Rockfax Description
III, 250m. Ease of access, incredible textured granite and some of the best views and situations in the Alps, this is an uber classic and for good reason. As if all that wasn't enough, the climbing is as enjoyable as it is varied, with slabs, finger-cracks and laybacks all featuring heavily. The only downside is that, if you want to get the full experience and top out, you'll need to wear big boots and crampons for 10 minutes and then carry them for the rest of the day; but this is alpinism - a heavy bag is par for the course! To reach the first pitch, climb easily off the glacier and onto a large grey ledge. The belays are all bolted so it is possible to abseil the line, although this becomes tricker and less logical the higher you get due to the wandering nature of the upper section.
1) 5c, 30m. Step left off the ledge and climb up the corner with minimal difficulty. Exit the corner leftwards at the top and make a few delicate moves across the slab under the overhang. There is a bolt to protect this section and a double bolt belay 2m before the overhang ends. Ignore this and continue for 5m until out from under the overhang, where there is another bolt belay with a much better view of the crux pitch.
2) 6a, 15m. THE pitch - the 'S' crack is a contender for the single most famous piece of rock in Chamonix so no pressure if you're going for the onsight! Climb the thin finger-crack straight above the belay, with numerous helpful edges for feet and many pegs, which can supplemented with small cams as and when needed. The crack goes straight up and then curves leftwards, with the exposure increasing all the time, and leads all too quickly to a small ledge and a bolted belay.
3) 5c, 20m. Climb the corner-crack up and rightwards until you are standing on top of a block. Climb back diagonally leftwards via a series of steep flakes and descend slightly to an exposed belay. A brilliant pitch.
4) 5b, 20m. Continue up the same flake system, still trending leftwards to reach a steep slabby corner, which is climbed using a helpful crack to a large ledge.
5) 5c, 30m. Step right off the ledge and carry on up the ramp with some awkward moves thrown in for good measure. At the top of the ramp, cross the slab leftwards and climb the crack system above to another good ledge.
6) 4c, 20m. It is possible to go straight up the steep wall above the ledge, but this is hard and not in keeping with the rest of the route. Instead, traverse up and right on blocky ground and then move back left on good holds to finish above the steep section.
7) 5b, 30m. Traverse easily across ledges for 10m to pass around the ridge taken by pitch 6 of La Dame du Lac before launching up the wide chimney, which can be snow filled, or at least wet from snow melt. Climb this and follow it up and rightwards until it peters out, at which point, step right to belay.
8) 4a, 10m. A link pitch - step down and left and traverse ledges until underneath the deep-cut gully.
9) 5b, 30m. Follow the right-hand side of the gully over satisfying and occasionally quite exposed blocky terrain to reach a ledge system below the imposing final tower. It is possible to climb up the middle of the gully, but this is often snowy and has numerous loose blocks.
10) 5c/A0 or 6b+, 25m. Climb up to the foot of the final tower and follow it's right arête in an outrageous position until it begins to curve leftwards and becomes slabby. At this point you mantel onto the slab and follow it to the summit. This pitch is rarely done without several good pulls on the bolts which line the arête so don't feel bad if you yard on them! It is possible to avoid this section by traversing left around the final tower, but whether you do it free or 'French free', the final slab to the top is probably the best situated pitch in this chapter, if not the whole book, and shouldn't be missed. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, ROCKFAX Chamonix: Top 50, Parois-de-legende, Euro Alpine Rock.

Lakesben 15/Aug AltLd

Another terrible route description from the sh1tfax or 'The book of lies' as it is being commonly described in the Chamonix valley. The Chamonix rockfax is to route descriptions what Easyjet are to air travel. They're often fine but they can't be relied upon, you might not get there and you'll end up late.

with Sam, Anna
Hidden 13/Aug Lead
Hidden 07/Aug Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 07/Aug AltLd

Great route on a sunny day with excellent visibility and light winds. James led the first four pitches. The S crack has a couple of difficult sections but managed not to pull on the gear - solid leading from J. Led the next three pitches. Accidentally took the harder line (up the cracked wall) on around P5. Muddled our way through the next few pitches to get to the large blocky gully that leads to the final pitch to the top. Had to yard on a few quick draws to attain the final arête. Started climbing at 0800 and finished by abseiling on to the viewing platform by 1300.

Davidmcneill125 04/Aug 2nd O/S
TreseB 04/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug AltLd O/S
Jo sumner 02/Aug 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug AltLd rpt
perrys 29/Jul AltLd dnf

So that didn't end so well..... The climbing was just fantastic, it absolutely deserves its reputation. The atmosphere was first spoilt as I approached the fifth belay. There was a terrible smell - an earlier climber could wait no longer and had taken a dump in a small gully next to the belay, not even bothering to bury it in the snow. As I set off on pitch 7 for the second time (I went off-route on the first attempt and had to abseil down leaving gear behind), it started raining. Then snowing. And hailing a bit. We decided to retreat - I came back to the belay, we set up an abseil and threw the ropes. When Ben abseiled down he realised that the worst thing that could possibly happen, had happened. The ropes had landed in the shit on belay 5, and the impact had caused the shit to splatter over most of the ropes' length. 100 metres up a rock face there wasn't much choice - we had to ignore the shit and get on with it. It got everywhere as we dealt with the ropes on the several abseils down. A rope got irretrievably stuck at one point - we had to cut it and leave it, but I won't miss it. Deflated by failure, £200 worth of equipment poorer, and coated in human excrement, we made our way up the glacier to the Aiguille du Midi lift. I can only apologise to the other occupants of the crowded lift for the smell.

bennys89 29/Jul AltLd
with perrys
JakeB. 17/Jul AltLd O/S

All free accept the 6b+ top bit (french free). Excellent route.

Wendy Watthews 17/Jul AltLd

Powered solely by a packet of haribo and a shared apple. Lead the s crack, got a bit lost following a pair of French men. Did the top pitch as french free the guide book says it is allowed, Jake initially refused to pull on the bolts but his will power and ethics lasted all of 2 seconds

lukas_s 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Deserves to be a classic, some amazing pitches (especially the second and the last one). Probably went a bit off route in the middle, but not sure :) The start was very cold with strong wind and clouds, but turned into an amazing sunny day. P.s.: the last pitch is not that hard to free (more 6a+/b)

with tabea
Hidden 15/Jul AltLd
benkelsey 14/Jul AltLd O/S

Afternoon to avoid crowds. Climbing matches the positions. Clouds came in but got down for a great sunset

pete1993 14/Jul AltLd O/S

wow, utterly brilliant, thought it was only going to be classic because of the location! started fairly late (half 3) and got to the top at 7 abseiled down the contamine to get back to the glacier at 9 for a cheeky sunset and night up high

with Ben, David
C coldwell-storry 13/Jul AltLd O/S

No pulling on bolts.

with jake Rodgers
andycash 07/Jul AltLd O/S
with Luca
LJC 07/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead the crux p2. A late start saw us behind many slow parties so abbed off at pitch 4.

with Andy
superturbo 05/Jul AltLd

Led crux 6a pitch. Intended to ab back down the route but this clearly isn't the thing to do. Go light! Incredible route.

with Steve Gib
themattyshep 05/Jul Lead O/S

I led all 10 pitches onsight with no falls! Stoked

with Rob M, Theo
Luke Brooks ?/Jul Lead O/S
with Kate
Nickwild 26/Jun 2nd
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
Daniel-Wild 26/Jun 2nd
with Bertrand (Guide), Nick
Sam Simpson 25/Jun AltLd O/S
with isaac doude van troostwijk, Daniel Joll
Sam Simpson 25/Jun AltLd
Txitxar 16/May Lead
janegallwey 24/Apr AltLd rpt
tom_drysdale 09/Apr AltLd O/S

First alpine rock route and a great one to start on! Amazing scenery and made it back to the lift with seconds to spare

harry_lewis ?/Apr AltLd rpt
CRead ?/Apr AltLd O/S

Had the pleasure of cutting steps around the snow gully area when Harry was kind enough to take us off route ;)

janegallwey 16/Mar AltLd O/S
hoppojoe7 ??/2017 -
Hidden ?/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
jamesb101 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Ended up leading all the pitches - big day out. Lovely, but busy, climbing

Hidden 11/Sep/16 -
jamieevans 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Alternative hard ish start, took a whipper trying to climb the summit block then aided through. Outstanding.

Bristol_Quornstar 03/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Well what a way to end our 2 weeks in Chamonix. After nearly talking ourselves out of it, our final lift pass was well spent swinging leads up this ultra classic. True we went badly off route around P7 and I found myself in some seriously sketchy terrain, but we managed to get back on route soon enough and top out with no energy left in the arms or legs. 3 months earlier, and with a broken collar bone, I would never have dreamed of ticking this one off.

Dino Dave 03/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 01/Sep/16 -
robertmichaellovell 01/Sep/16 Lead


Paul Collins 31/Aug/16 AltLd
Hugh Irving 31/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Paul
w-watson 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

What a route!!! Every pitch was amazing, a jamming master class. Lead the crux pitch low down and final pitch with one point of aid. Pure quality whole way up

with Jonas
Stickle Tarn 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

All free other than the last 6b+ pitch. Carrying boots, crampons, axes etc. Trad route with bolted belay stances. The odd bolt and peg protects harder routes. Awesome awesome route with a committing feel. Climbed in long sleeve base layer and soft shell trousers. Very warm.

davidswannn 06/Aug/16 2nd

Guided by Neil McKay BMG IFMGA

bclifton 03/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Benjaminblanc 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Best day ever! Will repeat..

with James Norris
james n 29/Jul/16 2nd

I totally bottled leading any of it. Well done Ben for leading the lot

scottywakefield 27/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Hired a guide (Fleur Fouque). Totally worth it. First lift up, back at the viewing platform for 11am. Pulled on gear at the two 6b moves.

Joel Miller 20/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/16 AltLd
monsteratt 10/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Obligatory. Climbed with bags, boots, crampons etc, which reduced the enjoyment somewhat. Went off-route slightly on the last pitch and ended up aiding some bolt ladder (kind of).

with Rich B, Tom W
Hidden 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Claire Molloy 06/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Mark Thomas
huwmjames 06/Jul/16 2nd
Rob Pitt 05/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Lou
Matt Harmon 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

led middle block. we did it in 7 pitches in 3.5 hours.

harry_lewis 01/Jul/16 AltLd
with Matt Harmon
Sam Simpson 26/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

After super DuPont this route is such a classic

with Pat Browniie
Sam Simpson 23/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

Last few pitches after Dame Du lac

with Liam Brophy
Richard Kendrick 22/May/16 AltLd rpt


stanleynkk 22/May/16 AltLd
Hidden ??/2016 -
thomas108 ??/2016 -
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd
Rob Royle 07/Sep/15 2nd

Amazing climb!

with Seb (Mountain Guide)
David Horwood 04/Sep/15 -
QuentinSu ?/Sep/15 -

beginning in the Contamine's route

kingjam 20/Aug/15 2nd

Guided by Danny Mountain spirit

Hidden 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
FlavioL1989 07/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Took the first lift up and cramponed along the dodgy ice ridge. 7:30 at the bottom among crowds, did some accidental "ice climbing" in rock shoes, crowds disappeared later on. Lead all pitches free including the 6a shortcut halfway and 6b+ finish. Climbing in a t-shirt at 3000m. Thanks Andy and Rob for carrying most of my gear.

Robaduck 07/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S
saaruli 05/Aug/15 Lead

Lead the whole route, used some aid-climbing in some hard moves. All in all, a demanding and great route!

with Erik
hlegge 05/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Really cool route. very busy, quite a soft crux pitch, but a lot of the higher easy pitches had interesting hardish bits. french freed the final short slab

with Dom Pearce
alooker ?/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
DaveThexton 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 11/Jul/15 2nd
frejashannon 03/Jul/15 2nd
with Ben Briggs
rosieposey14 25/Jun/15 -
with mark challoner
Hidden 24/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Remyveness 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Great route, very busy, had to wait for 4 parties to climb before us. Got lost 4 pitches from the top, but found our way back on route. Highly recommended route on the midi

Hidden 18/Jun/15 AltLd
davkeo 17/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

P3,4 plus top 2 and a bit pitches. 6b finish. Snow on 2nd last pitch. Packs on made climbing less enjoyable but was nice to finish on top.

niallsash 17/Jun/15 AltLd
with kdo
kdo 17/Jun/15 AltLd

Lead the pitch up under the roof and the 'S' cracks, then the lads forced me to do another pitch and shouted to go 'left', go right 'right'...had to use my bag as aid to stand on. Very funny to everyone else. Dave and Niall finished out the pitches above, great finish to the climb and a great day of team work, some some big laughs along the way.

Euan Todd 11/Jun/15 AltLd dnf

Too many parties on the route, so had to abb off from about 2/3rds of the way up. Fantastic route though, would love to come back and get on it again!

with Adz
Hidden 11/Jun/15 AltLd
Hugh Simons 11/Jun/15 AltLd dnf

Too many folk on the route so had to ab off from about 2/3 of the way up sadly. Very nice rock in an amazing setting!

with Ali
calumhicks 11/Jun/15 AltLd

By far the best rock route of my life so far, absorbing climbing, crazy scenery, and a cheeky top out position! What a way to spend my 21st birthday!

Hidden 24/May/15 AltLd O/S
Richard Kendrick 21/May/15 AltLd O/S


with Nick Ducker
ndraper1 18/May/15 -

Some pitches are harder than is let on, but still a great and social route! Rapped off below the final pitch due to a lot of snow still lingering around. Diagonal raps(some short) bring you back to below the variation start(which we did). https://nickdraperupslidedown.wordpress.com/

Hidden 18/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 12/May/15 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/15 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Remyveness ??/2015 AltLd
robgixer 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Majestic route, opened in 1956!!! Technical moves and physical climbing blend perfectly. The exit pitch at 6b can be aided.

with Damien Tomasi
Hidden 06/Sep/14 -
alexm198 ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 4. Took the arete variant at the top which quickly turned into a frenzy of french-freeing. Abbed the route due to maintenance work at the top. Be careful not to get your ropes stuck!

with Matt Harle, James Thompson
Matt Harle ?/Sep/14 AltLd
davkeo 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

What a fantastic route. First high rock route on the Midi side and one I won't forget. Did odd pitches. Finished cretton crack.

Timothy Miller 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Misha 18/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Great route on perfect granite in the sun! Really pleased to do this as felt really crap from altitude when we got to the Cosmiques the night before after a half-hearted attempt on the Contamine on Pointe Lachenal and still didn't feel great in the morning - but walking past this fantastic monolith proved too much of a temptation to resist! Felt fine on the route - bonus! Nic led the P1 rightward slanting wide crack with a short steep section (HVS), which is the new start (the snowline in the Piola guide is 20-30m higher!). I did the bold traverse under the roof (pushing E1 5a). Best to keep moving to the end of the roof as there's a bolt belay there, i.e. skip the three bolt belay a few metres from the end of the roof as you can't see the next pitch from it. Nic did the S crack - great lead, pretty tricky (E1 5b). I did the slab (one 5a/b sequence, the rest easy but very enjoyable) and belayed half way up the groove above so as not to get in the way of another team. Nic did a long VS pitch up the groove/corner system to the top of what is P5 in the guide books. At this point I think we lost the line for a while. I did a steep offwidth section and moved right into a fantastic V Diff line leading to a chain belay on a bolt and two pegs. After this Nic took the obvious continuation line up a giant detached flake and crack above, which got steadily harder (HVS 5b) and ended in a bit of a cul de sac. I escaped leftwards from there and did a meandering pitch over large blocks and snow (fun!) to reach a bolt belay on an arête. Nic followed the easy arête and moved left round a pinnacle and up a crack to reach a ledge with a belay and a bolted line running up a short face, which we thought was the finish described in Batoux. Looking at it later from the bottom, pretty sure that's where we got to and the arête was the easy rampline in the topo - we just went off route for a couple of pitches below that, needed to be further left. We hadn't taken boots etc with us so needed to ab off and it was more convenient to do that from an ab point at the top of the arête. So eight pitches up and seven abs down, following the route in its middle section. A 60 metre ab off the belay at the start of the S crack got us to the snow - shame the boots were some way up and to the right, got cold feet! Started just after 11am and finished just before 7pm so too late for the last lift and had to spend another night at the Cosmiques, fortunately feeling a bit better this time. Blowy and snowy the following morning so broke track to the lift in poor vis.

with Nic
Hidden 09/Aug/14 -
tebs 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Nice route not too hard for the grades. Groove pitch higher up tougher than the s crack. Nice weather but a little snowfall to add interest along with amusing other parties below us. Classic high altitude cragging.

with Adam
Hidden 05/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd
MichaelGallimore 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Pulled on gear where it was hard but freed some of the pitches.

ben.phillips 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

French free

andy_e 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

French freed some moves! Awesome route.

with Mike Gallimore, Ben Phillips
Calum Wadsworth 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Absolutely amazing! Really enjoyed this. Route finding was tricky but only if you are first on the route like us.

with micki
MSchobitz 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

First on the route, moved fast enough not to be overtaken so had some quiet. Great climbing, probably the best rock route Ive ever done! Top is still a bit snowy... Lots of pegs as well as insitu gear on the route, but route finding at the top is still hard.

simon_D 10/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

S-rack was nice although full of pegs and other bits and pieces! Nice granite, bit snowy!

with Edvin
bencoope ?/Jun/14 -
with tim seers, tom wheeler
McGuinness 14/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Alasdair Fulton 14/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Lazy start, 12am at the base of the route, topped out at 15:30 and skied home.

with Graham Mcgrath
GraMc 14/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

didnt get out my bed till 10am, climbed in T-shirts, then skied home. it dosn't get much better

with fulton
Hidden 12/Mar/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
HansStuttgart ?/Sep/13 -

Very good climbing on pitch 2.

Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 30/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Brannock 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, very nice climbing, got a bit lost lost at the end, wound up on 6B+ aerete at the very top of the pillar.

MPSBunny 23/Aug/13 2nd dog

This was hard! Filmed two Irish guys being rescued by helicopter after one of them sprained an ankle curtesy of a lead fall. Finished off in the company of an older mountain guide (who owned some badass nuts :p) Had to aid up some bolts at the end as we went off route at the top. Abseiled onto the Midi Station to be greeted by Robby with a can of super strength beer; shame about stacking it at the bottom of the abseil with the tourists watching!

Dan0Me 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Hill
tuukka 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Maija
A Crook 15/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Truly amazing route. long and sustained at the grade. Did a F6a Contamine start pitch under the roof rather than original start. As usual a very busy day on route but luckily we were first. The S crack is a wonderful pitch on solid beautiful granite. My hands were wrecked afterward.

frost 15/Aug/13 AltLd
with Adam, D Garry
Theeni 10/Aug/13 2nd

Up on the first lift, brew and then started. Done by 1330, climbing as a three. Thomas took a whipper on the 3rd pitch which mashed my hands holding it, dampened my enthusiasm to take the lead after that.

Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd
TommyMcG ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
mcgovern ?/Aug/13 AltLd
peter.herd 20/Jul/13 -
with Sinclair Cooper
Peter Holder 20/Jul/13 Lead
with ben hester
np134 19/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd dnf
TRFrost 19/Jul/13 AltLd
zcsharp 05/Jul/13 AltLd

Didn't bother with the last pitch because it was getting late, and couldn't really find it.

steve_gibbs 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Kris ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
Hidden 26/Jun/13 AltLd
Ahab 17/Jun/13 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Abbed off at last pitch due to snow. I lead all pitches bar one of the middle ones (pitch 5 I think). S crack was brilliant

with Sam Thomas
AdamCB ?/Jun/13 -
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
walts4 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
mux ??/2013 AltLd O/S

just dead ace ...busy but

with frost
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 05/Oct/12 AltLd
Andy Clarke 20/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Utterly classic - more than lived up to its reputation for me. Great crack climbing on gorgeous golden granite in stunning surroundings. Extremely varied too, requiring most kinds of crack climbing/jamming technique over the course of its 200m. Had some route-finding issues near top, trying to choose most appropriate crack system. Eventually finished up the soaring 'Cretton.' (To locate this, traverse L across bottom of big R slanting gulley, which most parties seemed to take, but doesn't look worthy of rest of route.) I led Contamine start and Tim the S crack and finish, but in between we ran pitches together.

with Tim
Wils 17/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Sam Simpson 15/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/12 AltLd
HarryB 24/Jul/12 AltLd
with Al
dan ely 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with steve
Ali D 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Harry B
ray.allwood 17/Jul/12 2nd O/S

With Mark Cordingley

with Andy Perkins (Guide)
Jay C 17/Jul/12 AltLd
with James M
hilty ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Finished up 6b+ arête at v top

Adam Coles ?/Jul/12 AltLd
with hilty
mcgovern ?/Jun/12 Lead
with K-Man
Hidden ?/Jun/12 2nd
danimal88 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Snow on the first belay made things a bit interesting. intermittent steepness with some delicate slabs. S crack living up to it's name in all but difficulty

with Ben O C
Dunx 27/Mar/12 AltLd
with Steve Holmes
Alexandre Buisse 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

As fun as it's hyped up to be!

Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
dan ely ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 AltLd
al99 22/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Luke Thomas, Martina Zandonella
martinazando 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Fantastic route!

with Luke Thomas, Al Benson
Hidden 01/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Drew M ?/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/11 2nd
with Robin Brooke
Uisdean hawthorn ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Marco Plebani 22/Jul/11 2nd β
d_meacher ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Only did the first 3 pitches, abbed off due to ice

AlistairB ?/Jul/11 AltLd dnf

Very icy first pitch meant resorted to aid, onsighted the S-Crack but all the faff at the start meant we had to ab without finishing the route. Brilliant route though.

with Duncan Meacher
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
Jack Loftus 25/Jun/11 AltLd
Petarghh 25/Jun/11 2nd

Awesome route, Lead by Nick and Jack for speed and to reduce faff on route, Want to get back and lead some of the pitches though, they were all amazing !

Hidden 25/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/May/11 AltLd
dan gibson 29/May/11 Lead O/S

lots of traffic at the start, took a direct start. snowy up high,took a harder direct finish up some splitter cracks, awesome.

with will hardy
wi11 29/May/11 2nd β
Hidden ??/2011 -
alpinestar_no1 11/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Awsome day out, nice weather. Got a bit lost in the top. Left boots at the start, absailed down to them after. (a bit messy with the traversing)

astrange 11/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Nice day in the sun! We did the route from the 8:30 lift to Midi. Left big boots and axes at the base of the climb. Abseiled back down and went back up to Midi and down to Cham.

stevepotter 04/Sep/10 -
with Matt
Ben Briggs ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Luca
slav ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
John Carney 31/Aug/10 -
with Rob Jarvis
samrad 04/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

some really good pitches. i felt like shite climbing it tho. was ill, with big pack, and unacclimatised. s-shaped crack was a really ace pitch!

smallerrich 04/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Pretty much ran up this stringing pitchs together with full sacks on, not really acclimatised at all making it very tiring. Weather came in on the last pitch proper, so were a bit lost so bailed off and abbed. Almost became epic. E1 maybe?

with Sam
Pete Graham ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with Howard Lawledge
tumbling wizard ?/Aug/10 -
with andrew marshall
AMarchant 14/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

A brilliant day and a beautiful route. A shame its not a full days walk away from the crowds.

with Ally Hurst, Stu Air
Hidden 14/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
johnmctighe 14/Jul/10 2nd
Sophie Nunn 07/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Tommy Harris ?/Jul/10 AltLd
with phillip belcher
liamo333 ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
clams ?/Jun/10 AltLd
with Litros
Tobias at Home ??/2010 -
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
ig248 ??/2010 AltLd
with Andrew Marshall
Hidden 29/Aug/09 -
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
liz j ?/Aug/09 2nd
with Matt Dickinson
petitflous05 ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/09 AltLd
MoWalker3 07/Jul/09 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
markfairbank 02/Jul/09 AltLd

Done alpine style, i.e. not completely free, but with sacks on would have been tough to get it with no aid. Lost our way abit near top and got caught in some bad weather resulting in a night in the Cosmiques. Awesome day out in the mountains :)

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 02/Jul/09 AltLd

Climbed with full sack. Storm hit. Finished the route but rock shoes and wet grantie don't mix. Aided the S-crack and got a bit lost at the top.

with Mark Fairbank
hamish2016 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Luke Hunt, Tom Ripley
Bruveris ?/Jul/09 2nd

Next day after climbing Frendo Spur

Hidden 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 18/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 18/Jun/08 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
markv21 24/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 AltLd
tommytuffa ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with FChris Fisher
Hidden ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Will Barbour
Neil Adams ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
andyinglis ?/Jun/06 AltLd

Quality route.

zero six ??/2006 AltLd O/S
awhitta1 ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
stugreen75 ??/2004 AltLd O/S

w. Oli. All done free. I did S crack. Abbed off 6th pitch due ice.

with Oli
Hidden ?/Aug/03 -
csalvage ?/Aug/02 2nd

Had to ab off after hard pitches rather than finish at the top, due to storm

with Bryan
prcleary ??/2000 Lead
Fvonkoenig ??/1999 Lead RP
andy_pemberton ?/Aug/96 Lead

Lots of pulling and standing on gear!

with Chris Richards
NickJH ?/Jul/96 Lead dnf
with LiamG
NickJH ?/Jul/96 AltLd dnf
with LiamG
Hidden 16/Feb/96 AltLd
crossleysm ??/1996 AltLd
with Guy Maddox
tompercy 22/Jul/94 AltLd
with John V
Hidden ?/Jun/94 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jul/92 Lead O/S
alpinist63 17/Aug/90 -
AndrewP ?/Aug/89 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/88 AltLd O/S
jon 05/Sep/86 AltLd
with H
Lone Rider ??/1984 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/83 -
Hammy 30/Aug/83 Lead
with Pete Smith
barny ?/Aug/82 Lead

Horror descent down snow ridge - rock boots inside plastic boot outers. Fantastic position, lovely climbing. Free. Messy at top, struggled to find correct route to the station.

with Geoff Tier
Hidden ??/1981 -
Hidden ?/Aug/80 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/79 AltLd
Steve Bell ??/1977 -
Paul Clarke ??/1974 AltLd
with John Whittock
uphillnow ?/Jul/73 -

livesey ovetook us just above half height soloing

with John Swift, Steve Foster
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