South-West Ridge** AD
[Pollux, fixed rope, 2 kb]290m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Pollux, fixed rope © caradoc
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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

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

LucyG - Sep/11 with Suzana

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

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