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:

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, Big Routes, Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming, The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist, Alpine Dreamz.

bogpetre 10/Jan AltLd rpt

Simuled entire route. Day after storm. Best mixed conditions I've ever seen. Rime tunnels!

Samseabass 30/Dec/18 AltLd O/S

A bit hairy getting onto the glacier with full winter conditions but sheltered sufficiently once on the ridge proper. Still a little choss after the massive rockfall but nothing appeared loose and we downclimbed where the abseils used to be. Finished more to the west side of the ridge up some cool chimneys around Scottish 3. First Chamonix alpine classic and at altitude.

Ids1165 09/Oct/18 Lead
Rachael Paxton 23/Aug/18 2nd
tomaspkr 23/Aug/18 AltLd O/S

Super loose, lots of rock fall, not a single group seen on the route due to crap conditions

with vaiva
lo22 22/Aug/18 2nd O/S

The normal volume of traffic was ever present. The rockfall which decimated the abseil block shortly after we passed, increased the sense of urgency within our party.

with Steely12, Deema, Dan
Steely12 22/Aug/18 2nd O/S
with lo22
Hidden 21/Aug/18 2nd O/S
mosel 21/Aug/18 AltLd O/S

One day before the abseil block collapsed!

with James Keeble
Finn Curry 20/Aug/18 2nd
with Paul Warnock
DundeeDave 18/Aug/18 AltLd

Led up to the abseils then let Ewan take over for the crux.

Johnathan 18/Aug/18 AltLd O/S

Done in completely rock conditions. Visibility excellent, and no crampons used after the approach.

Paul Malcolmson 16/Aug/18 2nd O/S
with Venn
Chuck 12/Aug/18 -
with Carrie Craig
wheelsucker 12/Aug/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Aug/18 2nd
Chuck 11/Aug/18 -
with Adam Martin
Merlin 10/Aug/18 AltLd rpt

Acclimatisation route. Much faster and warmer than last time.

with Chubbs
Chubbs 10/Aug/18 AltLd
with Merlin
Hidden 09/Aug/18 AltLd
Dan-uk 08/Aug/18 2nd
little-gnome 08/Aug/18 2nd


ChristyCole 07/Aug/18 Lead O/S
with dkilner
dkilner 07/Aug/18 AltLd O/S

big boots

Hidden 06/Aug/18 Lead rpt
James.houghton 06/Aug/18 Lead

Route is completely dry, no crampons required once on the route. The normal clusterfuck of Guides, clients and other parties all trying to climb over each over was present. Even with loads of traffic we still did the route in 2:45 having had to wait at multiple points.

Colin Scotchford 03/Aug/18 -
Albe 03/Aug/18 -
with Street
Street 03/Aug/18 AltLd

Really dry compared to the last time I was on it, no crampons needed. Got on it early in the day, moved together for most of it and only saw one other team all day!

Cillian 03/Aug/18 Lead O/S
tjdodd 03/Aug/18 2nd
jcoup 02/Aug/18 Lead
Phil Lyon 01/Aug/18 Lead

Almost 100% dry. Guided Kenny through the quality experience.

Blue Straggler 01/Aug/18 2nd

Moving together for all but the two abseils and the "crux" pitch, but Phil in front all the way so I choose "second" as mode of ascent

vaiva ?/Aug/18 AltLd
Riina Laitinen 31/Jul/18 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/18 Lead rpt
Simon Allcock 29/Jul/18 -

After a v rough night in the Cosmiques

with Wilki
oli_f92 28/Jul/18 2nd
HardknottDave 27/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Love this climb. Easy route finding if you just look for the obvious marks on the rocks etc. The crux pitch is a bitch, but it is very sort and very easy to protect. Traffic an issue with some impolite people standing on one’s ropes etc.

with Fran
JPSmith 27/Jul/18 Lead rpt
with Neil Palfrey
CharlieMack 27/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Joined in from rébuffat. Nice route.

with Sarah adkin
Hidden 27/Jul/18 AltLd
philippoc93 27/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Sunshine and clean Alpine rock, what it’s all about

with Oli Flindall
JPSmith 26/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
with Neil Palfrey
Tangerine_Kingdom 26/Jul/18 -

First alpine route. The manufactured crampon placements are a shame.

with Ewa, Gregor
Hidden 26/Jul/18 2nd rpt
Jo sumner 26/Jul/18 Lead
PalfreyN 26/Jul/18 AltLd
jayray 26/Jul/18 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/18 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/18 -
Just Will 24/Jul/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/18 2nd
Hidden 24/Jul/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/18 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/18 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Jul/18 -
Tim Sparrow 22/Jul/18 AltLd

Witnessed the most appalling and dangerous performance of an ascent of the 4c crack by an old guy way out of his depth. Grown men looked away and hid their weeping as he aided his way inch by inch up and down the first 10ft, removing gear as he went, ending up runnerless and exhausted after 15 mins at the first bolt. He thankfully let us pass. Despite many years of going to the Alps, thought it was time we ticked this classic. It was indeed a barrel of fun and we basked in the admiration of the tourists at the end of the route. Good acclimatisation too!

with Geoff Thomas
tom.organ 19/Jul/18 AltLd

Lead the crux in B3 boots . Amazing route!

Pike 19/Jul/18 AltLd

Short pitches with Tom, swinging leads all the way under the watchful eye of Cristophe. Tom took the crux crack in style, with some French nobhead soloing over the top of him. There was a lot of swearing in French and English, none from Tom who took it with admirable composure in quite a compromising position. Amazing day out on good rock (no crampons needed). Got the obligatory photo and questions from the tourists at the midi station.

with Cristophe, Tom
joegrainger 18/Jul/18 2nd
with Gav Pike
Hidden 17/Jul/18 AltLd
aldoh 15/Jul/18 AltLd rpt

Very dry. Pure rock route

j.anstee 15/Jul/18 AltLd rpt

Great day out on the ridge with the odd snow fall. Led from Midi to top of first climb. Then led from the flake to the Midi.

with Stu Quinn, Josh Richardson
Hidden 15/Jul/18 2nd β
Westy 15/Jul/18 Lead O/S
MaccMark 14/Jul/18 AltLd
with Dave Rainsbury
George.D 14/Jul/18 Solo
CarlosTT 13/Jul/18 Lead
pnordberg 13/Jul/18 AltLd
with ACT
ACT 13/Jul/18 AltLd
with Peter N
James Rigby 13/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
with George Vere
alasdaircavaye 12/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyed this. Lead the majority including the slab. Only pitched a couple of times. Really paced this well with kodos to Will who put in a great performance without acclimitising.

with Will Pettitt
FerClimbs 12/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route although a bit busy.

with Danny Brown
Hidden 12/Jul/18 AltLd rpt
QuentinSu 12/Jul/18 Solo rpt
TomAlford 10/Jul/18 Lead rpt
Busby 10/Jul/18 AltLd rpt

Cat led for most of the route and led the crux section without skipping a beat. :)

RobScarisbrick 10/Jul/18 -

Acclimatising for Mont Blanc, interesting route but v busy

with Mattynails
7toes 09/Jul/18 AltLd
with Stuart M
Al_Mac 07/Jul/18 AltLd
Sam Maher 07/Jul/18 Lead
with Rob Davis
Rob_Morris1996 07/Jul/18 2nd rpt

From below the second abseil after climbing Rebuffat-Piere. Theo led us all the way along

with tghayne
Hidden 07/Jul/18 2nd O/S
Gemmazrobo 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
with Al_Mac
Harryblake 07/Jul/18 AltLd
TomGB 07/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

Moved together with Rob and Sam getting the 06:45 cable car. Amazing conditions, can't imagine it being better than that. 3hr 15 from observatory to Midi with a couple of leisurely stops and photo taking. Great morning

Ian Lemon 07/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Huge queues, nice enough though.

with Will Sherwood
rwarwick 07/Jul/18 2nd O/S
Will Sherwood 07/Jul/18 2nd O/S

Great climb, thoroughly enjoyed. Both incredible and fear inducing! The long waits for the abseils and the crux damped the days excitement.

with Ian Lemon
Keiran.A 06/Jul/18 Lead rpt
with Laura Benn , ryan warwick
yakov 04/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

From Rebuffat Pierre top-out.

Climbthatpitch 04/Jul/18 AltLd
with RWB1986
RWB1986 04/Jul/18 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/18 AltLd
Harrison_Connie 02/Jun/18 AltLd

Super classic route, really enjoyable situations. The route was fairly banked out with slushy snow. The abseils were awkward but thankfully we avoided the crowds with a tactical late start. The crux felt fairly straight forward. The exposed traverse around the Chamonix side of the ride felt sketchy due to soft snow. Great day out.

with Alistair Bell
aldoh 02/Jun/18 AltLd dnf

Turned back due to too many people being up there / long queue at abseils

jflloyd ?/Jun/18 AltLd
Rob Royle 06/May/18 Lead

First time for Ruth, route was in fantastic condition and unusually quite :)

with Ruth B
Ruaraidh 24/Apr/18 AltLd
Catbaul 15/Apr/18 -


SJPowderham1 06/Apr/18 Lead

Much more interesting under good snow cover

Paul-Michael 31/Mar/18 -
Tommy Harris 20/Mar/18 AltLd rpt

Way too much snow made it a whole different route, 7hrs round trip from midi for a route I've done in a little over an hr in the past.. still we got something done.

Izhar 21/Feb/18 -
with אלכסנדר מונפלייה
pugilistswine 13/Feb/18 2nd
Hidden 17/Jan/18 -
James Tamlyn ??/2018 2nd
with A.R.N Chatto
Jayden 24/Oct/17 -
Blackcountrybill 16/Oct/17 Lead
George.D 15/Oct/17 AltLd
janegallwey 13/Oct/17 AltLd
gscw 10/Oct/17 Lead

Stayed in Abri Simond the night before.

with Doug USA
tjwalker 07/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/17 Solo
SarahA 27/Sep/17 AltLd
with TJMGray
JessWilliams 27/Sep/17 AltLd
with Mike
chiverstom 25/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Derek Graham 25/Sep/17 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/17 -
Hidden 23/Sep/17 2nd O/S
Rhys Deane 20/Sep/17 AltLd
with Jack Matcalf
Oliver Livesey 20/Sep/17 AltLd rpt

Linked with Laurence arete 4 hours 45 min total

Deary65 20/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

First day in the alps and felt the altitude. Nevertheless, a great route!

Hidden 20/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
JackM92 20/Sep/17 -

Covered in thick powder and good fun mixed climbing. Can imagine it'd be ridiculously easy when dry. 2.5 hours on the route, expected it to be more involved at AD but pleasant nonetheless.

Oliver Livesey 18/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

3 hours. Downclimbed first abseil

Ben Costello 18/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

First alpine route, left after lunch, made it 15 mins before the last lift and Dex fell off

Matt Amos 18/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Dexter JW 18/Sep/17 Lead

First alpine route. Set off middayish. Pretty tight on time. Didn't fall off.

R0BJ0N 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
msp1987 16/Sep/17 -

Brilliant first alpine route after a morning of crevasse rescue training. Took us around 3 hours due to queues. With BMG guide.

galpinos 16/Sep/17 AltLd

Nearly 10 years to the day since I did it last. Still a really fun route.

with Sam
Hidden 15/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Pete Lindley 11/Sep/17 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 11/Sep/17 AltLd rpt

After bailing rebuffet baquet

Remyveness 11/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Jack93
Jack93 11/Sep/17 AltLd
Petewilk 11/Sep/17 -
johnself1603 11/Sep/17 AltLd
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 09/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Katekeltie, Peter Keltie
Katekeltie 09/Sep/17 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/17 AltLd
mattsmithuk 05/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Didn't need much gear apart from cams. Can use Alpine Axe only. I led Crux slab. Alt led rest Brilliant day out

with Barney Allen
ross83 05/Sep/17 2nd
makos999 ?/Sep/17 AltLd dog
apja84 ?/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 29/Aug/17 AltLd

Moving together 2hrs 50min. All sections dry and clear of snow except for short ridge before crux crack

Hidden 29/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/17 -
WTorrensa 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Paul Swail
MarcinK 27/Aug/17 Solo O/S

Soloed with using rope to abseil 2 times. Very dry conditions, no snow at all. Easy scrambling.

with Charel Wohl
Just Will 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Luke Bounds
Hidden 26/Aug/17 -
Coc-ker 25/Aug/17 Lead rpt

SC + JT Much slicker ascent, even less snow now. Downclimbed the first Ab and Pitched the crux and up the chimney again.

Hidden 25/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Green_t 22/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 22/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
with Green_t
GHawksworth 20/Aug/17 AltLd

Great fun! "crux" pitch isn't as do or die as made out to be, nor the most exposed part.

rosatb 20/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
artmal 19/Aug/17 -
James Mulhall 19/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/17 AltLd
George Killaspy 18/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Robohoppy91 18/Aug/17 AltLd
Coc-ker 17/Aug/17 Lead O/S

JT 2nd, climbed together the majority of the route, pitched the crux slab and final chimney. First time on the Arête and it was bone dry. Climbed in boots only for the entire route apart from a small patch of snow between the gendarme and the crux. Route finding was difficult, very handy to see where the guides were going. At one point drifted off route into a scree nightmare but got a steer back on route. Downclimbed the first ab.

jalqazzaz 17/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Awesome day out on the famous ridge. Bigger than you think if your a beginner but very doable :)

Lakesben 16/Aug/17 AltLd

Decided to do it as a way of getting back to the midi station after 2 nights camping on the glacier. Great fun route made slightly more challenging by carrying expedition packs.

with Sam, Anna
Adamski1986 15/Aug/17 2nd rpt
Tony Myers 15/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Adam Gregg, watson.b
watson.b 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
SJPowderham1 15/Aug/17 -
Stickle Tarn 13/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Took Pete (his first mixed Alpine route) across the ridge and used it for further acclimatisation. 2hrs ish

Wizzy 13/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

First alpine route well good. About 2.5 hours from top of Epron

Jordangask 13/Aug/17 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd
Sam McCarthy 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

From 1st ab after Rebbuffat-piere

with Wizzy
Stickle Tarn 12/Aug/17 AltLd rpt

Moving together. 1hour 10min. In crampons although route very dry !

BlackheathDiggs 12/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Rob_Morris1996 07/Aug/17 AltLd rpt

A quick excursion from the family holiday with Dad and fortunately Dave managed to get away from his too! Nice and early up after a weekend of bad weather, no snow however! Dad found it tough, but with a dodgy toe needing an operation, and not being a climber he did amazingly

with Dave Hollingham, Chris Morris
Hidden 06/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Samuel Wainwright 06/Aug/17 AltLd

We had sunshine, we had rain, we had sleet and we had lightening. So much less snow than the last time I was there.

Hidden 05/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 05/Aug/17 AltLd
with Lamb
Hoyes 05/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with A Reid
Lamb 05/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Link up with Laurence for an active rest day. Crazy to see how dry it is this year.

David Maddison 05/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
A Reid 05/Aug/17 Lead
with Hoyes
ClimbingGlen 04/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Very little snow, a lot of rockfall and loose scree in more than one place. Took 5 instead of 3 hours due to route finding. Amazing route though.

Aadashkevich 04/Aug/17 AltLd
George.D 02/Aug/17 2nd
wchan 02/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/17 AltLd
acrkirby ?/Aug/17 AltLd
bc44caesar 29/Jul/17 -
george327 29/Jul/17 2nd
with Chris Huntington, Sam Davies
JasonOneEye 29/Jul/17 Lead

Set out in the evening, much better with no traffic. The chimney alternative to the crux is harder, but well protected

Niamh Kavanagh 29/Jul/17 -
JezzaCat 29/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Richard L
flatlandrich76 29/Jul/17 2nd
with Jez
petecallaghan 28/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Got to the station for the 6:30am lift. Strong winds and breakdowns meant we didn't start up until around 9:30. Rain and fog at the top, so we did the tourist things, had coffee and croissant. Fog showed signs of lifting so we geared up in the ice tunnel and headed out onto the ridge. Fog vanished and revealed the astonishing Vallee Blanch. Overwhelming. I will never forget it. I may have been distracted by photo opportunities on the ridge, so Ellie (aka 'Allez') refused to let me stop and take any more pics till we got to the ridge. I was middleman. First time climbing with ice ax and crampons. Took a while but I eventually got to grips with it. We were slowed by a team of Russians but Ellie overtook them past the abseils and we rushed to make it for the last lift. I think we took 5 hours. Felt a bit of a fraud when the tourists on the deck applauded us as we topped out the wobbly ladder to the station.

EllieWoods 28/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Richard Alderton 28/Jul/17 -

Aiming for a route on the Pyramide, but lift breakdown and weather put paid to that. Found cosmiques in excellent nick after three days of snow and a couple of days consolidation. Rushed through it to make last lift at 5, to find they were running at least another couple of hours.

stratandrew 28/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

First team on route after overnighting at cosmiques hut and what a good decision. Didnt see or hear a single other team, no one caught us. Snow on s side cramponable neve. N side warmed due to Valley wind so final section a little tougher. What a route!

with James Hall, Philip Jarvis
c357 26/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
sanguine 26/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Sara
hetty.key 26/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/17 2nd O/S
justaddpowder 26/Jul/17 AltLd

Fresh dump of snow so started late but still got caught in the crowds at the belays. More like winter ascent with the snow!

with Chris Holt
Hidden 26/Jul/17 Lead
TomAlford 22/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Min 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Shea
rpinto 22/Jul/17 AltLd
Shea 22/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Nice day out in summer conditions, skipped the abseil with a traverse and queued for an hour at the crux. Got down just before the hilariously large thunderstorm, good timing.

with Min
Christine 22/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
with Sjoerd, rpinto
Hidden 22/Jul/17 2nd β
Lancer 22/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

We did the Pointe Lachanel traverse,the Arête a Laurence and the Arête des Cosmiques, with a brief stop for lunch in Cosmiques hut- back in Chamonix for 3:30. Quite fast and moving together mostly all day. An awesome day!

with Fred
7toes 21/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Little AndyH 21/Jul/17 AltLd
James_Fletcher 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Cat, JaneAnthony
Meinertzhagen 18/Jul/17 2nd
with Neil Cox
ConorWalter 18/Jul/17 AltLd
with Ryan
Hidden 17/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 17/Jul/17 AltLd
pete1993 16/Jul/17 2nd rpt

was essentially too knackered to do anything else, still good, very different conditions to 3 years ago (no crampons needed at all)

lukegorman 16/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

i think this was the time with the really nice american girl

Roger Burrows 16/Jul/17 2nd rpt

Spent the night in the Cosmiques Hut and set off at 4am as we ditched our first plan of climbing the Triangle Du Tacul as the conditions looked very challenging. We had the whole ridge to our selves and watched an amazing sunrise. Amazing day all round as when we got to the lift station we headed back down to the Vallee Blanche and on to do Lap two of the day of the ADC.

Roger Burrows 16/Jul/17 Lead rpt

Not as quiet as the first lap, but again loads of fun. Next time i think we will go for three laps....

benkelsey 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Pete wasn't feeling the south face of the Tacul so we did this to get back to the lift. Good with some variations, but lots of waiting with weird guide shenanigans. Not why I go to the mountains at all.

JoeCoxson 16/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

After climbing the Guiffea-Monaci on the Cosmiques Spur. Didn't need the crampons once

Sam Hunt 15/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with AlexD-L
Camric 15/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Toby Floyer
elewis96 15/Jul/17 AltLd
John1458 15/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Moved together for all but the crux, such a good route! Got the first lift and missed all the queues, done in around 3 hours.

Orange 14/Jul/17 AltLd

With Kyra, Louis and Scott made up other pair

Conor McNamara 14/Jul/17 -

Good climbing, though I hate to think what it's done to the crampons

with Matt Boyd
Hidden 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Michael Hellyer 13/Jul/17 2nd O/S
AlexD-L 13/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Lead the crux and chimney to the end this time.

with Sam
Matt Boyd 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Great route, very easy climbing with a single crux move that makes it a token AD

Ginge1988 12/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Amazing fun!

betathief 12/Jul/17 AltLd

BenCollis 12/Jul/17 Lead

Bad weather, cloud and wind

Jessicacrump 12/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/17 AltLd
Lucy Honychurch 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
NielsC 08/Jul/17 -
andycash 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with LucaC
Keith Lambley 08/Jul/17 -
with Kate R
LucaC 08/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

So many guided parties, so much quing.

RhysRolfe 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Moved together throughout, only protected the crux, almost no snow so didn't use crampons, approx 2 hours.

MysteriousCeorl 08/Jul/17 Lead
nutme 07/Jul/17 AltLd

Route was dry. Used crampons only for walk in. Starting at noon worked very well to avoid crowds. Had just 2 other groups in vision at any given time. Done it in 3h most of time moving together. Pitched only the crux.

with Cata
mrphilipoldham 07/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Actually climbed the crux today! Flew up in around 3 hours couple with the Arête la Laurence

themattyshep 07/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Went for the Rebuffat route on the Eperon but the lift failure in the morning resulted in 6 teams on it so a cosmiques day it was

with Rob_Morris1996, Theo
Rob_Morris1996 07/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

After being at the Midi at 06:30 for Rebuffat-Piere, and only getting up at 8:30 due to lift malfunctions, 5 teams instantly headed and arrived at the bottom of the route at the same time! We weren't too psyched to join that queue so ran back along the Cosmiques and were back at the campsite for a baguette by 12!

devious wally 07/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Well dry

Jack Manfredi 06/Jul/17 AltLd
with Dad
BenCollis 04/Jul/17 AltLd
Ianhulme 03/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Eleanor W 03/Jul/17 2nd O/S
PatrickRT 03/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
themattyshep 03/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
with Rob_Morris1996, Theo
Rob_Morris1996 03/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Lovely as always, Theo's first time up high!

Gerben Neven 03/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Barny Hamon 03/Jul/17 -

Moved together for most of the way. Lead the crux. Crampons all the way.

Tom.Sedgwick 03/Jul/17 -
ftocher 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Alpine Ian
JonWoolacott 01/Jul/17 AltLd

Great conditions after a dusting of snow the night before. Led the crux.

Hidden 01/Jul/17 AltLd
DaveLeonard ?/Jul/17 AltLd
with Peter McCarthy
Hidden ?/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Nickwild 30/Jun/17 2nd
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
BushwackerBritz 30/Jun/17 Lead O/S

4:15h had to wait for people in front at the abseils and crux approx 45mins

with Thom Wright, Chris Davis
Keiran.A 30/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with klau si
Phiggle_McDiggle 30/Jun/17 2nd
Super-Afro 30/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Nice day outing. Started at 8am, and finished at 2pm. The route was busy and had to queue at stances.

with Matt Britz, Tom MIA
edprince 30/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Done just after a big dump of fresh snow - glorious route. Crux wall very straightforward with crampons on, due to the crampon pockets.

Daniel-Wild 30/Jun/17 2nd
with Bertrand (Guide), Nick
Hidden 27/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Marc-A Di Guisto 27/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Barny Hamon 26/Jun/17 -

Very dry. Not much snow. Lead the crux pitch.

with Dan
Louise Kresovic 26/Jun/17 -

With Steve Dorrity

guernseydan 26/Jun/17 AltLd β

Achieved in guide time despite there being NO snow at all to ease the route

RedEd 25/Jun/17 2nd
with Kelly
CHarrison 24/Jun/17 -

Climbed after Arete a Laurence, both of us started feeling sick so ended up moving slow missing the last lift and sleeping in the Midi. Very enjoyable route regardless. Moved together for most of the route with me leading, Adam lead the ladder.....I don't like ladders.

with Adam Watson
WGEvans 24/Jun/17 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with WGEvans
Adam.Watson 24/Jun/17 2nd

Second alpine route after Arête à Laurence earlier that morning. Definitely recommend doing without acclimatising if you enjoy altitude sickness and spontaneous bivouacs in the midi station.

Arthur Billaud 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with nick pierce, Phil Turner
nathanjmasters 22/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
with rosso
rosso 22/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
gavin88 22/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Beth
joeramsay 21/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

mega slow for queues, but also mega good. led most of the route, exciting stuff at the crux

with AlexD-L
Robbie Blease 21/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Ben
seanhendo123 21/Jun/17 Lead rpt

From the rebuffat-piere, moved together

with Anja
ftocher 21/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

A great route which can get busy at times, we bivvied and got on the route at 6:20am Many French guides still managed to tangle in our ropes overtaking on dodgy sections then asked us to downclimb. Climbed all in crampons, with bivvi gear in under 4 hours. Dodgiest part of the route is probably the ladder at the end, but still perfectly safe.

with Rob moorcroft
Rob Moorcroft 21/Jun/17 AltLd

Saw a swifty overtake by a French guide on the crux. Don't even know how! Incredible Alpine route, well worth a cold bivvy the night before to have the route mainly to ourselves. Glad I led the crux pitch (even if I was slightly put out at the attitude of the French guides).

with Francis Tocher
AlexD-L 21/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
IanHope 20/Jun/17 -
with Bruce goodlad
JimBee 20/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
with Kristina Korn, Chris Fisher
Meganhwclark 20/Jun/17 2nd
faye 20/Jun/17 AltLd
chris m fisher 20/Jun/17 AltLd
with Kristy & James
bljp 20/Jun/17 -
JonoDHawkins 20/Jun/17 Lead
rosso 20/Jun/17 AltLd rpt
duncanedgley 20/Jun/17 AltLd
Eloise_SW 20/Jun/17 Lead O/S

First climb in crampons, not much snow

with Sam Huguet, Conville, Ben Steel
MakiMaria 17/Jun/17 2nd

With Will from Scotland. First Alpine experience

alexmcmillan 16/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Fun in the sun, but busy busy.

with Paige Jensen
James.houghton 15/Jun/17 2nd

Very dry. Moved together for everything apart from the crux. From the start of the snow slope to the midi in 1:40.

mattdennies 15/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Blitzed along in 1.45. Conditions completely deteriorated since I did the route 4 days ago. Slush and lots of bare rock leading up to first ab. Final section all dry, plenty of slushy snow on all sections in the middle.

Sam Huguet 15/Jun/17 AltLd β
with Faye Latham
a_m154 15/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

Combined with Point Lachenal. Conditions very different to on the 11th- lots of snow had melted and it was abit of a slush fest at times. Still fun though! Led everything but the 4b pitch after the second abseil. Moved together throughout except the crux pitch.

Andy Ovens - UKC and UKH 15/Jun/17 AltLd
with a_m154
JimBee 14/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

Linked up Pointes Lachanel and Cosmiques from the first bin at 08:10 and returned to the station about 15:45. Good day tiring and heavy on the boots as the snow was soft. Finished at 15:45 after getting 1st lift up.

with Alex Brink
a_m154 11/Jun/17 2nd
HeatherF 11/Jun/17 -
lukevf 10/Jun/17 -

Not as busy as threatened. Lift to lift in 3 hours.

mattdennies 10/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Good conditions, plenty of snow on section to first abseil and ice to be found in final gully.

with Conor
afearn91 10/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with lukevf
afearn91 10/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with lukevf
Tim Bevan 07/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Took Jen on her first alpine adventure!

with Jen Booyes
Hidden 07/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Munkynutz 07/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Good covering of fresh snow, got caught up behind some slower parties. First Alpine route

HaddRoots ?/Jun/17 Lead

Done on final day of Colville course, myself leading with Jud, following Neil and receiving instructions on when to hurry up!

with Jud
janegallwey 29/May/17 AltLd
YellowFellow 29/May/17 AltLd rpt

after climbing Guiffra-Monaci at Eperon des Cosmiques

with Jaime
Tom Seccombe 25/May/17 Lead
with Harvey
Hidden 25/May/17 Lead
ollyalkema 20/May/17 Solo rpt

fresh snow made the 3c/4a moves at the end a little tricky and exposed.

Txitxar 16/May/17 Lead
Cragcloud 05/May/17 AltLd O/S
OG ?/May/17 2nd
Josh Jones 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Fabulous weather

KBerggren 22/Apr/17 2nd
janegallwey 14/Apr/17 Solo rpt

After rope soloing Rebuffat-Pierre

SteveJCox 10/Apr/17 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/17 AltLd
DaveWhite13 06/Apr/17 Lead O/S
miriamclaire 03/Apr/17 -
harry_lewis ?/Apr/17 Solo O/S

nice and quiet

with CRead
CRead ?/Apr/17 Solo O/S


Fenda 30/Mar/17 -
Alex Handley 30/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
merlin138 30/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

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

oliverk 15/Mar/17 -

Excellent summer conditions, just a few other teams

with Zoe
janegallwey 26/Feb/17 Lead rpt
mBob8 26/Feb/17 Solo rpt

Alternate start 'South Couloir' (PD) adds some extra mixed steps, then took all the gendarmes directly except the first major one at second abseil. Avoided normal crux in favour of checking out the left hand variant that goes up chimneys. Fun climbing upto possibly M4.

Hidden 20/Feb/17 -
alex.serban 19/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

nice short climb

janegallwey 15/Feb/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/17 -
mBob8 28/Jan/17 Solo rpt

1.5 hrs station to station. Pretty good neve but still fairly dry conditions for Jan, wind-blown pockets of deep snow becoming sugary

robertgrew 23/Jan/17 Solo
Hidden 01/Jan/17 -
richgibson ??/2017 AltLd
with coombsy
Maraleitan ??/2017 -
with Niels
tradisrad ??/2017 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2017 -
Curlywombat ??/2017 2nd
CHarrison ??/2017 -

From a glacier bivi, woke up at 4:30 as the sun was coming up to get the route completely to ourselves in perfect firm conditions

with Patrick Arty
jamieevans ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
lukegorman 30/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
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
Hidden 21/Dec/16 Lead
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.

mBob8 18/Dec/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 29/Oct/16 Lead
Christine 01/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Mark Brand 23/Sep/16 2nd O/S
SteveGman 22/Sep/16 2nd
TomAlford 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 Filthy, Ryan Baker
Filthy 14/Sep/16 Lead
with dellboy
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

TomAlford 07/Sep/16 -
OLGrady 07/Sep/16 -
with OWatson, Alpenglow
Siongethinhill 07/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Adam Martin
Toby_Cronshaw 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Great route. Let down by the numbers of people on it. Crux section seemed a fraction tougher than the 4 they give it but not by much.

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 OLGrady, 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
Bristol_Quornstar 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
humptydumpty 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Led the lot, clean. Took the left-hand variation around the final tower followed by an abseil down 45 degree ice slope. Very fun, and crowded, route. Only took us 6 hours ;)

Jgresh 23/Aug/16 AltLd

Mike lead 4c pitch. Fantastic route

with Michael Macdonald, Jamie Ogilvie
lukegorman 22/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
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 'derrière!', 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
Josh Pitman 21/Aug/16 AltLd

Beaut of a route

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 -
Jamie Skelton 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together.

robgixer 15/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/16 Lead rpt
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
Hidden 04/Aug/16 Lead rpt
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!

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 BStar
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, grizz, scottidog
Hidden 02/Aug/16 Lead O/S
scottidog 02/Aug/16 -
with Graeme, peachos, Ruthie
PondLife 01/Aug/16 2nd
with Mauro & Nigel
Hidden ?/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
bennys89 ?/Aug/16 -
timmeehhhh 31/Jul/16 -
Hidden 30/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 Lumbering Oaf, 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 j_duds
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

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_L_32, Aline
Manc88 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
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 hairy51, 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
with hairy51
JezzaCat 24/Jul/16 Lead
Dan3266 22/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with GStone
GStone 22/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Dan3266
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


DavidWilby 19/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/16 AltLd
Wyn Bach 18/Jul/16 -

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

with Paul Warnock
Hidden 17/Jul/16 -
bogpetre 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Enchained with Cosmiques

Graeme Barr 16/Jul/16 Solo
R0BJ0N 15/Jul/16 Solo O/S
with Wout Martens
Hidden 15/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
RuthW 15/Jul/16 2nd

Lots of new snow

Hidden 11/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Laurine 11/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/16 AltLd
nicjbuk 11/Jul/16 Lead
with rab middlemiss
Hidden 11/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/16 Solo
maumau 09/Jul/16 -
jayray 08/Jul/16 2nd
Shane Nowakowski 08/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with mike_L86, Roger Burrows
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


with tanssop
tanssop 04/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
JakeTomos 04/Jul/16 2nd
nicjbuk 04/Jul/16 -
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.

with Jake397
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.

CameronH 03/Jul/16 -
Just Will 02/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Rob Pitt 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Lou
Murilo Lessa ?/Jul/16 2nd
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
ImmyRyan ?/Jul/16 AltLd
with Eduardo
Megan37 ?/Jul/16 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/16 AltLd
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.

DavidOola ?/Jul/16 -
with ImmyRyan, Tomas
scorpia97 29/Jun/16 Solo O/S

Part of 3 route link up, full write up:

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

with RJP
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 Kirsty18, Joe Farnell, Tom Parry, Ricky Nos
jessieleong 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S

A long route, with majority of climbing lead. Snow melt affected end of the climb, but managed to get route done before last lift left.

with Storme
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
cwildblood 24/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
JennyBroomby 23/Jun/16 2nd
SWhite10 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
jennygreener 22/Jun/16 -
Hidden 22/Jun/16 Lead
Petarghh 22/Jun/16 Lead

Jenny's first alpine route.

Wiseman 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.

rosso 20/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Brian Pollock 20/Jun/16 Solo rpt
with Pina
Hidden 20/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/16 AltLd
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 15/Jun/16 AltLd
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 gavster
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
Tse ?/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/16 Lead rpt
D.Russell 20/May/16 Solo O/S

Group solo with ally and prolly.

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 M
mBob8 20/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Super cool ridge, quite a bit of snow yesterday but loads of fun, had the ridge mostly to ourselves! Moved together and two abseils

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

blakeclimber07 29/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Tammy
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
with Kirill
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
Graeme Barr 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 Lead
crossleysm ??/2016 AltLd
with Roger Lawson
Josh Wade ??/2016 -
thomas108 ??/2016 -
JendeHoxar 31/Dec/15 2nd

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

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 JendeHoxar, Rob
Hidden 28/Dec/15 AltLd rpt
Ed21 23/Oct/15 2nd
with Ben
Hidden 19/Oct/15 Solo
Paul Baller 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Lou Baller
OrphusBoi 28/Sep/15 2nd
with Chris Smith
bogpetre 21/Sep/15 Lead rpt
bogpetre 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
l21bjd 18/Sep/15 2nd

Guided. Lots of fresh snow.

Hidden 13/Sep/15 -
chris smith 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
JimBee 06/Sep/15 2nd rpt

2 hours bin to bin. Stopped the watch for the queue at the abseil and again at the crux.

with Jon Wichett
adamre12 06/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with JamesA
richard s 06/Sep/15 2nd
with Andy Owen
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
TBromley 02/Sep/15 Lead RP
EuanM 01/Sep/15 Lead
TBromley 01/Sep/15 2nd
Katie S ?/Sep/15 AltLd
WillWambam ?/Sep/15 -
Matt Schwarz ?/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
with Katie S
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!

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, 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.

with TimmyG
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
james.oc 24/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Chuck 22/Aug/15 -
JessWilliams 22/Aug/15 AltLd

After doing the East Face on the Eperon des Cosmiques

with Ollie
Guss1 21/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Nathan Adam 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, liamo333
Vincej 17/Aug/15 -
with Fred Drouet
Stevepa 14/Aug/15 2nd O/S
A Jackson 13/Aug/15 -
Hidden 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
jules1990 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
Hidden 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
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.

with Sam Ash
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, minaturechris
Adamski1986 03/Aug/15 AltLd
with James Higgins
Ollieaxon ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Zoe Cockburn ?/Aug/15 -

with fresh snow!

Hidden ?/Aug/15 -
Marc Langley 29/Jul/15 Solo
Chuck 28/Jul/15 -
with Katie Bowen
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 -


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!

with Ndawson
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.

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

Combined with traverse of pointe Lachanal

pcurt 20/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
laurence_falconer 20/Jun/15 -
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
DanOsb 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.

with kdo
jac00 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 12/Jun/15 2nd
sj87 07/Jun/15 2nd
steveforgrieve 07/Jun/15 2nd

Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey

scarmichael 07/Jun/15 -
Marc Langley 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, dmurray
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 Pollux
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
Hidden ??/2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Camille ??/2015 2nd
with Pierre Girard
paultaylor 23/Dec/14 AltLd
with Matt Roberts, will moy
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
Ed21 22/Oct/14 2nd
with Ben
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
marr.simon 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Took some detours unintentionally but an awesome route. WMAM 14

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
Hidden 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 rpt
with Ali D
Katie S 03/Sep/14 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Katie S
Ali D 03/Sep/14 AltLd
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
Flett 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, Harri777
mim tiller 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
with paulmck
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
Hidden 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 benclimbing, Edgars, cashley
Paul ablitt 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt

guide book time

with Rushy
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!

Hidden 28/Jul/14 Lead
Jon Ellis 28/Jul/14 -
with jkellis
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.....

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.

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


Hidden 18/Jul/14 2nd
BoulderyDave 17/Jul/14 -
Hidden 17/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

Chrissy202 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Charlotte Nelson, Jack
Charlotte Nelson 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with jack, tom, bart, chrissy
blue-icefox 01/Jul/14 2nd
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
rfleal ?/Jul/14 -
2010_graham 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S
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, JemG
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

mattking_109 21/Jun/14 Lead
with Iona
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
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!

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

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!

YellowFellow 15/Jun/14 AltLd

Technical Mountaineering 2 at Arcteryx Academy

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

with Olli-C
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
Hidden 15/Apr/14 AltLd
Ulgrid 15/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

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

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

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

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


Hidden 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
Hidden 31/Oct/13 AltLd
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

John sealey 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 The Bad Cough, 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 gravity
gravity 03/Sep/13 AltLd dnf

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

with Binder
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 -
Just Will ?/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, MrRiley
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
froglette 28/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Moved together. John led crux.

with John Proudfoot
jac00 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Aug/13 -
Ccmilree 27/Aug/13 -
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Graeme Barr 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)

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 , chris fielding
monkeyme2 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben J
luckyjim 13/Aug/13 AltLd
with D Helm
Samuel Wainwright 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Adam Bloch, Ian Stevens
Bobby Pearson 12/Aug/13 Lead

Mostly enjoyable route. Commenced climb at 1300 to avoid the crowds – which worked well. Saw Guy and Belinda on the rte. Late in the season so the route had minimal snow and ice. Weather: Clear and Hot, light wind.

with Sarah Pearson
Tom Last 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

After Rebuffat on the Eperon du Cosmiques. Lovely route; busy, but it's got a little bit of everything.

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
Hidden 09/Aug/13 -
ianstevens 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together

with Sam Wainwright, ad111
JimboWizbo 05/Aug/13 Lead

Moved together in crampons, wonderful

with BCT
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
AidanMorris ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
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 alooker
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
with Batt
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
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
with khris
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
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd
K Mckay 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Richard Mckay
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, V11, Owen-1992
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

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 -
with HarryB
Hidden 27/Jun/13 2nd
Grant Fulton 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
with joscott
joscott 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Dan818
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, riven
Hidden 23/Jun/13 AltLd
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.

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 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
murray ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harriet
Hidden ?/Jun/13 -
rashwell ?/Jun/13 AltLd
Naomi Havercroft ?/Jun/13 -
with pffft
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...

Tommy Harris 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
John sealey ??/2013 AltLd

Full on winter conditions

Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
jcw ??/2013 -
James Thacker ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/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 spam
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt
alias dave 03/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
dave josling ?/Sep/12 2nd
Peter Reynolds ?/Sep/12 Lead
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 Stroppy
gooberman-hill 17/Aug/12 AltLd

Beautiful climbing

with Rachael Gooberman-Hill
sambosanquet101 16/Aug/12 Lead
with Klaus Broesamle
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Rockley 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with evyasb
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
with Enty
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
with hairy51
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 arête (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, John-Henry
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
with kozzi
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
Kirill 13/Jul/12 AltLd

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.

with jo86
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
with HarryB
HarryB 07/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

after a route on the eperon

with abtibbs
Hidden 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
Hidden 27/Jun/12 -
davebrox 26/Jun/12 AltLd β

Also on 18/6/13

with Andy, Jim, mary
Alex Thomson 24/Jun/12 AltLd
with jenpen
Alex Thomson 24/Jun/12 AltLd
with jenpen
Hidden 24/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Rockley 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 -


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
Keith-Getoutadventures 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.

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
LucaC 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Lots of snow in amongst the rocks.

with HarryB
HarryB 27/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
with LucaC
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
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 -
_hs_ ??/2012 Lead
bencoope ??/2012 AltLd O/S
S Lynch 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/11 AltLd
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
Hidden 12/Sep/11 -
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
with danJBA
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 benjaminireland, 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!

Hidden 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 -
tomtom89 12/Aug/11 -
with jac00
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
John sealey 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.

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
SiRob ?/Aug/11 -

With PE and WS

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 Caspar
John sealey 31/Jul/11 Lead
Jim Brownlow 29/Jul/11 -
froglette 29/Jul/11 -

Soloed most of it. Blair led the crux

with B Leslie
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

Chimnastics 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 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 HarryB
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
HarryB 16/Jul/11 AltLd
with zcsharp
Kirill 16/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/11 -
catemuir 16/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 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 Horgan
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
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 -
Steve Long 04/Jul/11 Lead
Jack Loftus 02/Jul/11 AltLd
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


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

tsl42 ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Speed ascent. 1 hour 15 mins. Platform buzzed due to storm at finish. That door can be stiff. Window to left shows unlocked.

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 RKernan, Niall Browne
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
JRSB1991 ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
SiRob ?/Jul/11 -
with PE
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
with RKernan
RKernan 29/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sinéad, 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


Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?/Jun/11 Lead
with Julian Williams
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.

with Sam Mould
Kris 07/Mar/11 Lead

Some photos by an extreme skier friend who was climbing for the first time :)

maxf ?/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
Tommy Harris ??/2011 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
stevev ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
YellowFellow 31/Dec/10 2nd
with Olga
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 Smith 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, Poco Loco
Poco Loco 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S

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

with Shonkhor, 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 -


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
chris m fisher 07/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
with Graham
bsavage 04/Aug/10 2nd
with jayjackson, 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, JuliettaD
Hidden 15/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/10 AltLd rpt
Ross Davidson 13/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Caspar
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 drew52
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
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
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 -
Tommy Harris ?/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
kelly_426 ?/Jun/10 -
with Sasha Doyle
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
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 -
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
nvalentine760 ?/Aug/09 AltLd

2nd Alpine Route with Griff

with Hywell Griffiths
Hidden ?/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!

with tebs
tebs 20/Jul/09 -

very short but quite fun.

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!

with Andy DB
Andy DB 19/Jul/09 -
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 -
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
Ross Davidson 03/Jul/09 Lead
The Mountain Goat 03/Jul/09 2nd
kingjam 01/Jul/09 AltLd
with Matt Naylor
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
tsl42 ?/Jul/09 2nd β
with Nick
crazy chicken ?/Jul/09 2nd

First Alpine route

with Timo Austino
knicos ?/Jul/09 AltLd
Daniel_F ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Richard Walter
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
Tommy Harris ?/Jul/09 -
with colin cook
Diggler 30/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Clow
sam820 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
stuart34 28/Jun/09 2nd
with stu_buchan43, 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 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 -
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
with Caspar
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
Andy Lagan ?/May/09 -
B Webster ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with mathew G
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd
nickdonohue ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Kath Donohue
AnnaBacklund ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
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
jamieevans ??/2009 AltLd rpt
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
with Zoomer
DannyMac 24/Aug/08 2nd
with Zoomer
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 CT6419
Hidden 06/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 06/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
with Dan M
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!

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
Hidden ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
JonHarvey ?/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
jimbobimbo ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Mel
CGlennie ?/Aug/08 -
James Gordon ?/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
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
HIGHTOWER 24/Jul/08 AltLd
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
JimBee 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Frank Curtler
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
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.

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
GarethSL 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

What an awesome climb, great exposure with no real technical difficulty.

with Chris
David Bennett 14/Jun/08 -

Nearly chopped by a wreckless french guide. Lowered off his client over our abseil rope and when I complained I got "pas de probleme" in return. Dip stick.

with Paul
sophie291188 ?/Jun/08 -
with stuart trowell
SWalls ?/Jun/08 -
with plummet
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Jamie Simpson - Alpine Dragons ?/May/08 -

Very snowy. as always good fun

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

Climbed as a three with Chris Glasson

with mrtom
Hidden 15/Feb/08 -
georgeevans88 15/Feb/08 -
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!

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
Hidden 23/Oct/07 AltLd
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
Hidden 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/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 -
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
DJayB ?/Aug/07 -
rob k ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with S Frost
Hidden ?/Aug/07 AltLd
DaveLeonard ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with PeteH
chris m fisher 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Tom
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 Cuillin Calling, Paul Nurse
jl 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
lazyhopkins 21/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Lynch
Cuillin Calling 21/Jul/07 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Dinger 13/Jul/07 2nd rpt
with Martin Heaton
GiveHerHelen 12/Jul/07 -
with Jonny M
hlegge 09/Jul/07 Lead
tcn_2002 09/Jul/07 2nd
with hlegge
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!!!

davepc ?/Jul/07 AltLd
with derek
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
DaveLeonard ?/Jan/07 AltLd
with PeteH
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
Hidden 06/Sep/06 Solo rpt
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
menJop 28/Aug/06 2nd dnf

Had to back off due to nasty weather :(

Hidden 22/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
boynamedsue 21/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Lloydd Williams
rholdswo ?/Aug/06 2nd
harryt ?/Aug/06 2nd
with kleinej
Tony Ryland ?/Aug/06 AltLd
pnorth ?/Aug/06 -


with Martin Svensson
featuresforfeet ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Steve
kleinej ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with harryt, 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 -
with dmoir
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.

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
dancurrie ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with Nick Johnson
georgeevans88 ?/Jul/06 Lead
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
Dohnny_Jawes ?/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
with JTatts
Rob84 ?/Jul/06 -
with Drew
Dabarley ?/Jul/06 AltLd
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
Smudge03 30/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Also Tim Clark, James Fry and Dave King

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
Bezz ?/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
pancakeandchips ??/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
feilx ?/Aug/05 -
dannyboy83 ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Ian Lovatt, feilx
Stefan ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route!!!

with Pete Jenkins
paddygoodwin ?/Aug/05 2nd
with kleinej
Will Gordon ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
davidellis53 ?/Aug/05 -
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
bpmclimb 20/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Cham group
tom.e ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
TonyG ?/Jul/05 -
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