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South Face* PD

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[Abseiling on the Aiguille de Moine, 2 kb]450m. The normal route, one of the most popular in the range and highly suitable for novice alpinists. Surprisingly the face is rather featureless, the climbing straightforward and not particularly interesting. The route is quite short and an early start is unnecessary. 3 and a half hr from hut

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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

In Descent. If going up then the route turns Right as soon as you scramble up to the first ledge (where we ditched crampons, axes etc.)
chris687 - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with james matthews

EllieWoods - AltLd dnf - 03/Jul/14 with Rich

Hidden - 01/Oct/13

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Alex Marchant

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Jul/13

In descent
Jim Brownlow - AltLd - 15/Aug/12 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/12

4th ski descent of the route.
Ben Briggs - Solo O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Luca

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11

Descent after climbing South Ridge
Binder - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Chris L

Descent only
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with JT

Simul climbed pretty much everything, were within 10 mins of guidebook time for route and descent. Climbed after an abortive attempt at the East face.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Muir

Teappleby - AltLd dnf - Aug/11 with Sarah, dad

AD-,tricky route finding,pitches f III.
georgenvk - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Pavel, martina

mark-abz - Lead - 14/Aug/09 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

SteveM - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/09 with Tobs

Difficulty finding route on this featureless mountain, particularly grade III chimney - headed up another much steeper one and had to downclimb. Weather started to come in so turned back 100m or so from summit - epic return journey!
rd20 - AltLd dnf - 19/Aug/08 with Martin

Route finding difficult.
smolders - AltLd dnf - 19/Aug/08 with Robert D

Fabian001 - 2nd - 17/Aug/08

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 24/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Hidden - Jun/04

rlrs - AltLd dnf - 2003

descent
innes - Solo - Aug/99 with Jim

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - Jul/99

auld al - Jul/95

Hidden - Jul/91

descended
David Smith - Jul/64

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
dannyW, Hidden, punj

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 30 (10.0%)
Lead2 of 30 (6.7%)
Followed1 of 30 (3.3%)
Alt Leads19 of 30 (63.3%)
Unknown5 of 30 (16.7%)

'Climbed'14 of 30 (46.7%)
clean O/S10 of 30 (33.3%)
dnf6 of 30 (20.0%)