Bit of a crazy experience on the last day before the lift closed. Initially had to wait at pitch 1 while a group of 4 climbing as two pairs with one set of quick draws climbed pitch 1. After the second leader fell off we climbed past the groups.
At pitch 4 we caught up with another pair who we're having to aid up the route using slings on every bolt. Thankfully we made the last lift back. Led p1, p2 and p4.
MD - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Jo
Happy Wanderer - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Mike D
davkeo - Solo rpt - 12/Sep/14
top 6a pitch was pretty strenous!
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/14 with katie
Katie S - AltLd - 10/Sep/14 with Matt Schwarz
beautiful climb. great views of the massif and chamonix at the turn of your head. easy route finding. no anchor at the top
hoppojoe7 - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with stuart honick
Rick led the 6a pitches.
pow22 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/14
Alessandro Tentori - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Damien Tomasi
Led P2, some looseness in places. Steady and well equipped in general. 6a groove pitch is sublime!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Matt Harle, James Thompson
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/14
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/14
Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/14
approx 1hr 20 for the route
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with caspar
Led pitches 2, 4, 5. Great fun.
JuneBob - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Bertrand
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/14
David Staples - AltLd dog - 20/Aug/14 with Glorious
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14
Repeat ascent, led the second to last corner pitch, superb! Tried the 7b finish but too committing for me. Lowered off.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd rpt - 20/Aug/14 with Ben Philips
Top two pitches fantastic. Especially top which I led. Not hard but lovely rock and flowing moves with nice variation.
davkeo - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/14
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Aug/14
Last pitch made it. Suffered hot aches when the rain came in.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 14/Aug/14
One point of aid. Cool route.
khalidq - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Harriet Kirk
Led pitches 1,3,4 and 5. Pitch 4 feels harder than 6a onsight, especially through the crack section at the top.
tomdawson4 - AltLd - 12/Aug/14
Adamski1986 - AltLd - 07/Aug/14 with Richard Gage
jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14
P2 and 4.
andrew sandercock - AltLd - 01/Aug/14 with Al Blackshaw
Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/14 with Khalid
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/14
Conor Murphy - AltLd - Aug/14 with Chloe
Led P1 (6a), P3 (5c), P4 (6a), P6 (5c)
Senna - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Jas
Lead the 2nd pitch, all quite challenging
jazzyjeff - AltLd - 31/Jul/14 with Sean
ben.phillips - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Mike Gallimore
ben.phillips - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Mike Gallimore
Superb route! Seb led the first pitch and then I led pitches 2, 3 & 4, which were excellent! Pitch 4 was epic, very hard (for me) and a real challenge!!! Absolutely shattered after pitch 4, pitch 5 was an easy class 4 pitch, but still wanted to lead the last pitch.... Got to within 4 mtrs of the top but couldn't make the last few moves as my arms were completely shot, totally cramped up, forearms & hands..... Lowered off and Seb finished it and then I managed to second it.
Rob Royle - AltLd - 19/Jul/14 with Seb (Mountain Guide), Steph
stratfol - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/14 with Laure Janin
Graeme Gilchrist - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with tim de veere green
P1,3,5(walk). Ace route definitely recommend if you've got half a day, good climbing throughout
JakeWShaw - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Micky
McGuinness - Jul/14
Great route, the whole valley was in sun except the brevant which was shrouded in cloud. We didn't stick around in our shorts!
RobScarisbrick - 26/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/14
We set off to do this route, but by miss reading the guidebook and seeing a line of bolts we thought we were doing the 6a start but instead the bolts went the other side of the gorge, right of the actual route, the bolts were good so we carried on to the top. 5 pitches, brilliantly bolted and a crux pitch of about 6b+. Must be very new though because it is not in the guidebook and also hasn't been logged as a new route at the guides office yet either!
Teappleby - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with Anna Duckett
Pitches 1 and Crux (4)a very nice route.
Calum Wadsworth - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Matt H
led P2,P3 and P5
Matt Harmon - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Calum Wadsworth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14
DigitalSteak - AltLd - 14/Jun/14
Lead P2 and P5. Ran out of draws on the last pitch and had to wing it!
johnmctighe - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Andy Owen
Superb route and easy assess
stanleynkk - AltLd - Jun/14 with Danny Barden
jcw - 2014
Led P2,4,6. Crux pitch had really good climbing and the top pitch involves fantastic bridging!
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 2014 with jake
Misty and got stuck behind some Portuguese guy hauling his Gf up.
hornbywill - AltLd O/S - 2014
A superb route and very atmospheric in the drifting clouds. Pitches 1 to 3 are a breeze, 4 is very good value with the crux corner crack giving a good battle, pitch 5 has to be one of the best grade 5 pitches out there surely....
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Mark Reid
P1,3 and final corner. Very good route.
jezb1 - AltLd - 04/Sep/13
Hidden - 04/Sep/13
Awesome line, did it in fog wiping snow off the holds!
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Charlotte
clmacdonald - AltLd - Sep/13 with tskelhon
jac00 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Linda
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13
DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Will Tarran, Jan
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/13
Very good varied route. Busy though,
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Vic Paterson
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/13
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Hannah Gibbs
Great climb! 1st on route so had 2 groups behind us so got a bit busy on the belays. Caroline led 2nd pitch. Great 2nd 6a pitch up a wide crack and amazing last pitch. Ed found last section a bit hard.
5b to 6a 6P
Over cast with patches of sun
justaddpowder - AltLd - 23/Aug/13 with Ed Smart, Caroline Milree
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13
Happy Haggis - 21/Aug/13 with Hugh Robinson
Robbo1 - 21/Aug/13 with Jen Robinson
artmal - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/13 with Patryk
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/13
tuukka - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Maija
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Beth Frampton
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13
fulton333 - Lead - 02/Aug/13 with Charlie Edwards
Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/13
Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with Sam Edwards, Grant Fulton
Led P1, P3, P4. Final corner is great
JimboWizbo - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Beth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13
Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13
Hidden - Aug/13
TomDisomma - Lead O/S - Aug/13
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with Edd Carrigan
mcgovern - AltLd - Aug/13 with TommyMcG, Paul Collins
Hidden - AltLd β - Aug/13
Carodashes - Aug/13
Ed carrigan - Aug/13 with jack colbeck
TommyMcG - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Conor McGovern
TRFrost - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with N. Price
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/13
jac00 - AltLd - 24/Jul/13 with Tom
Great route. The offwidth can be climbed on face holds. Final crack is really nice.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Henry Haworth
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/13
peter.herd - 20/Jul/13 with Sinclair Cooper
Wet and cloudy, almost Scottish. Loved the last two pitches.
planetmarshall - 2nd - 18/Jul/13
Planned to d Ex Libris but was busy/slow so bailed and did this. It was also busy and slow. Ha! "Greenpointed" the last pitch, oh yeah, that's how cool I am!
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Emily Roo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13
LeadBalloon - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Mark
Completed in 2 hours, great route, did the 5b finish
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Bern hardman
SteveM - AltLd - 09/Jul/13 with Tobs
Top 2 pitches are good climbing. First 3 are mediocre at best. Should have been left as a trad route.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd - 05/Jul/13 with Sadie Renwick, Ben Tibbetts
Lead all pitches, pitches 4 & 5 were brilliant
thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/13 with Will Groat
Hidden - Jul/13
tomtom89 - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with Jack
Far too crowded. Get the first lift and run to the base. RUN!
Pete Houghton - AltLd - 27/Jun/13
tmawer - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Maz
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/13
Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Tom Jagger
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/13
greglad - 2013
Watch out for pitch 4!
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 06/Sep/12 with Mark & Paul
Nice route for a quick hit from the Brevent lift. Led pitches 1 and 4 which are both given F6a... probably about right. Final corner pitch is excellent.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Paul Sheehan, Dave Brown
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12
Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/12 with Torquil Bennett
Seemed hard at 6a, but we had rucksacs on and also it was 2300 - 2500m ... Very cold in the shade all the time, but a memorable and challenging place to keep your shit together. Crack pitch (L4?) was defo 6a+. I grabbed the draw.... and feel no shame.
Phil Murray - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Liz
Excellent climbing at the grade. After a rather heightist slab pitch to start, two airy traverses and two fine cracks make for a classic outing. Led Ps 1,3,5.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Tim
Guided climb. Part of Jagged Globe alpine techniques course. We were climbing as a rope team with Tara. I lead 1,3,4,6 pitch.
andrzej kierzek - AltLd - 20/Aug/12 with Tara
Chimney pitch felt hard, last pitch is up there with the best
Mattlamb90 - AltLd RP - 15/Aug/12 with Tibbett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12
dan ely - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/12 with dan
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Dan Ely
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/12
Very busy but still nice.
bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Dan Guest
jameslam - AltLd - 26/Jul/12 with Charlie Thorneycroft
Hidden - AltLd dog - 26/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/12
nia - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with harry
Awesome last pitch!
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge
thetradlad - AltLd - 18/Jul/12 with Keeno
Hidden - AltLd β - 16/Jul/12
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Tom T, Floris
In mist and drizzle. Wet rock. Led P2, P4, P6. Climbed in 2 hours. Good route.
Kirill - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with Joe Toller
Cloudy and cold morning meant the route wasn't a circus... however the drummers suspended on a highline and wingsuited base jumpers whistling past turned into a more enjoyable type of circus!! Led 2/4/5. Last two are fantastic pitches, bottom 3 average.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Jules
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12
Took a lead fall off the corner crack. Gets F6a in the cragging guidebooks. Really awesome route with a variety of climbing styles.
Katherine Ross - AltLd dog - 07/Jul/12 with Andrew Atkinson
Blasted this one - 1:55 for the whole route, with one 5b pitch at 15 mins! Great route, though wish it carried on for another 6 pitches on top
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with John Bennetts
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/Jul/12
Tom Campbell - Jul/12
Tdavy01 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12
Rickrick - 30/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12
Mike Hood - AltLd - 26/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12
Lead pitch 2. Nice route.
Merlin - 19/Jun/12 with Mark Patterson
mark88 - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with Merlin Andrew
Lead 2nd, 3rd and last pitch. The final 2 pitches are particularly epic
mcgovern - AltLd - Jun/12 with liamo333, K-Man
luke321 - Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/12
Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Mark Oaks
Bloody brilliant layback pitch, a classic
Sam Cooke - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Dale
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/11
roberto18 - AltLd - 24/Aug/11 with Conor Cussell, Tom Nickols
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with JT
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Joe
Great, but popular route. Good exposure when not cloudy.
Grezza - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Paul E
r_findlay - AltLd - 08/Aug/11 with stu_buchan43
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/11
HeatherF - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Tom Rouse
Pulled on a quickdraw. This made me feel angry and confused.
Roberttaylor - AltLd - 05/Aug/11 with Liam Ingram
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Robert Taylor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11
S Smith - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11
chrissloan84 - Aug/11 with paul
howes19 - AltLd - Aug/11
d_meacher - AltLd - Aug/11 with Niall Ewen
Hidden - Lead - Aug/11
Robin Brooke - 2nd - Aug/11 with Ode Silvonen
Pryan - 2nd - Aug/11 with Robin Brooke
Shuttsie - 2nd - Aug/11 with Andrea Sales
Didn't do the 5b pitch.
squicky - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Sei
tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Rob Leuhman
Lead 1st, 3rd and last pitches - Awesome final corner pitch ! (almost a shame to bolt it !)
Petarghh - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Gareth James
Led P2, P4. Awesome top pitch, and spicy corner P4!
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Pete Hill
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/11
apd - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/11 with J Smith
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11
Jack Loftus - AltLd - 26/Jun/11 with Lewis Fraser
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11
Kris - AltLd - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/10
stevepotter - 06/Sep/10 with Matt
beautiful final pitch
Lunar25 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Ed Feldman
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Nic Mullin
dan ely - AltLd β - 05/Sep/10 with norwegian stranger
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/10
RandomHero - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/10 with mark vine, Jason Burnard
jase burnard - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/10
jameslam - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - Aug/10
Jack Doyle - AltLd dnf - Aug/10 with mishell
Hidden - Aug/10
awhitta1 - AltLd O/S - Aug/10
Went at about VS 5a
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Chris Sansum
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Rory Galvin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/10
Fantastic climb! Felix did a great job leading. As the guidebook says: be careful of falling rocks from other groups.
catemuir - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with John Murphy, Felix
johnmctighe - 2nd - 12/Jul/10 with Stephan
johnmctighe - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Stephan
Dave Rumney - AltLd - 05/Jul/10 with Tanya Milner
Led the first and forth pitches, I'd seconded them exactly a year earlier. Jammed and bridged the forth pitch instead of laybacking.
Alkis - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/10 with Oliver Hill
knicos - AltLd - Jul/10 with Matt Metcalfe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Jul/10
Juha had a go at the 7a pitch - nails
inuklm - Jul/10 with David Fernandes, Juha
Cool route, too many people though.
liamo333 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
Ben Briggs - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with Brendan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/09
The last pitch is by far the best
Souljah - Lead - 08/Sep/09 with Shaun
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09
farmus21 - AltLd - 20/Aug/09 with Misha Gopaul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd dog - 31/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/09
searla - 23/Jul/09 with Rob Clark
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 14/Jul/09 with Quiet Ian
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Tommy Harris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09
Led the second, third and fifth pitches.
Alkis - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Nathanael Booker
tscoobydoo - Jul/09
clarky - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Ed Searle
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Pete
farmus21 - Lead - 27/Jan/09 with Jane Kulsheimer
tim87dj - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07
SamStrong - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Steve Windross, Dane Harris
wilchivs - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Mark Walter
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Wil Chivers
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with jon reed
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Lisa Paling
lisapaling - 2nd dog - 29/Jul/07 with Toby Dunford
chrissloan84 - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with dave
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07
alek - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Charlie Tomlinson
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07
Hidden - Jul/07
Krumme - Jul/07
Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with neil mackie
Amazing route, finished in the rain. A must do route.
sasmojo - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Mark G
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007
Nicos - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/06 with rich howels
co1ps - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Jill Stewart
Brian Birtle - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Jon
Julli - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Elisa Tiensuu
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06
Dhonny_Jaws - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter
i led first pitch (6a. dynamically with rucsac!), one of the 5's and the final 5c corner (very good). Ollie led the remainder including very hard layback type crack on 4th pitch.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Oliver Mentz
31770 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/06 with adamscottthomas
eugeneth - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/05 with Ian USA
dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Felix Coxwell
bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/05 with Clare & Sandy
Hidden - 24/Jun/05
Good fun with several worthwile pitches. Expect a wait for each.
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Rob Williams
Done as part of alpine training week...very good and accessible route.
Morgan Woods - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Yves Ancrenaz
paul__in_sheffield - Lead O/S - Jul/04
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/03
liz j - 2nd - Sep/02 with neil brodie