cable car down.
dave657 - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/07 with jon reed
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/07
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/07 with alek
Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/07 with Jonno
took us til 4.30am to abseil down...nice route though!
wilchivs - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Rob Barnett
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Ed Hill
SamStrong - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Rob Dyer
A lovely day out. Loved the last pitch.
alek - AltLd rpt - Jul/07 with Tom Green
there was a thunderstorm plus we missed the chair-lift. So ended up walking down and I was the wettest i have ever been.
steve2006 - AltLd dnf - Jul/07 with Andrew Pearson
Darrell Read - 20/Jun/07 with Ian Johnson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06
Only led two pitches
alicia - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Tobs
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06
dickypips - AltLd O/S - Aug/06
alek - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Martin Lane
Storm hit us just after the slab pitch rappelled down the south-west side.
Paul-Michael - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/06 with Dave Swinney, Peter Anderson
Hidden - Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06
shaun walby - AltLd - Jul/06 with Kev Groome
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/06
Theeni - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Matt Dalby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Jul/05
RAK - Lead - 03/Jul/05 with Lauri
Done this twice, enjoyed it more the second time, must have had my eyes shut the first time. The razor traverse is spectacular, as is the final pitch.
Mat J - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with Ali, the guys from Notts.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Rob Williams
Hidden - 2005
With Ben and Liam
clams - 2005 with AD
drysori - Aug/04 with AdamW
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/04 with Ned Atkins
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04
Hidden - Jun/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/03
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/03
ian bryant - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with rod
Retreated after P9 due to approaching lightning, did multiple abseils down a rocky couloir back to the start of the route.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Steve Merchant
reg_measures - AltLd - 29/Jun/03 with steve burdett
Hidden - 25/Jun/03
joe king - AltLd O/S - Jun/03 with steve petit
liz j - 2nd - Sep/02 with neil brodie
Mark Salter - 22/Aug/02 with Carwyn Bridges, Chris Shorrock
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/02
ian bryant - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with rod
Grezza - AltLd O/S - Jul/02 with Paul E
I only led the v easiest bits iirc!
net - AltLd - Aug/01 with Julie H & Owen D
Nice route finishing in a rare position. A bit broken in the middle section.
220bpm - AltLd - Aug/01 with Dave
Climbed route in about 3 hours just keeping up with Alpine Tim and his twin who eventually turned up at D.R.!
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - Aug/01 with Welsh Neil
Scotsken - Aug/01
Went up the couloir too far when searching for the base, so really only climbed the top couple of pitches. Rematch needed.
andybuckley - AltLd - Jul/01 with James Tedd
SimonN - Aug/00
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Aug/99 with Debbie Wilkinson
Robinl100 - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Paddy Muir
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/98
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1997
tomkhoward - Lead O/S - 1997 with Nick (SICMC)
prometheus - AltLd - 1997 with Dan
Brian Rodgers - 1994 with Peter Lavin
auld al - AltLd O/S - Jul/93
John Southworth - Jul/93
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/92
agagsgrot - 2nd - Aug/92
Hidden - 30/Jul/92
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/92
Pete_Frost - AltLd - Jul/91
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/90
Richard Weller - 17/Aug/89 with John Tolmie
Hidden - Jul/89
Hidden - AltLd - 1989
JohnHutch - Lead - Sep/88 with AU
The arete/edge pitch was wonderfully atmospheric, with the mist swirling around.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Aug/88 with Richard Brockman
freeheel47 - Jul/87
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/85
davemhart - AltLd O/S - Jul/84
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/80
Great fun. Started v late in the day and had to endure an embarrasing bivvy on descent. Our attempt to sneak back into camp before others noticed failed. Our ruse waa exposed. We had been rumbled!
jmr - AltLd - Aug/78 with John Purkis
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/76
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 28/Jul/76 with Andrew Collins, Pete Coghill, Saxon Ridley
pneame - AltLd - Jul/76
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Jul/75 with Jonathan Lagoe