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[Nick on the crux of Swiss Route, 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Nick on the crux of Swiss Route © Charlie Boscoe
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 45 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

skinned up from argentiere at 6pm and started climbing about 12am. Route was in good condition apart from the summit ice field which was a nightmare of black ice! couldn't count the number of meteors i saw and i topped out just before a fantastic sunrise.... will remember this one for a long time!
Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/13

Hidden - 28/Jun/13

Soloed all of the route apart from 1st crux where we put in two rope lengths. Went too far right after snow field post 1st crux, therefore doing another good 100m of 60 deg ice and rock plus an awesome mixed traverse on thin ice on rock. 1st Alpine North Face. Very happy.
Steve Wakeford - Lead β - 25/Apr/13 with Julian Lösche

Soloed up to top of 1st crux. Abseiled back due to lack of time.
Steve Wakeford - Solo dnf - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 04/Jan/13

Dave Searle - 2013

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Sam Thompson

Heike - AltLd - 28/Feb/12 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/12 with Heike

thebigeasy - Feb/12

Too slow on the way up, had to bivy on top (frostbite...) and then abseil the route the next day. Awesome route, though.
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd - 13/Jan/12

Hidden - 13/Oct/11

Moved together on all of it after the bergshrund. Went down south side.
Luke Brooks - AltLd - 12/Oct/11 with Francis

Hidden - 12/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

With R.K. Four hours from Hut to base snowshoeing, plus one hour to cross B'schurnd. Smashing good first half. Upper half very thin. Benighted. Unprepared bivi. Shallow frost bite. Next time: more water and do an acclimatisation route !! Great memories !!
Limestone-Lad - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11

Si - AltLd - 11/Mar/11

Hidden - 22/Apr/10

HamishD - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with chris burn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/08

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/07

bit epic, partner got frostbite.
zero six - AltLd dnf - Jan/04

great route, descended the NE face of Les Courtes to return to the Argentiere basin
nickdonohue - AltLd - 19/Apr/03 with Mark McCarthy

peterbeaumont - AltLd - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - 1997

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/93

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/84

mark-abz - AltLd - Aug/81 with Mick D

Hidden - Jul/81

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/80

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/78

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 34 (8.8%)
Lead4 of 34 (11.8%)
Followed1 of 34 (2.9%)
Alt Leads18 of 34 (52.9%)
Unknown8 of 34 (23.5%)

'Climbed'21 of 34 (61.8%)
clean O/S9 of 34 (26.5%)
clean β1 of 34 (2.9%)
dnf3 of 34 (8.8%)