Rockfax Description
II, 350m, 3 - 4 hours. Whether you get it quiet or busy, the situations and quality of the climbing make Arête des Cosmiques one of the great alpine challenges.
Approach - Descend the Aiguille du Midi via the famous snow ridge before swinging around to the west and passing under the Midi South Face and the Éperon des Cosmiques. Turn north to reach the abandoned Cosmqiues Observatory and the Abri Simond Hut (which is locked whenever the Refuge des Cosmiques is open - mid-February to mid-October). The route begins from these ramshackle buildings.
1) From the Cosmiques Observatory, just below the modern Refuge des Cosmiques, climb the vague gully just to the right of the crest of the ridge.
2) When the ridge peters out, drift rightwards across slabby ground to reach an exposed snow traverse on the south side of the ridge to a small summit above the Éperon des Cosmiques.
3) Make an awkward 20m abseil from here, using a bolted anchor, to reach an exposed, flat snow ridge on the crest of the arête which leads to a chimney beneath a steep rock wall.
4) At the top of the chimney is another set of bolts, from which a 25m abseil takes you onto an ex§osed ledge on the south side of the ridge, underneath a steep, golden tower.
5) Continue along the ledge for 10m to reach a short, steep chimney on the left which is climbed on positive holds to reach a peg belay. Downclimb for 5m in the direction of the ridge crest before climbing up to reach the crest itself via a steep slope (much easier when snow covered). Climb up the ridge crest for 5m then traverse a vague ledge system along some interesting but easy terrain on the south side of the ridge, staying roughly 10m below the ridge top. Then descend slightly to a snow ledge underneath an imposing rock overhang. Follow the ledge under the overhang and up onto the ridge crest and follow this to the foot of a 20m high slab of golden granite - the crux pitch.
6) 4c. Climb the slab itself (4c) for 8m (bolt at the top of this section and pre-drilled crampon pockets for the feet) before stepping right and climbing the easy chimney to reach a large ledge at the top of the slab. (This is the toughest section of climbing on the route and as such queues can form here. If you don't want to wait, you can drop onto the north side of the ridge just before the 20m slab and climb a very tight, squirmy chimney instead, which brings you out next to the top of the slab.) From here, cross onto the north side of the ridge via an awkward step down before traversing towards the cable car station for 30m to reach a steep chimney. There are slings to belay off and in mid-season there is often a collection of fixed gear. Either way, the belay stance is in a location which is of a kind normally only visited on much harder routes than this.
7) 4a. Take in the exposure before stepping up and into the chimney. The move to get into this is tricky (unless you know where the hidden hold is!) but the rest is enjoyable and exposed, with climbing roughly akin to Scottish II or 4a rock climbing depending on conditions. The chimney is 30m long, after which 10m of blocky steep scrambling brings you onto the crest of the ridge, just below the cable car station.
8) A short, final snow ridge leads to an old, wobbly ladder and finally, the viewing platform at the Aiguille du Midi where you can expect to be stared at by incredulous tourists. It's even been known for autographs to be signed by some climbers whose arrival at the lift station coincided with that of a group of particularly exuberant holiday makers! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Three stars for a modern classic, although most agree it is easier than the "AD" grade. From right above the Abri Simond Bivy Hut, follow the SW Ridge staying mainly on the south side. Snow and rock route, two 20 meters rappels back to back; the first a diagonal descent and the second a drop down a chimney. Towards the end of climb after the short wall with A0-type move possible, move around the large ledge towards the north face and climb the small gully to the ladder that leads to the viewing platform of the Midi Station.
Route finding can be quite tricky. 3 hours from Abri Simond area.
Description and Topo here: http://wp.me/p27yGx-ga

G and M Finch 29/Aug/1911

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif, CUMC Ticklist, ROCKFAX Chamonix: Top 50, Mark's Alpine Ideas 2017, Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming.


ClimberDateStyle
Josh Jones 22/Apr Lead O/S

Fabulous weather

janegallwey 14/Apr Solo rpt

After rope soloing Rebuffat-Pierre

SteveJCox 10/Apr AltLd O/S

Class route. Soloed most of the route but pitched the crux. Awesome little day out on a bluebird day!

Andrew Holden 10/Apr AltLd
DaveWhite13 06/Apr Lead O/S
miriamclaire 03/Apr -
harry_lewis ?/Apr Solo O/S

nice and quiet

with CRead
CRead ?/Apr Solo O/S

Acclimatisation

Fenda 30/Mar -
merlin138 30/Mar AltLd O/S

Moved together for most of route, pitched the last chimney before simul climbing the last of it.

oliverk 15/Mar -

Excellent summer conditions, just a few other teams

with Zoe
janegallwey 26/Feb Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Feb Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Feb -
alex.serban 19/Feb AltLd O/S

nice short climb

janegallwey 15/Feb Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan -
Hidden 28/Jan Solo rpt
richgibson ??/2017 AltLd
JoeCoxson 30/Dec/16 AltLd rpt

First winter alpine route, although it felt more like summer. Good warm up.

ollyalkema 30/Dec/16 Lead

currently in good condition.

with Adam Eriksson
Shea 22/Dec/16 -

First alpine route with proper climbing in it! Amazing! Got insane weather, could have gone in shorts and tshirts.lead everything from digital crack on

with Jono
Hidden 21/Dec/16 2nd
Phil_Brock 21/Dec/16 2nd O/S

On Chamex intro winter climbing course. Really enjoyable climb with a variety of moves and great views / situation.

Hidden 18/Dec/16 Solo rpt
Mark Brand 23/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/16 -
steve7734 19/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lots of powder snow so some digging required. But great weather and a nice traverse

dellboy 14/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Moved together along the whole route. Pitched the gully after the second abseil. Completed the climb in boots as crampons not required. Great route.

with Dan Eastman, Ryan Baker
nbryant 13/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Mic
Paal Kristoffer 11/Sep/16 -
George.D 11/Sep/16 2nd
jamesb101 07/Sep/16 Lead rpt

No snow or ice on the route. Completely different to when I did it previously

Hidden 07/Sep/16 -
OLGrady 07/Sep/16 -
with OWatson, Dan Poccock
ChrisH89 07/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Even better than the first time. Felt like a completely different route as there was barely any snow, took off crampons at the hut and didn't put them back on again all day. Crux is good fun. Pointlessly carried full bivvy kit which we then didn't use like true Brits.

Alpenglow 07/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Relatively busy. Ridge in fairly dry conditions.

with Oliver G, Olivia W
Chubbs 06/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/16 Solo
Stickle Tarn 03/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Moved together and pitched a couple of harder sections. In boots as the route was almost completely dry of snow.

MightyStew 03/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together throughout.

with Michi Sebastian
deandarvill 02/Sep/16 AltLd G/U

lead 4c crux and 4a chimney. Ian lead initial slab

with Ian Wilson
Freshprintce 01/Sep/16 -
scorpia97 ?/Sep/16 Solo rpt

50min - Ice cave to Lift

ross83 ?/Sep/16 AltLd
Dino Dave 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/16 2nd
Alex_RhodesUK 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Joined arete from top-out of Rebuffat-Pierre and led the route nice and fast.

Hidden 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hugh Irving 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/16 AltLd
George Ponsonby 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Jgresh 23/Aug/16 AltLd

Mike lead 4c pitch. Fantastic route

with Michael Macdonald, Jamie Ogilvie
JoeCoxson 22/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Soloed up about half way up the first section, then moved together up to the abseil. Stuck behind a French guide after that, whose only instruction to his poor client for the whole route was 'derrire!', but we were still home for lunch. Good crampon practice on the 4c pitch. Posing with the insistent Japanese tourists on the terrace was excellent.

Hidden 21/Aug/16 AltLd
alan1234 21/Aug/16 AltLd rpt
with Richard Willis, Josh Pitman
Hidden 21/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 21/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with JakeB.
Petarghh 19/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 19/Aug/16 AltLd rpt
jezb1 19/Aug/16 AltLd

Rpt. 2 hours. After doing Rebuffat-Pierre

Wojttek 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Danii
j.anstee 18/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
08nbrierley 15/Aug/16 -
with jamie
Hidden 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
robgixer 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
alan rosier 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Ollie B 12/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Took the old boys out for a spin. They wanted to pack a lunch......

with Robyn, A.Rosier
Hidden 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
seanhendo123 06/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Great route but shame about the queues.....moved together all the way except the crux

with Lamb
Lamb 06/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route but crowds unfortunately do detract from the enjoyment. May be better to start late afternoon. Moved together except for crux which I got.

with Sean Henderson
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead
birks3746 06/Aug/16 AltLd

Day after 15cm of new snow. Made it up to the mid-summit of Pointe Lachenal where there was approximately 2 million people learning how to abseil. Sacked it off and did the cosmique arête where there were approximately only 1 million people on the route. Felecity led 99% of the Cosmique whilst I was enjoying being a tired punter to end a phenomenal week. I only led the bits where I got grumpy at waiting and went into impatient overtaking mode. Topped out to tourists wanting selfies with us...surreal

with Felecity Eperon
JoeWilliams 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Kate
Ollie B 04/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Active Rest

with R.Atkinson
BStar 03/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Harder than I was expecting, and as I'm not used to alpine routes it felt quite out there. Great route, fantastic weather. Cams were very useful!

with Rachael
Rachael88 03/Aug/16 AltLd

So incredibly proud to have completed the route! Didn't expect to achieve it! Not much snow at all.

with Adam
munky46 03/Aug/16 2nd

Great route and super views slightly harder than I thought it would be but still great route

with Roger Malone , Pat and Paul
peachos 02/Aug/16 AltLd

Loved it for our first proper Alpine mountaineering route/experience. Even the bit where it took us twice as long as the guidebook recommends and therefore had to spend the night in the Midi as punishment after missing the last lift. Crux was fun/easy. Alternative crux we found was a bit more difficult. Had it very quiet, compared to the notes of some of the others on here - just one couple from Liverpool shouting at each other to 'Get a grip' for company. The blue room is the warmest in the Midi station, though the concrete floor isn't too comfortable. First lift in the morning is 0640 for ref.

with Paulina, Graeme, Scott Stanley
Hidden 02/Aug/16 Lead O/S
scottidog 02/Aug/16 -
with Graeme, Carl Peachey, Ruthie
PondLife 01/Aug/16 2nd
with Mauro & Nigel
Hidden ?/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
timmeehhhh 31/Jul/16 -
birks3746 30/Jul/16 AltLd

Did in dry conditions on our first day, pretty much the perfect intro for the week ahead, even though its too short and theres too many queues, its much better than just a snow plod for the first day out

with Phil
David Kay 29/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Matt Box, Alex Shipp
Lumbering Oaf 29/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Escape back to Midi station.

with Alex Shipp, David Kay
Hidden 28/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 28/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with John
Hidden 28/Jul/16 Solo
edjenkins 28/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Really good fun route, surprised at the lack of traffic apart from a group of Irish guys

with Barney
BHuthers 28/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together. I led the 4c slab. Great route, not many people on it either.

scottywakefield 26/Jul/16 -

First telepherique, moved together as 3 except for abseil, back onto viewing platform at 9:40. Sat around for an hour to soak up some acclimatisation. Absolutely wonderful.

with Iain Leslie, Aline
Manc88 26/Jul/16 -
Iain_L_32 26/Jul/16 -
JasonOneEye 26/Jul/16 Lead

Altitude sickness...

Hidden 25/Jul/16 Solo
aifric.mcgill 25/Jul/16 2nd
Benjaminblanc 24/Jul/16 -
with Jonathan Axford, Joe Andrews, James Norris
hairy51 24/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

Always fun, but horrendously busy.

james n 24/Jul/16 -
with Joe Andrews, Benjaminblanc, hairy51
Andrew Lodge 24/Jul/16 AltLd dnf

Phil slipped as we crossed the Cosmique Couloir and we fell it's entire length. Need to go back to finish this one.

with Phil
10029759 24/Jul/16 AltLd G/U
JezzaCat 24/Jul/16 Lead
with Stella
Dan3266 22/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with GStone
GStone 22/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Jules Lane 20/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic outing. Awesome start (snow ridge from the midi), not too busy, great snow conditions, amazing situations and views and simply the coolest finish to a route ever! I did feel the altitude on the final chimney pitch as this was only my 2nd day out and glad Paul led it.

with Mynydd Paul Justin
mattdennies 20/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Followed on from Pointe Lachenal. A classic for a reason, brilliantly fun and varied climbing. Lovely neve and mixed climbing in the first gully, last chimney was dry. Managed to miss the crowds too!

with Greg
DoMakeSayThink 19/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

WHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

DavidWilby 19/Jul/16 AltLd
with Ben L, Anna
Hidden 19/Jul/16 AltLd
Wyn Bach 18/Jul/16 -

My first Alpine adventure and one I'll never forget. Brilliant.

with Paul Warnock
Hamish Frost 17/Jul/16 -
machars 16/Jul/16 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
RuthW 15/Jul/16 2nd

Lots of new snow

climbEdclimb 11/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Cracking route! Laurine’s first Alpine route. Not bad for a 2 day trip.

Laurine 11/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Ed
nicjbuk 11/Jul/16 Lead
with rab middlemiss
Hidden 11/Jul/16 AltLd
kdo 09/Jul/16 Solo

Really good to do this by my self as a last day while Niall was off doing the Innominate with Jon. It was well tracked and no pressure. Lots of guided parties behind. Good to stay away from the crowd.

maumau 09/Jul/16 -
jayray 08/Jul/16 2nd
Ewa Koc 08/Jul/16 -
with Dario
Mr Fuller 06/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

Busy, took our time, type 1 fun day.

with Scott
jac00 06/Jul/16 Lead
with Elisa
Scott Anderson 06/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

A stunning day for the weather, great conditions on the route and a great day!!

with Matt
mrphilipoldham 04/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Fantastic.

tanssop 04/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
nicjbuk 04/Jul/16 -
with BILL BUTTERWORTH
Storme 03/Jul/16 AltLd

Also climbed with James from Conville Course. Got there just in time in morning to avoid long queues. Was brilliant conditions and a great climb.

jamesb101 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Jake, Storme
Roger Burrows 03/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Great Route. Lots of standing around waiting and letting french guides push past, but a true classic all the same. Can see myself going back and doing it again and again. Lots of snow on the ground which may have made it that little bit simpler.

with Mike, Shane
CameronH 03/Jul/16 -
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Rob Pitt 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Lou
scorpia97 ?/Jul/16 Solo rpt

1hr10 - Ice cave to Lift

Jake397 ?/Jul/16 -
with Storme England
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Murilo
ImmyRyan ?/Jul/16 AltLd
with Eduardo
ThomasO'Hagan ?/Jul/16 -
with Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
Aislinn_sun ?/Jul/16 Lead
mike_L86 ?/Jul/16 -

Perfect conditions. A lot of snow as it was early in the season which made the crux very easy.

scorpia97 29/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Part of 3 route link up, full write up: http://chasingmastery.com/profit-perroux-and-voie-rebuffat-maximizing-the-day/

Matt Harmon 29/Jun/16 Lead O/S

after doing rebuffat-piere (cosmiques spur) good way to do it as the queues had disappeared. nice little route

Sarah Roscoe 29/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Joel Miller 28/Jun/16 -
themattyshep 28/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

YES! First alpine trip. got the tick on a beautiful sunny day. Went to downtown chamonix afterwards for a celebratory Poco Loco

Rob_Morris1996 28/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Amazing to get the Cosmiques in on our first trip to the Alps, which began as a climbing trip, and slowly turned into an alpine trip! Down in the town celebrating with our first ever poco loco by mid afternoon, after doing all the tourist stuff up the Midi.

Hidden 28/Jun/16 -
nelstrop 28/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Moved together for most, queues on the abseils. Crux not currently there due to the high snow line but a fun route none the less

Storme 27/Jun/16 AltLd

Jessie fell near the top, snow was slushy as did in afternoon after Pointe Lachenal. Missed last cabin down - went down with A de M workers!

Hidden 27/Jun/16 2nd
batterj2 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Amazing day, surprised I wasn't totally destroyed after no preparation. Very warm and snow did turn a bit mushy towards the end. Some peculiar actions from some local guides around us. Going to remember it for a long time! :)

with Kirsty Taylor, Joe Farnell, Tom Parry, Ricky Nos
climbingrick 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed after pointe l'antional. Absolutely brilliant. Really enjoyed it, has a bit of everything and exposure too. As far as the climbing goes it's straightforward, but brilliant fun - a great mountaineering route. Did have a bit of a wait on the abseils, also later on at the chimney, after a climber fell due to foothold in snow collapsing (they were fine, but took their time afterwards!). Lots of exposed traverses, and some good chimney action. Traversed left after final chimney over exposed broken ground then up a steep juggy flake, I think this may be an alternative finish! Missed the public cable car, but luckily staff member kept the staff cable car back for us.

Hidden 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
owen gibson 24/Jun/16 2nd
Nick Arthur 24/Jun/16 Lead
with Rebecca Combe, Owen Gibson
Doug miller 24/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
JennyBroomby 23/Jun/16 2nd
SWhite10 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
jennygreener 22/Jun/16 -
with Pete
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead
Petarghh 22/Jun/16 Lead

Jenny's first alpine route.

Marshall 22/Jun/16 2nd
markflanagan 22/Jun/16 Lead

Super! Somehow managed to start lateish and be ahead of everyone.

Pina 20/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Joined just before the chipped crux (currently not there as banked out). Simul climbed to the top.

Peter Rosso 20/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Alasdair Robertson
Brian Pollock 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
Alex Riley 20/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Easy and very very busy.

Chris Huntington 20/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/16 2nd O/S
EddieA 17/Jun/16 2nd O/S

A lot of snow - and a lot of people

with Stephen, Ali
JoeMortimer 17/Jun/16 AltLd
Roflo 17/Jun/16 2nd
MichealMurphy 16/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Rose Long, Thomas O'Hagan
adawson 15/Jun/16 AltLd

Mixed weather conditions with a few sunny spells but mainly overcast and in cloud with some snow towards the end, quite windy and cold at times. Lots of snow on the route which banked out the crux move. Moved together most of the way apart from the final section led by Ash. Spent about 3 hours queueing in the wind and cold, mainly at the 1st abseil and final pitches.

nathanjmasters 15/Jun/16 AltLd
Ashley King 15/Jun/16 AltLd

First alpine route with guide. Weather wasn't great and queues were very long. Crux was snowed over. Really enjoyed it though, would definitely recommend.

ChrisH89 15/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

First alpine route, and what a route! Despite the awful weather Chamonix has had for the last few weeks we found a weather window and decided to risk it. Awesome climbing, still in winter condition despite the time of year. Crux was banked out making it simple (didn't realise we'd done it till it was over) but the last section was a delightful chimney groove (around Scottish grade 3?) in full view of the Midi viewing platforms, with the classic topout onto one of them where some Brazilians promptly asked to borrow our axes for a photo...!

Hidden 12/Jun/16 -
Petarghh 12/Jun/16 -
gavster 12/Jun/16 2nd
with rob
Rob Royle 12/Jun/16 Lead

Lots and lots of snow, felt like it was winter again! Enjoyed climbing the route with Gav.

with Gav
Hidden 07/Jun/16 -
Hidden 04/Jun/16 Lead rpt
Hugh Simons 02/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Leading Liam up his first Alpine route. Crux was buried in a snow ramp, so technically very easy this time! Surprisingly good weather meant we all got sunburnt, classic.

Liam Watson 02/Jun/16 AltLd
BethTansley 01/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
wchan ?/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
ndraper1 24/May/16 Lead rpt

a LOT of snow clearing and swimming today, made gear tricky to find in the first 3rd with powder on slabs. Somehow head height on crests of the ridge. Broke trail like a gent for guides and groups who were happy with missing the bin. Solo'd after the abbs to avoid the toilets of terror.

D.Russell 20/May/16 Solo O/S

Group solo with ally and prolly.

with Ally
jing 24/Apr/16 2nd dog

Challenging winter condition. The approach was covered by thigh high snow, sometimes waist high. I also stepped into mt first crevasse :) The climb itself was also covered in snow, I took a 10m fall on a snow slope due to my bad crampon work (and fresh snow). I think I only really touched rock in the last two pithes or so. We were surprised when we were half way up the crux (the lower half buried in snow) We took the 9:30 lift and went down by 16:00 (the team behind us turned back...), thanks to Neil's efficiency, otherwise we could have taken a long long time... A route to remember, but probably not to repeat in the same condition. What a day!

with Neil MacKay
Hidden 20/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
sam_cash 08/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
sam_cash 07/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Remyveness 06/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Lead the entire route as one of Callum's first outings in the alps.

callumbtaylor 06/Apr/16 2nd

acclimatisation day

with Remy
Kirill 26/Mar/16 AltLd

As a means to go to the toilet at the midi station. Snowing and 100kmph wind. Climbed the squeeze chimney to the left of the usual crux wall to add interest.

mike.moss 26/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
cmars89 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Scottish conditions, moved together throughout. Wore ski boots.

with Ryan Weber
Chris81 25/Mar/16 2nd
with Mountain Guide
Hidden 21/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
machars 21/Mar/16 Solo
bclifton 21/Mar/16 AltLd
LivBarron 12/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Bluebird winter day simul climbing in pairs, with Blake and Tammy.

Karlgreasley 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Tybalt Peake 29/Jan/16 AltLd
huwaaron ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
crossleysm ??/2016 AltLd
with Roger Lawson
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
thomas108 ??/2016 -
JenShelley 31/Dec/15 2nd

In light snow, starting from the Abri Simonds hut. Had the route all to ourselves.

with Mike, Rob
MichaelGallimore 31/Dec/15 AltLd rpt

Moved together and pitched the section after the abseils. There was a lot of new snow on the route which made it totally different in character to summer. Used my axes a lot more. We climbed this the day after doing the chere couliour and sleeping in the abri simond hut, where the beds were covered in snow but it was so cold we didn't have to worry about it melting and making us wet. Overnight it snowed, so the cosmiques ridge seemed like the safest way of getting back and avoiding unstable snow slopes. Had a fantastic night with a blood red sunset and clear skies. Very memorable.

with JenShelley, Rob
Hidden 28/Dec/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19/Oct/15 Solo
Paul Baller 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Lou Baller
OrphusBoi 28/Sep/15 2nd
with Chris Smith
l21bjd 18/Sep/15 2nd

Guided. Lots of fresh snow.

Hidden 13/Sep/15 -
adamre12 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
AndyT1151 06/Sep/15 -
heghedush 05/Sep/15 2nd
OllieF 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Great to finally get on this route, super nice weather and visibility. Clouds in the valley. Moved together for the majority of the route, pitched the last 60m or so to the ladder.

with David
DaveThexton 05/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Ollie Footitt
EuanM 01/Sep/15 Lead
Katie S ?/Sep/15 AltLd
Matt Schwarz ?/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
with katie
ADAMSTUBS ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Jagged Globe Alpine techniques 2 course

Misha 31/Aug/15 AltLd rpt

Did this the day after the Swiss Route on the Grand Capucin. The original plan had been to do the Contamine on the Lachenal but we didn't have time (aka didn't get up early enough!). After giving up on a route on the Eperon (figuring we wouldn't have time), decided to do the Cosmiques as Plan C as Ian and Alex hadn't done it before. Started at 2pm, at the top at 4.30pm. Moved together except for the crux pitch which Alex led. Got overtaken by two guided parties but otherwise no traffic. Clear of snow as well, so pretty cruisey except that we had very heavy packs due to the bivvy gear for the Grand Cap! Also all the Grand Cap gear - two 60m ropes, double set of cams, set and a half of wires... even used some of it occasionally! The drilled crampon slots seem to be proliferating!

with Alex, Ian C
alexm198 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Plan C for the day but good fun nonetheless. Late in the day so only two other parties on the route. Never seen such polished granite!

with Misha Nepogodiev, Ian Cooper
tomdawson4 29/Aug/15 AltLd

wasn't very snowy and mixed but great nonetheless late aug 15

adrianj 28/Aug/15 AltLd

In one day from Midi. Descent out of midi station exciting but OK. Climb in good conditions. Bit of a queue at crux. Beautiful weather.

Hidden 28/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Oo 26/Aug/15 -
Alfie Maun 25/Aug/15 AltLd
with Hamish Legge
hlegge 25/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

best way to return to the midi station. did this route 8 years ago with a guide when i was 16 so was fun to lead the interesting bits this time around.

with Alfie Maun
Guss1 21/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Nath93 20/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together throughout and wore crampons the whole way. Some fresh snow but still quite dry on sections. Excellent alpine introduction.

Hidden 20/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Paul Collins 19/Aug/15 Solo
with Gav, Liam
Vincej 17/Aug/15 -
with Fred Drouet
Stevepa 14/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
jules1990 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
Hidden 07/Aug/15 -
Dawn_K_B 06/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

No snow/ice at all. Crampons off at the bottom. Super fast first half, slower 2nd because of queues.

Sam Ash 06/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
EllieWoods 05/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Very dry - pretty much no snow at all. Didn't wear crampons on the ridge at all. Moved together the whole way as we were racing for the last lift!

with pete belfield
staceyjg 05/Aug/15 2nd O/S

First alpine route, was quite scared descending from the NoI station, but settled into a pace after the first bit, really enjoyed the entire day, although rather worn out at the end. Done in beautiful weather, too hot when we got back down to the valley!

with Richard kendrick, Chris Gardner
Adamski1986 03/Aug/15 AltLd
with James Higgins
Ollieaxon ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Zoe Cockburn ?/Aug/15 -

with fresh snow!

MJLangley 29/Jul/15 Solo
Chuck 28/Jul/15 -
Hidden 26/Jul/15 -
Hidden 26/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
summerse 24/Jul/15 2nd O/S

First AD alpine route.

Hidden 24/Jul/15 -
dawp4810 24/Jul/15 2nd O/S

with Gav Pike and Ozzy Dave

Kinge 24/Jul/15 Lead rpt

2nd time of the trip, less crowded but no less fun

ned_85 17/Jul/15 AltLd
ijsbeer 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Jarron (TSAC) & Jelmer (TSAC)

Kinge 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

7 year dream realised

with Lee L, Owen Williams
andymcronald 15/Jul/15 2nd
with Paulo Tombini
Petarghh 15/Jul/15 Lead

Almost completely dry. Crampons not required other than for the descent from midi.

Fletch12 13/Jul/15 Lead

1st Alpine Lead

with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
Hidden 13/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
IanHope 10/Jul/15 -
with Bruce goodlad
JohnHartley 10/Jul/15 -

Brilliant!

with stephen hartley
FelixPeterken 09/Jul/15 2nd

awesome if you get it to yourself (nearly)

with AndrewP
AndrewP 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Sam Peterken, FelixPeterken
Hidden 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/15 -
Hidden 06/Jul/15 -
olekemi 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Taken in descent from the Cosmiques hut. Soloed first half, and roped up after abseils. Good fun, despite the crowds.

with Ken B, Martin F
AshBash 04/Jul/15 -

Did after pointe lachanel, had to overtake a lot of groups and waited at the crux over a hour, good route though

derryclimbs 02/Jul/15 AltLd

How to avoid the notorious crowds... do it at dusk. We took the last cable car up, chilled out at the base of the climb and started climbing as the sun was going down. Amazing setting with a full moon over one shoulder and the lights of chamonix over the other. Got to the midi platform without the hero's welcome, and with it being so warm, slept outside, on the rope.

mattgrange 02/Jul/15 AltLd

Superb fun, climbed with Jay Grigson on a hot day from the Midi cable car. Battled it out with numerous guided teams, but found that this meant we got to savour the excellent views and positions all the more!

bedsforsleepypeople 02/Jul/15 -
frejashannon ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with tim, Neils
JdotP ?/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
benwh1te ?/Jul/15 -
kirsten bishop ?/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Ndawson 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
danieleaston 29/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Sam
Ahebden93 27/Jun/15 2nd

It was quite a cloudy day but the route was in great condition + we got engaged at the top :D Luckily he waited until I'd got over the barrier!

Hidden 26/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 26/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with Kat Ostrich
KatOstrich 26/Jun/15 AltLd
with Dave
davkeo 25/Jun/15 Lead rpt

As finish to Eperon de Cosmiques. Brilliant day.

cearbhalld 25/Jun/15 2nd
duprer1 24/Jun/15 2nd
davkeo 21/Jun/15 Solo

Combined with traverse of pointe Lachanal

petecurt 20/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
laurence_falconer 20/Jun/15 -
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
Hidden 19/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Legs 19/Jun/15 -

Moved together the majority of the time. Pitched the 'move'. Loads of snow and ice to get our crampons into. An amazing day. Added extra spice at the end by going off route with a traverse. Really isolated climbing at this point. A real adventure on an otherwise supremely busy climb.

jac00 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
owen gibson 17/Jun/15 -
Alfie Maun 17/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Owen Gibson, Chris Wildblood
cwildblood 17/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/15 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Remyveness 13/Jun/15 AltLd

Only just made the last lift combining it it a day with the pointe lachenal traverse

Hidden 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
davkeo 12/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Weather was bad so did this as plan b. Very enjoyable day out.

jac00 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
kdo 12/Jun/15 2nd

Going to do a rock route up hight for the first time, but conditions were poor so we did this. No gloves..first time climbing this high for me, Dave did all the leading and we swept past lots of teams (mannerly). Classic!

sj87 07/Jun/15 2nd
steveforgrieve 07/Jun/15 2nd

Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey

scarmichael 07/Jun/15 -
MJLangley 07/Jun/15 -
Hidden 05/Jun/15 -
Hugh Simons 05/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together most of the route, a few short pitches. Shame it was so busy! Great route.

calumhicks 05/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

The icing on the cake is that the route deposits you at the midi station, therefore avoiding that horrible walk back!

with Hugh Simons, Adam Harris
Hidden 01/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
Zolly Whitaker ?/Jun/15 Lead
with Megan Jackson, Laurence Falconer
Hidden ?/Jun/15 AltLd
Ian84 ?/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/15 2nd
laurashaw ?/Jun/15 2nd
Richard Kendrick ?/Jun/15 Solo
Eagertom ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Laura Shaw, Dan Murray
Hidden 27/May/15 -
ricky6386 11/May/15 2nd O/S

First alpine/winter climb, just a tad scary!

Hidden 10/May/15 Solo
Hidden 10/May/15 Solo
tedburt 08/May/15 AltLd β

Cracking day. 2hr45 min from the hut.

with Aaron Burdett
DaveThexton 07/May/15 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 07/May/15 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/15 -
Alasdair Fulton 24/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Bella's first alpine route. Great conditions.

with Bella
James W 10/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/15 AltLd
Hidden 26/Mar/15 Solo rpt
turbojames 12/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with danny millar, Anne Corbett
Hidden 11/Mar/15 Solo O/S
K Mckay ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Camille ??/2015 2nd
with Pierre Girard
paultaylor 23/Dec/14 AltLd
with Matt Roberts, Will I Am
roberts1234567890 23/Dec/14 AltLd
with Paul Taylor, Will Moy
w-watson 20/Dec/14 AltLd
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead
Lancer 25/Oct/14 Solo rpt

Day after arrived in Cham. Good acclimatisation route- far better conditions that last time, and much faster also (3hrs 30mins). Met another Brit by the abseils and we soloed together- nice to have some company. The blank slab crux solo was no dramas- a nice ascending finger crack with enough placements for crampon points. An awesome morning!

Hidden 25/Oct/14 Solo
Rustyclimb 15/Oct/14 Lead O/S
DigitalSteak 15/Oct/14 Lead
Steve Wakeford 04/Oct/14 Solo

Rock scramble with crampons. No need for axe in summer.

Kayan 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S

snow/ice cover low.

with Aidan Woollaston
Hidden 19/Sep/14 Solo dnf
dauwhe 14/Sep/14 -
with Adam George
dauwhe 14/Sep/14 2nd

Guided climb with Adam George

Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Jordangask 11/Sep/14 Lead
Tim Rodgers 11/Sep/14 -
nicjbuk 08/Sep/14 Lead

not a lot of snow on the route

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
Matt1234 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
rossn 08/Sep/14 -

5th time up this route. Least snow I've seen on, good route but I dont think I'll do it again

with Bill Butterworth, Nick Bryan
goatee 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Griffiths
hoppojoe7 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S

first alpine experience. great route for acclimatising getting use to crampons, rope work etc. best part. you can descend directly into the bar! :)

Matthew Martin Wsm 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S

fantastic first alpine route all climbed in big boots and crampons on beautiful golden chamonix granite, was excellent warm up that gave me confidence!

with dave kenyon
wilkinscl 03/Sep/14 -

Went to do the burnier vogler abseil station had been dismantled so finished up the arete. None of the difficult sections are difficult as there a large, chipped, front point shaped holds all over.

morpcat 03/Sep/14 2nd
steve_gibbs 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Al Docherty
Katie S 03/Sep/14 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with katie
DigitalSteak 03/Sep/14 Solo
davkeo ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S

No ab rope so the down climbs were fun. Especially the second one which was an iced up chimney.

Hidden ?/Sep/14 -
engelsk_chica ?/Sep/14 2nd
Webster ?/Sep/14 Solo

did an alternative start about 50m to the right of the ormal start, joined the ridge by the first absail. a combination of moving together and solo

Hidden 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
cmars89 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Solo
aljones91 22/Aug/14 AltLd

Good route....shit load of people made it dangerous and annoying

with Ben hester
TheFatClimber 21/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 21/Aug/14 Lead O/S
jonleighton 16/Aug/14 -
khalidq 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Great weather. Fine climb. Too busy.

with Jon Leighton, Harriet Kirk
timmyfuckinmiller 14/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 12/Aug/14 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden 10/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/14 -
JHolland 08/Aug/14 -
Hidden 08/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Callum Smith 08/Aug/14 Lead

2nd alpine route.

Adamski1986 08/Aug/14 AltLd
with Richard Gage
Hidden 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 -
Gumery 08/Aug/14 Solo rpt
anthonylewis 08/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Stani49 07/Aug/14 2nd
Palindrome 07/Aug/14 2nd

Alpine style climbing together.

Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
paulmck 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Stani49
Jo sumner 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
mrbird 06/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 06/Aug/14 AltLd
Piers Harley 06/Aug/14 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
AndyBryce 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hamish Frost 06/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead dnf
feilx 05/Aug/14 -
with Jo R, james d
Ciaran Mullan 04/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
picasso 04/Aug/14 AltLd
benclimbing 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

2nd time and still a pleasure! Bivvied in the station the night before to ensure we had the route to ourselves

jonskippy 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley
greenclimb 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

guide book time

with Sarah
jaggy bunnet 03/Aug/14 AltLd

braw wee route, first alpine trip and loved it

Senna 01/Aug/14 -
jazzyjeff 01/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Second ever winter route, great conditions fairly steady descent, ascent was good bit fluttery moving together but good fun

with Ross, Sean
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S

lead the whole route

with Gavin peach
Hidden ?/Aug/14 AltLd
Little AndyH ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Harri777 ?/Aug/14 AltLd
with Jon Leighton, Khalid
scottywakefield 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Amazing!!! Some fresh snow from the previous few days.

JezzaCat 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route, great conditions, evening queuing for the crux was fun in the sunshine!

with Stella
Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead
Jon Ellis 28/Jul/14 -
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead
EllieWoods 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Did after Lachenal traverse (from first lift). Cosmiques ended up taking an epic 6 hours.... Mostly spent queuing at bottlenecks.....

with Rich
Richard Alderton 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Started at 1115, got stuck in a queue at the first abseil and only just made the last lift down.

with Ellie
skirton 23/Jul/14 -
with Ben Jones
snowy_woodruff 23/Jul/14 Lead
with Mem
Hidden 18/Jul/14 AltLd
jhobbs 18/Jul/14 -

Wow

Hidden 18/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/14 -
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead
petrch 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Philipe Guyon
matty123 15/Jul/14 -
jon_ridley 15/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Graeme Gilchrist 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S

swapped lead a few times. great day

with tim de veere green
jeb3496 14/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jul/14 AltLd
andy_e 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Mostly moved together. 4 1/2 hours round trip.

with Ron Clark, Jared Kitchen
Simnel 09/Jul/14 -
with Andy L, Rog B, steve r
DigitalSteak 06/Jul/14 Lead

After Rebuffat on the Eperon

Hidden 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Charlotte Nelson 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with jack, tom, bart, chrissy
blue-icefox 01/Jul/14 2nd
with Graham
2010_graham 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
JayAsh ?/Jul/14 -
Hidden ?/Jul/14 -
Ciaran Mullan ?/Jul/14 -
Claire Molloy ?/Jul/14 2nd
with Mark Thomas
phildawson ?/Jul/14 -
David Barratt ?/Jul/14 AltLd
with owenf
viriato ?/Jul/14 -
2010_graham 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with David B, Nikki Y
wiibaker 28/Jun/14 2nd

With Black Diamond guide for under 2 hours. Did varitions around the abseils from the right and bypassed the crux and exit chimney from the right with some harder and tricky slab climbing with crampons.

Hidden 28/Jun/14 -
Dawn_K_B 27/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Such a good day! Easy for AD, the crux was ace. Great views and position.

with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, Jem Greenway
JemG 27/Jun/14 AltLd
Street 26/Jun/14 2nd
sadams601 25/Jun/14 AltLd β

Zero visibility on the approach. Once we started the climb things cleared up quite a bit. Towards the end of the route we had to wait a lot for other groups. Last two - three pitches done in a mad scramble as the snow had returned and we heard thunder. Otherwise it was a great day!

Rebs 25/Jun/14 2nd
davidbird63 24/Jun/14 -

Great day out on a great route. Want to try some variations!

ten4dave 24/Jun/14 -
joelevanschamonix 24/Jun/14 Solo rpt

http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/06/23/summer-is-here/

mattking_109 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Iona
Sash.C 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Ben Gibbison
Gibbo 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Sash Coombes
scree 20/Jun/14 -

Guided by ISM, busy classic but still nice

garethMottram 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Richard Tones
Hidden 19/Jun/14 2nd
JakeWShaw 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Overtook one party and got a clear run. So good especially as we weren't being clambered all over by guides.

Retro Rowan 19/Jun/14 -
Hidden 19/Jun/14 -
Calum Wadsworth 19/Jun/14 -

First alpine route, really good but very busy!

with Tom A
barrowclough 19/Jun/14 -
Whitty2012 19/Jun/14 -
Teappleby 19/Jun/14 AltLd

Fun little route. Just got too busy to be enjoyable by the end though. Cal's first Alpine route.

Sam Ash 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Jack Whiteley 19/Jun/14 Lead

An enjoyable route with some great sections of climbing on rock, snow and mixed ground. A very busy route meant climbing the last few sections of mixed climbing in less than ideal conditions.

Nick_Merriman 19/Jun/14 -
Tim Harper 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Awesome first alpine lead! Loved it

Hidden 16/Jun/14 Solo O/S
pete1993 16/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

intended to to contamine grissol, but did this instead due to late cablecars and impending storms. top quality route, took us by surprise with difficulty but it was devoid of a lot of snow! got on it early so werent held up too much, moved together for majority, just pitching the crux

with Micki, David
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd
MSchobitz 16/Jun/14 Lead O/S

One of the first parties on the route and fast enough not to be overrun by other parties. Really fun route!

Olli-C 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
joe.91 15/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Great to be back in the valley. Lead the crux this time, olli had the narrow squeeze chimney.

Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead
johnmctighe 11/Jun/14 -

Lots of snow this time which made it a much more alpine experience. Up and down from the midi so it made for a lovely rest day.

with Andy Owen
simon_D 05/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

moved together, crux wall was easy..nice wee route

with Edvin
DigitalSteak 02/Jun/14 Lead
CaptainAnt 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Brad Cunningham
laurence_falconer ?/Jun/14 -
jamesgr87 ?/Jun/14 -
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
laurashaw ?/Jun/14 -
niallsash ?/Jun/14 AltLd
Piglet69 ?/Jun/14 -
wjcblackshaw 28/May/14 Lead O/S

Great climb - route was in really good condition with lots of snow. Moved together for the most part, pitched the crux and the traverse after the 2nd Gendarme - got a bit caught out on the final traverse below the exit chimney but all in all a great day with a bit of everything. Shame it was very busy though - standard French guides barging past, climbing all over us etc (we were moving quite slowly)

alpinestar_no1 16/May/14 AltLd O/S

Just finishing after doing the vent du dragon. Simul climbed all the way.

with Jakob Fisker
Rob Royle 05/May/14 Lead

Fantastic day in the mountains, great climb and amazing views! First time on this route, so it was interesting to lead it! All went well although I ended up climbing the 'difficult' chimney on the NW face behind the crux slab as I got confused on the actual route up the slab....! Another group came over the top (up the slab in the right place so I'll know for next time.....) Really fun day!!

with Steph
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
Jake Young 17/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Cool route, classic tick.

with Shack crew - Ande, Stuart and Francesco
david_brookes 15/Apr/14 AltLd
Ulgrid 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

The most peaceful possible ascent of Cosmiques - only one other pair of climbers!

with Dave
Hidden 05/Apr/14 -
Gumery 05/Apr/14 Solo rpt
with Forshaw
Hidden 04/Apr/14 -
Steve Wakeford 03/Apr/14 Lead

Anna's first climb

with Anna Martin
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd
Paul Figg 21/Mar/14 -

Had the route to ourselves, climbed moving together with Andy and Lawrence

with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton
Hidden 19/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
McGuinness 17/Mar/14 -
with Nick
Steve Wakeford 16/Mar/14 Lead

Bjrn's first climb, the down climbed to just above crux to try and help Hinrik!!

with Bj?rn Ingason
kingjam 15/Mar/14 -

Guided

ndraper1 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
shah ?/Feb/14 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jan/14 -
Tom Campbell ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
prcleary ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
superturbo ??/2014 Lead
Dougbart 31/Oct/13 -
with Iain
easers 31/Oct/13 AltLd
with Doug
Hidden 22/Sep/13 Lead
joe.91 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Great route, Alex had the crux as i was struggling with the altitude; not even been in the valley for 24h! Wished I lead the crux though, straight forward.

Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd
Mick Riley 20/Sep/13 2nd O/S

In winter conditions

jon22 16/Sep/13 AltLd

Full on winter conditions

The Bad Cough 16/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Full on Winter conditions. Awesome.

AdamH 16/Sep/13 -

Scottish conditions!

manxclare 16/Sep/13 AltLd
with paul cubbins, jon22
jack.williams1 11/Sep/13 AltLd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 11/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Great route! Excellent weather, could see the Matterhorn. Led the hard bits, more awkward than difficult. Funny to be cheered by people on the viewing platform. Had a French guide push past as per

j.buckley87 09/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Alex Parker 06/Sep/13 -

With Mark Walker Mountaineering. Top Bloke.

jac00 06/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Linda
Ly-Cilph 06/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together except for 4c crux pitch; 3hrs. Enchained with a Traverse of Pointe Lachenal; lovely 7hr day out.

with Till N
Laura Parker 06/Sep/13 -

Brilliant scramble and an awesome way to end our first alpine climbing week in The Alps.

Hidden 05/Sep/13 -
simondunf 05/Sep/13 -

great fun

with caspar
Binder 03/Sep/13 AltLd dnf
with Toby
gravity 03/Sep/13 AltLd dnf

George dislocated his knee right at the start of the route, requiring helicopter rescue.

with George
Ian Ackerley 03/Sep/13 Lead

'dry' conditions. hardly any snow on route. Crampons not used except for approach. Mostly moved together. Was suffering from effects of altitude

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead
Gordon Lacey 01/Sep/13 AltLd
Scott Rankin 01/Sep/13 AltLd
HansStuttgart ?/Sep/13 -
Hidden ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd
AlexxelA ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Amazing, but we were more worried than we needed to be, fairly straightforward and fun, and very short.

david0811 31/Aug/13 AltLd
with debbie, Dave Riley
MrRiley 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

First alpine route and a great intro, terrible altitude sickness by the end of it though!

with Mark Reid
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Solo
Debbie Lee 31/Aug/13 AltLd
with Lachy, Dave Marshall
sacdenouilles 28/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sophie Guinard, J F Philippe
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
jac00 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Aug/13 -
Ccmilree 27/Aug/13 -
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
machars 25/Aug/13 AltLd
Keith Lambley 23/Aug/13 -
with John T
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
JasonV 22/Aug/13 -

Did without crampons. Moved together in the main. Crux pitch a bit testy in big boots.

with Heather, John
HJSmith 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Jason, John Heap
machine45 21/Aug/13 2nd

Beautiful day for a beautiful climb. Good experience seconding the route. Led by Mark Madge. Lots of traffic with a long wait at the bottom of the 4c pitch.

justaddpowder 21/Aug/13 Lead

Bivied on glacier and met Caroline from cable station. Left bivi kit on glacier and moved to ridge. Started 1st (took of crampons) but got soon over taken by large amounts of traffic. Very dry and moved well if slowly. Waited around a lot on abb points for them to clear. Lead 4b wall in boots, stuck cam for protection halfway up to 1st bolt. Moved well up traverse to finish photo. ran back down to pick bivi kit up and headed down. Geoff left for home. almost worth setting of mid day to avoid morning traffic AD II 4a(4c crux)

with Ed Smart, Geoff Smart, Caroline Milree
Dan0Me 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris Hill
Hidden 15/Aug/13 -
adamwesthead 15/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Did not use crampons once as all the rock was dry with no ice. Different experience to last time.

with Hoult
D.botts87 14/Aug/13 -
with rob butcher, chris fielding
Hidden 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
luckyjim 13/Aug/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Hidden 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
mickd 11/Aug/13 AltLd

As a way back to the midi after summiting Mt Blanc du Tacul early in the morning. Took less than an hour moving together.

DaveThexton 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
jameslam 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Olaf
benclimbing 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Lisa Fullerton
Tim Bevan 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
ad111 09/Aug/13 -
ianstevens 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together

with Sam Wainwright, Adam Bloch
JimboWizbo 05/Aug/13 Lead

Moved together in crampons, wonderful

with Beth
Hidden 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/13 AltLd
prwalker 05/Aug/13 AltLd
with wupert
David Maddison 02/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Malcolm Auchie 02/Aug/13 2nd

Highly reccommend this route. We watched a helicopter winch a casualty from the cable car station while on the ridge.

with Jamie Evans, Karen Pickering
bonoid 02/Aug/13 Lead
with Duncan McLaughlin
Busby ?/Aug/13 Lead
scottie390 ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

good introductory route for beginner/intermediates. easy guiding.

with Ethan Clarke
Hidden ?/Aug/13 -
Fellmonkey ?/Aug/13 2nd
robgixer ?/Aug/13 -
Jack00 ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Edd Carrigan
Ed carrigan ?/Aug/13 -
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Fat Andy Heff ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Paul Collins ?/Aug/13 Lead
mcgovern ?/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/13 Lead
Adamski1986 31/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with kerry, Stewart Webb
Hidden 31/Jul/13 -
onlyfoddington 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Followed Adam the whole way. We moved together until the crux pitch. Overtook more people than we were overtaken.

with Adam
Lumbering Oaf 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Fun route. Climbing Mod to VDiff standard climbs at altitude in big boots, with great views and under a clear blue sky. Not much snow or ice unfortunately.

with Paul Justin
spragglerocks 25/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Batt 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/13 -
Martin Haworth 23/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
peter.herd 20/Jul/13 -
with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd
khris 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Bradley
MichaelGallimore 18/Jul/13 Solo O/S

In b3 boots, preferred not to use crampons.

with Nick millward, Bern hardman
BicycleBradley 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Bruce S 17/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 16/Jul/13 2nd
Rob Wardle 15/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark Wrekin, Ade Wrekin
Slick 12/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd
alan1234 11/Jul/13 AltLd
with Eirik Nordli
bigredsquirrel 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Hutton
James_L88 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Alpenglow 06/Jul/13 Lead

First unguided alpine route. Took quite a bit of time on the route and unsure whether I got the correct exit chimney (it felt about Scottish II/III). Topped out late and thought we'd have to spend the night on the platform as we couldn't get the door open!

with Peter, Tom L, Owen
Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead
Martin Rowe 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
frotveit 01/Jul/13 AltLd
Keith Lambley 01/Jul/13 -
with Kate R
steve_gibbs 01/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
TommyMcG ?/Jul/13 -
Richard Thombs ?/Jul/13 -
tommytuffa ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Libby
Kris ?/Jul/13 AltLd
stanleynkk ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Oliver Alderman
Hidden ?/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
alooker ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good intro for moving together over easy ground. Crux pitch to the ladders was lovely climbing but cold

with David
Hidden ?/Jul/13 -
edmitchell ?/Jul/13 Lead rpt
HosteDenis ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Benjaminblanc ?/Jul/13 -
shah ?/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Joe Innes 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Great day out! Perfect conditions! Did it in the morning, had to rush back to the campsite to catch the coach home, great end to the trip!! :)

with Steve Gibbs
Hidden 30/Jun/13 -
laurence_falconer 28/Jun/13 -
Hidden 27/Jun/13 2nd
fulton333 27/Jun/13 -
ma.cecilia 26/Jun/13 -
with Michael Fyfe
Gumery 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Naomi
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead
Dan818 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
joscott 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
pffft 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Lovely, got a bit overwhelmed half way along, but regained composure! After doing Pointe Lachenal in the morning. Super day! 3 hours for the route

DigitalSteak 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
A Walker 24/Jun/13 AltLd
GuitarGenius92 24/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with will smith
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd
NeilOMalley 24/Jun/13 AltLd

set off whilst snowing, a bit tricky route finding withe poor visibility and making tracks in fresh powder but a couple of hours in the clouds cleared and topping out in the sunshine 5 mins before the last ride down to cham was awesome.

Hidden 23/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Mr Fuller 23/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Crux pitch was buried. Hardest part of the route was avoiding dubiously-skilled clients being dragged up the route.

with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker
Kayan 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spenser 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Dave Almond 21/Jun/13 AltLd

Warm sunny tee shirt weather. Super end to a great week

Gumery 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Naomi, Forshaw
Nicole Almond 21/Jun/13 AltLd

Lovely climb with great weather - in T-shirts at points! great way to end a good week.

with Dad
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Alex Munnery 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Luke Duckworth
OutdoorGirl 15/Jun/13 2nd
Lxaddison 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together for most of it. Led "crux" didn't seem hard at all... Altitude made going tough as first route we did.

Brian Pollock 12/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lots of snow and sunshine... great route

with Dave Frost
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/13 AltLd
DigitalSteak 06/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Wintery so crux banked out with snow. Final pitch is a great mixed section but watch the local guides screaming through and stepping on your rope!

paulmck 05/Jun/13 AltLd
Steve Kempley 04/Jun/13 -

Snowy conditions. A great fun day out!

with Florin, Cristian
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
rashwell ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
Nemo9 ?/Jun/13 AltLd

Moved together, crux buried under snow

with Col
Hidden 20/May/13 Solo
Hidden 08/May/13 Lead
Jacob Forshaw 06/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
Jacob Forshaw 02/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Solo
carl_123 01/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Dave Searle ?/Apr/13 Solo

Tried to do it as fast as I could.. 41 minutes from the ice cave to the platform. Stormy weather so no one to pass...

tscoobydoo 31/Mar/13 -

Climbed in winter conditions, much more of an adventure.

Julian Prieto 31/Mar/13 AltLd rpt

Winter conditions with lots of fresh snow. Moved together for most of the route.

Alessandro Tentori 09/Mar/13 2nd O/S

Winter ascent, heavy snow conditions. Traversing the Cosmiques couloir proved tricky. Easy climb on the slab and chimney of the last three pitches.

with Damien Tomasi
jon22 ??/2013 AltLd

Full on winter conditions

Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
jcw ??/2013 -
James Thacker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
freeheel47 ??/2013 AltLd
walts4 ??/2013 -
danex ??/2013 AltLd
manxclare ??/2013 -
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
Hidden 05/Oct/12 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/12 -
jack.williams1 17/Sep/12 2nd
Cardi 17/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
with Suzy, Matt K
Hidden 17/Sep/12 -
namagnall 17/Sep/12 Lead
with Hal Roberts
fk2005 15/Sep/12 2nd

I need to either obtain more information about the route and approach before starting an abseil or seconding, or make my own decisions and stop relying on constant feedback.

with Richard Apps
Jay C 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Heather
Hidden 09/Sep/12 -
jezb1 09/Sep/12 AltLd

Awesome. Two and half hours from simond.

Mr. K 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Amazing day in the mountains. Moved together most of the way. I lead the crux slab clean without crampons.

Chris_Mullaney 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Mr. K
Hidden 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd
ollyroberts 05/Sep/12 Lead
with Sam
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt
alias dave 03/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam.EB
dave josling ?/Sep/12 2nd
Peter Reynolds ?/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd β
cmarsden5 ?/Sep/12 -
with hannah price
timofy ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jacksonak47 ?/Sep/12 -
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead
wiibaker 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Stroppy 21/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route, left at 3am, finished at 10, knackered!

Sam Husband 21/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Best climb I have ever done. Camped and started at 3am in the dark which meant we were the first up of the day and missed the infamous crowds (we could see them in pursuit!). Got a bit lost and did the alternate F5 crux (sent ed up to check the way..), lots of asian support at summit!

with Ed
Hidden 17/Aug/12 AltLd
sambosanquet101 16/Aug/12 Lead
with Klaus Broesamle
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Wils 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/12 Lead rpt
cas smerdon 07/Aug/12 AltLd
with Declan
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
tom.ireson 01/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Gareth T 01/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Rob, Kenny
robbraby ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Kenny, Steveo
hairy51 ?/Aug/12 2nd
alan barnes ?/Aug/12 -
with sam d
10029759 ?/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/12 2nd O/S
BoulderyDave 31/Jul/12 2nd O/S

A completely eye opening experience. I have never been so scared as I was at the snow arte (about 1ft wide at present). Truly awesome route - one that wil stay with me forever

crimpy 31/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

beautiful climb :)

with kozzi, Jhc
alpinestar_no1 30/Jul/12 AltLd
JimboWizbo 30/Jul/12 -

Moved together, Mike went first, loved it. Didn't use crampons apart from on approach

with Mike
Stefan Jacobsen 30/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Andy Hewison 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Did this after doing the traverse of Pointe Lachenal. Straight forward climbing mainly on rock but kept crampons on all of the time to make it more interesting. It also made the trickier parts and especially the crux section easier due to the holes in the rock for crampon front points. We were greeted almost as heroes by the tourists on the viewing platform!! Amazing day.

with Francois Bouvier
gfpowell 28/Jul/12 2nd
d80f0u 27/Jul/12 2nd

Excellent route. Done in half guidebook time!

with Pierre
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
kozzi 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
John-Henry 24/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
jameslam 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Charlie Thorneycroft
dan ely 23/Jul/12 -

no guide/topo and very late start. it got dark and we got lost. We had to wait it out 6 hours till the sun came up to finsh the last 100m or so. lessons learnt and a night we will not forget

with steve
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
ashtond6 22/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd
JanBella 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

First abseil got one well worn through rope and shabby looking tape with bolt missing so had to back it up with a sling. otherwise nice route and interesting finish as we got bit lost after the crux pitch. all completed with an unplanned night at the midi and first cable car down following morning.

thomaspomfrett 19/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Cablecar closed at the end, ended up walking across the valee blanche to Italy

with Greg (guide), Dan Slome
wendynicholls 19/Jul/12 2nd
with Dominic Saul, Richard DuPont
ray.allwood 18/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Andy Perkins (Guide)
droberts 16/Jul/12 -
Hidden 16/Jul/12 -
nia 15/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with harry
Kirill 13/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Wanted to do the Chere but did not fancy navigating across Valley Blanche in a gale and a white-out, so did this instead. Three hours from the tunnel exit to the viewing platform. Was happy to get the last lift back at 11 before it got shut for the rest of the day due to weather. Met a random soloist who fell from the crux but miraculously wasn't hurt. We let him tie into the middle of our rope as he didn't want to push his luck any further that day.

jimmatthews 12/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jay Conlon
Katherine Ross 12/Jul/12 2nd O/S

2nd in a 3. This route gets better and better!

with Jay Conlon, James Matthews
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Solo
Jay C 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Katherine, James M
Hidden 10/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

First time I have ever finished a route to a round of applause!

thetradlad 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Moving together for all but crux

Tdavy01 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
abtibbs 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
HarryB 07/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

after a route on the eperon

Rickrick 07/Jul/12 -
Jack.H.92 06/Jul/12 -
Nigel Bond 05/Jul/12 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 04/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/12 Lead O/S
67hours 03/Jul/12 -
with Becky H
trivett 03/Jul/12 -

Excellent route, great day. Bit of fresh snow and impressive cloud inversion in the valley

with Jane Marsh
j.buckley87 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 -
joscott ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/12 -
OwenF ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

After Pointe Lachanel earlier in the morning. Interesting finish!

franksnb ?/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

alpine style, obviously. owen got the crux. 3 hours.

with owen
zcsharp 30/Jun/12 2nd
with Tom/Stewie
Huw Mithan 30/Jun/12 AltLd
with Ben Fitzgerald, Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster
Webster 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

moved together for most with me at the front, i lead the crux pitch. excelent fun

R_W_M 29/Jun/12 -

Moved Together, late starting but took 3hours round-trip from cable car station

with Steve C
SteveCarratt 29/Jun/12 -
j4kub 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with claire gibson
Hidden 28/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Tdavy01 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Rickrick 27/Jun/12 -
davebrox 26/Jun/12 AltLd β

Also on 18/6/13

with Andy, Jim, mary
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Wils 24/Jun/12 AltLd

And back down to the vallee Blanche to get the tent :-(

jon_ridley 23/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/12 -
becoming-stranger 23/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 23/Jun/12 AltLd
sacdenouilles 22/Jun/12 AltLd
with J F Philippe
Ragingpossum 22/Jun/12 2nd

Did on the final day of our conville course. Undoubtably a very busy route.

JKBowers 22/Jun/12 AltLd
Mike Hood 18/Jun/12 AltLd
jacksonak47 15/Jun/12 2nd
maria85 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Moved together on most of it, led crux.

with Becky, Jules, Ash
danfitz 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Pete Houghton
Hidden 07/Jun/12 2nd
DrJon 03/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Andy O
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Mr-Cowdrey 03/Jun/12 Solo O/S

great alpine conditions at the start, windy, spindrift but lots of sun. Moved together up untill the abseils and the slab. Then let a guide past on the gully before the top...bad idea, falling chunks of ice and slow. Amazing route though.

with chris ridgers
Brendan 02/Jun/12 AltLd
with Andy
nicjbuk 01/Jun/12 Lead

great day for the route. consolidated snow, no crowds and good conditions overall.

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
TCarrick ?/Jun/12 -
gingerking ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Done in very scottish conditions!

colonelreginald ?/Jun/12 -
mcgovern ?/Jun/12 -

Only pitched 2 parts. Excellent route, however I felt it to be far too busy and stressful when waiting over 2 hours for the absails. I'd highly recommend getting the 1st lift!

QuentinSu ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Strachan ?/Jun/12 -

Nice

Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd
nicjbuk 28/May/12 AltLd

soft snow made for careful climbing, also french bank holiday and they were all over the place, crossing ropes, coming the other way etc. very busy

with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
Hidden 24/May/12 AltLd O/S
sneaks 24/May/12 AltLd O/S

moved together most of the way. pitched the 'crux'. wasnt even that bad. wobbly escape ladder to the viewpoint after packing up on snow slope before was my crux though, wobble wobble bend bend drops either side, lovely. sunburn hurts. awesome bluebird day.

with janey
Hidden 16/Apr/12 2nd
Lancer 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

An epic route- in that we started late and conditions were really marginal, and henceforth spent a lovely evening asleep a coil of rope in the loo's- the only place heated in the top station, when we missed the last telecabine! B***dy great!

with Charlie Burbridge
Dunx 30/Mar/12 AltLd
with Steve Holmes
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
LJC 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Lots of snow in amongst the rocks.

with Harry
HarryB 27/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
with Luca
Hidden 09/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Alasdair Fulton 28/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Really nice route, especially when you get it to yourself :-) Valley Blanche descent in the warm sun. Spring is early!

Ross Barnes 28/Feb/12 AltLd
with Ally
Dino Dave 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Wonderful route!! -22 degrees and a few meters of snow made for slow progress, around 5 hours from the Abri Simond hut

with Dad
Hidden 14/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
tombushell 04/Feb/12 AltLd
with John Bushell, Sam Husband, Ed Hastrop
sam_lav ??/2012 -
BFG ??/2012 -
bencoope ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Smith42 24/Oct/11 AltLd
with S Lynch
Ross L 26/Sep/11 2nd

Beautiful day and only two other groups on the route. Very little snow or ice on the arete and crampons only required for one short section.

with Matt Helliker
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Solo
nich0las 16/Sep/11 Lead
with Guy W
Aaron Lines 14/Sep/11 Lead
with Mark Oaks
highclimber 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
benjaminireland 09/Sep/11 -

Beautiful day lots of teams on the ridge, about 4 hours moving as a three in traffic, conditions icy at times

with Hannah price, Rosie Lyle
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd
nvalentine760 08/Sep/11 AltLd
danJBA 08/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Harder variation to pass traffic jam

Mountain Llama 08/Sep/11 AltLd
with Paul S
monkeyman79 06/Sep/11 AltLd

Amazing alpine route. It was pretty busy, but it's to be expected on a blue sky day.

with Andy Whaley, David Edmondson
Hidden 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
rosieposey14 ?/Sep/11 -
with ben ireland, hannah price
Hidden 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
jpksalmon 24/Aug/11 AltLd dog

Lead for most of it. Was the second of two ropes lead by our guide. Fell on the climbing sections. Chris took over lead. He lead the second climbing section as well. Clear weather. Beautiful climb but felt like a tourist attraction when I got onto the viewing platform. 3 hour climb

brad_tait 24/Aug/11 -
wookie667 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
geoff.comley 21/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Classic, nice to have the hard crack in there aswell!

guy757 20/Aug/11 -
Hidden 19/Aug/11 -
Elsier 17/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Jon G, Will Harris
Hidden 16/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S
jac00 12/Aug/11 -
with Tom
tomtom89 12/Aug/11 -
with Jack
Hidden 11/Aug/11 -
Roberttaylor 11/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Good moving together practice.

coombsy 11/Aug/11 AltLd

Good fun but a few others on it slowed things a bit. Tried to take a 'short cut' around another party which ended up with us on some pretty dodgy terrain. Won't do that again. Clipped in situ tat on crux but found easy after finding all the footholds were suitably crampon shaped. Lovely route with a memorable ending, The cafe in the midi station was playing 'Rhythm of the Night' on loudspeakers. I guess sometimes you've just gotta dance...

with Rich G
RKernan 11/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

1hr 10mins.

Hidden 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead rpt
jon22 06/Aug/11 2nd
The Bad Cough 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/11 -
Hidden 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/11 -
Clay C 02/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

We finished up this after Voie Rebuffat, joining the route just before the first abseil.

with Will A
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
Liam Ingram ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together until the crux then pitched the rest as there was a traffic jam. Very good fun.

Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd
bladderedagain ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
bladderedagain ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
d_meacher ?/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Uisdean hawthorn ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd
The Bad Cough 31/Jul/11 2nd rpt
HeatherF 31/Jul/11 -

Horrendously Hungover

with Stu, Katy and Josh
Clay C 31/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Caspian
jon22 31/Jul/11 Lead
Jim Brownlow 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
np134 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with C. Price
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
Hidden 29/Jul/11 -
jo86 29/Jul/11 -

2.30 hours from lift station to lift station

manbat 26/Jul/11 -

Too busy!

rg1976 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with squicky
squicky 25/Jul/11 AltLd rpt

Had a knot in the ab rope and partner had to prussik up to retrieve it. Got the post last lift down the Midi will all the rubbish.

with rg1976
matthewjames 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Matt, Sam Davies
kenneM 23/Jul/11 AltLd
with Steve Marner
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 22/Jul/11 Lead
with Mara Larson
Nick Ashwood 22/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd
tlmarjot 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 20/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
zcsharp 16/Jul/11 AltLd
with Harry
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
HarryB 16/Jul/11 AltLd
with Jamie
Kirill 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
catemuir 16/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/11 AltLd
guy757 16/Jul/11 -
HansUDes 16/Jul/11 2nd O/S
aipattison 15/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with David Newton
Hidden 15/Jul/11 -
Paul1 15/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Josh lead the crux. Spent more time waiting for abseils and guiding groups than actual climbing. Beautiful day and amazing position so cant complain!

with Josh waller
Theantoff 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
marcushorgan 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ferdia Earle
ferdia 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
aipattison 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Matt, Josh Waller
joedoherty 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
djking1983 11/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/11 -
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Ulgrid 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
twright180 09/Jul/11 -
with John McCune
GOS 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Got Denis to lead the A0 section while I took over the easy stuff; great day out though slowed down by abseils

with Denis Dineen
Hidden 06/Jul/11 -
Hidden 05/Jul/11 -
Jack Loftus 02/Jul/11 AltLd
with Nick
Stewart B 02/Jul/11 Solo

2h top to top. Nice route

Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
DigitalSteak 01/Jul/11 2nd O/S
steve-grigg ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey ?/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
JonHarvey ?/Jul/11 Solo rpt

49mins10secs

edmitchell ?/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Marky Mark ?/Jul/11 -

had route to ourselves due to late start. made route finding interesting and we missed the crux slab ending up in some difficult ground further on. We reversed, found the slab and continued to the top to be greeted as heroes by hordes of Japanese

climbinggasman ?/Jul/11 2nd

Chamex Alpine Climbing Course

Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
gripped01 ?/Jul/11 Lead
with JSAM, AIT
AlistairB ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dan Robinson, John H
Sinéad ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Ronan Kernan, Niall Browne
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
JRSB1991 ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
emmarowe ?/Jul/11 2nd
jon clayton ?/Jul/11 Lead
with jason williams
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
Sianny 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S

awesome route! :)

with Al
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead
stratfol 29/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Gill's first Alpine route :P very snowy Cosmique's, went up on a dodgy forecast, turned out sunny so had the route to ourselves, what a rarity!

with Gill Byrne
Sinéad 29/Jun/11 2nd
RKernan 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sin?ad Oakes, Niall Browne
Redneck 28/Jun/11 Lead
with Pete
Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
adam clarke 25/Jun/11 AltLd
with James Hulme
Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 24/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/11 AltLd
Leelogs 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with SCC
sacdenouilles 17/Jun/11 AltLd
with J F Philippe
Petarghh 17/Jun/11 AltLd

1 hr 15min on busy route 1h 50 min midi to midi.

Jack Loftus 17/Jun/11 AltLd

Solo until half way, then roped up.

Hidden 10/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
TrevorD 05/Jun/11 2nd
mattking_109 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
Pete Houghton ?/Jun/11 2nd
Climbslikeaduck ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Conor Gilmour
collywob ?/Jun/11 2nd β

spectacular

Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead
Jack Loftus 31/May/11 -

Moved together, Alternate leads. Slight deviation towards top, fantastic position and some interesting exposed moves - didnt increase overall grade though. 1 hr 45 mins base of route to summit.

Petarghh 31/May/11 AltLd

Moved together, Alternate leads. Slight deviation towards top, fantastic position and some interesting exposed moves - didnt increase overall grade though. 1 hr 45 mins base of route to summit.

Jörmungandr 29/May/11 2nd
with Kelvyn James
wi11 25/May/11 2nd β

Simuclimbed most pitched short wall...monstrous headache!

dan gibson 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with will hardy
sara n 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Karl & Andy as second team.

with Pierre Bogino
supos 27/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Did it to avoid the boring walk up to the lift. Despite doing it two days before we managed to get a bit off route at the end, and ended up in a very exposed position on the north face. All good fun though.

with Lars Fjendbo
rmc 25/Apr/11 -
supos 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Great introduction to alpine climbing. Easy but somewhat exposed at places.

with Lars Fjendbo
mrmattwright ?/Apr/11 2nd

Guided. Awesome intro into Alpine Mountaineering. Crampons on the whole day. Lovely day out, slightly spicy finish, but loved it. Had to pick up Catherine Destivelle's ice axe she left behind and give it back to her. Totally cool. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrmattwright/sets/72157626584255360/

with Sam Mould
Kris 07/Mar/11 Lead

Some photos by an extreme skier friend who was climbing for the first time :) http://www.powderlove.com/fi/event/2436

maxots ?/Mar/11 -
KatieG 24/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
Si 02/Feb/11 AltLd
tom.ireson 01/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route, loved every minute of it! Great first winter route if you don't mind learning new skills while you are run out by about 10m or so..... The crux pitch was pretty interesting, slipped while starting up the snowy gully at the top and fell about a foot or two before sitting quite hard against the large spike. Definitely thought it was going to be bad while I was falling but somehow didn't get hurt at all.

with Paul Janelid, Andy Townsend
mickd ??/2011 Lead

Once in boots and another in crampons. Only made one ab as the first can be downclimbed. Always with the crowds!Easy but enjoyable.

darcan ??/2011 AltLd
PHILD ??/2011 -

Nice weather. Was a little hungover but a good day out

with Alex Cropper, Ant Eccles
SeánM ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Damien
tscoobydoo ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
stevev ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glyn Davidson 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ian Andrews 28/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 08/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Completed in 2 hours.

with Max C
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Harry Ellis 19/Sep/10 Lead
with Chris Cox
James S 10/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/10 AltLd
feilx ?/Sep/10 AltLd

icey and good

with Tom
alan barnes ?/Sep/10 -
with Dan Platt, luke
Ashley Hold ?/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
apd ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with James Smith
r_o_b_h2 ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

the complete cosmiques experience: arrogant guide, stunning views, photo shoot by japenese tourists. Awesome route

John Carney 31/Aug/10 -
with Rob Jarvis
Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
Jimb0 29/Aug/10 -
with Ander
Ander 29/Aug/10 -

Tip top weather.

with Jimb0
andybuckley 28/Aug/10 Lead

Nasty weather to start: low vis, very cold after 24 hours of storms. Taking up Rich & Carrie on first alpine route, so a bit slow, but the weather improved and we got lovely views from the top of the technical pitch upwards (as hoar ice cascaded off the chimneys!). Pleased with the crux pitch... nice axe torquing opportunities :) 3rd time on the route, first time I've gone that way / led it.

with Carrie Bolton, Rich Kemp
PHILD 26/Aug/10 2nd

Yet more glorious weather (if a little warm!!) and its easy to see why its a classic!

Shonkhor 25/Aug/10 -

Sublime. Started in the mid afternoon and had the route to ourselves.

with Guy, James
Poco Loco 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Started later in the afternoon. Only people on the route. Really enjoyable.

with Will, Guy Pomeroy
John Pickles 23/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Neil Mackay
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Matt Bennett 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

1.5hrs, 12am had the route to ourselves! couldnt face walking back up the snow ridge to lift

with Mr Lopez, Lewis Grey
Hidden 20/Aug/10 Lead O/S
RandomHero 19/Aug/10 -

HOLLYWOOD PITCH!

jase burnard 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
twoplates 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Neil MacKay
Hidden 16/Aug/10 -
Vincej 12/Aug/10 2nd
with Paolo Intrepido
squicky 11/Aug/10 2nd
with Christophe the Guide
Ken Applegate 11/Aug/10 Lead

Afternoon ascent, quiet on the arete.

Pat-H 10/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Camdenelectric 09/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
bsavage 04/Aug/10 2nd
with Jay, Tim
carl_123 01/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
Pete23 ?/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt
willhawkins ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
yellow ?/Aug/10 AltLd
yellow ?/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/10 -
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead rpt
K Farrell 27/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Imogen Beal
Hidden 26/Jul/10 -
BALD EAGLE 24/Jul/10 -
with M.Power
jogle03 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hewin 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Went too far left at end and climbed back into gully. Nice climb, fairly easy, no harder than VDiff. Used two cams on crux. Nice heroes welcome from some older folk on terrace :)

John Roe 21/Jul/10 Lead

Great day out in the company of Jocky M and Will M

with Adam Davis
georgenvk 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt
demarcation86 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Suz
sasmojo 16/Jul/10 -
with Duncan O, Nikki
Jack Finney 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Moving together. Lead the crux.

Jack Finney 16/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the crux

jandyd05 15/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Anthony, Julie Anglesea
Hidden 15/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd
Claire Molloy 13/Jul/10 AltLd
Julli 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Noora S.
jmjw 13/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Moved together. Jack lead the crux

with Jack
inuklm 13/Jul/10 Solo

belay for the tricky move

with Juha
Jack Loftus 13/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Moved together and pitch the crux.

johnmctighe 13/Jul/10 2nd
with Stephan
1andrew1 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

First Alpine route on a beautiful day. Great acclimatisation and nice to finish at the Aiguille du Midi.

with Drew
Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Clay C 07/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Max
Sophie Nunn 06/Jul/10 Lead
with Andy, Floris
AMarchant 05/Jul/10 -

First EVER alpine route. oh what fun. Took our time throughout, took a quirky abseil instead of the normal one which we found second time round, and started up a slightly harder variant at the end before taking the normal way to the top and the end.

with Stu Air
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Lead
Rob N 04/Jul/10 AltLd

1st alpine climb, perfect conditions 2hrs 30 mins

with illwill
tjmillen ?/Jul/10 Lead
MPSBunny ?/Jul/10 -
with James
jonesieboy ?/Jul/10 -
Betha. ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Luke, Dan
jimmyjames1985 ?/Jul/10 -
centurion05 ?/Jul/10 -
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Solo rpt
JGW ?/Jul/10 -
with Matt Tilley
Mickdenali ?/Jul/10 AltLd

What a great day out(apart from the "professional" guides of course)

with Pete Goble
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
gallonj ?/Jul/10 -
tscoobydoo ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with phillip belcher
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Brannock ?/Jul/10 Lead
JasRY 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Peter Hill
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Petarghh 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
tskelhon 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

clipped one piece of pro, soloed the rest with max

with Max
Hidden 28/Jun/10 -
mark_chal 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Cardi 27/Jun/10 2nd rpt
with Ryan
Hidden 25/Jun/10 -
avayaman 22/Jun/10 -

Bloody hard work. Fun though. Cracking weather

nicjbuk 22/Jun/10 Lead
Peter Holder 21/Jun/10 -
with Richard Lydiatt
robinsi197 18/Jun/10 AltLd
with Nick
KatieG 15/Jun/10 -
sacdenouilles 14/Jun/10 AltLd
with J F Philippe
Hidden 08/Jun/10 2nd O/S
SuperstarDJ 08/Jun/10 2nd

Scared the hell out of me. My first route with anything like this exposure, first time climbing in crampons, first time abseiling 'in anger'. It was really busy and had to wait constantly, which didn't help my nerves. On reflection, it's pretty straightforward and the '4b slab' is fine, although my crampon getting caught in the elastic of my boot caused some serious scared swearing! I was very glad to get off the route. Great lead from Dave. And as I was taking off my crampons at the finish, a 77 year old American guy finished the route. Which was very awesome.

with Dave Josling
oldgrey ?/Jun/10 -

First on the route, first to finish - loads of parties behind us - very popular route.

with Virgil Scott
LardClimber ?/Jun/10 Lead
with Nic Dynes
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
rossn ?/Jun/10 AltLd

Did it twice that week once with Fred once with Nick. Subsequently did it twice with Bill and Nick. Good climb but you have to choose your day. Stupidly did it on a public holiday Monday, forgot what day it was being on holiday as we were, and found it mobbed. A guide set up a fixed rope over the two abs and soon the traffic jam was moving.

with Bill Butterworth, Fred Cochrane, Nick Bryan
Hidden 30/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hardonicus 11/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Done in an afternoon. No one else on the route, the joys of climbing in March!

with Tom Woods
melvin 24/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Took 2 days to complete.

with Tristan Semple, Rob Atkinson
Greg Boswell 16/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Damien
chopin-smith 10/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Charlie Evans 12/Jan/10 AltLd rpt

Beautiful weather - snow quite stable - really felt the altitude and moved very slowly - first climb at this altitude this winter. Colin did the most leads - he also did the trickiest leads - very snowy mixed.

with Colin Thornton
stuart34 10/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with James Monypenny
basvdploeg ??/2010 -
jld579 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
thebigeasy ??/2010 -
smason ??/2010 AltLd O/S
declanj ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Stefan Jacobsen ??/2010 -
with Jens Peter Hansen
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
D.Andrew 18/Sep/09 AltLd
DebJ 11/Sep/09 AltLd
with Al Powell, Chris & Terry
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Solo O/S
vincentvega 09/Sep/09 Lead
with jeff, danny robb, kevin k
Hidden 07/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 Lead
wheelsucker ?/Sep/09 -
Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Jillybean 31/Aug/09 AltLd

Moved together one most of it

with Simon Marshall
Hidden 26/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
mtorre 25/Aug/09 -
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Ben HW 16/Aug/09 2nd dog

Do not attempt with large packs!

with James Brownhill
Hidden 16/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
JDSwain 13/Aug/09 AltLd

Joined from the epron des cosmiques. Moved together.

with Tom Ripley
Henrik 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Josef + Joakim
mark-abz 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Alex
Hidden 04/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 04/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
critchlg ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with simon wells
gareth r ?/Aug/09 -
with Hywel
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
nvalentine760 ?/Aug/09 AltLd

2nd Alpine Route with Griff

with Hywell Griffiths
Dave Latimer ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd rpt
lukehunt ?/Aug/09 -
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Iain Blackwood ?/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Asmus Norreslet
Piaras Kerry ?/Aug/09 AltLd
petitflous05 ?/Aug/09 AltLd
benny_m 29/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/09 -
Coops_13 28/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Cooper
Timo Austino 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Ok lead wi Nats seconding, need to work on short roping a bit I think but pretty cool. Knowing what is coming helps and climbing in crampons on rock works well too.

with Nats
Seasider 24/Jul/09 -
with John, Jonny Baird
Hidden 21/Jul/09 Lead O/S
StevieB125 21/Jul/09 -
with Riaan van der Wart, Yannick, Paolo, R?mi Vignon, Dave Park, Karl Ashley, Craig Stevens, Ross McInally
Hidden 21/Jul/09 2nd
tdudley 20/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

pulled on the tat on crux (seconding)

with Phil Peel, John
HimTiggins 20/Jul/09 2nd rpt

For the 3rd time, acclimatisation route. Still lots of fun!

tebs 20/Jul/09 -

very short but quite fun.

with Tim
barney800 19/Jul/09 -

Lots of snow about for our ascent. Great route in a stunning location with a heroes' welcome! Crux is fine - there is loads of tat!

Andy DB 19/Jul/09 -
with James B
SWalls 15/Jul/09 -
Hidden 15/Jul/09 AltLd
Gav Parker 12/Jul/09 2nd
KatieG 11/Jul/09 -
Phil Jennings 10/Jul/09 -

Slick ropework to avoid the hourdes, then viaferrata direct finish

with Tom Nichols
treeminkies 09/Jul/09 Lead

my first alpine lead

with carole
star8ug 08/Jul/09 Lead

Moving together, nice route lots of variety easy access and descent.

with Paul, Carl, Alex
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S
t_stork 07/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Marcus Brown
MoWalker3 07/Jul/09 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
Hidden 07/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
Em66 07/Jul/09 -
munki1971 06/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Julian Prieto 05/Jul/09 -
with Matt Burke, Nick Mortley
groovy_nut 05/Jul/09 -
with Patrick
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Solo
bridget143 03/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with John (Leeds), Richard Siddle
dannymoo99 03/Jul/09 Lead
with Carl Masters
Hidden 03/Jul/09 Lead
The Mountain Goat 03/Jul/09 2nd
kingjam 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Allan Mac & Phil the Duke.
mike4563 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Ben Woody Woodward
hamish2016 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with James Callendar
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd β
crazy chicken ?/Jul/09 2nd

First Alpine route

with Timo Austino
knicos ?/Jul/09 AltLd
heist182 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
tomtom89 ?/Jul/09 AltLd
matt_ringrose ?/Jul/09 AltLd

Amazing route, same the weather closed in and the final hours were in a storm.

with Tom Dewhurts
tscoobydoo ?/Jul/09 -
with colin cook
Diggler 30/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
sam820 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
Ollie B 28/Jun/09 -
with B.Jacobs, S.Jones
stuart34 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Stuart Buchan, James Monypenny
BenJacobs 28/Jun/09 -
with Steve and Ollie
BorisVBlade 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dowse, Sam Davies
Howard J 23/Jun/09 -

With John Waterhouse, Jim Waterhouse and Darren Shepherd. A lot more snow than the last time I did it, the final chimney was iced and quite difficult. No tat on the slab to pull on, but easier to climb in crampons as I could get the points into the little holds.

Hidden 23/Jun/09 -
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead
Adam Booth 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

During savage storm.

Ed Booth 16/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/09 -
thecurlyone ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Liam McGuane
Joegriff ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Dave Trueman
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
1philjones1 ?/Jun/09 Lead

Bloody French guides!

with Gig
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd
JoelO ?/Jun/09 -
Neil D ?/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Neil D ?/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
roryifinlay 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

First alpine route, if you don't count skinning up the Breithorn. Really good fun, and a good learning experience. Pretty busy but fine weather. The round of applause from the folk on the viewing platform as we finished was a first!

with Phil Payne
Hidden 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/09 AltLd
Charlie Evans 20/May/09 2nd β
with Andy Lagan
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Bilweb ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with mathew G
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Kath Donohue
Oliver Sherman 04/Feb/09 Solo
breithorn4164 13/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
with Jackson
jonnie3430 04/Jan/09 AltLd
with Ewan
CT6419 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
barksmo ??/2009 -
Griff87 ??/2009 -
with Nick Valentine
andrewb ??/2009 -
Mathijs ??/2009 -
Hidden 05/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Joe Nunn 17/Sep/08 Lead

Great route and the easiest descent of any route - moved together mostly except the steeper pitch.

with jim townsend
Hidden 15/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
sean72 03/Sep/08 2nd
with Kenton Cool, Chadrads
chadrads 01/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with kenton cool
Alexandre Buisse ?/Sep/08 AltLd
Karl Wooffindin 27/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 26/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd
Giles Davis 25/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Zoomer 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Mega route, easy enough but lots of stuff going on. Did the crux in crampons (scratchy) and then went a bit to far onto the north side for a 'shit-my-pants' move up a long flake to regain the crest and finish, cue applause and flash photo's from the terrace!

Jules 210681 24/Aug/08 2nd
DannyMac 24/Aug/08 2nd
nickstephens 21/Aug/08 AltLd
will_lake 17/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Nick Weatherall
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
kleinej 16/Aug/08 2nd
with Craig
rd20 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Fabian
Fabian001 15/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/08 -
nukebat 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Colin
Hidden 06/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
Callum T 06/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Kat Torr
Hidden 05/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

started 1pm so only us and pete&andy on route. Easy but very entertaining!

with Andy
Hidden 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
andymoin 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Very nice easy climbing, a true classic, pity its not longer. Had food poising the night before and got about 2hrs sleep, but it was such a nice day I had to make the effort. Started at 1pm so no queues, doddered along in guide book time of 3hrs. Simil climbed most of the way apart form the crack pitch which we did free. Missed the easy chimney on the last section taking the exposed left side of the ridge to the viewing platform, very nice.

Hidden 02/Aug/08 AltLd
markv21 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S

didnt have any gear so didn't place any.

with olly
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Guy Wilson ?/Aug/08 -
with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott
JonHarvey ?/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
jimbobimbo ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Mel
CGlennie ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
riven 29/Jul/08 -
felixthelion 28/Jul/08 AltLd
tommytuffa 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Felix
tuukka 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Not as crowded as expected, only saw two other parties on the route.

with Tero
HIGHTOWER 24/Jul/08 AltLd
with Tim
Strange little creature 10/Jul/08 -
with David Little
matty g 08/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
sargy 07/Jul/08 AltLd

Had the Arrete to ourselves due to late afternoon start. Deliberately missed the last cablecar down to bivi in the station to aid acclimation for our attempt at Mont Blanc.

with Ed Braithwaite
d_meacher 05/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with James Trundle
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/08 AltLd
garythomas ?/Jul/08 -
with Mike Jepson
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
The Bad Cough ?/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Lee Bonner
davefount ?/Jul/08 -

again, Glyns first, less snow than the same time last year

with Glyn
JdotP ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Very pleasant route :) Mainly moved together.

with Bjarte Grytli Seim
jam_rich ?/Jul/08 -
swmackey ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Annie Kirkwood
Neil D ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Lear ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Carl, Graham
JimBee ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Frank Curtler
robertporter ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
david0811 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
markfairbank 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Nice little route, although abit crowded. Moved together for the first part before the 2 rappels, did the last bit in 4 pitches, climbing the wall to the left of the aid part free - done in great weather.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 29/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Not using the aid and free climbing crux made for more interesting climbing. Excellent weather - very very busy.

with Mark Fairbank
Hidden 28/Jun/08 AltLd rpt
Glyn 28/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
spbond 26/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Jim Dutton
Hidden 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 -
sophie291188 ?/Jun/08 -
with stuart trowell
SWalls ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Jamie Simpson ?/May/08 -

Very snowy. as always good fun

with Andy Gardner
Hidden ?/May/08 Solo
Stuart Johnston ?/Mar/08 AltLd
lyneux 17/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed as a three with Chris Glasson

Hidden 15/Feb/08 -
georgeevans88 15/Feb/08 -
with Pete
Rhys Macallister 08/Feb/08 AltLd
with Neil Carroll
chris.mac ?/Feb/08 2nd
with twid
benjhans 10/Jan/08 2nd dnf

Moving as a 3 in winter after heavy snow was too slow, bailed off to the right after 3/4 of the route to make last cable car. Rope snagged after absail off, 2 x 60m ropes cut and left with 45 mins to march to cable car and cross bergshrund with no ropes. First epic, will go back and complete the route soon!

with Rich G
duncana 01/Jan/08 AltLd

Great route to clear the cobwebs on new year's day

with Toby, Pippa Archer
rich_greeny ?/Jan/08 2nd dnf

Fresh powder made the going very difficult, eventually resulting in us abseiling off to make the last cable down. Very disappointing.

with Dan Braund, Ben Hanson
nofx ??/2008 -
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
Natalie feather ??/2008 AltLd
easers 23/Oct/07 AltLd
with Doug Aitken
Merlin 22/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Missed the last cable car, slept in the toilet (true alpine style)!

with John Stewart
swiss 19/Sep/07 AltLd
Sash.C 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Mark C. Jonny C. Matt S.
Hidden 13/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/07 -
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd
galpinos 06/Sep/07 Lead
with Tim, Tim & Chris
HimTiggins 06/Sep/07 -
with Nick
nic42 ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with dru
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
SamStrong ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Vig Gunasegaran, Steve Windross
Bruveris ?/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/07 AltLd
menJop 27/Aug/07 2nd

Route was in excellent condition, with practically no one on it!

Hidden 14/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
FrankW 14/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
Cardi 12/Aug/07 2nd

Repeat ascent, after bivi.

with Ant F
Hidden 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Cardi 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Moved together on most of it

with Ant F
winter_burn 01/Aug/07 -
Misha ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

With UCPA group. Wintry conditions, poor visibility, only one or two other teams on the route. Led most of it.

with UCPA
smollett ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
dj_brigham05 ?/Aug/07 -
rob k ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with S Frost
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
DaveLeonard ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with PeteH
Hidden 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/07 Lead
Paul-Michael 21/Jul/07 AltLd rpt

from the Refuge des Cosmiques, weather poor. Gained ridge from South Couloir missing out all the raps. Again lead the IV step chimney above chocked with ice. we sore only one other party 3hr.

with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
jl 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Brad
lazyhopkins 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Lynch
Hidden 17/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Dinger 13/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Martin Heaton
GiveHerHelen 12/Jul/07 -
hlegge 09/Jul/07 Lead
tcn_2002 09/Jul/07 2nd
csalvage 07/Jul/07 AltLd

Lots of snow for the time of year. Crowds at the bottlenecks but very lucky with the perfect weather

with Bryan
rwm7131 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
shane54 ?/Jul/07 -

Great route, but delayed by ques caused by a very slow, heavily laden and grumpy scottish party. Alpine style means light weight!!!

Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
wirralclimber1984 ?/Jul/07 -
gripped01 ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with Dave Tait
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
9fingerjon ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with James H
davefount ?/Jul/07 -

some enjoyable mixed climbing

Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
Krumme ?/Jul/07 -
david morse ?/Jul/07 TR β

do in full white out conditions and reminise about scotland...

with ric moat and jon denniss
DaveLeonard ?/Jul/07 2nd
Matt Shepherd ?/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/07 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
industrialiceman 20/Jun/07 2nd
kevburr 18/Jun/07 2nd O/S

second time up this bad boy, great!!

with Roger Payne
JonHarvey 14/Jun/07 AltLd rpt

Exellent this time round! route in good condition ( actually had snow on it!) but very busy so had to wait long periods at bottle necks.

with Jay Jackson and Sharon Hooper
Hidden 14/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
stephmonks 04/Jun/07 -
kenseamon ?/Jun/07 2nd

Michael Sililch

with Michael Dementev
scott gibson ?/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
deklan 24/May/07 AltLd
Tobias at Home 13/May/07 Solo rpt

snow lovely.

rob stokes ?/May/07 AltLd O/S
with will
TRJ ?/Mar/07 2nd

Final day of Icicle course

with French Guide
Nicos 16/Jan/07 Lead rpt
with keith leonard
DaveLeonard ?/Jan/07 AltLd
with PeteH
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
geordiekev ??/2007 -
with gareth c
andysroom ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
PeteH ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave ??/2007 AltLd
with Doug Hamilton
dror ??/2007 -
Gareth T 20/Dec/06 2nd O/S

Great route very exposed geting out of the station, unable to put feet alongside each other on snow ridge on desent. Good amount of mixed climbing.

with Paul Thomas
Big Lee 09/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

Snowed for most of the day but really enjoyed this route. Lower section had virtually no snow but after the abseils the route was in good condition.

with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
KeithW 04/Sep/06 -

fantastic weather, if a bit warm. Hard aid pitch!

with Nick Ferguson
Hidden 04/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
RobScotland ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with jonnyb
Hidden ?/Sep/06 AltLd
Nicos 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
menJop 28/Aug/06 2nd dnf

Had to back off due to nasty weather :(

boynamedsue 21/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Lloydd Williams
harryt ?/Aug/06 2nd
with Jason
Tony Ryland ?/Aug/06 AltLd
pnorth ?/Aug/06 -

Guided.

with Martin Svensson
featuresforfeet ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Steve
kleinej ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Harry, James
richard s 31/Jul/06 2nd
with Oliver Smith
Hidden 30/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
kevburr 27/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Roger Mear
Hidden 26/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/06 AltLd rpt
Smelly Fox 22/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Croll
eugeneth 20/Jul/06 -
Brian Birtle 17/Jul/06 Lead dog

Heaps harder than in the summer! We cruised past everything but now the thick snow is gone and there was some interesting climbing to do. Alex hating life, first time in mountaineering boots and coming from sea level. Fun climb and definitely a stylish way to get back up to the Midi. Nearly freed the little crack pitch kicking myself the minute I get my foot in the sling to give up I wack a hand up on a ~giant~ jug. Ohh well.

with Swedish Alex
Chris Davids 16/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Completed in the afternoon after having done the Tacul. We were both knackered and relieved to climb the ladder up to the summit station.

with Mark
Hidden 16/Jul/06 -
Iain Downie 11/Jul/06 AltLd
with Al Reaney & Zeff Marlowe
dougair 11/Jul/06 -

A really nice route, very busy with some hold ups at the rappels and aid pitch. Quite exposed in places. Ladder at the end was no problem, plus you get all the ooo's and ahhh's from the tourists. Completed in just over 3hrs with about 30mins of hold ups in total.

with Phil Payne
Hidden 10/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
georgeevans88 ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Pete
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
djking1983 ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
NickST ?/Jul/06 -
with Sean Jacobs
david morse ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with chris todd
bandersnatch ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Mairi B
Piers Harley ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Chris Grimble
Dhonny_Jaws ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
dmoir ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Eugene
shaun walby ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Kev Groome
tatz45 ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Rob84 ?/Jul/06 -
with Drew
andy jennings ?/Jul/06 Solo
JonHarvey ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Great fun! strangley quiet for July, did it in 1hr 45 mins,, not alot of snow though ,, will repeat it this yr in June in the hope of more mixed conditions ,, highly recomended!

with Michael Maben
djking1983 30/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/06 AltLd
Tom Stoddart 30/Jun/06 -

Some nice scrambling, amazing scenery - great first Alpine route, with the security of the cable car at the top.

with Tom Slade
Hidden 30/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 26/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Rich Siddle
Hidden 23/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Stuart Johnston 21/Jun/06 Lead O/S
lberry ?/Jun/06 -
nickdonohue ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Dan Pike
Theeni ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dalby
Brian Birtle ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Lucie
Hidden ??/2006 -
hilled101 ??/2006 AltLd
Neil Adams ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
featuresforfeet ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

The ladder back up to the cable car station is the scariest part of this route.

with Bivvy hut randoms
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Simon K 31/Aug/05 AltLd β

With Rich Cross

with PR
lost.arrow 24/Aug/05 AltLd
with Stu Sherwood
kleinej ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Patrick
feilx ?/Aug/05 -
dannyboy83 ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Ian Lovatt, Felix Coxwell
Stefan ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route!!!

with Pete Jenkins
paddygoodwin ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Jason
Will Gordon ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
davidellis53 ?/Aug/05 -
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/05 Lead O/S
tom.e ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
hal ?/Jul/05 -
Mat J ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Done in the afternoon after the Tacul in the morning. Hard work with all bivi gear but a nice route. Had to check near the bottom with some guys that we were on the right route. Quite verglassed near the top.

with Jakob
chrissloan84 ?/Jul/05 -
with Sim
Kyuzo ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/05 2nd
Simon K 26/Jun/05 2nd
with AB
Yyonnx ?/Jun/05 -
with Charles
Hidden 03/Apr/05 AltLd
spoony84 ??/2005 -

with the bear

Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
andyinglis ??/2005 -
davidgent ??/2005 -
dan cowley ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Angus Murray and John Maguire
Will Gordon ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw, Ben Cheek
drysori ?/Aug/04 -
with AdamW
Alpandy ?/Jul/04 -
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
kenseamon ?/Jul/04 2nd
with Kathy Cosley
Hidden 25/Jun/04 Lead
Will Homoky 25/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

Fair amount of snow, lost an ice axe, took 7 hrs, pitching out with a 30m rope. Lovely route - not so lovely climbing style!

with Ned Atkins
SteveM 01/Jun/04 AltLd

First use of ice-axe (nearly lost) and crampons.

with Tobs
Hidden ?/Jun/04 -
Hidden 05/Apr/04 -
Ben1983 ??/2004 Lead O/S
ashpreston ??/2004 AltLd dnf
John Andrew Simpson ?/Oct/03 Lead

This became some form of comedy epic, we were unfit, a lot of fresh snow on the route and it was cold, didn't get the first lift up so were at the start of route by midday. On the final pitch I kicked my boot into a crack for a jam a bit too hard and i couldn't pull it out. So couldn't go up, as i had a piece of gear in. All i could do was fall to hopefully pull the boot out. But I stayed stuck hanging upside down. I then had to belay Yan up hanging upside down. Once he got to me he managed to untie the boot lace and i got my foot out, but the boot was still stuck. Luckily there was a French team just above us and they passed a rope down and we used this to get up the final crack, and I legged it across the snow with one boot on quickly as my toes were starting to feel cold. We then had missed the last cabin down, so we spent the night in the womens toilets with the French climbers. In the morning I borrowed a boot from the ski station but Yan wasn't up for going back out on the route, so the next team up must have always wondered about the mystery of the lone boot.

with Yan
tom_holdsworth 14/Sep/03 -
with Will Taylor
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Jon Pilling ?/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with steve prescott
Hidden ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
Howard J 09/Aug/03 Lead O/S

Also with John Waterhouse and Anne Plooij climbing as a separate team

with Rachel James
Hidden 01/Aug/03 -
220bpm ?/Aug/03 AltLd

Soloed to the abseil point then pitched to the balconey. Missed the last 'phrique and stayed the night in the hut. Bah!

with Dave
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd
andy tetsill ?/Aug/03 Lead

lack of snow on the Midi Plan Traverse so came back and did the Cosmique Arete instead.

with Dave Martin
Alps-bound ?/Aug/03 -
Sankey ?/Aug/03 -

No ice, climbed during a heatwave

with Andy E + Andy B
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Hannah V 26/Jul/03 2nd
with Brede Arkless
The Bad Cough ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Phil Spick
abbeywall ?/Jul/03 -
with K
Jono Graham ?/Jul/03 -
with Mike Smith, Nic Marrs
Jonny M ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Jess Skinner
Jacob Ram 24/Jun/03 Lead
with anthony aylett
Hidden 22/Jun/03 -
easers 08/Jun/03 AltLd
with Doug Aitken
martinuk1001 ?/Jun/03 -
upontop ?/Jun/03 AltLd

camped overnight on glacier,first Alpine ridge

with Richard
nickdonohue 23/Apr/03 -
with Mark McCarthy
mike.moss ??/2003 Solo O/S
Tarquin ??/2003 -
barney_edin ??/2003 -
with Simon G
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/02 AltLd
MJH ?/Aug/02 -

Took a fall abseiling on a skinny rope with no prussik.

with Martin Harley
Julie Carroll ?/Aug/02 2nd
with Roger Mear, Gill
Hidden ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Andy Clarke 25/Jul/02 Lead O/S

Arrived in Cham around lunchtime after driving up from Grindelwald. Caught the 'phrique and got straight on the climb. Had it to pretty much to ourselves on a lovely afternoon. Audience of Japanese tour party watched us finish from the observation deck. Couldn't result vaulting over the guard rail in my crampons. Gratifying applause.

with KenI, MikeW
stuartm555 18/Jul/02 AltLd
with Douglas Cowan
wherewelf ?/Jul/02 -
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd
joe king ?/Jun/02 -
with steve petit
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/01 2nd O/S
Rob Oram 03/Sep/01 AltLd O/S

Superb route, one of the best I've had the pleasure of doing. Highly entertaining being photographed by Japanese tourists when climbing the finishing ladder!

with Tom Asbridge
Ed Saint ?/Sep/01 -
liz j ?/Sep/01 2nd
with neil brodie
Mark Stevenson 02/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Tim Rook
Paul-Michael 02/Aug/01 AltLd O/S

From the refuge des Cosmiques, we moved together climbing the IV step PD+ rather than the aid crack PD- 2 1/2 hr to top.

ian bryant ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with walter
barrington1978 ?/Aug/01 -
lawrenceK ?/Jul/01 AltLd
Mark A Humphries ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S

Did this route with thw French guide we hired for the 1st week of our 1st trip to The Alps. The guide climbed with Mark and I climbed with Frank.

with Mark Golding, Frank Thies
Scotsken ?/Jul/01 -
joe king ?/May/01 -

took a little while!!!

with steve petit
Tim W ??/2001 -

climbed twice. secont time started direct up couloir to the right of the ridge

Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden ?/Aug/00 AltLd
adamwesthead ?/Aug/00 2nd O/S

Did this is a full on storm. Lightning and snow. Felt like someone was emptying a bean bags on my head with all the snow covering arms and axes. Amazing

with Wallis
seanyt ?/Aug/00 Lead
SimonN ?/Aug/00 -
brockers ?/Jul/00 AltLd
with CarlZ
net ?/Jul/00 -
with Rob & Jeb
Les Ross 30/Jun/00 Lead
plain kitten ?/Sep/99 AltLd

CS

Taylj1 ?/Sep/99 -
with Andy
Hidden 09/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
nige pacer ?/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/99 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
bandersnatch ?/Jul/99 Lead
Robinl100 ?/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Paddy Muir
Mark Bannan ?/Jun/99 AltLd

Definitely PD+ ! Good route nonetheless.

with Hutch
ajoliver ?/Jun/99 -

The end of a long day. Missed the last car down and spent the night in the station.

with Jonathan Russell
DerwentDiluted ?/Aug/98 AltLd
with Tim Stain
gwedgwood ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard
gwedgwood ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard
surfdad ??/1998 -
Richard Alderton ??/1998 -

With Nicola, Simon and two nutters from Ullswater

Biff0r ?/Sep/97 AltLd O/S

Part of the MLTB back in the 90's, adding for future reference. 9 hour ascent, aided 2 worn out climbers, ended up sleeping in the mid station as missed last cable car

A Crook 11/Aug/97 AltLd O/S

No crampons, (stupid unexperinced mistake) the guy behind took a whipper due to him following my lead.

with Jon Wheeler
Bilbo 04/Aug/97 2nd

Continuation of the upper section of the arete, having completed the South face route.

with Steve
Martyn ?/Aug/97 AltLd O/S
with Rob Boylin
agagsgrot ?/Jul/97 2nd

Really dismal weather. Exciting climbing. Had my photo taken with about 30 Japanese women on the observatory platform. Swanked like a rock God - and I'd only seconded the route. But I guess that got Lost in Translation

with Chris
Hidden ?/Jul/97 AltLd
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Andy from Oxford Uni
Bilbo 29/Jan/97 AltLd

Combination of pitches and moving together. Great day despite some altitude sickness.

with Steve B and Lee
Rob Kennard ??/1997 -
with James Dunlop, Paul Andrews
stokesrees ??/1997 AltLd
with Asmus Norveslet
Laramadness 21/Jul/96 -
with Steve Munton
andy_pemberton ?/Jul/96 -

Nice.

colin milton 30/Jun/96 Lead
with eric milton
Grezza 03/Apr/96 AltLd
with Paul E
Hidden 16/Feb/96 -
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/95 AltLd
Hidden 07/Sep/94 AltLd
NeilGriffiths ?/Aug/94 -
with Paul Tucker, Phil Kendon
alkira 28/Jun/94 -
with kerry atkey
Hidden 02/Aug/93 AltLd
craig h ?/Aug/93 AltLd
with Jim Mellor
kristian ?/Aug/93 AltLd
stokienomad 22/Jul/93 AltLd
Jamie Simpson ?/Jun/93 -

Quite snowy. Had the route to oursleves

with Sam Benson
Hidden ?/Jun/93 AltLd O/S
CMacD ??/1993 -
rogerskews ?/Aug/92 AltLd

My son Philip's first alpine route (he was 16). As he climbed the ladders at the viewing platform, a large crowd of tourists applauded and photographed him, to his huge embarrassment !

with Phil
Hidden 28/Jul/92 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/92 -
Hidden 25/Aug/91 Lead
wbo 15/Jul/91 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jul/91 -
frost ?/Jul/91 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/91 AltLd O/S
Jamie Simpson ??/1991 -

One of the first Alpine routes.

with Gavin Maclean
Hidden 22/Aug/90 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/90 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/90 -
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Budge ??/1990 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Hidden 19/Aug/89 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/89 AltLd
Pete_Frost ?/Jul/89 -

Did as final route on Plas y Brenin alpine course. Three star all time classic that I've repeated three times since.

Hidden ?/Aug/88 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jul/88 2nd
Dan Uneken 12/Jul/88 Lead

Went around the A0 to the N-face

with Monique Staal
Hidden ??/1988 Solo
freeheel47 ?/Jul/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
Lone Rider ??/1986 -
garywalker147 ??/1986 Lead
eroica64 09/Sep/85 AltLd

Crampons came off. Dropped an ice axe. Bumbly day out.

with John Graeme
bleddynmawr ?/Aug/85 -
Tony Prendergast ?/Aug/85 -
with Mike Evans
garywalker147 ??/1985 -
Richard Weller 14/Aug/84 Solo
Martin Haworth ?/Aug/84 AltLd O/S
with Dave Snowden, tim wright
andy tetsill ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Derek, Ian Bennet,, Joy
Gerard DANTEC ?/Jul/83 Lead
Robmwatt ??/1982 -
John Marsland ??/1982 -
with Eduardo Martinez
alpinist63 28/Jul/81 -
Mike C ?/Sep/80 Solo
with Simon Hall, Mark Wilson
Hidden 02/Aug/80 Solo
mark-abz ?/Jul/80 AltLd
with ?
Hidden ??/1980 -
Falko 01/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Martin Kaye
beaumap ?/Jul/79 Lead
with Stan Tanner
Steve Bell ??/1977 -
Hidden ?/Aug/76 AltLd
Andy Chubb 14/Jul/76 AltLd
with Pete Coghill
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