East Ridge*** D
[On one of the gendarmes on the classic East Ridge., 2 kb]Superb knife edge ridge from a glacier basin. Wonderful airy climbing. 400m of vertical climbing over a 1km long ridge line.

Ticklists: Top quality Alps under 4000m.

Photo: On one of the gendarmes on the classic East Ridge. © LakesWinter
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This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

All the hardest bits are bolt-protected. Easy to escape if the weather turns. We descended by the SW ridge which made a nice full traverse. 3am start and 13ish hour round trip from the road to squeeze it in before the thunderstorms. Held up a bit by other parties, but didn't matter.
chris_B - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Louise Atkin

Early start from the van - felt quite efficient and moving well.
louby - 18/Jul/15 with Chris Burn

Good stuff! Started off in big alpine boots; but switched to rock shoes later.
timday - 2nd O/S - Aug/13 with Ewan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

keithlambley - 18/Jul/12 with Kate R

Rather a long day out! 2 hour approach, 6 hours to top & 4 hours back to hut..........& a beer!
Mountain Llama - 2nd - 31/Aug/09 with Andy & Steve

davetigger - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/05 with Rich Gibson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
robahalliday, davenev, Mr Tickle, Julian Prieto
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