|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
lead first pitch then we bailed...didnt even make it to the tough test of the left 4th pitch not to mention the right 4th pitch...next years tick target..
First 3 pitches.
I lead P1 and the big P4. Great route. Managed to get up the route first and avoid the crowds that were following.
Superb climb. Very busy but very worth it!
A highway of ice! Even this year where most icefalls are too thin to climb. Consequently, a highway of traffic as well!
Quite steep at the bottom, felt more like 4+. Led in one pitch to belay on RH side.
Chris Pope, Guy Wilson
Rich BMG, Hugh
Rich BMG, Hugh
x3 During the week - everything else absent or full.
Very wet! Did the right hand face for the final pitch, much harder than the normal pitch on the left.
Megan Beaumont, LiamG
Stephen, Dan Bergo
|Big Lee||03/Jan/14||AltLd O/S||
BUSY. Led pitches 2 & 4. Lower pitches hooked-out. Climbed the right side of the final icefall, which was a lot less hooked-out and hard for the grade. The best route of the trip.
|David Kay||03/Jan/14||AltLd O/S|
Day 2 of a 3 day ice climbing course with Chamonix Experience - fantastic! Did multiple accents of the final pitch on slightly different routes.
Mountain Guide, Steph
Mega climb, has everything. Steep sections finishing up a tight gully.
Chute at the top a touch Scottish I thought. Fine outing, though Paul thought it a bit boring. Very stepped out.
Rob led the hard pitches. Roger and I followed. I had a little lead on easy Ice in the middle which is my first ice lead. Great day, great lead by Rob.
guided by Chamonix mountain Guide Didier. Fantastic route with good ice and a great day out
|Andy Clarke||09/Jan/13||AltLd O/S||
An excellent day out, in impressive mountain surroundings. We took right-hand line on crux pitch above terrace: steep and sustained. Looked like staying left would make it a fair bit easier. Led P1&2. Route of the week. (Best descent: ab back to mid terrace, then walk down on right facing out.)
Dave Connelly, Andy Wilson
Adam Davis, Iain (Jocky) Marr
Lost ice screw.
|Andre Clarke||29/Jan/12||AltLd O/S||
Lovely route but too many people on it. I'd do this on a weekday
Nice route in nice soroundings, but way to many people on a saterday! 4 parties climbing the last pitch at the same time! Luckely we where there before the main group of people.
|John Carney||?/Jan/12||Lead O/S||
Easy to combine with patri de droite. Nice (top) pitch.
wet wet wet, I dont think the +20 degrees on the car thermometer would have helped the ice!
Cracking route: middle section very easy but the last pitch is superb and sustained. Had a bit of a special moment with a stuck axe at the top of the vertical section, a long way above gear... time to file down the first tooth a bit!
Led 2nd and last pitch
Led all pitches bottom to top. Top pitch sustained and excellent.
Niall Dickson, James H
|Tom Livingstone||?/Feb/10||AltLd O/S|
|Skinny Kin||13/Mar/09||Lead O/S||
Very sunny day again. In fact, very hot. Ice was melting again. Though the sun didn't get on it until afternoon. Fair a few French and English people on it. We didn't do the top pitch as it was getting late. Abseiled off after the top bulge.
Pitches 1 and 2 only. Having a bad day with serious stomach cramps. Seconded the second pitch via the steepest possible line, then went back and led the first pitch.
Tobias at Home
|Tobias at Home||21/Feb/09||AltLd O/S||
did the usual of skipping the first pitch and doing it at the end of the day. shouted at some italians for abseiling on top of us.
Hit by large block of ice dislodged by Rory :-) No harm done
Tried Patri Droite but it was running with water so the left was a worthy substitute - worth 3 stars as last couple of pitches are excellent.
Busy day,Great route
Let James have all the hard pitches!
|Dave Searle||??/2007||Lead dnf|
|Allan Young||24/Jan/05||2nd O/S||
First 2 pitches only