Bivied on the glacier the night before near the Torino hut. I had an amazing nights sleep which sadly wasn't the case for Robby. Had a rather long walk in across the glacier to the foot of the route involving traversing under some small seracs and a gnarly step over onto the rock. Set off with some enthusiasm but swiftly ended off route up some hard jamming cracks which led to a quick debate followed by an abseil retreat. MPSBunny - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/13 with Robby Pineda
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/13
To the top of the difficulties after going up the wrong route originally.
chris687 - Lead - 14/Aug/13 with Gareth Steel, Jo Sumner
Jo sumner - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Chris Andrews
Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/13
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Bern Hardman
Walked from aguille du midi early cable car, easy walk down across col du midi. Overtook one group on climb. Stayed in taccon hut after. We were last group down, and every other group got ropes jammed and were helped by following groups. Kept abseils short and were careful to avoid jams.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Bern hardman, Nigel
Hidden - 2013
Tobias at Home - 2013
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/12
Direct start beneath seracs which were quite threatening and there was a lot of debris where we geared up. Start from E Face was impossible due to deep rimaye. Rappel down the route is tricky due to shallow angle and most raps were kept to 0m to avoid rope jams. Great route but longer than expected. Slog back to the Midi is a complete ball buster.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Misha Gopaul
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with steve(friend of james wilson), james wilson
climb_this - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Steven Broadhurst, Ewan Russell
Rope got stuck three times on the abseil down.
Merlin - 2nd - 21/Jun/12 with Mark Patterson
mark88 - Lead - 21/Jun/12 with Merlin Andrew
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Robert Taylor
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Dave Latimer
HarryB - AltLd - 15/Jul/11 with Will
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/11
Had to bail at the slabby pitches as climbing in big boots
catemuir - 2nd dnf - 15/Jul/11 with Tom Mansfield
Hidden - Lead - Jun/11
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Liam Ingram
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/10
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with emily
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/09
Great climb. missed the last cable car and ended up sleeping in the station toilets.
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Mark Reid
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/09
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/09
barksmo - 2009
Slabby pitches were too much in big boots. It also started to storm half way up.
riven - 2nd dnf - 30/Jul/08 with Tom
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/07
Bristoldave - AltLd - 2007 with douglas
We didn't do last pitch--full of snow
alicia - 2nd - 23/Aug/06 with Tobs
missed last two slabby pitches cos of too much snow and not wanting to miss the last cable car....
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - Aug/06 with Alicia
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/06
Great! A bit slow, so finished at dusk _just_ below the summit. Interesting long abseil descent to our tent at the bottom.
andybuckley - AltLd - Aug/06 with Tom Whipple
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/06
gripped01 - AltLd - Jul/06 with Dave Tait
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/05 with Sion Brocklehurst
Hidden - Lead - Aug/05
andyinglis - AltLd - Jul/05 with neil adams
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Andy Inglis
stokesrees - Lead - 1996 with Ryan Brown
Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Kieran
Found route easy and fast in ascent but got rope stuck twice on abseil descent. Gaston strikes again!
Pete_Frost - AltLd - 07/Aug/91
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/90
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/89
Rob Kennard - 1986 with James Dunlop
John Marsland - 1982 with Eduardo Martinez