Moved together in big boots for all except 3 harder sections. Descent down S face with a few abs. Axe dropped into schrund ... But retrieved!
Tim Sparrow - 13/Aug/15 with Geoff Thomas
Gets D in our guide which felt fair, given the long moving together approach section and the corner pitches being 'proper' climbing in places. Great route with great quality rock all the way, even on the easier sections where you would normally expect at least a bit of choss. Also longer than the height gain might lead you to believe as there's a fair bit of weaving around and traversing. Views from the summit have to be some of the best in the range
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Mel
JonHarvey - Lead O/S - Aug/15 with Richard Nurse
Mark Salter - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Chris Shorrock
Fantastic route up. stashed gear and moved really fast in rock shoes all the way up. Easy route finding as per the guidebook. 4 hours to summit. Descent via normal route via cairns proved a little tricky, but would be much worse in less perfect conditions.
derryclimbs - AltLd - 04/Jul/15
Harder than expected. Cold, snowing and generally unpleasent, slabby descent covered in poor quality snow so abselied off.
JackM92 - 12/Jun/15
Guidebook time of 4.5 hours to the summit is pretty ambitious. Moved together until the first tricky sections above the hammer on the ridge. Cruxes on ridge were hard in boots. Descent from summit is complex and was covered in big patches of snow. Bits of down climbing interspersed with about 8x30m abseils on tat of varying quality, the last of which put us IN the schrund. Ah, alpinism.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Jack Metcalfe
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - 18/Aug/14
Slow enough to find an impressive thunderstorm waiting at the top, which obliged us to abseil quite a bit of the descent route.
Rumbo - AltLd - 08/Aug/14 with Dougle
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/14
Decended via South Face (Normal Route)
jimmatthews - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with Chris Andrews
jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 01/Oct/13
Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13
Tobias at Home - 2013
Comfortably outside guidebook time, again. Amazing route and relatively straightfowards ascent. Descent is quite difficult, with some hard route finding. Started snowing on the last 2 abseils, and 20 cm in the hut over night so pretty damn pleased we did not get stuck on the route. The ladders down from the hut in the pissing rain were.....spicy.
mrmattwright - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Adrian Fletcher
Jim Brownlow - AltLd - 15/Aug/12 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount
Enjoyable route finding, great positions. Switched to rock boots on pitch 3. Descent down normal route confusing, should have gone left at 'the table' not right towards the horrible couloir.
caradoc - AltLd - 06/Aug/12 with john b
Amazing route, but we reckoned it to be harder than AD-
Descent down the normal route took careful routefinding, the cairns are not all trustworthy!
AlexxelA - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/12
gravity - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/12 with Ian Lau, Yvonne, Manik
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 15/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11
Excellent first AD route.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Chris L
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with JT
With Rick and Tim
AdamCB - Aug/11
Hidden - 12/Jul/11
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton
Hidden - 10/Aug/10
Guy Wilson - 2010
Awesome route! Mainly moved together. Climbed as 2 ropes of 2 then abseiled together down the south face.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Tom Barraclough, Luke Dangerfield, Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with jonah
Great route though slow on the descent. Climbed on a rope with Tom B just behind John P and Rob.
Nic DW - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Tom B
Amazing route, with John. Pulled on a hex for the toughest pitch.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 2009 with John Proctor
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Sep/08
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Mark Reid
had to run all the way down the mer de glace (and down to Chamonix since we missed the last train) and drive richard to the airport so he didnt miss his flight home.
HamishD - AltLd - Jul/08 with chris burn, Richard Hirons
Hidden - Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/06
Harder than expected, tricky moves in big boots.
tom.e - 13/Jul/06 with Charlie Everett
chrissloan84 - Jul/05
With Ben and Liam
clams - 2005 with AD
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/03
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/03
Les Ross - AltLd - Jul/00 with Anthony Garvey
innes - AltLd O/S - Aug/99 with Jim
butteredfrog - 1998
auld al - Jul/95
Hidden - 1986
Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/80
Mike C - AltLd - Jul/79 with Pete Vallely
Bolt Phobia - Jul/75
Time 5hrs we left ice axe and crampons at the start of the rock climb great route
Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Aug/74 with Dave Jolliffe