Bit spooked by stonefall on the approach. Some great pitches some nice slabs and flake cracks in lower half then amazing cracks and great rock on the final buttress. Worth all the effort and stress of getting there. 10 hours to the top and too many abbing down. Ropes stuck abbing into nothing resulted in late/dark/epic finish :-(monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Nick Whimster
Mont led out the top three pitches. v cool but very unnerved by listening to the rockfall all night at the bivi!
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/13 with monsteratt
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Jul/13
jcw - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11
Hidden - Lead - Aug/11
guy757 - AltLd - 17/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/11
Jack Loftus - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Nick
As Pete said. Did a lot of climbing, got beyond ledge. Great climbing. Thought best to abseil off, rather than continue to top.
Cardi - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/11 with Pete Hill
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11
Hidden - Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Jon Hauser
Ally Baba - AltLd - 26/Jul/09 with Gav Swinton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09
Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Tom Nichols
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08
tommytuffa - AltLd - 21/Aug/08 with ollie b, Chris Fisher
awesome, the best climbing you'll do. did it a couple of hours under guidebook time.
nearly got hit by a uge rockfall- cutting our rope on the last rap. Luckily all five of us were unscathed- the biggest block was the size of a bus- crater picture to come. :-)
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/08 with Ian, Luke, Tom ripus and will
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08
simul-climbed the top third, best climbing i've done!
lukehunt - AltLd O/S - Aug/08 with francocookson
Only got to the halfway ledges. Seconded vast majority of pitches.
featuresforfeet - 18/Aug/07 with Tobias at Home
turned around at ledges. couldn't be arsed with a bivvy and we would have been benighted...
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/07 with featuresforfeet
reached the ledges
Nicos - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/07 with rich howels
ran out of steam just below halfway ledge.
Tobias at Home - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/07 with Bag
Pete Graham - AltLd - 2007 with Malcolm Scott
Grezza - AltLd - Jul/05 with Paul E
Hidden - Sep/04
Scotsken - Jun/04
akhughes - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Steptoe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/03
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - Aug/02 with James Hubbard
Hidden - 1998
tjekel - 1998
Up and down walking from the valley in a day.
Guy - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Adrian
craig h - AltLd - Aug/94 with Jim Mellor
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/93
with Frank Merkenhof
michaelja - AltLd - Aug/92
frost - AltLd - Jul/91 with Stone
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/89
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/89
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/88 with steve williams
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/88
Excellent route, especially the top pitches on the head wall. The ledges at 2/3rd height were a bit scrappy, but the top was worth it. Bivied at a flat spot at the bottom of the glacier. Came back to find goat shit all over my Karrimat. Took 2 years to get rid of the smell.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - Aug/87 with Simon
AlexRenshaw - Jul/87 with Mike Dawes
Richard Weller - 05/Jul/86 with john sanders
badly iced, abbed off from below the summit buttress
John Marsland - AltLd dnf - 09/Aug/85 with Dave Soles
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/83
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/82
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/81
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/79