West Ridge*** AD
[Rochefort Arete, 2 kb]The normal route and often traversed prior to an ascent of Dent du Geant, which can easily be include on the return journey. The ridge is an elegant, exposed, corniced snow crest and is extremely popular. 4-5hr from hut.
Fontaine, Ravanel + Simms 17/Jul/1900

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

steve_gibbs - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Pete Leeming

Pete23 - AltLd - 28/Aug/14 with Stephen Mors

McGuinness - 22/Aug/14 with George

Tom Campbell - 22/Aug/14

Three 20m abseils and some downclimbing from the summit. Very windy and cold. 5 hours hut to hut.
Roberttaylor - Solo - 21/Aug/14

mussonlr - 08/Aug/14 with Steve King

andy_e - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Mike Gallimore

David Barratt - AltLd - Jul/14 with owenf

Hidden - Solo - 26/Jun/14

johnrich - 20/Jun/14

paulmck - 11/Jun/14

Piers Harley - AltLd - 2014 with Ewan Whitmey

Hidden - 2014

Mind-blowing! Fantastic conditions and weather! The slog up and down to/from the salle a manger goes on a bit
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Mark Reid

david0811 - AltLd - 04/Sep/13 with debbie, Locky

Hidden - 04/Sep/13

guy757 - 26/Aug/13 with Vic

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/13

Hidden - 10/Aug/13

prwalker - 10/Aug/13 with wupert

Slick - 11/Jul/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Egons Issy - 11/Jul/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

kelly_426 - Jul/13 with Luke Dudill

Hidden - Jul/13

James Thacker - 2013

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/12 with Carol

Lovely ridge, narrow in places but straightforward. Weather clear and bright.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/12 with Jonnie Williams

Followed by Dent du Geant in a long day.
James_L88 - 16/Jul/12 with Badger

Amazing route! The knife edge snow arete and cornice were pristine (we were first ones there in morning after snowy, windy night) and the route had incredible exposure.
gravity - AltLd - 16/Jul/12 with Jerome Para

Finn Curry - 2nd - 04/Jul/12 with Paul Warnock

industrialiceman - 27/Jun/12

Hidden - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - 22/Aug/11

tomtom89 - 17/Aug/11 with Jack

jac00 - 17/Aug/11 with Tom

Moved together, beautiful ridge climb
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Amy

r_findlay - AltLd - 11/Aug/11 with stu_buchan43

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/11

Perfect conditions this morning, wow.
Poco Loco - AltLd - 01/Aug/11 with Bald Eagle

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 01/Aug/11 with J.Pomeroy

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

A good day out. good condt's
mickd - AltLd - Aug/11

Moving together with Mark P ad Cath J. Perfect conditions
Batt - 30/Jul/11 with James Hoyes

From the Torino hut, with good snow and good weather. Also with Mark and Catherine.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rachel B

Moved together. Had to assist some Austrians who sent us the wrong way on the ascent and then didn't have sufficient rope for the Ab descent. Then went on to Dent du Geant.
edmund94 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11

georgec - AltLd - 11/Jul/11 with Sandra Kennedy

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/10

Moved together
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Kim Ladiges

Hidden - 20/Aug/10

mark-abz - 07/Aug/10 with Alex

Hidden - Aug/10

jandyd05 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/10 with Anthony

Jonny M - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/10 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd dnf - 14/Jul/10 with Jon Moulding

Cardi - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Mike Wild

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Mark

mark_chal - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10

Em66 - 16/Jul/09 with Mat

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/08

Guy Wilson - Aug/08 with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/08

drysori - 2007 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/06

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Floris

nickdonohue - Jul/06 with Jeff Ingman

jam_rich - Aug/05

MoWalker3 - 01/Aug/04 with Dave

Terrific, and combined with Dent de Geant. Also done in August on the way to Canzio bivi hut.
andyinglis - Jul/04 with Tom Dunstan, Neil Adams, ross barnes

Stone Muppet - 2004

Hidden - 03/Aug/03

Hidden - 29/Aug/02

joe king - Jun/02

tim_mcd - 2002

From west to summit then bailed down NNE slope as too many people ahead of us to fit in the hut before the Grandes Jorases.
andy_pemberton - Jul/97 with Jon Scorer

Richard Weller - 19/Aug/93 with Simon Currin

With Loul
ill_bill - Jul/86

John Marsland - Aug/83 with Winky

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - Jul/78

granitbahn - AltLd - Jul/75

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