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The end chimney was so crowded that ended doing a variation rounding up from the right.
wiibaker - AltLd - 03/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

First Alpine Climb
Ndawson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Alex Hebden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14

Did first two points on conville, and also climbed direct to the second point via the slightly steeper (and occasionally chossy) snow slope
Rebs - Lead - 26/Jun/14 with Laurence

Charley17 - 26/Jun/14

Gibbo - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Sash Coombes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

First Alpine route
Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with climbingdrummer

Climbingdrummer - 17/Jun/14 with Retro Rowan

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/14

http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/06/23/summer-is-here/
joelevanschamonix - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/14

Nick_Merriman - 17/Jun/14 with Climber Drummer, Retro Rowan

Hidden - Solo - 16/Jun/14

cmaradcliffe - Lead - 31/May/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 14/May/14

McGuinness - 20/Mar/14 with Nick

MSchobitz - 2014

Kayan - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/13 with Dan Abbatt

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/13

joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Alex Marchant, Thomas Reid

Lots of snow and a helicopter rescue for a guide who took a big fall
AdamH - 20/Sep/13

m296mux - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/13 with tom humphreys

Mixed gully very lean and lose. Climbed with crampons and bare hands.
adamwesthead - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Zeb

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

zebster - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Adam

Hidden - 06/Sep/13

Moved together; 4hrs including approach and return. Enchained with Arete des Cosmiques; a lovely 7hr day out.
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Till N

Fantastic views and a fun route, the 40m loose icy chimney was distinctly trickier than anything else
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Dave Marshall, Debbie Lee

david0811 - 02/Sep/13 with debbie, Dave Riley

Harder start up face directly from Aguille du Midi walk
Braintax - Sep/13

Early start up 'midi station and moved onto glacier dropping bivi kit on the way to climb. Moved together up 1st 50deg ice slope with geoff leading. Up broken bolders to 1st summit. Abb'd down to the traverse for 2nd summit. Ed got his belay stuck and spent 20min trying to free it. in the end passed my belay plate up to him to use. Caroline got very cold in the wait and even after trying to warm her up in the sun still stayed cold. next climb section was very dry and very loose with 10+ people on it setting of rock fall. dicided to retreat of right slope. Geoff lead the other two down climbing whilst I belayed and moved down after. Slow. Walked Caroline back to station. Ed and Geoff dug a cold sink/bivi for that night. Cold but ok night @ 3520m 3613m AD II (4a) Sunny, slight/mod wind
justaddpowder - AltLd dnf - 20/Aug/13 with Ed Smart, Geoff Smart, Caroline Milree

Climbed with Mark Madge, Ed Smart and Caroline Milree. Did my first leading on an alpine route up 50 degree ice slope placing approx 4 ice screws.
machine45 - AltLd - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Aug/13

Jo sumner - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Chris Andrews

chris687 - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with Jo Sumner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13

maddy92 - 2nd - 02/Aug/13

Jack00 - AltLd O/S - Aug/13 with Edd Carrigan

Si - Aug/13

Kris - AltLd O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - 27/Jul/13

swmackey - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Easy climbing and a good day out. Was roasted by the afternoon temperatures on the climb back up to the Midi Station.
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Paul Justin

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/13

Chimney pitch was extremely loose - recommend climbers avoid this route until colder conditions prevail.
planetmarshall - Lead - 25/Jul/13 with James Matthews

Hidden - 24/Jul/13

Adamski1986 - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Stewart Webb, Kerry Gutteridge

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Bruce S - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Joshua Willett

chris687 - 19/Jul/13 with James Gordon

Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

NoelleG - Lead - 12/Jul/13 with Julian C, Michael

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Dave Holmes-Evans

cmbg - 09/Jul/13

James_L88 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Nathan Ling, James Moore

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

1st unguided alpine route
OwenDT - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with faith protts

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

Martin Rowe - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

NoelleG - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

Richard Thombs - Jul/13

Great route other than very loose crux pitch. Ice thin after for the traverse after the abseil.
alooker - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with David

With Kev. Moved together for the whole route.
Mike Nolan - 30/Jun/13

Day 3 of the Conville.
lizard-16-07 - 2nd - 28/Jun/13

Lead the rock/mixed bit.
zcsharp - AltLd - 28/Jun/13 with Spenser, Mark

fulton333 - 27/Jun/13 with Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 27/Jun/13 with Grant Fulton

masmith - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with Spenser Grey, Jamie Roberts

Quickly did this in the morning before finishing back up the midi on Cosmiques. Lovely Chimney at the end, though so many people. First Alpine route! :D
pffft - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Naomi Havercroft

Hidden - 23/Jun/13

Very busy but a nice route.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker

Nice mixed route; some questionable snow and high temps gave some exciting rock/avalanche in the areas all round. Climbed in part, Conville.
aldo56 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/13 with Luke Duckworth

lead the mixed chimney pitch which was fun... good route.
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Gus

Great views of the Tacal!
matt.budge - 2nd - 12/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/13

Great conditions, solid snow all the way. Rock pitch nice and mixed!
cmaradcliffe - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

paulmck - AltLd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Really cold so good snow conditions, the pitch of rock/ mixed at the end felt fairly difficult but was very enjoyable.
spenser - 2nd O/S - Jun/13

leowestland - Jun/13

laurence_falconer - Jun/13 with Katherine Ostritch

Moved together except for very loose chimney
Nemo9 - AltLd - Jun/13 with Col

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/13

Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2013

James Thacker - 2013

Ed carrigan - 2013 with jack colbeck

jack.williams1 - Lead - 20/Sep/12

masmith - AltLd - 20/Sep/12 with Jack Williams

Turned back and went for a walk around the Valley Blanche to avoid getting tangled up in a big production team filming a documentary.
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Mr. K

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12

Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/12 with Torquil Bennett

dave josling - Lead - Sep/12

timofy - 2nd - Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/12

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Emily Ward

JKBowers - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with David Clej, Antonia Hawker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - Aug/12

After descending from Aiguille Du Midi did this before coming back round to do the Cosmiques Arete. Nice straight forward climbing. Had to be quick on the descent to the Col du Midi as there was fresh evidence of Serac fall.
Andy Hewison - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Francois Bouvier

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with steve(friend of james wilson), james wilson

Lots of serac fall on the descent
Wils - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Steven Broadhurst, Ewan Russell

Superb route in great condition. Some scary serac fall around the col on descent. Not a place to linger.
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Tom Woodstone

Superb route in great condition. Some scary serac fall around the col on descent. Not a place to linger.
Tom Hutton - AltLd - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Lead the crux pitch on the third summit
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Dan Slome

wendynicholls - 2nd - 18/Jul/12 with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/12

Tom Davy - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Rickrick - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12

Really nice, quick route.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Charlie Beard

Nice views, shame about the continuous scrum of people
cbeard - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Katherine Ross

moving together, only got lost once!
franksnb - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with owen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/12

Once with Alasdair in the rain! Again a couple of days later with James in moonshine prior to Cosmique Arete.
OwenF - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with James Franklin

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with David Webster

moved together mostly at the front. first peak was icy, second was bare rock gully.
Webster - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12

HarryB - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Alex Tibbs

abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Harry Bloxham

Hidden - 26/Jun/12

Also climbed on 18/6/13
davebrox - AltLd β - 26/Jun/12 with Andy, Jim, mary

Luke Davies - 22/Jun/12

Mike Hood - AltLd - 21/Jun/12

Hidden - 18/Jun/12

danfitz - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Tom Woolgar

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/12

Just the main summit.
Brendan - 05/Jun/12 with Andy

TCarrick - Jun/12

Strachan - Jun/12

Moved together for bulk of route, I led the chimmney. Almost got knocked out at half height due to some twat above kicking off a head sized lump of snow ice. Luckily I saw it coming and it smashed on the back of my helmet, Lucky escape!
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with janey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12

usual route up left and round the back, abseil then over to climb the 40m chimney. good conditions
nicjbuk - AltLd - 28/May/12 with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq

Rick Ashton - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with Bruno Schull

Route in very icy condition, on previous attempts had been snow to summit of 1st point and was a 30-40m ice pitch. Did not have sufficient ice equipment to complete climb - backed off half way up face.
bsavage - Lead dnf - 04/Mar/12 with Jeremy Savage

Nice. Seracs creaked just as we got to them! Run away and down the Valley Blanche.
Fultonius - AltLd - 01/Mar/12 with Ross Barnes

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 01/Mar/12 with Ally

nickcj - 29/Oct/11

danJBA - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Nick Valentine

Climbed as preparation for Mont Blanc traverse route.
Jon Sutterby - 2nd β - 06/Sep/11 with Steve Bate

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/11

brad_tait - 28/Aug/11 with Fraser Gibson

wookie667 - Lead - 25/Aug/11

guy757 - 23/Aug/11

tomtom89 - 14/Aug/11 with Jack

jac00 - 14/Aug/11 with Tom

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with John Sealey

jon22 - AltLd - 06/Aug/11 with The Bad Cough

Kris - Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Caspar - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Clay Conlon

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Caspian

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 25/Jul/11

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Ben Lea

Hidden - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - 14/Jul/11

Ally Baba - Lead - 11/Jul/11 with Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell - Lead - 11/Jul/11 with Ally Swinton

yashvi - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Jo Wimalasena

aipattison - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Josh Waller

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Hertha

knicos - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

With Andy Perkins and Trudi Smith, starting from Aiguille du Midi and returning via the Cosmiques refuge. Very good route, great views.
mattgrange - 01/Jul/11

edmitchell - Lead - Jul/11 with Emma Rowe

followed by Cosmiques solo 49mins.
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

emmarowe - 2nd - Jul/11 with ed mitchell

JRSB1991 - Lead O/S - Jul/11

gripped01 - Lead - Jul/11 with JSAM, AIT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/11

tscoobydoo - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11

Jack Loftus - 02/Jun/11 with Pete Hill

KatieG - Jun/11

Missed out the second mixed section as didn't like look of it. Went round the side and up instead.,
tompilgrem - 2011

darcan - AltLd - 2011

Worthwhile trip. Fell in crevasse at end...
Ander - 02/Sep/10 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - 02/Sep/10 with Ander

iang74 - 01/Sep/10 with Lee Halley

Hidden - Sep/10

Hidden - Sep/10

Good fun, has a bit of everything on it. Traversed the Valle Blanche to the Helbronner afterwards.
Ian_Whitfield - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Peter Heath, Whitty2012

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo dnf - 19/Aug/10

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Dave Leonard

DaveLeonard - AltLd - 13/Aug/10 with PeteH

Great little route.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 11/Aug/10 with Hannah Evans

squicky - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10

bsavage - Lead - 09/Aug/10

quarryman - 2nd - 03/Aug/10

CWMulcahy - 02/Aug/10

Nice route, great conditions
Whitty2012 - AltLd - 01/Aug/10 with Ian Whitfield

Jack Doyle - Aug/10 with mishell

Hidden - 27/Jul/10

Messners Yeti - 16/Jul/10 with James Brownhill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10

1andrew1 - 2nd - 12/Jul/10 with Drew

quarryman - Jul/10 with Nic Bryceland

jonesieboy - 2nd - Jul/10

poor, did as acclimatization
pawelx - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

MPSBunny - Jul/10 with James

Lancer - Jul/10

texeltup - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10

acclimatisation
nicjbuk - AltLd - 21/Jun/10

Great weather thumping headache on the way back to the Aiguille du Midi though
rossn - Lead - Jun/10 with Bill Butterworth, Fred Cochrane, Nick Bryan

kevburr - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10 with Roger Payne

newtonmore - 2010

Souljah - 09/Sep/09 with Shaun

vincentvega - Lead - 09/Sep/09 with jeff, danny robb, kevin k

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

Daithi had done it a few days ago so he kindly let me lead the rock pitches.
roryifinlay - AltLd - 17/Aug/09 with Daithi O Murachu

Took 1 hour from the midi station to complete the route
JDSwain - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Will Sim

Bristoldave - Lead - Aug/09 with CarolineH

Krumme - Aug/09

CarolineH - Aug/09 with Dave

missed out ab and traversed round north face instead, doing a couple of traverse ice pitches. lead up crux.
tdudley - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/09 with Chris Glennie

KatieG - 15/Jul/09

Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Tom Nichols

The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09

bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Rich and John

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/09

Sam-westcott - 2009

Quick and easy, the gully (4a) is loose though.
Zoomer - AltLd - 29/Aug/08 with J. Cartwright & D McAndrew

Jules 210681 - AltLd - 29/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

DannyMac - AltLd - 29/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer

andybrown114 - 2nd - 14/Aug/08 with Graham Frost

Nice wee easy route in impressive surroundings, slightly easy than cos arÍte but longer with approach/decent. Watch out for the seracs hanging of tucals North face, watched some guys descending narrowly avoid getting taken out and it was only a minor fall.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/08 with Warren

Took a donder over these points in a couple of hours, nothing technical but fun all the same.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/08 with Andy Main

nice little afternoon trip from our bivi at the colo. easy but fun with awesome views
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/08 with Nick

CGlennie - Aug/08

Easy short route
nickdonohue - Aug/08 with Warren ?

Fantastic mixed pitch. We going to do the Chere but it was too busy and Billy didn't fancy the other routes on the Pyramid as didn't like the idea of descending the Tacul face.
Misha - AltLd - 19/Jul/08

richard s - 2nd - 15/Jul/08 with Andy Perkins, Oliver Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08

spbond - AltLd β - 25/Jun/08 with Jim Dutton

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Sam Strong

SamStrong - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/08 with Rob Dyer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - 14/Jun/08

Tom Stoddart - 20/Sep/07 with Iain Leverett, Tom Slade

spbond - 2nd - 04/Sep/07 with Steve, Dane, Sam Strong

SamStrong - Lead - Sep/07 with Stephen Bond, Steve Windross, Dane Harris

Moved together. Steve and Lois on another rope.
Cardi - 2nd - 11/Aug/07 with Ant F

Martyn - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Simon Bayliss

existing debt - Jul/07 with Billy

Gustav - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with James H

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/06 with Rich Siddle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/06

djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/06

industrialiceman - Lead - 31/Jul/05

Hidden - 12/Sep/04

TobyA - Lead O/S - Sep/00 with Elina

pneame - Aug/75 with Jack Graham

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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 281 (4.6%)
Lead55 of 281 (19.6%)
Followed40 of 281 (14.2%)
Alt Leads100 of 281 (35.6%)
Unknown73 of 281 (26.0%)

'Climbed'158 of 281 (56.2%)
clean O/S104 of 281 (37.0%)
clean β3 of 281 (1.1%)
clean rpt5 of 281 (1.8%)
dnf8 of 281 (2.8%)
Unknown3 of 281 (1.1%)