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South-West (Table de Roc) Spur*** PD

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See the Alpine Club guide. However, it is worth noting that when heavily snowed up the route is an interesting mixed climb around Scottish II/III and probably worth AD+. Obviously be aware of any avalanche danger in these conditions.

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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

jcw - 2014

easers - AltLd - 28/Oct/13 with Doug

Dougbart - 28/Oct/13 with Iain

ndraper1 - AltLd - Oct/13

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13

maddy92 - 2nd - 15/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Think we started in the wrong gully, horrible loose mess. Ridge was good when we made it. Getting onto the table was interesting! 14 hour round trip from the hut, not quite to guidebook time!
bonoid - Lead - 31/Jul/13 with Duncan McLaughlin

edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Steve Hillier

Hidden - 2013

Andrewbirkett - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Saz

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/12

Very loose in the lower portion of the route, pulled boulder loose and cut rope almost hitting Iain. Incident free thereafter. However descent, was easier last time (by Helicopter).
Jim Brownlow - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount

Sietse - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Almost no snow in the gully so did the "ridge" from top to bottom. The bottom was a load of rubbish gravel. Hard to know what route we were on. The top was great. Decent scrambling from Table to main summit. Headed down the tourist route.
mickd - AltLd - Aug/12

keithlambley - 12/Jul/12 with Kate R

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 04/Jul/12 with Kevin Colclough, Steve Price

luke321 - Jul/12 with Jack Hodgson, Tom Jagger

gfpowell - Jul/12

Finished up the arrete after the Couloir. First time climbing in crampons anywhere. Moved pretty quickly up to, on to and past the table.
robthered - AltLd - 06/Jun/12

Laramadness - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11

Moved together, Pitched move onto the table where in true alpine style I yarded on the in situ gear. Went off route lower down into very nasty loose terrain.
The Mountain Goat - AltLd dog - 16/Aug/11 with Dom Sellers

Very loose. A bit off route in the middle section before joining the ridge but still ended up at the table.
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Jon Miles

Bit of an epic - 14 hours up and down. Had a lot of a trouble in a very loose gully trying to get onto the ridge - great once you get there though! Bad nav on way down = another chossy gully.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Chris L

Jim Brownlow - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

Snow conditions were rubbish. 16 hours on route. Interesting decent. Definitely harder than Scottish III.
Caspar - AltLd - 25/Jul/11 with Clay Conlon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

Under the conditions we found it was much harder than AD-, with sections of Scottish IV.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Caspian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/11

So much snow overnight that we turned back at 3100m near the start of the route. Awful conditions. Spent previous night at the Albert Premier hut.
Adi Hooper - AltLd dnf - 20/Jul/11 with Roger Ward

marcushorgan - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Ferdia Earle, Calum Cuthill, Hertha Taverner Wood

ferdia - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Hertha, Marcus, Calum

Not sure we followed the route exactly but got to the table anyways.
tsl42 - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Tom Skelhon, Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

amthalmann - 03/Jul/10 with Barney

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/10

Nice route, very little snow on route, Table du Roc Couliur virtually dry.
Brannock - AltLd - 02/Jul/10 with Annette

Hidden - 01/Jul/10

texeltup - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/10

matt_ringrose - AltLd - Jun/10

goatee - 2010 with tim long

Hidden - 2010

Caspar - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with Neil + James

Neil D - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Caspian James

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

Initial rock from above glacier very loose and choosy. Glacier had receded a long was in recent years making the start of this route a serious proposal. Difficult route finding.
Glyn - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/09 with David Fountain

ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09

Very dry and loose...
Tom Stoddart - 09/Sep/08 with Tom Slade

garethsteel - Lead O/S - Sep/08

timharrison - 16/Aug/08 with Mike Clifford

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Gerard Tenant

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Jim D and Bethan G

spbond - 2nd - 19/Jun/08 with Mark, Sam

There had been 2 feet of snowfall two days before and the route had a large amount of snow. Worth noting that the description in the hut calls this route a AD and the Goedeke guides also call this an AD.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - AltLd - 19/Jun/08 with Sam Strong, Steve Bond

Snowy as hell!
SamStrong - Lead - 19/Jun/08 with Stephen Bond, Mark Stitson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/07

extremely snowed up, sadly we were too slow and the midday sun and deterating snow conditions meant we abbed off into table couloir just below the table,
davefount - AltLd dnf - 20/Jul/07 with Jez, Will Kelsall

TGreen - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Rosie Henstock

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Jul/07

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Tom Green

Moved together up Table du Roc coloir, then traversed left to join spur at table roc
Gustav - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with James H

industrialiceman - AltLd - 22/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Hidden - Jul/06

dont go off route at the bottom, and dont do it after heavy rain in the night! best take the coulair to the right of the ridge to avoid the choss at the bottom (forget the name, obvious though)
david morse - AltLd - Jul/06 with chris todd

unwanted soft snow on ridge caused difficulties
adamscottthomas - Lead - 14/Jun/06 with Rob Mead, Adam Gayton and Oliver Thomas

Took alternate "route" instead of normal SW ridge!
Sarah Bough - 2nd - 14/Jun/06 with Oliver Mentz, Ellen Taylor, Jesse Dufton

ellentaylor - Jun/06 with Ollie, Jesse, Sarah

Hidden - Lead - Jun/06

sgl - AltLd - 08/Jun/05 with Konnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/05

Julie Carroll - AltLd - 23/Aug/04 with Malcolm Dyson

Gibbo - AltLd - Jul/04 with Tom Gibbison

ashpreston - 2004

6 1/2 hrs PD Decended East Flank
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/03 with Peter Anderson, Paul Nurse

wherewelf - Jul/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/02

clams - 2002 with AD

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/01 with Dan Bailey, Clare Wilkie

Tim W - 2001 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Tim

With Julie Dugdale and Richard XX. Great little route.
andy_pemberton - AltLd - Jul/95 with Jon Scorer

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/92 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/92 with Steven Delderfield

Loads of choss in lower couloirs so loads of rock kicked down in the process. Combined with traverse of north summit and downclimb of col du Pissoir. First tried in 1990 when a sick partner forced retreat.
Pete_Frost - AltLd rpt - 29/Jul/91

Choss Fest lower down Great day out for my 1st Alpine Route
Conan - AltLd - Jul/89

Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/86 with John Byrne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/86

davemhart - 02/Aug/84

andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/84 with Derek, Ian Bennet,, Joy

mark-abz - AltLd - Jul/81

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - Jul/78

beaumap - Aug/77 with Mick

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