This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 67 wishlists.
descent via south ridge. 4 hrs to the summit, 10 hrs Mittellegi Hut to Monch hut. Hardest free climbing is on the approach to the hut, and climbing the towers on the descent! 9:40 on the summit, perfect conditions and views. pawelx - 31/Jul/12
Hidden - 27/Jul/12
Hidden - 26/Jul/12
3rd assent of the year
mugglewump - Lead - Jun/12
2nd time ive climbed this route, managed it this time in a weekend trip from the UK, hard with not acclimatising but still a great weekend away.
tscoobydoo - 10/Sep/11
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Steve Seale
gowla - 09/Sep/11 with will kumar, adam booth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/11
Hidden - 25/Aug/11
Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Alan Turner
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11
Twas only us, 2 Chinese guides and quite a bit of snow on the Ridge. It's an outstanding climb - every bit of the way.
colenn - AltLd - 06/Sep/10 with Rob Noone
rob87n - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Colm ennis
great route,great weather...
tscoobydoo - Lead - Jul/10 with phillip belcher
chris687 - AltLd dnf - Jul/10 with James Pastouna, Gareth Steel
Joubert - Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10
Mountain Llama - 2nd - 11/Sep/09 with Andy
Excellent climb, excellent weather, excellent day. Summited in shorts and exited via the South Ridge which was varied and absorbing all the way. Martin's 1st ever summit and the 1st time he has ever worn crampons - an old pair which he borrowed, along with walking boots, ice-axe, gaiters, helmet, underpants...
KRB - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Martin Bridges
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/08
Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Dad
Straightforward climbing (even on wet rock) assuming you use the fixed ropes, but really amazing exposure.
It probably depends on conditions etc., but as of summer '08 all the local guides etc. I spoke to advised descent by South Ridge, not West Flank. (Route-finding & especially rockfall are v. problematic on the latter, apparently.) South Ridge decent is long but easy. (Two ropes gets you onto easy ground in 2 or 3 abs. from a little past summit.)
Darragh - Jul/08 with Mark
Chris Plewa - Jul/08
Hidden - 27/Jul/07
Great climb. Fantastic exposure. Long exciting descent down South Ridge to Monch hut. If you are competent in the mountains you don't need a guide. Route finding is obvious. Make sure you make reservations for the hut in Grindelwald beforehand. The hut fraulein gets angry if you just show up.
Brian Phillips - 01/Aug/05 with Peter
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/05
Celia Watson - Lead - 30/Jul/05 with stuart watson
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jul/03
ian bryant - 2nd O/S - Aug/01 with walter
Hidden - 1997
gallonj - 1994
mark mcgowan01 - Jul/92 with Ian Haliday
RichardMc - 16/Jul/81 with Dave Lund
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