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Normal route (South West Ridge)** PD

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From the Dix hut ascend easily to the Col de Chelion. From here climb the rock rib and ensuing snowfield to a saddle on the Sw ridge. Follow the Sw ridge to the summit paying attention to the cornices.
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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

matthewbromley - 2014

garethm - Lead - 10/Sep/13

3rd peak and a days rest well earned for my 31st. Great fun and a step up from previous PDs! Met
LP - 05/Aug/13

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Aug/12

Hidden - 27/Aug/12

Top of initial ridge was ridiculously loose and caused problems on descent - would it be better to stick to the snow to the south?
samharrison7 - AltLd - 15/Aug/12 with Lorna Fisher

lauramfletcher - 13/Aug/12

Guide: Daniel Jonson
Dave Hyman - 13/Aug/12 with Oscar Holloway, Laura Fletcher

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/12

Gibbo - 16/Sep/11 with Will Kumar

Stephen Halliday - AltLd β - 06/Sep/11 with Neil Halliday

Late start after overnight storms. First summit of this year's Alpine week (OK, the only summit, it rained the rest of the time). I think I should claim a PD+ or AD- for this in view of the state of the glacier descent - 55deg hard ice all the way down into the crevasse system. Fine once I got an ice screw in though. Brilliant day out ending up back in Arolla at 10.30pm.
colinakmc - Lead - 01/Sep/11 with Ian Wilson

Hidden - Sep/11

Second alpine lead, great day out, descended via glacier as recommended by MW
DrJon - Lead - 31/Aug/11 with John, Pete

HendrikTBB - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Pete, DrJon

Descent.
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with John C, Andrew T, Jamie L

maherp - AltLd - 17/Aug/11 with Andy Dennis, Simon Preuss

bullethead - 16/Aug/11

Failed to get to summit,on ISM course - very cold so the group turned back before the final rock step.
dscnly - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Mike Breive

AlasdairM - Aug/11

Simon Preuss - Aug/11 with Andy, Phil

shed_hed - 04/Jul/11 with Martin Mills, Ben Littley

Ran out of time due to unexpected icy conditions on the snow slope...
davidrj1 - AltLd - Jul/11 with Paul Riley

keith hal - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Peter Berwick

Pete23 - AltLd - Jun/11 with Keith Haldane

Winter summit - main summit ridge too icy
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Normal route in ascent then came down the winter route in descent and did some crevasse rescue skills in a convenient slot on the way down. With Chris Forrest (JSMTC) and Dave ? as part of AML assessment. Weather great, views fantastic.
John HW - AltLd - 19/Jul/10

Gav Parker - 13/Jul/10

guided
Kirill - 13/Jul/10

Hidden - 13/Jul/10

Ly-Cilph - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with Guided

Hidden - Jul/10

gripped01 - AltLd - Jul/10 with JSAM

efetunc - Jul/10 with Anja S., Mario Beyer

Left campsite at half-midnight after driving from Leeds, walked to the ladder down to the glacier before the hut and both nearly fell asleep. Had a nap in the bothy bag for 6 hours... Snacked, lounged, rested, then ran away before the people walking back to Arolla from the hut reached us in the morning. Still, helped the acclimatisation!
RedFox - AltLd dnf - 06/Sep/09 with Tom K

jasoncash - Aug/09 with Andy Cash

Hidden - Aug/09

Bex_M - 31/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/09

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/09

chris_j_s - 13/Jul/09 with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/09

Sianny - Lead - 08/Jul/09

Binder - AltLd dnf - Jul/09

AMP. Stuck to snow right of the ridge and climbed to point 3800 south of the main summit.
Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09

First Apline Lead! Woohoo! Weather was perfect - not a cloud in the sky all day, which took a bit of the pressure off. Easy up to the col, rocky ridge route-finding and scrambling straightforward, looks harder than it is. Snow slopes easy to saddle - not very steep. Final ridge to summit quite exciting - especially the last little climb to the top. Moved together all the way. Need to get a shorter/lighter rope! Descent quite tedious reversing everything, but overall a nice route and all the more exciting as it was my first Alpine lead!
mountainbagger - Lead - 18/Aug/08 with Mrs Mountainbagger

Glyn - 09/Jul/08 with David Fountain

an hour (25%) under guidebook time, best alpine time so far, time to move on!!!
davefount - Jul/08 with Glyn

LozM - Jul/08 with Guided

Hidden - Jun/08

D.Russell - Solo O/S - 2008 with Adam

Jimmy O - Sep/07 with Matt Down

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/07

Guided by Adrian Nelhams
JulianD - 2nd - Sep/07 with Adrian, Paul B

nice little scramble
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Neil Cookson- My DAD

al99 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Al Benson

JulesOnline - Aug/06

LucyG - Aug/05

barrington1978 - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/04

tom.e - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - 2003

James W - 2nd - Jul/00 with walter

Hidden - 23/Aug/99

Hidden - 10/Aug/73

Bolt Phobia - Jul/73

mikej - Lead - Jul/68 with Robin Hudson, E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, ChrisHolloway1, SimonHolloway1, Only a hill

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easy PD+2 of 14
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PD9 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 79 (2.5%)
Lead12 of 79 (15.2%)
Followed10 of 79 (12.7%)
Alt Leads21 of 79 (26.6%)
Unknown34 of 79 (43.0%)

'Climbed'58 of 79 (73.4%)
clean O/S17 of 79 (21.5%)
clean β2 of 79 (2.5%)
dnf2 of 79 (2.5%)