Each pitch incredible and flows well. 40m dihedral is worth arguing over. Crux's are soft for the grade.
ndraper1 - 17/May/15
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/15
Just first 2 pitches alas
nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Andy Houseman
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with dave keogh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14
Lead crux. Prob the most enjoyable pitch iv climbed. Crack offered so much. Jam, layback, high step, bridge. Excellent and engrossing.
davkeo - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Tim Miller
simondunf - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with caspar
Good style. Sung we are the champions to the fun Italians climbing next to us.
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Sam Simpson
Sam Simpson - AltLd - 05/Aug/14 with James matthews
Turned back 2 (easy?) pitches before the top as the clouds started to roll in and felt no need for epics.
reima - AltLd dnf - 25/Jul/14 with Niamh
Such good climbing, on the ab down the rope got stuck and i had to climb the crux of harlod et maud to get the rope free.
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Al
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/14
McGuinness - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/14 with Emily
2, 3, 6 Amazing route!
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/14 with Stephen
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/14
Rory led the cruxes.
chapmand - AltLd - 31/Mar/14 with Rory Brown
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/14
walts4 - AltLd - Mar/14 with stan & William
mike mo - 2014
Kris - AltLd O/S - Aug/13
TommyMcG - Lead O/S - Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13
Beautiful finger crack climbing on crux pitch.
Ahab - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13
Nice wee route.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/13 with Morgan, Searler
Hidden - 2013
Tobias at Home - 2013
jcw - 2013
edek_w - 2013
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Geddas
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/12
sgl - AltLd - 02/Apr/12 with Bart, viv
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/12
liamo333 - 2012
Hidden - 2012
frost - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with D Almond
Amazing! Some of the best climbing I've ever done, especially the crux crack on the 50m wall, but all of it is good. Ropes got stuck twice on the raps which was fun!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Steve Seale
gowla - AltLd dog - 31/Aug/11 with adam booth
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 28/Aug/11
Stuart led both hard pitches as I was suffering with the altitude. An excellent route. A classic of Chamonix granite climbing. Much more enjoyable than the Rebuffat route on the S Face of the Midi. Use the description in Piola's, (french), Tome 2 topo guide rather than the english edition as it also describes the other routes on the face, of which there are many. It's easy to end up on the wrong route as there are so many bits of gear around.
The route itself has been equipped with twin bolt belays by the local guides, and there are about 10 pegs/stuck friends/wires etc in the route. We used a complete set of Metolius cams and a set of WC light rocks. 50m ropes will be sufficient.
GaryK - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Stuart McAleese
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Anette
Ben Briggs - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Luca
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/11
stevepotter - 11/Sep/10 with Matt
Tobias at Home - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/09
Dave Searle - Lead - 23/Jun/08 with john
zero six - AltLd O/S - 2007
dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with Felix Coxwell
feilx - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Dan Barbour
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/99
Got to the big, comfy ledge below the crux. Knakered and remembering it was the one year aniversary of a friend's accident... we bottled it back down!
andy_pemberton - AltLd dnf - Aug/96 with Chris Richards
alkira - 26/Jun/94 with kerry atkey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/93
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/89
Richard Weller - AltLd - 25/Jul/86 with john sanders