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Flèche Rousse Ridge (East-South-East Ridge)** AD

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[Above the clouds on the Flèche Rousse, 3 kb]From Argentiere hut up Amethystes Glacier and then turn left up a snow slope to the arete - follow this with long sections of II/III rock, including a tight post box, 15 metre abseil off the Fleche Rousse (avoidable as don't need to go to Fleche Rousse), from there to the summit and down one of the glaciers as per one of the Normal Routes.
G.H.Masse, J.H.Wicks, M.C.Wilson 03/Aug/1893

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Photo: Above the clouds on the Flèche Rousse © alastairbegley
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Pete Leeming

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14

Clay C - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with Hannah, George

67hours - 03/Sep/14 with Hannah, Clay

jonskippy - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley

Patience paid off as we waited for good weather so the snow was in perfect condition for the approach and the descent down the Mileu Glacier. Fun scrambling on the ridge with one or two quite dangerous sections of weetabix! A fantastic day but a shame to miss the last telefrique by 10 mins! Took an extra hour to walk down to Argentiere
benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with cashley, Edgars, jonskippy

Snow was in appalling condition, took us ages due to wading in knee deep snow with a hard crust. Great ridge and fun rock climbing though! http://www.masterplan-mountaineering.co.uk/2014/08/flche-rousse-aiguille-dargentire/
alastairbegley - AltLd - 31/Jul/14 with Richard Nicholson

Route finding fun and snow not great but wow! What a day!
Slick - AltLd - 31/Jul/14 with Alastair Begley

http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/04/21/arete-de-fleche-rousse-milieu-glacier-aiguille-dargentiere-3901m/
joelevanschamonix - AltLd β - 20/Apr/14 with Ally Hurst

wupert - 14/Aug/13 with Pete Walker

walts4 - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/11

Hidden - 01/Aug/11

Patrik - Aug/11

Traversed the mountain from the Argentiere hut.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 16/Jul/11 with Roger Ward

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Aug/10

Out of conidition despite reports to the contrary. Snow gave way underfoot on several occassions. Serious falls narrowly avoided. Choppered. Nothing hurt except pride. Dissapointing and embarrassing way to end first trip to the alps.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd dnf - 14/Jul/10 with John Brannock, Greg Martin

ffdalton - 06/Jul/10 with Dean Dalton

Em66 - 21/Jul/09 with Mat

Misha - AltLd O/S - Aug/07

Care required on glacier during descent - crevasses.
RobScotland - AltLd O/S - May/07 with jonnyb

Cool ridge route
Scotsken - Jun/04

long long day!
Tim W - 2001 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss

agagsgrot - Aug/92

Hidden - Aug/91

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Style of ascent

Alt Leads14 of 26 (53.8%)
Unknown12 of 26 (46.2%)

'Climbed'16 of 26 (61.5%)
clean O/S8 of 26 (30.8%)
clean β1 of 26 (3.8%)
dnf1 of 26 (3.8%)