Congestion ascending the fixed ropes. Managed to overtake the other parties heading up the snow ridge so avoided it on the way down. Was worth nearly pissing myself with effort. Followed by ascent of Castor
android_lloyd - Aug/14
Combined with Castor from the cable car station. Sprint finish to the summit, almost threw up.
Tom Packer - Aug/14
In conjunction with Briethorn from the lift station. Snow perfect. Moved together on fixed rope section.
ralphio - 15/Jul/14
picasso - 01/Sep/13
Nick Ashwood - 30/Aug/13
punj - 02/Aug/13 with john meechan
Hidden - 31/Jul/13
Spoiled by the fixed ropes which are impossible to avoid. About six hours to and from the K.M station, exhausting slow return on slush, got back at 2pm. The couloir was well stepped and easy on descent, the ridge on ascent added a bit of scrambling.
caradoc - 11/Jul/13 with nick yapp
67hours - 01/Jul/13 with Becky H
Hidden - Lead - Jul/13
Hidden - 16/Sep/12
thomaspomfrett - AltLd - 23/Jul/12 with Wendy Nicholls, Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome
wendynicholls - 23/Jul/12 with Kirsty Marsden, Dan Slome, Thomas Pomfrett
Hidden - 18/Jul/12
Hidden - Sep/11
Suzana - Sep/11 with Lucy Greenhill
Jon Ellis - 31/Aug/11 with James Ellis
jasoncash - 16/Aug/11 with Andy Cash
Hidden - Aug/11
jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11 with James
wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Ali Dixon
industrialiceman - 30/Jun/11
GermanAlex - Sep/10
With Castor. Required a hand up one of the tow ropes - upper body strength (or lack of) failed me! An accidental AD - the W Flank was out of condition.
ceri's - Aug/10 with Charles
MSchobitz - Aug/10 with Eberhard
fleapitfan - 20/Jul/10
Moving together all the time. Stayed at the Rossi e Valante Bivouac Hut.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 20/Jul/10 with Roger Ward
markshaf - 2nd - 2010 with Kaj Johannsen, Tom Esser, Raymond McCourt
alancash100 - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/09
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 11/Aug/09 with Steve Kedward
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/09
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Jon Moulding
JamesRoddie - 2009 with Alex Roddie
milkyjoe - 02/Sep/08 with tim
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/08
Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/08
A good route, even if conditions were unfavourable! Had a bit of a slip on the first chain pitch, scary stuff.
Only a hill - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with James Roddie
JezzaCat - AltLd - Jul/08 with Paul
Gareth T - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Gethin Howells
Ed Saint - Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/07
From Rif G Val d'Ayas. SOC trip. Spaghetti circuit. Hermann Berie guides.
johnjb - 09/Aug/06
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/06
Potentially lovely route ruined by fixed chains on the crux. Might justify AD grade if climbed free, PD+ with use of the chains.
The Ivanator - Jul/06
davidellis53 - Aug/05
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/05
foggieclimber - 22/Jul/03 with Neil Gauld
Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/02
Andy Clarke - AltLd - 30/Jul/01 with MikeW
NickBrown - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/93