3817m.

Rockfax Description
I, 100m, 1 - 2 hours. An excellent, short climb which lacks technical difficulties but not exposure.
Approach - Descend the Aiguille du Midi via the famous snow ridge before swinging around west and passing under the Midi South Face, Arête des Cosmiques and Refuge des Cosmiques to reach the foot of the route.
1) The ridge can be joined almost anywhere within 100m of the Col du Midi, but the most enjoyable scrambling is found by starting in a small snow bay just to the left of where the rock solidifies considerably.
2) Climb leftwards up a ramp before turning right and following the ridge on its crest, turning difficulties on the left.
3) 4b. Halfway to the refuge there is an awkward slab which can either downclimbed (4b) or abseiled (5m). From the foot of the slab, return to the ridge crest and continue along the ridge in a stunning position to reach the terrace at the back of the Refuge des Cosmiques.
Descent - Return to the Aiguille du Midi. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Not sure of grade-possibly AD-. The alternative route if weather is too bad to do Cosmiques Ridge. Starts from Col du Midi (3532m). As you walk away from aiguille du midi turn right to approach the ridge running south west of cosmiques hut (3817m). Mixed scramble and easy climbing but very exposed climbing across l'arete a laurence. Whole route very exposed with a particularly scary traverse near the end probably best done with some protection. A ladder at the end of the route takes you in to the back entrance of the cosmiques hut.

UPDATE: Large loose block (small lorry size) that is waiting to go down the north face near the hut end, the route traverses over the block. Would easily cut rope/slings if used for protection. Could be avoided by a very dangerous scree traverse below the block.

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clokpin 9 Jul Show βeta
βeta: There is a fixed rope in the final pitch. Following it leads to a small ledge below the rope with an outward pointing rock horn about 2m height. A bouldery and dyno move (2 hands on rock horn and legs up) would do. Pretty sure this is not part of the route but was fun nevertheless
 
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βeta: There is a fixed rope in the final pitch. Following it leads to a small ledge below the rope with an outward pointing rock horn about 2m height. A bouldery and dyno move (2 hands on rock horn and legs up) would do. Pretty sure this is not part of the route but was fun nevertheless
clokpin 9 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Fun ridge - perfect for acclimatization as not fitness heavy
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βeta: Fun ridge - perfect for acclimatization as not fitness heavy
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Swiss Tony 5 Oct AltLd Nice easy route with stunning views, crux was climbing on the pipes & armoured cables in crampons under the cosmiques hut as it was shut !, how else do you get round the hut when it’s shut ?
with Kev Smith
Nice easy route with stunning views, crux was climbing on the pipes & armoured cables in crampons under the cosmiques hut as it was shut !, how else do you get round the hut when it’s shut ?
with Kev Smith
WhipperSnapper 17 Sep Solo 15 mins
15 mins
ChrisLewis 15 Sep AltLd Moved together
Moved together
Hidden 11 Sep AltLd
Elman 11 Sep - It took us 1 hour hut to hut. Really nice walk.
It took us 1 hour hut to hut. Really nice walk.
Steve_westy 11 Sep AltLd O/S
Badby 3 Sep AltLd O/S What a PD should be!!
with Delight
What a PD should be!!
with Delight
Delight 2 Sep AltLd O/S First time up the Midi, did Cosmiques after then got down into Chamonix to see Once Upin a Time in Hollywood. Cracking day, even had a Nutella calzone
with Badby
First time up the Midi, did Cosmiques after then got down into Chamonix to see Once Upin a Time in Hollywood. Cracking day, even had a Nutella calzone
with Badby
markibig 1 Sep -
Hidden 25 Aug 2nd O/S
mmmhumous 25 Aug Lead No snow, so start was very loose scree and rubble. Got lost, thinking I'd reached the slab, abbed down to the right off of a large bolt, requiring a pitch of 4c to regain the crest.
No snow, so start was very loose scree and rubble. Got lost, thinking I'd reached the slab, abbed down to the right off of a large bolt, requiring a pitch of 4c to regain the crest.
pj02 25 Aug Lead O/S
with Tom Offin
with Tom Offin
Yunghui 20 Aug Solo
Hidden 18 Aug AltLd
Ula_F 17 Aug 2nd
Tiktianc 11 Aug AltLd rpt w/ula
w/ula
Duffyrm 11 Aug 2nd
Gibbs3799 9 Aug Lead
fuzzysheep01 8 Aug AltLd O/S Solo except step near end. Good scramble.
Solo except step near end. Good scramble.
bummingham 8 Aug Lead O/S Good airy scrambling. Down climb instead of absail, fun traverse.
with Lucy Anderson, fuzzysheep01, Stewart Moodie, eduardo, Vic Cox, Karlos, TomGB
Good airy scrambling. Down climb instead of absail, fun traverse.
with Lucy Anderson, fuzzysheep01, Stewart Moodie, eduardo, Vic Cox, Karlos, TomGB
Hidden 8 Aug 2nd O/S
TomGB 8 Aug Lead Fun scramble, belayed down the slab, ab would’ve been less faff
with Lampy, Stewart Moody, bummingham
Fun scramble, belayed down the slab, ab would’ve been less faff
with Lampy, Stewart Moody, bummingham
Karlos 8 Aug Solo
with Lucy
with Lucy
eduardo 8 Aug - Just roped up to downclimb the crux. Fun route, colossal exposure. Stayed at the Cosmique hut afterwards
Just roped up to downclimb the crux. Fun route, colossal exposure. Stayed at the Cosmique hut afterwards
Patrick Milne 5 Aug Lead rpt
with Rory Abernethy, Olly Hall
with Rory Abernethy, Olly Hall
mattorford 30 Jul - first alpine route
with Gina
first alpine route
with Gina
rpinto 29 Jul Lead rpt
Tiktianc 28 Jul AltLd O/S
Robbriard 24 Jul Solo O/S
Tiktianc 24 Jul Solo O/S 25m hut to hut
25m hut to hut
Caris Mcknight 19 Jul 2nd Led by our guide, John Orr with Anna Claire on MI's Intro to Alpine Mountaineering course. Pretty cool for an intro, though walking down from the Midi seemed a bit more extreme! Nice and exposed.
Led by our guide, John Orr with Anna Claire on MI's Intro to Alpine Mountaineering course. Pretty cool for an intro, though walking down from the Midi seemed a bit more extreme! Nice and exposed.
deruiter14 16 Jul Lead O/S
jon@asgardbeyond.is 10 Jul -
Hidden 9 Jul -
MeabhMc 9 Jul Lead β First Alpine route w/ Aoife and John following. So freaking happy I got to lead it!
First Alpine route w/ Aoife and John following. So freaking happy I got to lead it!
sabostar 8 Jul Lead O/S
Ironmaz 8 Jul - 3rd on rope with climbing partner and guide. Sun mixed with heavy cloud, causing variations on visibility. Followed by Cosmiques Arete.
3rd on rope with climbing partner and guide. Sun mixed with heavy cloud, causing variations on visibility. Followed by Cosmiques Arete.
NewbieClimber 6 Jul Lead
xingzhekui 6 Jul -
clokpin 2 Jul Lead Move together for most route. Running belay. Exposed but not difficult. Did the route in crampons.
with Winnie the Pooh
Move together for most route. Running belay. Exposed but not difficult. Did the route in crampons.
with Winnie the Pooh
jarljorgensen 2 Jul -
clokpin 1 Jul Solo Did this as an acclimatization climb. Solo the 4b crux as crack provide positive hold and remaining snow heightens the platform. Exposed but not technically difficult.
Did this as an acclimatization climb. Solo the 4b crux as crack provide positive hold and remaining snow heightens the platform. Exposed but not technically difficult.
BenCollis 1 Jul AltLd
Jack Manfredi 1 Jul Lead
with Dad
with Dad
jmax 28 Jun AltLd moved together all the way. Short, fun, relaxing. Finished with espresso at the hut.
with Kmas
moved together all the way. Short, fun, relaxing. Finished with espresso at the hut.
with Kmas
william henderson 28 Jun AltLd
Hidden 28 Jun AltLd
Emily-Cooper 28 Jun 2nd O/S First Alpine route... in a scary position, rock edges and 4b down climb in crampons was a bit much to handle! Great time on the Conville course but the heat wave and slushy conditions mean another trip to try stuff unguided.
First Alpine route... in a scary position, rock edges and 4b down climb in crampons was a bit much to handle! Great time on the Conville course but the heat wave and slushy conditions mean another trip to try stuff unguided.
Alpine Rob 27 Jun Lead
RW99 27 Jun AltLd O/S
Tim Ford 26 Jun AltLd O/S Cool route, did it in the evening and bivvied the night to do cosmiques in the morning
Cool route, did it in the evening and bivvied the night to do cosmiques in the morning
BexSmith 26 Jun AltLd
with James Mead, Isaac Wheatley, edprince, Tim Ford
with James Mead, Isaac Wheatley, edprince, Tim Ford
edprince 26 Jun AltLd
VirginiaLaw10 26 Jun AltLd O/S Great day and great ridge climb! Not too difficult but amazing views and great exposure!
Great day and great ridge climb! Not too difficult but amazing views and great exposure!
Hidden 24 Jun AltLd rpt
joe.mtb 24 Jun TR O/S
steve_gibbs 24 Jun Lead rpt
with Tom Alford
with Tom Alford
Luke Carl 23 Jun AltLd O/S
LG-Mark 23 Jun Lead rpt Repeat ascent of this lovely little route.
with Manc88
Repeat ascent of this lovely little route.
with Manc88
Manc88 23 Jun Solo O/S Fun little continuation after Pt Lachenal Traverse for a bit more acclimatisation. C.40m from base to cosmiques. Big search fall seen from tacul when we arrived as Cosmiques!
with LG-Mark
Fun little continuation after Pt Lachenal Traverse for a bit more acclimatisation. C.40m from base to cosmiques. Big search fall seen from tacul when we arrived as Cosmiques!
with LG-Mark
HarryC 23 Jun AltLd
RUDIN.J.D.H 19 Jun Lead O/S
samcd96 19 Jun -
with James Nightingale
with James Nightingale
Aquinn 18 Jun Lead O/S Moved together . 1st alpine route
Moved together . 1st alpine route
dajames90 18 Jun -
with Sam Davis
with Sam Davis
netboy 18 Jun AltLd
with PaulC
with PaulC
Hidden 18 Jun -
CarlosTT 17 Jun Solo O/S Easy climb
Easy climb
Jonathan Richardson 16 Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Jun Lead
lo22 15 Jun Solo Lots of snow meant it was a simple but exposed walk. Still very enjoyable.
Lots of snow meant it was a simple but exposed walk. Still very enjoyable.
Steely12 15 Jun Solo Just a walk over a snowy ridge with the odd easy scrambling move, no need for any down climbing.
Just a walk over a snowy ridge with the odd easy scrambling move, no need for any down climbing.
Ben Collins 14 Jun Lead O/S
Emlyn Price 13 Jun AltLd O/S
with Claire Pursey
with Claire Pursey
jontydlh 13 Jun 2nd O/S
with Bex
with Bex
Bex 13 Jun Lead O/S
Aled Williams 13 Jun - Boot lace blew walking through cosmique hut. ended up prussiking the boot to my foot.
with Hero Pete
Boot lace blew walking through cosmique hut. ended up prussiking the boot to my foot.
with Hero Pete
Webster 5 Jun Solo just an enjoyable easy alpine snow crest atm, no absails or downclimbing required
just an enjoyable easy alpine snow crest atm, no absails or downclimbing required
roryj 3 Jun AltLd O/S
Emmatravers 3 Jun AltLd Second day of conville course - more snow than rock
Second day of conville course - more snow than rock
bjbuckley@live.co.uk ?Jun AltLd
Hidden ?Jun AltLd
oaty ?Jun -
Mike Roberts 25 May -
Hidden 12 Apr Solo O/S
Tatalisker 10 Apr -
smithjake16 28 Feb Solo O/S
Liam_T 28 Feb AltLd Nice route. Moved together
Nice route. Moved together
caparros 20 Dec, 2018 -
Ids1165 9 Oct, 2018 Lead
tomaspkr 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with vaiva
with vaiva
Hidden 10 Aug, 2018 2nd
Merlin 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Acclimatising, linked with Cosmique Arete. The hut guardian didn’t appreciate us strolling through the hut with boots on!
with Chubbs
Acclimatising, linked with Cosmique Arete. The hut guardian didn’t appreciate us strolling through the hut with boots on!
with Chubbs
Hidden 10 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
Chubbs 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Merlin
with Merlin
ChristyCole 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Colin Scotchford 3 Aug, 2018 -
tomitas 3 Aug, 2018 -
vaiva ?Aug, 2018 AltLd
lost.arrow 29 Jul, 2018 -
with Stu Sherwood
with Stu Sherwood
Calum3610 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd Moved together, done after Pointes Lachenal Traverse.
with Connor170
Moved together, done after Pointes Lachenal Traverse.
with Connor170
HardknottDave 26 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Love this climb as an introduction to Alpanism. No way is it a AD as suggested in the description. Totallly sutable PD. If you can do Striding Edge you can do this. Well, OK, so all the hazards of Alpine mountaineering are there, and it is handy to be in a party that is used to moving roped together. The small absail would be tricky for anyone not equipped or experienced to do so, but presumably such people already got down the Aiguille du Midi ridge so should be well within ability. As for unstable rocks, this is the Alps FFS, one should be looking for this ALL THE TIME.
with Fran
Love this climb as an introduction to Alpanism. No way is it a AD as suggested in the description. Totallly sutable PD. If you can do Striding Edge you can do this. Well, OK, so all the hazards of Alpine mountaineering are there, and it is handy to be in a party that is used to moving roped together. The small absail would be tricky for anyone not equipped or experienced to do so, but presumably such people already got down the Aiguille du Midi ridge so should be well within ability. As for unstable rocks, this is the Alps FFS, one should be looking for this ALL THE TIME.
with Fran
Hidden 25 Jul, 2018 -
Tim Sparrow 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd Acclimatisation day after PL traverse and before Cosmiques. Surreal to arrive at hut balcony, boots off, walk through hut roped up to boot room, boots on and carry on!
with Geoff Thomas
Acclimatisation day after PL traverse and before Cosmiques. Surreal to arrive at hut balcony, boots off, walk through hut roped up to boot room, boots on and carry on!
with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Jul, 2018 -
jcoup 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
joegrainger 18 Jul, 2018 2nd
with Gav Pike
with Gav Pike
NicBatchelor 17 Jul, 2018 2nd
with Icicle Mountaineering
with Icicle Mountaineering
James Rigby 14 Jul, 2018 -
with George Vere
with George Vere
George.D 14 Jul, 2018 Lead
ACT 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Peter N
with Peter N
pnordberg 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with ACT
with ACT
alasdaircavaye 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd Started from the very bottom. Great climbing availible of you take it.
with Will Pettitt
Started from the very bottom. Great climbing availible of you take it.
with Will Pettitt
Hidden 10 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
nisbetag 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd Guided climb with Simon Hale.
Guided climb with Simon Hale.
tradisrad 9 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
with tghayne
with tghayne
tradisrad 9 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with tghayne
with tghayne
eddbeale 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S During Mountaineering 3 Clinic of Arc’teryx Alpine Academy.
During Mountaineering 3 Clinic of Arc’teryx Alpine Academy.
Ian Lemon 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Linked with Cosmique.
with Will Sherwood
Linked with Cosmique.
with Will Sherwood
TheFasting 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Moving together, no need to place any pro. Clipped the fixed ropes for pro though
with Johan
Moving together, no need to place any pro. Clipped the fixed ropes for pro though
with Johan
Will Sherwood 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Lovely route in great condition. Not very busy. Thoroughly enjoyed!
with Ian Lemon
Lovely route in great condition. Not very busy. Thoroughly enjoyed!
with Ian Lemon
RichardWB ?Jul, 2018 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2018 AltLd
Catbaul 7 May, 2018 -
Ruaraidh 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
fish2609 6 Apr, 2018 2nd
SJPowderham1 6 Apr, 2018 Lead
Leegilbertson 8 Feb, 2018 Lead
with holly Duncan
with holly Duncan
Leegilbertson 8 Feb, 2018 Lead
with holly Duncan
with holly Duncan
Leegilbertson 8 Feb, 2018 Lead
with holly Duncan
with holly Duncan
Leegilbertson 8 Feb, 2018 Lead
with holly Duncan
with holly Duncan
janegallwey 13 Oct, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 29 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 29 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
Andy Wilcox 26 Sep, 2017 -
with Andrena
with Andrena
chiverstom 25 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Oliver Livesey 20 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt Linked with cosmique
Linked with cosmique
Deary65 20 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S Good warmup to the alps :)
Good warmup to the alps :)
Ben Costello 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Linked with cosmiques which made it seem more worthwhile
Linked with cosmiques which made it seem more worthwhile
Oliver Livesey 19 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Went up gully to right
Went up gully to right
Matt Amos 19 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Had an alternative swim, up a very powdery gully to start the route.
Had an alternative swim, up a very powdery gully to start the route.
Dexter JW 19 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Busy as hell
Busy as hell
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 17 Sep, 2017 -
R0BJ0N 16 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
galpinos 16 Sep, 2017 AltLd Lovely warm up to the Cosmiques and provides an opportunity for a quick coffee at the hut between routes.
with Sam
Lovely warm up to the Cosmiques and provides an opportunity for a quick coffee at the hut between routes.
with Sam
Pete Lindley 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd
davidreeves 11 Sep, 2017 - With James. Good conditions.
With James. Good conditions.
JWTM 11 Sep, 2017 Lead
BarneyLoosemore 10 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 4 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
marjan schoeke 4 Sep, 2017 AltLd
lxy 1 Sep, 2017 -
mcawle 29 Aug, 2017 - With guide - intro to Alps. Learning to move together. Slab was awkward.
with Richard (Guide), Susan
With guide - intro to Alps. Learning to move together. Slab was awkward.
with Richard (Guide), Susan
Hidden 25 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Guillem 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
GHawksworth 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
rosatb 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
BHuthers 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Moving together, fun quick route
Moving together, fun quick route
hmetoomey 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 18 Aug, 2017 Lead
Leegilbertson 16 Aug, 2017 Lead G/U
with holly Duncan
with holly Duncan
Jordangask 13 Aug, 2017 Lead
BlackheathDiggs 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Following Pointes Laschenale traverse
Following Pointes Laschenale traverse
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 2nd
Stickle Tarn 12 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Lead novice group across. Then back to the Midi lift via Cosmique ridge
Lead novice group across. Then back to the Midi lift via Cosmique ridge
Hidden 6 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
Samuel Wainwright 6 Aug, 2017 Solo A great option in sh*t weather. The top out into the cafe at the hut was ideal!
A great option in sh*t weather. The top out into the cafe at the hut was ideal!
seanhendo123 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with Lamb
with Lamb
Lamb 5 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Link up with Cosmiques for an active rest day. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
Link up with Cosmiques for an active rest day. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
George.D 2 Aug, 2017 2nd
wchan 2 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
acrkirby ?Aug, 2017 AltLd
Ndawson ?Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
stratandrew 27 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Easy but great views.
with James Hall, Philip Jarvis
Easy but great views.
with James Hall, Philip Jarvis
rpinto 23 Jul, 2017 AltLd
edurand13 23 Jul, 2017 -
Lancer 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd We did the Pointe Lachanel traverse,the Arête a Laurence and the Arête des Cosmiques, with a brief stop for lunch in Cosmiques hut- back in Chamonix for 3:30. Quite fast and moving together mostly all day. An awesome day!
with Fred
We did the Pointe Lachanel traverse,the Arête a Laurence and the Arête des Cosmiques, with a brief stop for lunch in Cosmiques hut- back in Chamonix for 3:30. Quite fast and moving together mostly all day. An awesome day!
with Fred
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
rachelB 17 Jul, 2017 2nd
mike_L86 15 Jul, 2017 2nd
mike_L86 15 Jul, 2017 2nd
Roger Burrows 15 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Nice little route to finish off the SHORT day after PL. Bonus was it ended at the hut and we went straight in for a bowl of hot chocolate.
Nice little route to finish off the SHORT day after PL. Bonus was it ended at the hut and we went straight in for a bowl of hot chocolate.
Conor McNamara 14 Jul, 2017 -
Hidden 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Matt Boyd 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
BenCollis 12 Jul, 2017 Lead
mrphilipoldham 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Nice easy warm up to introduce Rob to the alpine world! Followed on to finish up Cosmiques.
Nice easy warm up to introduce Rob to the alpine world! Followed on to finish up Cosmiques.
Tommy Harris 7 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Took my Wife up for her first trip up to the Midi
Took my Wife up for her first trip up to the Midi
Linus Osorio 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Louis Kennedy
with Louis Kennedy
devious wally 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together
Moved together
Shaun Sharkey 5 Jul, 2017 -
Ianhulme 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
John Surcombe 3 Jul, 2017 -
with Biljana, Louise P, SteveD
with Biljana, Louise P, SteveD
Louise Kresovic 3 Jul, 2017 - with Steve Dorrity, John Surcombe & Biljana Zaharieva
with Steve Dorrity, John Surcombe & Biljana Zaharieva
SteveD 3 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Louise Pinchemaine, Biljana Zaharieva, John Surcombe
with Louise Pinchemaine, Biljana Zaharieva, John Surcombe
Gerben Neven 3 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Tom.Sedgwick 3 Jul, 2017 -
DaveThexton 2 Jul, 2017 -
with Matt Groom
with Matt Groom
PatrickRT 2 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt
ftocher 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
CHarrison 2 Jul, 2017 - Moved together no crampons
with Patrick Arty
Moved together no crampons
with Patrick Arty
DaveLeonard ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Peter McCarthy
with Peter McCarthy
Hidden 30 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
themattyshep 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Rob_Morris1996 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Nice little number! In the cloud for most of it, some scary moments when we thought a plane was flying rather low overhead... then when it didn't pass we realised it was the Tacul releasing some material!! Had hoped to carry on to the Cosmiques... but there were 13 people on the beginning ramp, we decided we didn't want to sleep in the station that night and walked round and up the death-arete.
Nice little number! In the cloud for most of it, some scary moments when we thought a plane was flying rather low overhead... then when it didn't pass we realised it was the Tacul releasing some material!! Had hoped to carry on to the Cosmiques... but there were 13 people on the beginning ramp, we decided we didn't want to sleep in the station that night and walked round and up the death-arete.
IanHope 24 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with Bruce goodlad
with Bruce goodlad
CHarrison 24 Jun, 2017 - First Alpine route, moved together for all except the slab downclimb crux
with Adam Watson
First Alpine route, moved together for all except the slab downclimb crux
with Adam Watson
RedEd 24 Jun, 2017 2nd
with tom, Kelly
with tom, Kelly
ChrisH89 24 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Acclimatisation route after doing Pointes Lachenal traverse. Feeling pretty rubbish, but this is short and very easy (under 1hr).
with OLGrady
Acclimatisation route after doing Pointes Lachenal traverse. Feeling pretty rubbish, but this is short and very easy (under 1hr).
with OLGrady
Adam.Watson 24 Jun, 2017 2nd
OLGrady 24 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
rosatb 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S 3rd day of conville course
3rd day of conville course
K_Maywood 23 Jun, 2017 Lead
duncangcampbell 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together except pitch for the down climb of the hand crack slab. Crampons off after the snow up the edge of the route. Massive airy route but easy scrambling.
Moved together except pitch for the down climb of the hand crack slab. Crampons off after the snow up the edge of the route. Massive airy route but easy scrambling.
bljp 23 Jun, 2017 -
PatrickRT 23 Jun, 2017 -
with Kyle course, Ben course
with Kyle course, Ben course
Robbie Blease 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ben
with Ben
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 -
Ashley King 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt Much drier than the last time I did it. Could have done with taking crampons off at the beginning. Not too difficult.
with adawson
Much drier than the last time I did it. Could have done with taking crampons off at the beginning. Not too difficult.
with adawson
adawson 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
Rob Moorcroft 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
with Francis Tocher
with Francis Tocher
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 -
ftocher 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Rob moorcroft
with Rob moorcroft
Guillem 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
AliceOstrich 16 Jun, 2017 2nd Conville course
Conville course
Hidden 16 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
joeramsay 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S on conville. cath is god
with AlexD-L
on conville. cath is god
with AlexD-L
AlexD-L 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Last day of Conville.
Last day of Conville.
jmax 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd Moved together. Kelly led crux downclimb slab
Moved together. Kelly led crux downclimb slab
Meganhwclark 15 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Munkynutz 14 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S very soft snow on hill up from snow bay. joined with cosmiques
very soft snow on hill up from snow bay. joined with cosmiques
Hawb 12 Jun, 2017 -
with JFT
with JFT
JFT 12 Jun, 2017 - As part of Conville course
with Hawb
As part of Conville course
with Hawb
Hidden 12 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Andy Ovens - UKC and UKH 9 Jun, 2017 Lead
lukevf 9 Jun, 2017 - Last day of conville
with Tarquin
Last day of conville
with Tarquin
mattdennies 9 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Easy scrambling, moved together. Slab was down climbed with no problem. 45 minutes from glacier to hut.
with Neil, Conor
Easy scrambling, moved together. Slab was down climbed with no problem. 45 minutes from glacier to hut.
with Neil, Conor
a_m154 9 Jun, 2017 Lead Fun easy scrambling. Moved together.
with Bethanie Rushworth
Fun easy scrambling. Moved together.
with Bethanie Rushworth
BradDodd 9 Jun, 2017 2nd Route was in decent condition. Was short but enjoyable
Route was in decent condition. Was short but enjoyable
andrew.tyrrell 8 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S As part of Conville course
As part of Conville course
El_Dave_H 4 Jun, 2017 AltLd 50cm of fresh snow the previous night but sunshine on the route. Moved together/short pitching, around 1 hour for the route ahead of a train of about 30 people, as this was about the only route going that day.
50cm of fresh snow the previous night but sunshine on the route. Moved together/short pitching, around 1 hour for the route ahead of a train of about 30 people, as this was about the only route going that day.
the.proud.man 4 Jun, 2017 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2017 -
HaddRoots ?Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Done with Neil as part of Colville course - moving together intro
with Jud
Done with Neil as part of Colville course - moving together intro
with Jud
Tom Seccombe 25 May, 2017 Lead
with Harvey
with Harvey
OG ?May, 2017 2nd
Shea 29 Apr, 2017 - Brought Alain up for his first wee route. Stunning sunshine
with Alain, Sean Martin
Brought Alain up for his first wee route. Stunning sunshine
with Alain, Sean Martin
Shea 14 Apr, 2017 - First Alpine route for Da, had a blast. First time in the mountains. Lovely day out in great weather.
with Dad
First Alpine route for Da, had a blast. First time in the mountains. Lovely day out in great weather.
with Dad
mBob8 19 Jan, 2017 Solo O/S After doing Lachenal traverse. Lots of wading due to the recent snow and high winds. Downclimbed the 'abseil'.
After doing Lachenal traverse. Lots of wading due to the recent snow and high winds. Downclimbed the 'abseil'.
tradisrad ??, 2017 AltLd O/S
Steven haywood ??, 2017 Lead
Hidden 21 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Dec, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 19 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 Solo
ross83 ?Sep, 2016 -
c357 13 Aug, 2016 Lead
PondLife 1 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Mauro & Nigel
with Mauro & Nigel
Hidden 20 Jul, 2016 -
Wyn Bach 18 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Paul Warnock
with Paul Warnock
DavidWilby 15 Jul, 2016 2nd On last day of PyB Alpine Essentials Course.
On last day of PyB Alpine Essentials Course.
Hidden 15 Jul, 2016 Lead
edhawk21 13 Jul, 2016 - With icicle mountaineering. Terrible weather, strong winds and snow but at least it was warm in the hut.
With icicle mountaineering. Terrible weather, strong winds and snow but at least it was warm in the hut.
Mr Fuller 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Nice little route, some good positions. This is nowhere near AD though and more like Facile... very short, easy descent, next to a hut, quick access, not very high, requires use of hands on very little of the ridge, good opportunities for protection. Either way, it's a great route.
with Scott
Nice little route, some good positions. This is nowhere near AD though and more like Facile... very short, easy descent, next to a hut, quick access, not very high, requires use of hands on very little of the ridge, good opportunities for protection. Either way, it's a great route.
with Scott
Scott Anderson 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Did this instead of Contamine - Mizaud as conditions weren't favourable. Cracking exposure but not technically hard
with Matt
Did this instead of Contamine - Mizaud as conditions weren't favourable. Cracking exposure but not technically hard
with Matt
CameronH 3 Jul, 2016 -
Just Will 2 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rob Pitt 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lou
with Lou
leopolian 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Done on the Conville Course. Very nice and relaxed route. Nice exposure and nothing too technical. Really enjoyed it.
with Naomi.P
Done on the Conville Course. Very nice and relaxed route. Nice exposure and nothing too technical. Really enjoyed it.
with Naomi.P
Naomi.P 1 Jul, 2016 - Conville course. Moved together. Relaxed and fun route.
Conville course. Moved together. Relaxed and fun route.
Jake397 ?Jul, 2016 -
Ed Saint ?Jul, 2016 - A short, fun route leading up the hut. There is one awkward slab, but otherwise the route is quite straight forward.
A short, fun route leading up the hut. There is one awkward slab, but otherwise the route is quite straight forward.
jamesb101 29 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2016 -
Michael Bonallie 28 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with Joe Daly
with Joe Daly
Martin Haworth 27 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2016 2nd
Sarah Roscoe 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd conville course
conville course
Hidden 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S On Conville course, moved together. Easy but exposed ridge, fun and apparently a lot of snow making it easier than normal.
On Conville course, moved together. Easy but exposed ridge, fun and apparently a lot of snow making it easier than normal.
Joel Miller 23 Jun, 2016 -
SWhite10 23 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S First alpine route!
First alpine route!
BMaybee 22 Jun, 2016 AltLd
jessieleong 22 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S Route done as part of JCMT Course.
with Daniel Horner, Geoff Pettitt
Route done as part of JCMT Course.
with Daniel Horner, Geoff Pettitt
Stephen3005 22 Jun, 2016 Lead
Geoff Pettitt 22 Jun, 2016 Lead
rosso 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Alfie Maun 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd rpt
Alasdair Robertson 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with rosso
with rosso
JoeMortimer 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with Alfie
with Alfie
Nick Arthur 20 Jun, 2016 2nd Day two of the conville course, stunning weather, so much snow!
Day two of the conville course, stunning weather, so much snow!
Hidden 19 Jun, 2016 Solo
Hidden 19 Jun, 2016 2nd
JennyBroomby 18 Jun, 2016 -
Hidden 17 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Ashley King 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd First alpine route. Short but very fun, would do again.
with adawson
First alpine route. Short but very fun, would do again.
with adawson
lucyvass 10 Jun, 2016 -
JonoDHawkins 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Last day of the Conville Course.
Last day of the Conville Course.
adawson 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd First alpine route on the final day of Conville in sunshine and clear skies. Moved together finishing at the Cosmiques hut then back on to the Vallée Blanche to practice crevasse rescue and back up the Midi Arete.
with Ashley King, Conville Dan, Richard Mansfield
First alpine route on the final day of Conville in sunshine and clear skies. Moved together finishing at the Cosmiques hut then back on to the Vallée Blanche to practice crevasse rescue and back up the Midi Arete.
with Ashley King, Conville Dan, Richard Mansfield
Hidden 6 Jun, 2016 -
Claire Noble 6 Jun, 2016 - First alpine route on the second day of Conville. Fun route, made easier by the fact it was very snowy. Moved together, placing some runners.
First alpine route on the second day of Conville. Fun route, made easier by the fact it was very snowy. Moved together, placing some runners.
huwaaron ??, 2016 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2015 Lead
JendeHoxar 29 Dec, 2015 - Did this twice! Once south to north, moving together for all but the traverse near the end. Got to the platform at the Cosmiques Refuge, and the door was locked and no other way off the platform! So had to do the route again north to south in double quick time then race across the Col du Midi to avoid missing the last cable car.
Did this twice! Once south to north, moving together for all but the traverse near the end. Got to the platform at the Cosmiques Refuge, and the door was locked and no other way off the platform! So had to do the route again north to south in double quick time then race across the Col du Midi to avoid missing the last cable car.
l21bjd 18 Sep, 2015 AltLd Climbed as a two, with (unroped) guide giving directions. Lots of fresh snow on route.
Climbed as a two, with (unroped) guide giving directions. Lots of fresh snow on route.
Hidden 12 Sep, 2015 -
steve_gibbs 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt
with zcsharp
with zcsharp
zcsharp 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Sam Ash 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Dawn_K_B 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Before the Cosmiques. Dry but nice rock.
with Sam Ash
Before the Cosmiques. Dry but nice rock.
with Sam Ash
Zoe Cockburn ?Aug, 2015 -
Kinge 14 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Owen Williams
with Owen Williams
frotveit 9 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 -
JdotP ?Jul, 2015 -
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
Hidden 26 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
tmwltn 26 Jun, 2015 -
smithjmw46 26 Jun, 2015 -
edjenkins 26 Jun, 2015 - Final day of Conville
Final day of Conville
Rebs 22 Jun, 2015 Lead
with R_W_M
with R_W_M
John1458 22 Jun, 2015 - Second day of Conville Course
Second day of Conville Course
ruthieie 22 Jun, 2015 -
adam.wood 22 Jun, 2015 - Second day of conville with Ponte lachenal for a good acclim day
Second day of conville with Ponte lachenal for a good acclim day
DanOsb 18 Jun, 2015 -
Alfie Maun 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with John Kitching, Jocelyn Trottet
with John Kitching, Jocelyn Trottet
Pina 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 Solo
scarmichael 10 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden 9 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 -
Hugh Simons 4 Jun, 2015 -
calumhicks 4 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Hugh Simons, Adam Harris
with Hugh Simons, Adam Harris
emilyjhunt ?Jun, 2015 2nd
with Phil Dowthwaite, Ruth Sullivan
with Phil Dowthwaite, Ruth Sullivan
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 -
Eagertom ?Jun, 2015 2nd
Hidden 6 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Everetta ??, 2015 AltLd O/S
bedsforsleepypeople ??, 2015 -
James Charatan 9 Oct, 2014 -
Simon Gompertz 9 Oct, 2014 - Pleasant scramble with a bit of protection needed along the way. Crampons off.
Pleasant scramble with a bit of protection needed along the way. Crampons off.
marr.simon 10 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S First alpine route! Really nice way to get into it. WMAM 14
with hp8g12
First alpine route! Really nice way to get into it. WMAM 14
with hp8g12
Jordangask 10 Sep, 2014 Lead
hp8g12 10 Sep, 2014 AltLd
DigitalSteak 6 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
jhobbs 18 Jul, 2014 -
Michael 17 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 27 Jun, 2014 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 2nd β
s.tietz 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Climbed route during Conville Course (our guide was Dave). Moved together for most of it. Rock traverse towards the end required a bit of belaying. Had half of an 8€ omelette in the Cosmique hut afterwards, which didn't stay down due to altitude sickness.
with Klaudia Konkolova, heathergotrumbled
Climbed route during Conville Course (our guide was Dave). Moved together for most of it. Rock traverse towards the end required a bit of belaying. Had half of an 8€ omelette in the Cosmique hut afterwards, which didn't stay down due to altitude sickness.
with Klaudia Konkolova, heathergotrumbled
heathergotrumbled 12 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S First rock outing in crampons. Exposed and scary but will probably end up being type 3 fun.
with s.tietz
First rock outing in crampons. Exposed and scary but will probably end up being type 3 fun.
with s.tietz
Tradical 9 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S Moving together.
with Richard Ive, Philly
Moving together.
with Richard Ive, Philly
Iain_L_32 9 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2014 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2014 -
adamwesthead 20 Sep, 2013 Lead rpt Totally different to last time now snow covered
with Dad, Forshaw
Totally different to last time now snow covered
with Dad, Forshaw
Mick Riley 19 Sep, 2013 2nd Winter conditions and high wind
Winter conditions and high wind
morpcat 11 Sep, 2013 2nd Moved together with rock spikes for pro. Nice route if you like crazy amounts of exposure.
Moved together with rock spikes for pro. Nice route if you like crazy amounts of exposure.
wilkinscl 11 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Very snowy, very easy going for the most part with the odd 'move'. Exposure is fantastic in sections. Especially as snow bridges had formed between the boulders leading to my second post holing into space more than once.
Very snowy, very easy going for the most part with the odd 'move'. Exposure is fantastic in sections. Especially as snow bridges had formed between the boulders leading to my second post holing into space more than once.
adamwesthead 7 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S No snow at all. Just a scramble. Did an awkward abseil down the slab traverse.
with zebster
No snow at all. Just a scramble. Did an awkward abseil down the slab traverse.
with zebster
zebster 7 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
jack.williams1 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd
masmith 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with Cathy Burke, jack.williams1
with Cathy Burke, jack.williams1
James Gordon ?Sep, 2013 -
c357 27 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 19 Jul, 2013 Lead
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 2nd
BoulderyDave 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Very lean but a great route.
Very lean but a great route.
Alpenglow 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd Moved together. Done with Conville course.
Moved together. Done with Conville course.
OwenDT 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with FaithSP
with FaithSP
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2013 -
steve_gibbs 2 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Ali D
with Ali D
Ali D 2 Jul, 2013 AltLd
jennym32 1 Jul, 2013 2nd As part of Conville Course
As part of Conville Course
KatOstrich 28 Jun, 2013 2nd Conville
Conville
Hidden 28 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
2010_graham 28 Jun, 2013 -
Charlotte Nelson 17 Jun, 2013 -
Brian Pollock 11 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
rashwell ?Jun, 2013 2nd First Alpine route
First Alpine route
AdamH ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Jordangask 7 Sep, 2012 AltLd
Jordangask 5 Sep, 2012 2nd
Ashley Hold ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
with torquil
with torquil
Hidden ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
wendynicholls 18 Jul, 2012 AltLd Led the arête as far as hut.
with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont
Led the arête as far as hut.
with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont
Hidden 8 Jul, 2012 Lead
jimmatthews 5 Jul, 2012 Lead Conville Course Day 2
Conville Course Day 2
masmith 5 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with Michael Mason, zcsharp
with Michael Mason, zcsharp
AMJ098 3 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
adventure_vulture ?Jul, 2012 -
OwenF ?Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Stormed over it in a huff, sorry James!
Stormed over it in a huff, sorry James!
Hidden ?Jul, 2012 AltLd
franksnb ?Jul, 2012 Lead O/S nice way to get to the cosmique hut. 1 hour
nice way to get to the cosmique hut. 1 hour
stewart100 30 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with AMJ098
with AMJ098
AMJ098 30 Jun, 2012 AltLd
trivett 26 Jun, 2012 - On the conville course in awful weather!
with Luke Davies, Luke Dyer
On the conville course in awful weather!
with Luke Davies, Luke Dyer
jon_ridley 22 Jun, 2012 AltLd
becoming-stranger 22 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 22 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jun, 2012 2nd
Hidden 16 Jun, 2012 -
Hidden 16 Jun, 2012 -
K Mckay 16 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Jun, 2012 2nd
barneythevelociraptor ?Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S Definetly harder than PD+, exposure was immmense and wouldn't have wanted to do the moves without protection. Amazing climb but completed in about an hour being chased from a storm of Tacul
Definetly harder than PD+, exposure was immmense and wouldn't have wanted to do the moves without protection. Amazing climb but completed in about an hour being chased from a storm of Tacul
Flett ??, 2012 -
The Bad Cough 31 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
John sealey 31 Jul, 2011 2nd
Strachan ?Jul, 2011 - Conville
Conville
Petarghh 12 Jun, 2011 -
perfectvirus 15 Sep, 2009 -
with MountainMing
with MountainMing
MountainMing 15 Sep, 2009 Lead Rigde of death! 60m wind, snow and huge exposure
with perfectvirus
Rigde of death! 60m wind, snow and huge exposure
with perfectvirus
Ross L 7 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
with Ian, Jon Bracey
with Ian, Jon Bracey
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