250m.

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

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 1 Jun Lead rpt
Mike Roberts 27 May -
mrbird 18 Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Apr AltLd O/S
Matthew Glenn 26 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Lead all the pitches apart from the 4c. Climbed the last 2 in a blizzard. AmaZing route
Lead all the pitches apart from the 4c. Climbed the last 2 in a blizzard. AmaZing route
timozheng 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
jameslomax 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Alt leads, lead even pitches. Probably one of the best routes of my entire life; the climbing was incredibly varied, including trad climbing and sport climbing near my limit, and awesome views of the valley blanche. Plus abbing into the lift station was cool.
with Luke Bounds
Alt leads, lead even pitches. Probably one of the best routes of my entire life; the climbing was incredibly varied, including trad climbing and sport climbing near my limit, and awesome views of the valley blanche. Plus abbing into the lift station was cool.
with Luke Bounds
Chuck 20 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Adam Martin
with Adam Martin
Stuart Johnston 19 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Lara Kesterton
with Lara Kesterton
williap 18 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Jase
with Jase
James W 16 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S last6b+ pitch was great
with Mark Thomas
last6b+ pitch was great
with Mark Thomas
EmilyElouise 16 Aug, 2018 AltLd dnf Lead the second pitch. Ran out of time!
with Marcus
Lead the second pitch. Ran out of time!
with Marcus
Hidden 11 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Helen Gibson 11 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Graham Hoey
with Graham Hoey
murray 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Felicity Eperon, Alex Law
with Felicity Eperon, Alex Law
Hidden 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
ChristyCole 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Wizzy 2 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S All clean. Great route. Found the S crack could’ve been better if it had involved more crack climbing as the face holds were pretty positive. Top Arête pitch the finest of the bunch
All clean. Great route. Found the S crack could’ve been better if it had involved more crack climbing as the face holds were pretty positive. Top Arête pitch the finest of the bunch
Jo sumner 2 Aug, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 2 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
jasewilson ?Aug, 2018 -
Just Will 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Billy
with Billy
lost.arrow 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
with Stu Sherwood
Hidden 25 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Gemmazrobo 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Hard.. Embarrassing french free shenanigans, recommend chalk and technical shoes for S crack, made up for by a free lunch at 3842 after :D
with Julian
Hard.. Embarrassing french free shenanigans, recommend chalk and technical shoes for S crack, made up for by a free lunch at 3842 after :D
with Julian
Paul Collins 17 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf
with Uisdean, George
with Uisdean, George
Robbie Blease 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route, I got to lead the S crack which was absolutely amazing!!!! Good job to Theo who freed the last pitch just as a thunder storm began!
with tghayne
Great route, I got to lead the S crack which was absolutely amazing!!!! Good job to Theo who freed the last pitch just as a thunder storm began!
with tghayne
Hidden 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
BenCollis 11 Jul, 2018 2nd
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
ConorWalter 7 Jul, 2018 - What a great line, well worth the wait!
with Culann
What a great line, well worth the wait!
with Culann
Hidden ?Jul, 2018 -
Sam Parker ?Jul, 2018 AltLd Some simul climbing
with Adam Bowman
Some simul climbing
with Adam Bowman
ez does it 13 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Cam Bevan 20 Apr, 2018 Lead
Hidden 18 Feb, 2018 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Ericrs 24 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
with mathieu , Mélanie
with mathieu , Mélanie
Blackcountrybill 26 Oct, 2017 Lead G/U
YellowFellow 18 Oct, 2017 AltLd rpt Wow, we were the only team on the route! Two other teams on different lines.
Wow, we were the only team on the route! Two other teams on different lines.
JackM92 27 Sep, 2017 AltLd Quality all the way. As usual in chamonix rockfax provided a pretty poor route description but we climbed a few variation pitches which were excellent. Block led first 5 guidebook pitches in 3.
Quality all the way. As usual in chamonix rockfax provided a pretty poor route description but we climbed a few variation pitches which were excellent. Block led first 5 guidebook pitches in 3.
Rhys Deane 27 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jack Matcalf
with Jack Matcalf
Dexter JW 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Alpine finish at lunchtime. Got lost on some 6bish territory at half height, fab day.
Alpine finish at lunchtime. Got lost on some 6bish territory at half height, fab day.
Matt Amos 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S With the face free of any climbers, we had a wonderful day and engaged our alpine efficiency. We got the lift at 9 and abseiled onto the Midi platform at half one. Managed to climb it totally free!
With the face free of any climbers, we had a wonderful day and engaged our alpine efficiency. We got the lift at 9 and abseiled onto the Midi platform at half one. Managed to climb it totally free!
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 21 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf
Oliver Livesey 21 Sep, 2017 2nd dnf Only managed 1st pitch to busy
Only managed 1st pitch to busy
BarneyLoosemore 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf
sroelants ?Sep, 2017 -
Jamie Skelton 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jack Morris
with Jack Morris
SJPowderham1 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Brilliant climbing on perfect rock. Alternately led but both had a chance to lead the S-crack (calf burner) before moving on. 4 interesting abs from the top of the penultimate pitch to the starting ledge as a large storm was rolling in. Made it to the midi 5 mins before the first lightning strike
Brilliant climbing on perfect rock. Alternately led but both had a chance to lead the S-crack (calf burner) before moving on. 4 interesting abs from the top of the penultimate pitch to the starting ledge as a large storm was rolling in. Made it to the midi 5 mins before the first lightning strike
takaczapka 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Tony
with Tony
Hidden 17 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Lakesben 15 Aug, 2017 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
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, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 7 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hoyes 7 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 7 Aug, 2017 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.
with Hoyes
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.
with Hoyes
Davidmcneill125 4 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
TreseB 4 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Jo sumner 2 Aug, 2017 2nd
Hidden 1 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
perrys 29 Jul, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd
with perrys
with perrys
Hidden 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 17 Jul, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 AltLd
benkelsey 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Afternoon to avoid crowds. Climbing matches the positions. Clouds came in but got down for a great sunset
Afternoon to avoid crowds. Climbing matches the positions. Clouds came in but got down for a great sunset
pete1993 14 Jul, 2017 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
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
C coldwell-storry 13 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S No pulling on bolts.
with Jake Rogers
No pulling on bolts.
with Jake Rogers
andycash 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with LucaC
with LucaC
LucaC 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead the crux p2. A late start saw us behind many slow parties so abbed off at pitch 4.
Lead the crux p2. A late start saw us behind many slow parties so abbed off at pitch 4.
torjes 7 Jul, 2017 -
superturbo 5 Jul, 2017 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
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 5 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S I led all 10 pitches onsight with no falls! Stoked
with Rob_Morris1996, Theo
I led all 10 pitches onsight with no falls! Stoked
with Rob_Morris1996, Theo
Rob_Morris1996 5 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Just awesome! Tad hard, and long for me! Didn't find the 'S crack' that hard, maybe its the girt cracks coming into play! Great fun getting to know Anders and Sigrid from Norway!! Quite possibly one of the most nerve wracking abseils back into the midi station, potential for a big pendulum if the rope slips off various spikes or you lose balance!
Just awesome! Tad hard, and long for me! Didn't find the 'S crack' that hard, maybe its the girt cracks coming into play! Great fun getting to know Anders and Sigrid from Norway!! Quite possibly one of the most nerve wracking abseils back into the midi station, potential for a big pendulum if the rope slips off various spikes or you lose balance!
Luke Brooks ?Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Kate
with Kate
Nickwild 26 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
Daniel-Wild 26 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Bertrand (Guide), Nick
with Bertrand (Guide), Nick
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Txitxar 16 May, 2017 Lead
Hidden 10 May, 2017 2nd rpt
mBob8 10 May, 2017 Lead O/S First 4 pitches, wet above and sluffing!
First 4 pitches, wet above and sluffing!
janegallwey 24 Apr, 2017 AltLd rpt
tom_drysdale 9 Apr, 2017 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
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, 2017 AltLd rpt
CRead ?Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Had the pleasure of cutting steps around the snow gully area when Harry was kind enough to take us off route ;)
Had the pleasure of cutting steps around the snow gully area when Harry was kind enough to take us off route ;)
janegallwey 16 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
Ben Bouissou 10 Jan, 2017 -
Everetta ??, 2017 AltLd O/S
hoppojoe7 ??, 2017 -
Climbingspike ??, 2017 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
jamesb101 11 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Ended up leading all the pitches - big day out. Lovely, but busy, climbing
Ended up leading all the pitches - big day out. Lovely, but busy, climbing
Hidden 11 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
jamieevans 7 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Alternative hard ish start, took a whipper trying to climb the summit block then aided through. Outstanding.
Alternative hard ish start, took a whipper trying to climb the summit block then aided through. Outstanding.
Bristol_Quornstar 3 Sep, 2016 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.
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 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Tim Rodgers 1 Sep, 2016 -
robertmichaellovell 1 Sep, 2016 Lead classic
classic
Paul Collins 31 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Hugh Irving 31 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
w-watson 24 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
R0BJ0N 17 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
seanhendo123 15 Aug, 2016 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
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 7 Aug, 2016 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.
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 6 Aug, 2016 2nd Guided by Neil McKay BMG IFMGA
Guided by Neil McKay BMG IFMGA
bclifton 3 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2016 2nd
Hidden ?Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Benjaminblanc 29 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Best day ever! Will repeat..
with James Norris
Best day ever! Will repeat..
with James Norris
james n 29 Jul, 2016 2nd I totally bottled leading any of it. Well done Ben for leading the lot
I totally bottled leading any of it. Well done Ben for leading the lot
scottywakefield 27 Jul, 2016 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.
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, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2016 AltLd
monsteratt 10 Jul, 2016 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
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 9 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Claire Molloy 6 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with Mark Thomas
with Mark Thomas
huwmjames 6 Jul, 2016 2nd
Rob Pitt 5 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lou
with Lou
Matt Harmon 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S led middle block. we did it in 7 pitches in 3.5 hours.
led middle block. we did it in 7 pitches in 3.5 hours.
harry_lewis 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Matt Harmon
with Matt Harmon
Hidden 26 Jun, 2016 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23 Jun, 2016 AltLd rpt
Richard Kendrick 22 May, 2016 AltLd rpt P2,P4,P6
P2,P4,P6
stanleynkk 22 May, 2016 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2016 -
thomas108 ??, 2016 -
Hamish Frost 8 Sep, 2015 2nd Started early from the Cosmiques Refuge. Route to ourselves. Just amazing
Started early from the Cosmiques Refuge. Route to ourselves. Just amazing
Rob Royle 7 Sep, 2015 2nd Amazing climb!
with Seb (Mountain Guide)
Amazing climb!
with Seb (Mountain Guide)
David Horwood 4 Sep, 2015 -
QuentinSu ?Sep, 2015 - beginning in the Contamine's route
beginning in the Contamine's route
kingjam 20 Aug, 2015 2nd Guided by Danny Mountain spirit
with Matt Naylor
Guided by Danny Mountain spirit
with Matt Naylor
Hidden 17 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Flavio 7 Aug, 2015 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.
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 7 Aug, 2015 2nd
Hidden 5 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
saaruli 5 Aug, 2015 Lead Lead the whole route, used some aid-climbing in some hard moves. All in all, a demanding and great route!
with erik..
Lead the whole route, used some aid-climbing in some hard moves. All in all, a demanding and great route!
with erik..
hlegge 5 Aug, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd
kbow265 ?Aug, 2015 2nd Hauled up by Stefan. Never drinking again.
Hauled up by Stefan. Never drinking again.
Hidden 15 Jul, 2015 AltLd rpt
DaveThexton 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
frejashannon 3 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Ben Briggs
with Ben Briggs
rosieposey14 25 Jun, 2015 -
with mark challoner
with mark challoner
Hidden 24 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Remyveness 18 Jun, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd
davkeo 17 Jun, 2015 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. Lots of laughing, mainly at Ken.
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. Lots of laughing, mainly at Ken.
niallsash 17 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with kdo
with kdo
Hidden 17 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Euan Todd 11 Jun, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd
Hugh Simons 11 Jun, 2015 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 AliRLee
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 AliRLee
calumhicks 11 Jun, 2015 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!
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
Richard Kendrick 21 May, 2015 AltLd O/S P1,P3,P5,P7
with Nick Ducker
P1,P3,P5,P7
with Nick Ducker
ndraper1 18 May, 2015 - 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/
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, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 12 May, 2015 Lead
Hidden 24 Apr, 2015 Lead dnf
AnnaBacklund ?Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S Turned around after 6 pitches, but has climbed the finish later on.
Turned around after 6 pitches, but has climbed the finish later on.
Hidden ??, 2015 AltLd O/S
Remyveness ??, 2015 AltLd
robgixer 29 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori 6 Sep, 2014 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
Majestic route, opened in 1956!!! Technical moves and physical climbing blend perfectly. The exit pitch at 6b can be aided.
with Damien Tomasi
Hidden 6 Sep, 2014 -
alexm198 ?Sep, 2014 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
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, 2014 AltLd
davkeo 22 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S What a fantastic route. First high rock route on the Mt Blanc side and one I won't forget. Did odd pitches. Finished cretton crack.
What a fantastic route. First high rock route on the Mt Blanc side and one I won't forget. Did odd pitches. Finished cretton crack.
mim tiller 22 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with davkeo
with davkeo
Hidden 18 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Misha 18 Aug, 2014 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 Nicolas
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 Nicolas
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 -
Hidden 7 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jul, 2014 AltLd
ben.phillips 27 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S French free
French free
andy_e 27 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S French freed some moves! Awesome route.
with Mike Gallimore, Ben Phillips
French freed some moves! Awesome route.
with Mike Gallimore, Ben Phillips
Calum Wadsworth 26 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Absolutely amazing! Really enjoyed this. Route finding was tricky but only if you are first on the route like us.
Absolutely amazing! Really enjoyed this. Route finding was tricky but only if you are first on the route like us.
MSchobitz 26 Jun, 2014 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.
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, 2014 AltLd O/S S-rack was nice although full of pegs and other bits and pieces! Nice granite, bit snowy!
with Edvin
S-rack was nice although full of pegs and other bits and pieces! Nice granite, bit snowy!
with Edvin
bencoope ?Jun, 2014 -
with tim seers, tomwheeler
with tim seers, tomwheeler
McGuinness 14 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
Alasdair Fulton 14 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S Lazy start, 12am at the base of the route, topped out at 15:30 and skied home.
with Graham Mcgrath
Lazy start, 12am at the base of the route, topped out at 15:30 and skied home.
with Graham Mcgrath
GraMc 14 Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S didnt get out my bed till 10am, climbed in T-shirts, then skied home. it dosn't get much better
didnt get out my bed till 10am, climbed in T-shirts, then skied home. it dosn't get much better
Hidden 12 Mar, 2014 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
jcw ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
HansStuttgart ?Sep, 2013 - Very good climbing on pitch 2.
Very good climbing on pitch 2.
Ralfy ?Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Pete Morgan
with Pete Morgan
Hidden 31 Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 30 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Brannock 23 Aug, 2013 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.
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.
Hidden 23 Aug, 2013 2nd dog
Dan0Me 21 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Chris Hill
with Chris Hill
Hidden 17 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
frost 15 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Adam, D Garry
with Adam, D Garry
Theeni 10 Aug, 2013 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.
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, 2013 2nd
TommyMcG ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
mcgovern ?Aug, 2013 AltLd
peter.herd 20 Jul, 2013 -
with Sinclair Cooper
with Sinclair Cooper
Peter Holder 20 Jul, 2013 Lead
with ben hester
with ben hester
np134 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with TRFrost
with TRFrost
Hidden 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd dnf
TRFrost 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with np134
with np134
Hidden 11 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
zcsharp 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd Didn't bother with the last pitch because it was getting late, and couldn't really find it.
Didn't bother with the last pitch because it was getting late, and couldn't really find it.
Hidden 5 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 1 Jul, 2013 Lead
with AshwinT
with AshwinT
Hidden 1 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Kris ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 26 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2013 AltLd
Ahab 17 Jun, 2013 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 16 Jun, 2013 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
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
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
walts4 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
mux ??, 2013 AltLd O/S just dead ace ...busy but
just dead ace ...busy but
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Andy Lagan 5 Oct, 2012 AltLd
YellowFellow 29 Aug, 2012 -
Andy Clarke 20 Aug, 2012 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
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
Rockley 17 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with gnc760
with gnc760
gnc760 17 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Rockley
with Rockley
Hidden 15 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 8 Aug, 2012 AltLd
HarryB 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with Al
with Al
dan ely 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with steve
with steve
Ali D 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with HarryB
with HarryB
ray.allwood 17 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S With Mark Cordingley
with Andy Perkins (Guide)
With Mark Cordingley
with Andy Perkins (Guide)
Jay C 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with James M
with James M
hilty ?Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S Finished up 6b+ arête at v top
Finished up 6b+ arête at v top
Adam Coles ?Jul, 2012 AltLd
with hilty
with hilty
mcgovern ?Jun, 2012 Lead
with K-Man
with K-Man
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 2nd
danimal88 12 May, 2012 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
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, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 27 Mar, 2012 AltLd
Alexandre Buisse 27 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S As fun as it's hyped up to be!
As fun as it's hyped up to be!
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd O/S
dan ely ??, 2012 -
S Lynch 6 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Sep, 2011 AltLd
al99 22 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Luke Thomas, martinazando
with Luke Thomas, martinazando
martinazando 22 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Fantastic route!
with Luke Thomas, al99
Fantastic route!
with Luke Thomas, al99
Hidden 1 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Drew M ?Aug, 2011 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 2nd
Paula Ryan ?Aug, 2011 2nd
with Robin Brooke
with Robin Brooke
tumbling wizard ?Aug, 2011 AltLd
with Drew M
with Drew M
Uisdean hawthorn ?Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Ross Davidson 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Marco Plebani 22 Jul, 2011 2nd β
d_meacher ?Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Only did the first 3 pitches, abbed off due to ice
Only did the first 3 pitches, abbed off due to ice
AlistairB ?Jul, 2011 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
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, 2011 -
Jack Loftus 25 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Petarghh 25 Jun, 2011 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 !
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, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 30 May, 2011 AltLd
dan gibson 29 May, 2011 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
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, 2011 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2011 -
alpinestar_no1 11 Sep, 2010 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)
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, 2010 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.
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 4 Sep, 2010 -
with Matt
with Matt
Ben Briggs ?Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Luca
with Luca
slav ?Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
John Carney 31 Aug, 2010 -
with Rob Jarvis
with Rob Jarvis
samrad 4 Aug, 2010 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!
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 4 Aug, 2010 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 samrad
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 samrad
Pete Graham ?Aug, 2010 AltLd
with Howard Lawledge
with Howard Lawledge
tumbling wizard ?Aug, 2010 -
with andrew marshall
with andrew marshall
AMarchant 14 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S A brilliant day and a beautiful route. A shame its not a full days walk away from the crowds.
with allyhurst, Stu Air
A brilliant day and a beautiful route. A shame its not a full days walk away from the crowds.
with allyhurst, Stu Air
Hidden 14 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
johnmctighe 14 Jul, 2010 2nd
Sophie Nunn 7 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
Tommy Harris ?Jul, 2010 AltLd
with phillip belcher
with phillip belcher
liamo333 ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
clams ?Jun, 2010 AltLd
with Litros
with Litros
Tobias at Home ??, 2010 -
Guy Wilson ??, 2010 -
ig248 ??, 2010 AltLd
with Andrew Marshall
with Andrew Marshall
Hidden 29 Aug, 2009 -
Andy Lagan ?Aug, 2009 Lead
liz j ?Aug, 2009 2nd
with Matt Dickinson
with Matt Dickinson
petitflous05 ?Aug, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2009 AltLd
MoWalker3 7 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
with Quiet Ian
markfairbank 2 Jul, 2009 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 :)
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 :)
SteveMyatt 2 Jul, 2009 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
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, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Luke Hunt, Tom Ripley
with Luke Hunt, Tom Ripley
Bruveris ?Jul, 2009 2nd Next day after climbing Frendo Spur
Next day after climbing Frendo Spur
Hidden 15 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 18 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 18 Jun, 2008 AltLd
Hidden 12 Jun, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
markv21 24 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Aug, 2007 AltLd
tommytuffa ?Jul, 2007 AltLd
with FChris Fisher
with FChris Fisher
Hidden ?Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
Mihkel 22 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S Perfect granite climbing. I led all pitches after Andy had a wobble after seconding crux. Abseil from top needle onto Midi Station. Several hours. Left sacks at bottom then I ran back round for them.
with Andy Foster
Perfect granite climbing. I led all pitches after Andy had a wobble after seconding crux. Abseil from top needle onto Midi Station. Several hours. Left sacks at bottom then I ran back round for them.
with Andy Foster
dannyboy83 ?Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Will Barbour
with Will Barbour
Neil Adams ?Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
andyinglis ?Jun, 2006 AltLd Quality route.
Quality route.
zero six ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
awhitta1 ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
apollo18 ??, 2004 AltLd O/S w. Oli. All done free. I did S crack. Abbed off 6th pitch due ice.
with Oli
w. Oli. All done free. I did S crack. Abbed off 6th pitch due ice.
with Oli
Hidden ?Aug, 2003 -
Hidden ??, 2003 AltLd O/S
csalvage ?Aug, 2002 2nd Had to ab off after hard pitches rather than finish at the top, due to storm
with Bryan
Had to ab off after hard pitches rather than finish at the top, due to storm
with Bryan
Hidden ?Aug, 2001 Lead
prcleary ??, 2000 Lead
Fvonkoenig ??, 1999 Lead RP
craig h ?Aug, 1996 AltLd
with Janet Hannah
with Janet Hannah
andy_pemberton ?Aug, 1996 Lead Lots of pulling and standing on gear!
with Chris Richards
Lots of pulling and standing on gear!
with Chris Richards
NickJH ?Jul, 1996 Lead dnf
with LiamG
with LiamG
neilmclean 16 Feb, 1996 AltLd Missed last Bin, slept on bales under heaters in Tunnels :-)
Missed last Bin, slept on bales under heaters in Tunnels :-)
crossleysm ??, 1996 AltLd
with Guy Maddox
with Guy Maddox
tompercy 22 Jul, 1994 AltLd
with John V
with John V
Hidden ?Jun, 1994 AltLd
Hidden 30 Aug, 1992 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jul, 1992 Lead O/S
alpinist63 17 Aug, 1990 -
AndrewP ?Aug, 1989 AltLd
Hidden 23 Jul, 1988 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Sep, 1986 AltLd
Lone Rider ??, 1984 AltLd
Hidden ?Oct, 1983 -
Hammy 30 Aug, 1983 Lead
with Pete Smith
with Pete Smith
bobelvedere 5 Aug, 1982 AltLd
with Niels Munksgaard
with Niels Munksgaard
barny ?Aug, 1982 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
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
Neil McA 14 Aug, 1981 AltLd Alpine virgins let loose! We thought everyone in the Alps climbed in big boots with rucksacks on so we climbed it like that - as a 3 - as a first route in the Alps. We even had some etriers with us! 11 hours!
with Bob from Barnsley, Steve Hartland
Alpine virgins let loose! We thought everyone in the Alps climbed in big boots with rucksacks on so we climbed it like that - as a 3 - as a first route in the Alps. We even had some etriers with us! 11 hours!
with Bob from Barnsley, Steve Hartland
Hidden ??, 1981 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1980 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 1979 AltLd
Steve Bell ??, 1977 -
Hidden ??, 1974 AltLd
uphillnow ?Jul, 1973 - Overtaken by Pete Livesey about two thirds of the way up the route - who was soloing in big boots and carrying a large rucksack.
with Steve Foster, John Swift
Overtaken by Pete Livesey about two thirds of the way up the route - who was soloing in big boots and carrying a large rucksack.
with Steve Foster, John Swift
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