tscoobydoo - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/13
Set off from the Rossi Volante Hut at 0650, climbed the very icy slope to summit Roccia Nera by 0750. From there started the traverse. Eastern and Western Twins posed no problems but the abseils the guidebook mentioned were a bit longer. The rock steps were fine with some fun moves but wish I'd taken some more nuts and cams (i.e. any). Effectively soloed the last bit. Easily up the summit ridge and onto the Breithorn at 1250. A great traverse; E-W = Roccia Nera (4075m), Western Twin (4106m), Eastern Twin (4139m), Central Summit (4159m) and Western Summit/Breithorn (4164m).
Fast&Light - AltLd - 21/Aug/13 with Dave Love
Hidden - 01/Aug/13
keithlambley - 26/Jul/13 with Kate R
Henrik - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Stefan
In the AC guide, this is described as the traverse of the full Breithorn ridge. Thus, my route was from the KM cable car station (first lift 6:30am) across and along the glacier, and then the full ridge back from Roccia Nera. Good rock and ice, several abseils, a hefty ascent to the central summit (looks worse from a distance than it really is), and a few airy steps looking down the whole North Face under you. Speed is the key.
olekemi - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/12
Half traverse. Short and sweet. 4.5h lift to lift.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Misha Gopaul
Jon Ellis - AltLd - 07/Aug/12 with James Ellis
Full traverse of all 5 summits after spending the night at the Rossi Volante bivi hut. 6:50 from the bivi to the KM lift station.
MartinN - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with TimPerkin
TimPerkin - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Martin Newman
aujayeb - 2nd - Aug/11
bullwinkle - AltLd - 05/Jul/11 with Carla, Danny
Hidden - 04/Jul/11
edmitchell - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with kitty duncan
garethsteel - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with benclimbing
Lovely route. Nice climbing on the rock sections and great views.
AJM - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Simon Goldman
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Roger Payne
glaramara - Lead - Aug/09 with catherine doran, lex
Great day out, Fine exposure and nice climbing. Started from Testa Grigia which didn't add too much to trhe day.
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Stefano
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead - Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/08
Hidden - 23/Aug/07
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/06
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/05
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/99 with Tim Stain
babymoac - 30/Aug/93