Traversée des Crochues*** PD+
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davkeo - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/15

JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - Aug/15 with Richard Nurse

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Aug/15 with Ben Axford, Joe Andrews

Benjaminblanc - 2nd - Aug/15 with Joe Andrews, Jonathan Axford

Nice easy start for the first day of the holiday :)
Hannah V - 2nd - 31/Jul/15 with Rocio Siemens

First Alpine route! Approach was a bit of a slog as we are unfit and not used to the loose terrain. Set off after one other party up the chimney but almost immediately a huge jam formed behind us. Fortunately there was plenty of space on the ridge for everyone to find their natural place in the order. Pitched the chimney and abbed the downclimb, otherwise moving together or short pitches using spike/block belays - didn't place any gear. Very little snow left on the way down, sought some out just to justify carrying the axes.
Oujmik - 21/Jul/15 with Jyoti

Moving together
clairemathews - 16/Jul/15 with Tony Walentowicz, Ian Pegg, Richard Apthorp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/15

Good, easy shake out day for first day in valley. Soloed chimney pitch. Lots of traffic on route meant a longer than expected day.
joeallen28 - Lead - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - 04/Jul/15

frotveit - Solo - 03/Jul/15 with Paul

Hidden - 01/Jul/15

alooker - Lead - Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/15

IanHope - 28/Jun/15 with Bruce goodlad, KatyHope

smithjmw46 - 25/Jun/15

Conville day 2, move together
edjenkins - 25/Jun/15

First day out after conville, no pitching. Walked all the way down to Argentiere.
adam.wood - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15

First route after conville course, moved together for the entire route
John1458 - 24/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jun/15

laurence_falconer - 21/Jun/15 with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker

DanOsb - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15

First Alpine route. Great introduction. Moved together along the whole ridge. Start is the only pitched bit of climbing at Diff. Great fun.
Legs - AltLd - 18/Jun/15

Eagertom - 2nd - Jun/15

Zolly Whitaker - Jun/15 with Megan Jackson, Laurence Falconer

emilyjhunt - AltLd - Jun/15 with Emma Cooper

Long walk, easy climb. 7hrs via Lac Blanc. Pitched chimney (Placed one no 3 friend) Moved together for remainder of ridge.
nevets1984 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14

Rickrick - 05/Sep/14

Pete23 - AltLd - 30/Aug/14 with Stephen Mors

Unroped, easy day out.
robthered - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/14

Took the wrong Couloir at the top and missed the initial chimney. Bad rock fall potential.
Patrick Clissold - 23/Aug/14 with Eleri Clissold

flett53 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/14

Ian and Tomasz were on one rope, Jake, Georgia and Mark on the other.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - AltLd - 05/Aug/14 with Ian Ross, Georgia Fergusson, Tomasz Smith, Jake Howard

Moved together under instruction from James Thacker.
khalidq - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Harriet Kirk

jonleighton - 05/Aug/14

with Tom, Georgia, Mark and Jake
ian.ross.bnc - 2nd - Aug/14

Hidden - Aug/14

Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/14 with Khalid

Gumery - AltLd rpt - 24/Jul/14 with Caroline, Charlie, Grant

benny_m - AltLd rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Sean Chu

Hidden - 23/Jul/14

Senna - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

reima - 18/Jul/14 with Niamh

Danbow73 - 15/Jul/14

No need for any gear - slings and quick drawers sufficient.
EllieWoods - 15/Jul/14 with Rich

Hidden - 15/Jul/14

Probably wouldn't take a rope next time.
Richard Alderton - 15/Jul/14 with Ellie

winter conditions!
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Will Pope

jhobbs - 06/Jul/14 with Richard Harvey

Harvdog - 06/Jul/14 with John Hobbs

yorkshiresherpa - AltLd - 03/Jul/14

boyson - AltLd - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - Jul/14

Rob Wardle - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Twid Turner

2nd day of Conville - very pleasant day out
thom_jenkinson - 2nd - 26/Jun/14

On Conville course, very peasant.
Calum Wadsworth - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

Nice ridge scramble with a couple of sections of Diff climbing. The odd peg and placed my trusty #6 nut in the initial chimney but other than that slings for runners/flicking rope over spikes. Descent down to the refuge and the lake was more time consuming than it should have been with soft and deep snow
Jack Whiteley - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Alex Prettyman

Conville course
Rebs - 20/Jun/14

Chrissy202 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Lawrence, Graham, Rebecca

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/14

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Kris and Nolan

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/14

mattking_109 - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with Iona

Pete Houghton - Solo - 18/Jun/14

magik_bob - 15/Jun/14

Peter Metcalfe - Solo - 25/Sep/13

theomoore - AltLd - 04/Sep/13

jack.williams1 - AltLd - 04/Sep/13

Braintax - Sep/13

danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13

fulton333 - Solo - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/13

Nice scrambling. The approach is a bit of a slog.
mickd - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/13

Spectacular ridge, peaks with fine views across Chamonix valley and Mont Blanc. Popular. Descent via Lac Blanc.
Gompertz - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with James Charatan

James Charatan - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Gompertz

Moved together, alternate leads.
lanc23 - 09/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/13

prwalker - AltLd - 06/Aug/13 with wupert

Greatday. Loads of snow around on the approach and the descent.
agagsgrot - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Thomas

Moved together the whole way with me leading. At the down climb Robby went down first whilst I belayer him on a Munter hitch the he belayed me as I down climbed.
MPSBunny - Lead - 04/Aug/13 with Robby Pineda

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

Hidden - 02/Aug/13

benclimbing - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Lisa Fullerton

Really great route with nice exposure along top. Chimney Diff/V Diff in grade, straight forward and fun.
hedgehog_john - 27/Jul/13 with dave wild

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 23/Jul/13

peter.herd - 20/Jul/13 with Sinclair Cooper

In descent
SteveM - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Tobs

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/13

OwenDT - AltLd - 04/Jul/13 with faith protts

Hidden - 04/Jul/13

Epic 1, couldn't see 10m in front of us and it was raining. Went up the wrong chimney (In crampons) that was lose as hell, found the right chimney, couldn't remember where to go,backed off, choose the wrong path down back to the campsite and managed not to get swepted up by raging water fall, but got to the campsite at about 2230, so not too bad.
zcsharp - AltLd dnf - 03/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Jamie Roberts

Hidden - Jul/13

Lots of fresh snow.
blue-icefox - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Graham

2010_graham - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with blue-icefox

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/13

Day 2 of the Conville. Wet and windy but good fun!
lizard-16-07 - 2nd - 27/Jun/13

2010_graham - 2nd - 27/Jun/13

KatOstrich - AltLd - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/13

Gumery - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Forshaw

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/13

Kayan - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/13

Charley17 - 19/Jun/13

Nice easy route; moved together for all of it except the chimney. Plenty of shilly shallying / feeding the choughs while waiting on other parties ahead.
aldo56 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

Part of the Conville - indulged in a bit of chossy 'new routing' up a chimney at the start to avoid the queues. Top stuff.
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13

GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Done as part of Conville. Superb day out.
Mike.Kinge - AltLd - 18/Jun/13 with Conville, Alex Mathie

Hidden - 15/Jun/13

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Ryan, Rob

First Alpine route, in alpine conditions. Top.
Sam Cooke - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Nathan Magnall, Jay Conlon

Hidden - 13/Sep/12

Very snowy and poor visibility - Scottish-esque
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Hal Roberts

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Sam Cooke, Nathan M

Jordangask - AltLd - 10/Sep/12

Paulww - 23/Aug/12

Guided climb as a part of Jagged Globe Alpine Techniques course. We were one rope team with Tara, moving together.
andrzej kierzek - 21/Aug/12 with Tara

Hidden - 13/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/12

JKBowers - Lead - 06/Aug/12 with Antonia Hawker

Gareth T - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Tim Popplestone

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

neilisou - Aug/12

gfpowell - Lead - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - 21/Jul/12

jimmatthews - AltLd - 14/Jul/12 with Jay Conlon

Bailed near summit of climb due to bad weather and queue, backtracked and down climbed crux.
Ronan O Keeffe - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/12 with Damien Hawkins

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with brmc members

moved together as a 3.
Webster - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - Jul/12

android_lloyd - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12

Matt led chimney. Finished off properly by continuing traverse then bumsliding most of the way to Lac Blanc! Great day!
col3 - 29/Jun/12 with Cripsey, Paul

stewart100 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12

AMJ098 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Stewart Jordan

zcsharp - 2nd - 28/Jun/12 with Alasdair Yarrington

Luke Davies - 28/Jun/12

Excellent route, lovely decent down a snow filled cwm to a beer and a paddle at lac blanc!
trivett - 27/Jun/12 with Strachan McCormick, Luke Davies

Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Becky Hampshire

Hidden - 21/Jun/12

Moved together on the second day of hour conville course
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/12 with Joe Bowers

jon_ridley - AltLd - 21/Jun/12 with Will Pope, Emily Cropton

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/12 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley

Emily Cropton - AltLd - 21/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley

JKBowers - AltLd - 21/Jun/12 with William Bourne

R_W_M - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - 19/Jun/12

Prez - 19/Jun/12

TCarrick - Jun/12

ThomasO'Hagan - Jun/12 with Emilie, Tim

Lead the first crux, then moved as a 3 alternating leads
barneythevelociraptor - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Strachan - Jun/12

Alasdair Yarrington - AltLd - Jun/12

Jay C - AltLd O/S - 2012 with James M

Stroll up to the North summit after early autumn snowfall
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/11 with kyle warlow

Stroll up to the North summit after early autumn snowfall
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/11 with kyle warlow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with John Newbiggin

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with John Newbiggin

Alpine style ascent.
mitch - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Deirdre Ninaber

Moved together except for the first pitch in bad visibility. Something worth to do if the forecast is rain for the next day.
efetunc - AltLd - Aug/11 with Andrew Asaam

Hidden - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

sj87 - 2nd - 18/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/11

yashvi - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Jo Wimalasena

Not the entire traverse
thetradlad - 08/Jul/11 with Alice Manwaring, James Brewer

Second day of Conville course, weather looking dodgy so we did this instead of going up to Albert Premier hut. Beautiful sun during traverse, starts off with VDiff chimney then bits of grade 3 scrambling. Walked together all the way. Really good fun
col3 - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Paul

Did as a 3 with instructor soloing next to us. Instructor lead VD chimbly pitch.
Paul1 - AltLd - 07/Jul/11 with Convile course, Nicole

edmitchell - Lead rpt - Jul/11 with Emma Rowe

edmitchell - Lead rpt - Jul/11 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - Jul/11 with ed mitchell

I led the chimney, then we moved together for the the rest of the ridge (apart from the abseil). Great views of the Mont Blanc range.
jonesieboy - Lead - Jul/11

Strachan - Jul/11

John HW - AltLd - 28/Jun/11 with Si Naylor

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

mikespooner - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/11

Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Laurence, Daniel Smedley

Nice, quick scramble. Tried soloing a rock route before the start but it turned out to be hard and I abbed off to retrieve a bit of gear I'd used to protect a scary bit.
andybuckley - Solo - 26/Aug/10

John Pickles - 20/Aug/10 with Andrew Morton

Another fantastic short Alpine day out (great introduction to Alpine ropework for John and Ben!). Busy at the chimney, oherwise quite clear and we moved well together.
carlh - Lead - Aug/10

kingjam - AltLd - Aug/10 with Craig Higgins, Matt Naylor

light sleet showers earlyin the day made the first part of the route damp, drying out for the descent to Lac Blanc
John Roe - Solo - 24/Jul/10 with Adam Davis, Graham Kelshaw, Mark Falcus

JC Trust guided
Braintax - Lead - 22/Jul/10

K Farrell - 20/Jul/10 with Imogen Beal

Amy Kilpin - AltLd - 12/Jul/10

industrialiceman - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - 08/Jul/10

stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10 with Ben Jeffreys

jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/10

knicos - AltLd - Jul/10 with Matt Metcalfe

Brannock - AltLd - Jul/10 with Annette

Dan_Staff - 11/Jun/10 with Simon Hall, Darrell Read

Lots of snow on the route
Darrell Read - 11/Jun/10 with Dan Staff

Witsend3 - 2nd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/09

mtorre - 23/Aug/09

Stunning climb, great views, fab rock!
tobydunford - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - Aug/09

Shuttsie - 2nd - Aug/09 with Andrea Sales

Teappleby - Lead - Aug/09 with Sarah, dad

Fantastic route
pwrenwick - Lead - 27/Jul/09 with Camerson Leckie

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 20/Jul/09

Calder - 04/Jul/09 with Andy Clow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Tony Ryland - Lead - Jul/09 with Jonathan Davies

did the crochure berrard traverse a number of times between jan and may for fitness. sometimes from brevant, once up the hard way, with the keyhole finish (quite nice actually). all together icy if you're first off the first lift, but worth it not to be stuck in traffic the whole way.
ebunick - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

Excellent route, hardly any snow. Easy UK scrambling, grade 2. Lots of Chamois loafing around.
Zoomer - AltLd - 27/Aug/08 with J. Cartwright & D McAndrew

Jules 210681 - AltLd - 27/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

DannyMac - AltLd - 27/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/08

philboy - AltLd - 04/Aug/08 with matt g

mathquirk - Solo - Aug/08

CGlennie - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/08

As part of conville course. Half glisaded, half bum slid back down to a very nice coke at the hut
pottsworth - AltLd - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08

Hidden - 15/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/08

will5001 - Jul/08

al jackson - AltLd - Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/08

mills85 - 26/Jun/08 with Ben Nolan

messed around with using one 60m twin rope doubled between us.
milkyjoe - AltLd - 28/Oct/07

Tom Stoddart - 13/Sep/07 with Iain Leverett, Tom Slade

Hidden - Aug/07

Hidden - Aug/07

Guides used (Dave Hollinger and Willy Todd)
Martyn - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with James Williams

dpe - Aug/07

Very nice, easy route. Fun glissade back down to Lac Blanc. Elizabeth's first alpine route.
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07 with Elizabeth

stephmonks - 06/Jul/07

alek - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Simon Golding

Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with neil mackie

menJop - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/06

Hidden - Jun/06

my sister's first route in the alps
liz j - 2nd - Sep/05 with neil brodie/debbie jones

DebJ - 2nd - Sep/05 with Neil Brodie & Liz j

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/05

alpboy57 - Sep/04 with Icicle course

alan.rodger - 2nd - 27/Jun/04 with stephen venables, jon morgan

biggianthead - 09/Jul/02 with T

PenJD - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Kate Ludley

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Scotsken - Sep/98

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 17/Jul/93

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/93

djdavies - 2nd - 03/Aug/92

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/92

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/92

auld al - 2nd O/S - Aug/88

freeheel47 - Jul/87

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