400m. A classic traverse of the summit ridge

G Crespi, E Frachey, G Frachey 28/Jul/1941

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
nation1 11/Sep -
Chris Cope
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
Chris Huntington 21/Aug AltLd
Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Keenb 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Dan Shatlock
tscoobydoo 13/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
nation1 23/Aug/13 -

east to west

ales cesen
Hidden 21/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/13 -
keithlambley 26/Jul/13 -
Kate R
Henrik 25/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
olekemi 16/Jul/13 Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead
Stuart Johnston 20/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Half traverse. Short and sweet. 4.5h lift to lift.

Misha Gopaul
Jon Ellis 07/Aug/12 AltLd
MartinN 27/Jul/12 2nd O/S

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.

TimPerkin 27/Jul/12 Lead
Martin Newman
Loubylou 28/Aug/11 2nd

Guide Bruce Goodlad

Andy Ball
Vincej 04/Aug/11 2nd
Fred Drouet
Avinash Aujayeb ?/Aug/11 2nd
bullwinkle 05/Jul/11 AltLd
Carla, Danny
Hidden 04/Jul/11 -
edmitchell ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
kitty duncan
garethsteel ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
AJM 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Lovely route. Nice climbing on the rock sections and great views.

Simon Goldman
kevburr 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Roger Payne
glaramara ?/Aug/09 Lead
catherine doran, lex
Scott McRae 27/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Great day out, Fine exposure and nice climbing. Started from Testa Grigia which didn't add too much to trhe day.

Hidden 17/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
sacdenouilles 08/Jul/08 AltLd
Graham Burns
benclimbing ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Gareth Steel
Hidden 23/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd
MoWalker3 01/Aug/05 -
Hidden 15/Jul/05 2nd
hamishfrost ?/Jul/05 2nd
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/99 AltLd
Tim Stain
babymoac 30/Aug/93 -
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