North North East Ridge* D
[Myself, Neil Witts., 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
A. Contamine 24/Aug/1948

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Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/15

Awesome route with a tough crux!! Every different type of climbing you can imagine, from granite finger cracks too off widths too chimneys it's got it all. Abbed straight back down the route (much quicker and safer)
aljones91 - AltLd - 12/Aug/15 with Ben hester

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/15

Adamski1986 - AltLd - 05/Aug/15 with James Higgins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/15

jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - 02/Jul/15

Cool route. Led evens. Long slogs in and out!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/15 with Tim Oliver

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/15

Hidden - 2015

walts4 - 2015

MD - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/14 with Jo

Glaciers totally retreated and route direct across from mid station very difficult at Nantillion 'glacier.' Best to head along Balcon Nord and head up direct to L'M. Route a tough HVS with polished granite. Some in situ pegs but friends and nuts needed.
Happy Wanderer - AltLd dog - 23/Sep/14 with Mike D

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/14

Long walk across the moraine, very cold and damp start to the climbing then got off route in the continuation groove above the off-width due to missing the short traverse. Ended up walking back to Cham!
MrRiley - AltLd - 30/Aug/14 with Lachy Low, Debbie Lee

Rickrick - 30/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/14

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - Aug/14

punj - AltLd - Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/14

Led 1,3,5,7. Solid VS. Crux very polished and thrutchy but some inelegant shuffling gets you up.
DigitalSteak - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

peakcaver - 2014

Snow, snow, and more snow everywhere... bypassed the snowy slab of P1, backed off at the top of P4 due to yet more snow. Lovely climb though!
Ly-Cilph - AltLd dnf - 14/Sep/13 with Barry S

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/13

Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Libby

Tobias at Home - 2013

jcw - 2013

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 18/Sep/12

Sam Cooke - AltLd dnf - 18/Sep/12 with Hal

DBoothroyd - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Mark Challoner

Climbed as 6 pitches, after linking 1&2. I led 1,2,3,5 and 7. Climbing was good although we got stuck behind slower parties above. Approached from the Plan but crossing Nantillions glacier was miserable and dangerous (not recommended). The off-width p4 is probably worth UK 4b/4c, much easier with rock boots. Just made the last lift from the Plan with a quick march return along the bottom path :)
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Dave Brown

Lead P4 and 6
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 11/Sep/12 with Mark F

Led crux pitch
claregardiner - AltLd - 06/Sep/12

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with N Phelps

Awkward climbing that was made harder by the weight of crampons and ice axes we should have left at the glacier. Look for ladders on the approach from the Plan. It can be approached without crampons lower down. Unpleasant descent down gully, left side is better. 3 abbs from top using single 50m, downclimbing would be harder than grade 2.
caradoc - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with john b

gets D+ overall and F5b for the off width pitch now. awesome route. We did it from the train to montenvers. The descent down the morain was very loose and dangerous in its self without the rockfall also comming down from above.
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Aug/12 with Kenny

Aaron Lines - AltLd - Aug/12 with stu

Nice route, although offwidth corner is hardest 4c in the world! Almost fell off it. Horrible. Maybe I'm just no good at offwidths. Dan forgot his climbing shoes so seconded the whole thing, allowing me to lead. Massive black clouds threatened rain, but somehow we escaped.
bigbobbyking - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Dan Guest

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/12

R_W_M - 21/Jun/12 with Harry

Hidden - 31/May/12

Whitty2012 - Lead dnf - 31/May/12 with Peter Heath, Ian Whitfield

Joegriff - AltLd dnf - 2012 with Dave Trueman

Hidden - 2012

Good fun though a pretty tough crux corner pitch. Plus nearly got killed by a rock fall crossing the glacier on the way back to the lift.
Binder - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Chris L

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/11

Well 'ard! May have pulled on some in situ stuff.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Robert Taylor

Top route, we were the only party on it.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Liam Ingram

Great route, swapping leads with DL. Several groups on it, but no one moving too slowly. The interesting "marble" corner pitch is a little more difficult than it looks from the bottom, tons of in-situ though.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with R. Horler, Bald Eagle

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 04/Aug/11 with J.Pomeroy

Moved together until the crux then switched to alternate leads. Another good climb.
Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Ollie Hemstock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Lenny - AltLd dnf - 13/Jul/11 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11

DanLear - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Steve Gooberman-Hill

Completed it in 3 and half hours. P3 was partly covered with snow - had to stamp on snow with climbing shoes. Saw no one except for rescue people doing training. Nice and compact summit!
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Max C

A fantastic day out. Did the HVS direct finish. Andy struggled to make it back for the last Gondala, but just made it! We managed to keep to the guidbook time and moved well throughout the day as a group of five (a 2 and a 3)
carlh - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

knicos - AltLd - Jul/10 with James Chesmer, Matt Metcalfe

VS wouldn't be unfair for the offwidth, but I don't see what this fuss is about polish, it's fine!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with ts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10

We did this route up L'M after finding the Couzy route iced up. Lovely climb with a descent that involves abseils, glacier travel and ladders...
oldgrey - Jun/10 with Virgil Scott

Guy Wilson - 2010

roryifinlay - AltLd - 29/Sep/09 with Gary Connor, Dave Chalmers

Hidden - Sep/09

Hidden - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/09

Polished and crowded. There are so many better routes around... The wide crack was fun though.
reima - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Nora, Niamh

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/09

cmsg - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Chris James

JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - Jul/09 with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck

Bruveris - AltLd - Jul/09

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Phil Belcher

RD led long chimney pitch (in fact a huge corner crack), fell on twin crack pitch, but did final pitch (left hand variation IV)
rd20 - AltLd - 21/Aug/08 with Jason

Fun little climb, felt roughly HS although the cracks above the terrace before the letterbox were a little difficult for some...
kleinej - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/08 with Robert

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/08 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/08

Hidden - 18/Jun/08

tim20 - 2008

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/07 with sam read

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Luke Porter

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07

Found quite hard. Took long time and missed last cable car and last bus back to campsite
Glyn - Jul/07 with Trystan and Perry

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/07

adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Oliver Mentz

alternate finish out left where you'd go through the squeeze probably VS ish (though felt hard in big boots / rucksack)
31770 - AltLd - 18/Jun/07 with adamscottthomas

Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 2007 with douglas

featuresforfeet - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/06

gripped01 - Lead - Aug/06 with Dan Graves

My first rock route on the Cham Aiguilles. Very enjoyable. Even the mirror finish corner pitch was great fun!
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/06 with James

From the mid station of the Aiguille du Midi cable-car. Very hard work on a hot day. Return via the normal route.
Chris Davids - AltLd dog - 15/Jul/06 with Mark

tatz45 - Lead - Jul/06 with Jamie Tattersall

Fantastic climbing ,, bit polished in places ,, great day ,,, just about made last cable car!
JonHarvey - AltLd - Jul/06 with David Moir and Michael Maben

dmoir - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Jon Harvey and Mike Maben

frost - Solo - Jul/06

ashpreston - 2006

liz j - 2nd - Sep/05 with neil brodie

Kyuzo - Lead - Jul/05

hal - Jul/05

Hidden - 21/Jun/05

A good day out, except that the thunderstorm and lightening show stopped our descent and thus another hike down into the valley after the last train from Montenvers had departed.
Yyonnx - AltLd - 19/Jun/05 with Tom Fralich

fizzy_elephant - AltLd - Jun/05 with Rob Williams

SteveM - AltLd - 22/Aug/04 with Tobs

I led the crux off-width pitch and it certainly felt harder than 4b climbing! I cant think of any HS climbers who could manage it...then again, maybe im just a big girls blouse! Awesome route and a great day out.
Mark A Humphries - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/04 with Rob Harper

Marcell - Aug/04

Approached from overnight bivi below, great rock route. Caught in sudden storm at the top and had difficulty finding start of ab descent in poor vis. Nantillions glacier was like a bowling alley with rockfall and ice from serac collapse from Grand Charmoz.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Rich

Danhan - AltLd - Jul/04 with andybuckley

John Simpson - 2nd dog - Jun/04 with Alex Lai

akhughes - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Steptoe

Tobias at Home - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/03

reg_measures - 07/Jul/03 - AltLd - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

rlrs - AltLd - 2003

Mark Salter - AltLd - 17/Aug/02 with Chris Shorrock

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/02

joe king - AltLd O/S - Jun/02 with steve petit

clams - 2002 with AD

Scotsken - Aug/01

From Refuge du Plan. Diccon backed off the off the diedre/off width (he was wearing winter walking boots rather than mountaineering boots or as some were shod in stickys). To finish rather than go through the “Letter Box” I lead the direct finish 10m to summit VI,3 points of aid.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/01 with Diccon Proctor

Downclimbed easily instead of abseiling. Still missed the last cable car down but prolly because we didn't start the route until 3pm!
220bpm - AltLd - Aug/00 with Dave

ERU - Lead O/S - 2000

bladderedagain - Lead - 2000

Climbster - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/99 with UTMC

Robinl100 - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Paddy Muir

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - Jul/98

the abmmc - AltLd - 1998 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/96

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/94

Hidden - Lead - Jul/94

craig h - AltLd - Aug/93 with Jim Mellor

kristian - AltLd - Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - Jul/93

with ken
auld al - AltLd O/S - Jul/93

Hidden - Solo - Jul/93

djdavies - 2nd - 08/Aug/92

Done in big boots - a hilarious, well pegged offwidth.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - Jul/92 with Luc Percival

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/92

Thunderstom startedas we were desending and missed last cablecar back.
Yourlead - 2nd - 28/Jun/92 with Helen Penny, Graham Penny

Jamie Simpson - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/91 with Gavin Maclean

Hidden - 1991

colinthrelfall - 1991 with neil witts

Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 1990 with Dad

Hidden - Lead - Jul/89

johnkeith - AltLd - 1989 with G. Callander

BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/88 with Guy Summers

gallonj - Jul/88

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/87 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/86

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/86

with Colin Lennox
ill_bill - Jul/86

Lone Rider - 1986

John Marsland - 08/Aug/85 with Dave Soles

Hammy - AltLd - 16/Jul/85 with Colin Struthers, Jenny le Merle

andy tetsill - AltLd - Aug/84 with Ian Bennet,, Joy

andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/83 with Joy

John Marsland - 1982 with Eduardo Martinez

arduff - Jul/81 with Chris Brown

Richard Weller - Aug/80 with Richard White

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/80

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/80

Hidden - Sep/79

leland stamper - AltLd - 1979 with Hugh Grandfield

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/78

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/78

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/77

beaumap - 2nd - Aug/77 with Mick

Andy Chubb - 07/Jul/76 with Pete Coghill

Bolt Phobia - AltLd rpt - Jul/75

Time 4hrs after a bivouac in the boulders below good route
Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/Aug/74 with Dave Jolliffe

Bolt Phobia - AltLd O/S - Jul/74

pneame - AltLd - Jul/73 with Eric Holligan

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