Mixed conditions from 3600m. Crampons on/off x10 (?) between Mittellegi hut and Jungfraujoch. Quite a lot of groups on the ridge. Almost 5 hrs Mittellegi hut to summit, 4 hours from summit to Monchjoch hut. Terrific route even with fixed ropes!
Hannah V - 2nd - 03/Aug/15 with Rocio Siemens
Fantastic route great weather, only one other group on ridge, long decent down south ridge. 12hr hut to hut.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/15 with Debbie
Did not complete... turned around due to WAY too much snow on last rock step. what a shame, such a sweet route. I will be Back for sure.
Mittellegi hut is great.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd dnf - 08/Aug/14 with Ben Hester
Michael - 2014
BALD EAGLE - 21/Aug/13 with James Pomeroy, David Martinez Majo
Excellent. A hardish pitch starting up to the hut (UK 4c?) running with water. The difficulties are condition dependent - some verglass early in the morning was tough, ok when it warmed up later. Some fantastically exposed sections, never too hard but serious and some loose rock. The final snow ridge was amazing too. Long descent down the south ridge.
Poco Loco - AltLd - 21/Aug/13 with David M, Bald Eagle
Vincej - 2nd - Aug/13
nking100 - 2013
Loubylou - 2nd - 01/Aug/12 with Russell Braddock
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
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jul/10
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
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08
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
martinuk1001 - Jul/06
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
Dave Latimer - AltLd - Jul/05
Ian JL - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Duncan Henderson
turned back by thunderstorm
DerwentDiluted - AltLd dnf - Jul/03 with Tim Stain
ashpreston - 2003
ian bryant - 2nd O/S - Aug/01 with walter
Hidden - 1997
gallonj - 1994
mark mcgowan01 - Jul/92 with Ian Haliday
Dave - AltLd - 1991
RichardMc - 16/Jul/81 with Dave Lund