This climb is in 14 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - 2013
James Thacker - 2013
solfreak - Solo dnf - 28/Jun/12
Ascent via SW Slope of the Col de la Tour des Courtes. Descent via SW Face (II PD). Excellent traverse and view of Argentiere Basin. Good visibility helped pick line of descent.
Will Homoky - AltLd β - 04/Jul/09 with Tom Hindson
A fantastic route but as others suggest harder than PD. Set off at 2 to get to the top for sunrise then blast the ridge and try to get to the descent slope whilst it's not too sloppy. Beware that in bad conditions (especially on the descent) the route can take around 15 hours.
heist182 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Jamie Tattersall; Wendy Couch
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/09
Matthallinan - Jul/08
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08
Took longer than the guidebook suggested it might. Took twice as long, in fact... this was partly due to laziness the night before (when we neglected to locate the start of the route) and partly due to the poor conditions (very little snow).
Excellent route though; amazing views and a real sense of wilderness.
Tom Stoddart - 16/Sep/07 with Iain Leverett, Tom Slade
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with jonnyb
gallonj - Jul/88
from summit to Col des Cristaux
John Marsland - Solo - Aug/87 with Dave Soles
Nigel Coe - Jul/79 with John Walmsley
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Katherine Ross, Mr-Cowdrey, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, punj, kleinej