350m.

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

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

G and M Finch 29/Aug/1911

Ticklists

Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif, CUMC Ticklist, ROCKFAX Chamonix: Top 50, Big Routes, Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming, The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist, Alpine Dreamz, Intro to Alpine

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ladislav 18 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Rockfall in 2018 has altered the line around the abseils: after the second abseil, climb through the narrow gap back on to the right side of the ridge and make a further abseil. The hand crack goes up from the centre of the belay platform - ignore the very similar-looking crack with fixed gear and chipped-looking footholds about 2m right of the ledge. There are two obvious chimneys, one full of tat, but the rightmost one looks infeasible and the chimney full of tat turns into a tight inescapable squeeze - instead, follow a line of polish further round to the left, into a "chimney" that is really just a shallow groove with ideas above its station.
 
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βeta: Rockfall in 2018 has altered the line around the abseils: after the second abseil, climb through the narrow gap back on to the right side of the ridge and make a further abseil. The hand crack goes up from the centre of the belay platform - ignore the very similar-looking crack with fixed gear and chipped-looking footholds about 2m right of the ledge. There are two obvious chimneys, one full of tat, but the rightmost one looks infeasible and the chimney full of tat turns into a tight inescapable squeeze - instead, follow a line of polish further round to the left, into a "chimney" that is really just a shallow groove with ideas above its station.
Planeandsimple 18 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: New beta on the abseil from 1st Eperon. Descend to N side of ridge by a 25m abseil. The landing can be spotted easily from the ledge below the bolts on the N side of the block. Then traverse this ledge climbing up to a rope through a hole into the chimney of the 2nd abseil.
 
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βeta: New beta on the abseil from 1st Eperon. Descend to N side of ridge by a 25m abseil. The landing can be spotted easily from the ledge below the bolts on the N side of the block. Then traverse this ledge climbing up to a rope through a hole into the chimney of the 2nd abseil.
fuzzysheep01 9 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Abseils easily doable in two 20-25 metre abs down south side of ridge. First one from.bolt, awkwardly diagonal along crest to a ledge with two good ab points. Second ab down to a scree ledge, with a step right (looking in) to good ground.
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βeta: Abseils easily doable in two 20-25 metre abs down south side of ridge. First one from.bolt, awkwardly diagonal along crest to a ledge with two good ab points. Second ab down to a scree ledge, with a step right (looking in) to good ground.
rpinto 30 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Lots of confusion amongst groups today in relation to the new belays. I'd suggest reading other peoples comments to work out the new route.
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βeta: Lots of confusion amongst groups today in relation to the new belays. I'd suggest reading other peoples comments to work out the new route.
Smythson 17 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The missing belay causing lots of problems for people trying to retrieve ropes that invariably got stuck. That said we didn't know about this new belay!
βeta?
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βeta: The missing belay causing lots of problems for people trying to retrieve ropes that invariably got stuck. That said we didn't know about this new belay!
AlexD-L 7 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The new abseil to the left (North) side is absolutely fine. Just abseil around 20-25m to a bolt on the left hand wall, climb up a few metres from here to reach a snowy walk (exposed) to rejoin the old route.
 
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βeta: The new abseil to the left (North) side is absolutely fine. Just abseil around 20-25m to a bolt on the left hand wall, climb up a few metres from here to reach a snowy walk (exposed) to rejoin the old route.
EGriffin 1 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Got second lift to Midi in the morning. started route at 8:30 am. Second group on the route. Finished at 10:45 am. There are now three abseils, the second of which is new after last year's rockfall. On the wide flat ledge after the first abseil, face the block in front of you. Use the abseil on the left of the block, ab down around the corner to the other side of the block to the third ab station, there is a fixed green rope to guide you. Top route!
 
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βeta: Got second lift to Midi in the morning. started route at 8:30 am. Second group on the route. Finished at 10:45 am. There are now three abseils, the second of which is new after last year's rockfall. On the wide flat ledge after the first abseil, face the block in front of you. Use the abseil on the left of the block, ab down around the corner to the other side of the block to the third ab station, there is a fixed green rope to guide you. Top route!
Manc88 30 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The loose area under the original abseil is quite precarious still after last year's rockfall - haven't tried the north side ab yet, so this may be a better option. Easier (and safer) to get a 40m+ ab if you can if using the original ab point.
 
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βeta: The loose area under the original abseil is quite precarious still after last year's rockfall - haven't tried the north side ab yet, so this may be a better option. Easier (and safer) to get a 40m+ ab if you can if using the original ab point.
Alpine Rob 30 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Keep to the ridge for as long as possible even on the frist ab bolts abseil down onto the ridge where you will find more bolts to ab onto secure ground
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βeta: Keep to the ridge for as long as possible even on the frist ab bolts abseil down onto the ridge where you will find more bolts to ab onto secure ground
Will Sherwood 21 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The new abseil is very good, try in 2 sections
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βeta: The new abseil is very good, try in 2 sections
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
lt1289 15 Feb 2nd O/S
dannnn 6 Feb AltLd
with Mark
with Mark
benji landau 22 Jan AltLd
nkhumphreys 10 Jan -
Webster 1 Jan Solo
Goodstuff 26 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S Whole thing to ourselves! We soloed most of the route, with the exception of the abseils and the crux wall. Mike had already done the route before, so took care of most of the route finding whilst I led the crux (I went up the crack instead of the drilled slab, fun jamming) . Longer and better than I expected, with lots of weaving around and fun scrambling.
with Michael Mason
Whole thing to ourselves! We soloed most of the route, with the exception of the abseils and the crux wall. Mike had already done the route before, so took care of most of the route finding whilst I led the crux (I went up the crack instead of the drilled slab, fun jamming) . Longer and better than I expected, with lots of weaving around and fun scrambling.
with Michael Mason
Swiss Tony 1 Oct, 2019 AltLd Great day on the Arete, was quite dry so done in boots, 4 hours but we took our time and had a long lunch under the golden tower in the sun with the chuffs watching people scrape up the crux slab with crampons, mainly scrambling, the crux pitch is a one move wonder and fairly easy, suggest climbing up to the ledge and then hand traverse to the right as it’s easier than belaying from the bolt on the ledge. The first abseil is more of an awkward traverse, the second abseil to the left at the gendarme (avoiding the rock fall on the right) is easier which leads to a gap that passes back right to another short abseil, this could be done in one but would make it awkward and ropes could get stuck and why rush !! Fabulous route.
with Kev Smith
Great day on the Arete, was quite dry so done in boots, 4 hours but we took our time and had a long lunch under the golden tower in the sun with the chuffs watching people scrape up the crux slab with crampons, mainly scrambling, the crux pitch is a one move wonder and fairly easy, suggest climbing up to the ledge and then hand traverse to the right as it’s easier than belaying from the bolt on the ledge. The first abseil is more of an awkward traverse, the second abseil to the left at the gendarme (avoiding the rock fall on the right) is easier which leads to a gap that passes back right to another short abseil, this could be done in one but would make it awkward and ropes could get stuck and why rush !! Fabulous route.
with Kev Smith
Muaddib91 19 Sep, 2019 Lead β
edurand13 18 Sep, 2019 -
MichaelG 17 Sep, 2019 AltLd My first alpine route. Had an epic due to route finding errors but we persevered and finished the climb. Silver lining was that we got to watch the sun set on Mont Blanc from 3,800 metres.
My first alpine route. Had an epic due to route finding errors but we persevered and finished the climb. Silver lining was that we got to watch the sun set on Mont Blanc from 3,800 metres.
ladislav 17 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S 8.5 hours, route almost completely dry. Several route finding errors cost us a lot of time. Aided what we thought was the crux crack (which was actually about 2m further left), took a fall backing out of the squeeze that we thought was the chimney.
8.5 hours, route almost completely dry. Several route finding errors cost us a lot of time. Aided what we thought was the crux crack (which was actually about 2m further left), took a fall backing out of the squeeze that we thought was the chimney.
Hidden 11 Sep, 2019 AltLd
WhipperSnapper 11 Sep, 2019 AltLd
Steve_westy 11 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S
Elman 11 Sep, 2019 Lead O/S
FreeloaderJoe 10 Sep, 2019 Lead This route still has the magic, despite the number of people on the route. Loved it once again.
This route still has the magic, despite the number of people on the route. Loved it once again.
Hidden 9 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2019 -
Yunghui 7 Sep, 2019 Solo
emilbergsjo 4 Sep, 2019 -
emilbergsjo 4 Sep, 2019 -
emilbergsjo 4 Sep, 2019 -
Artem Babichenko 3 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S As finish for Rebuffat-Pierre
with George (Gosha)
As finish for Rebuffat-Pierre
with George (Gosha)
Badby 2 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S First AD completed after comments that conditions were dodgy
with Delight
First AD completed after comments that conditions were dodgy
with Delight
Delight 2 Sep, 2019 AltLd O/S First AD, went too smoothly, probably due an epic
with Badby
First AD, went too smoothly, probably due an epic
with Badby
markibig 1 Sep, 2019 -
MichealMurphy ?Sep, 2019 AltLd rpt Done in terrible conditions - very cold and lots of snow but still goo. Got stuck behind some Sweds; turned out it was there 1st 'multipitch' and 5th time climbing trad. Showed the Sweds down to the midi hut in white out conditions.
Done in terrible conditions - very cold and lots of snow but still goo. Got stuck behind some Sweds; turned out it was there 1st 'multipitch' and 5th time climbing trad. Showed the Sweds down to the midi hut in white out conditions.
alvaro 153 30 Aug, 2019 Lead β toda seca y poca gente, así que orientación complicada, el paso de 4° a pelo con bota rígida sin crampones
with Íñigo Velázquez
toda seca y poca gente, así que orientación complicada, el paso de 4° a pelo con bota rígida sin crampones
with Íñigo Velázquez
Small and weak 25 Aug, 2019 AltLd
with Ed Hutchings
with Ed Hutchings
CameronH 22 Aug, 2019 Lead rpt Brilliant to do this with Mum. Had forgotten what a great route it is.
with Mum
Brilliant to do this with Mum. Had forgotten what a great route it is.
with Mum
Hidden 21 Aug, 2019 -
Hidden 17 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
mmac195 16 Aug, 2019 -
with jordanclimbs
with jordanclimbs
Kristian1805 16 Aug, 2019 -
foostu4 14 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2019 AltLd rpt
markfairbank 14 Aug, 2019 Lead rpt
downupdown 12 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
Duffyrm 11 Aug, 2019 2nd
eduardo 9 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S Great route finding from Joe, I just led the slab pitch. Superb route, virtually no snow. 3hrs.
Great route finding from Joe, I just led the slab pitch. Superb route, virtually no snow. 3hrs.
bummingham 9 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S After a stay in Cosmiques hut. Mostly good sustained scrambling. Lead the crux pitch. Almost all the snow gone.
with Lucy Anderson, fuzzysheep01, Stewart Moodie, eduardo, Vic Cox, Karlos, TomGB
After a stay in Cosmiques hut. Mostly good sustained scrambling. Lead the crux pitch. Almost all the snow gone.
with Lucy Anderson, fuzzysheep01, Stewart Moodie, eduardo, Vic Cox, Karlos, TomGB
TomGB 9 Aug, 2019 AltLd rpt With the mercians, really nice day. 2 abseils required, can't even see how you'd do a third. No crampons required
with fuzzysheep01, Lampy, Stewart Moody, bummingham
With the mercians, really nice day. 2 abseils required, can't even see how you'd do a third. No crampons required
with fuzzysheep01, Lampy, Stewart Moody, bummingham
Hidden 9 Aug, 2019 2nd O/S
Karlos 9 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S Staying in hut so we could have it to ourselves first thing. But still at the back of four teams of two. Easy scrambling, moving together throughout. No snow to speak of, so all in big boots (would do again to experience different conditions). Slab pitch momentarily strenuous, due to boots and bag. Enjoyed topping out a celebrity, even though Japanese tourist shooed me away whilst climbing over barrier, apparently she didn't want us in her shot!
Staying in hut so we could have it to ourselves first thing. But still at the back of four teams of two. Easy scrambling, moving together throughout. No snow to speak of, so all in big boots (would do again to experience different conditions). Slab pitch momentarily strenuous, due to boots and bag. Enjoyed topping out a celebrity, even though Japanese tourist shooed me away whilst climbing over barrier, apparently she didn't want us in her shot!
fuzzysheep01 9 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S Mostly led moving together, Ed led crux pitch. Fantastic morning and brilliant scramble, though very little snow. 3 hours hut to terrace.
with eduardo
Mostly led moving together, Ed led crux pitch. Fantastic morning and brilliant scramble, though very little snow. 3 hours hut to terrace.
with eduardo
connormchattie 6 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S
with Stephen MacDonald
with Stephen MacDonald
Subseaclimber 6 Aug, 2019 AltLd with connor
with connor
Dog Dave 6 Aug, 2019 Sent Fantastic day out, some loose bits and evidence of rockfalls throughout
Fantastic day out, some loose bits and evidence of rockfalls throughout
Tiktianc 5 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S w/ Anthony
w/ Anthony
Ralph1976 5 Aug, 2019 -
David Woodward 5 Aug, 2019 Lead
Patrick Milne 4 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
with Rory Abernethy, Olly Hall
with Rory Abernethy, Olly Hall
Senna 3 Aug, 2019 AltLd
with ned_85
with ned_85
ned_85 3 Aug, 2019 -
SamStrong93 3 Aug, 2019 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S
Mike Brogden 31 Jul, 2019 2nd
alexanv 31 Jul, 2019 Lead
mattorford 30 Jul, 2019 - great fun route
with Gina
great fun route
with Gina
paul horabin 30 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S
rpinto 30 Jul, 2019 Lead rpt
Johno81 29 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S
with EIF
with EIF
tingle 29 Jul, 2019 AltLd Lots of queuing made it take much longer than it should
Lots of queuing made it take much longer than it should
Olliequilter123 29 Jul, 2019 2nd
Tiktianc 29 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29 Jul, 2019 AltLd rpt
GrayGPT 29 Jul, 2019 -
dcussen 29 Jul, 2019 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 2019 Solo O/S
Cragcloud 25 Jul, 2019 AltLd rpt Very dry. Topped out from Rebuffat-Pierre and climbed the Arête to Aiguille du Midi
with Paal Kristoffer Danielsen
Very dry. Topped out from Rebuffat-Pierre and climbed the Arête to Aiguille du Midi
with Paal Kristoffer Danielsen
Treeking82 23 Jul, 2019 -
with Gary woodburn
with Gary woodburn
tjockosne 19 Jul, 2019 -
Hidden 19 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S
Seán Fortune 19 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S Moved together after coming up the Eperon. Minimal snow, no crampons needed.
with adoran
Moved together after coming up the Eperon. Minimal snow, no crampons needed.
with adoran
adoran 19 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S From top of the Rebuffat-Pierre to the Midi
From top of the Rebuffat-Pierre to the Midi
deruiter14 18 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S
Brett Ford 17 Jul, 2019 AltLd
SteveD 17 Jul, 2019 Lead rpt with Liz
with Liz
Rafal Malczyk 16 Jul, 2019 AltLd rpt Dona as a continuation of the Rebuffat-Pierre.
Dona as a continuation of the Rebuffat-Pierre.
Hidden 16 Jul, 2019 Lead
Linzi 16 Jul, 2019 -
scottrobertson1990 16 Jul, 2019 Lead
with Jack Lydon
with Jack Lydon
JakeTomos 14 Jul, 2019 Solo
Hidden 13 Jul, 2019 Lead
jackob 11 Jul, 2019 AltLd Moved together for the whole route! Happy to tick this Uber classic!
Moved together for the whole route! Happy to tick this Uber classic!
Connorh 11 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S led the crux crack thing, good fun
led the crux crack thing, good fun
James Rigby 10 Jul, 2019 Solo rpt Roped with Conor for glacier.... route in 33 mins
with Conor
Roped with Conor for glacier.... route in 33 mins
with Conor
Spykesy 10 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S Alt leads with Matt. Wolgang keeping an eye on us as part of alpine course. Pretty busy particularly on abs.
Alt leads with Matt. Wolgang keeping an eye on us as part of alpine course. Pretty busy particularly on abs.
Hidden 9 Jul, 2019 AltLd O/S
Ironmaz 8 Jul, 2019 2nd O/S Summer ascent, roped with guide.
Summer ascent, roped with guide.
themattyshep 8 Jul, 2019 Lead rpt Cruised after Rebuffat-Pierre
Cruised after Rebuffat-Pierre
xingzhekui 7 Jul, 2019 -
Michael O'S 7 Jul, 2019 AltLd
with Rob G, Eoin S
with Rob G, Eoin S
martha1121 6 Jul, 2019 2nd O/S
with Alfrede Robertson
with Alfrede Robertson
Hidden 5 Jul, 2019 AltLd
How easy 5 Jul, 2019 - Guided. Abseiled to left at point of rockfall and traversed back around.
Guided. Abseiled to left at point of rockfall and traversed back around.
jarljorgensen 5 Jul, 2019 -
matthewspence 5 Jul, 2019 AltLd Great route, sketchy snow, busy (1hr30 belay wait) lead the crux (Matt has done previously) saved lives, fell on my arse at the lift station
Great route, sketchy snow, busy (1hr30 belay wait) lead the crux (Matt has done previously) saved lives, fell on my arse at the lift station
mcawle 4 Jul, 2019 Lead Not too busy until traffic jam at the end. Couldn't figure out stage (7) in the Rockfax description - the only contender for the chimney that I found was super iced and steep, with some fixed tat frozen into it. Seemed a lot harder than II/4a. Everyone else seemed to be skirting it to the left so I did too. Nice route - glad to finally get it done.
with Andrea E
Not too busy until traffic jam at the end. Couldn't figure out stage (7) in the Rockfax description - the only contender for the chimney that I found was super iced and steep, with some fixed tat frozen into it. Seemed a lot harder than II/4a. Everyone else seemed to be skirting it to the left so I did too. Nice route - glad to finally get it done.
with Andrea E
jarljorgensen 3 Jul, 2019 -
John1458 3 Jul, 2019 AltLd rpt Joined just before the first abseils after topping out from the eperon. Moved together mostly, giving running belays on trickier bits. Poor snow conditions but still a great route, mostly because of the situation!
Joined just before the first abseils after topping out from the eperon. Moved together mostly, giving running belays on trickier bits. Poor snow conditions but still a great route, mostly because of the situation!
OaHolroyd 1 Jul, 2019 AltLd
EGriffin 1 Jul, 2019 2nd O/S Got second lift to Midi in the morning. started route at 8:30 am. Second group on the route. Finished at 10:45 am. There are now three abseils, the second of which is new after last year's rockfall. On the wide flat ledge after the first abseil, face the block in front of you. Use the abseil on the left of the block, ab down around the corner to the other side of the block to the third ab station, there is a fixed green rope to guide you. Top route!
Got second lift to Midi in the morning. started route at 8:30 am. Second group on the route. Finished at 10:45 am. There are now three abseils, the second of which is new after last year's rockfall. On the wide flat ledge after the first abseil, face the block in front of you. Use the abseil on the left of the block, ab down around the corner to the other side of the block to the third ab station, there is a fixed green rope to guide you. Top route!
BenCollis 1 Jul, 2019 Lead
Jack Manfredi 1 Jul, 2019 Lead
with Dad
with Dad
Steely12 1 Jul, 2019 AltLd rpt Decent conditions, took the new alternative ab route which require two abs.
Decent conditions, took the new alternative ab route which require two abs.
Alfrede ?Jul, 2019 Lead
with Martha
with Martha
Hidden ?Jul, 2019 Lead
iainballantyne 30 Jun, 2019 -
ebutton 30 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S Awesome!
Awesome!
WillHempstead 30 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S
with iainballantyne, Rob Giddy
with iainballantyne, Rob Giddy
JoeCoxson 30 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Continued on from the East Face of the Cosmiques Spur. The roof next to the terrace ejected a massive dump of snow and rocks down next to the South Face, definitely some brown pants about after that
Continued on from the East Face of the Cosmiques Spur. The roof next to the terrace ejected a massive dump of snow and rocks down next to the South Face, definitely some brown pants about after that
lucygreenie 30 Jun, 2019 2nd
with ebutton
with ebutton
Annika Marie 30 Jun, 2019 2nd β Lovely ridge line... First time on rock in crampons!
Lovely ridge line... First time on rock in crampons!
Sam Huguet 30 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt This was my second time on the route, and I went waaay faster than last time, super speedy. The other teams were Erik and Lucy, and James and Rory. The new abseils are fine, it's all pretty obvious. Of note, after we did the crux pitch, I was just about to move round the corner when a massive rumbling sound began around me. It sounded uncomfortably like part of the mountain was falling down, so I popped back round the corner, only to see a rather large avalanche crashing down towards the glacier below. It almost took out 3 individuals walking below, and might have done so if not for the fact that they legged it in the opposite direction.
This was my second time on the route, and I went waaay faster than last time, super speedy. The other teams were Erik and Lucy, and James and Rory. The new abseils are fine, it's all pretty obvious. Of note, after we did the crux pitch, I was just about to move round the corner when a massive rumbling sound began around me. It sounded uncomfortably like part of the mountain was falling down, so I popped back round the corner, only to see a rather large avalanche crashing down towards the glacier below. It almost took out 3 individuals walking below, and might have done so if not for the fact that they legged it in the opposite direction.
RoryBryson 30 Jun, 2019 AltLd Moved together, James led the slab pitch. Cracking route.
Moved together, James led the slab pitch. Cracking route.
Robertgiddy 30 Jun, 2019 2nd after Rebuffat-Pierre
after Rebuffat-Pierre
beni 30 Jun, 2019 -
Hidden 30 Jun, 2019 Lead
Alpine Rob 28 Jun, 2019 Lead
william henderson 28 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
RW99 28 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
LG-Mark 28 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S Nice finish to Rebuffat-Pierre on the Eperon Cosmiques. Original abseil is very dodgy since the rockfall, the new one is apparently much better...
with Manc88
Nice finish to Rebuffat-Pierre on the Eperon Cosmiques. Original abseil is very dodgy since the rockfall, the new one is apparently much better...
with Manc88
Manc88 28 Jun, 2019 2nd rpt As continuation after climbing Rébuffat-Pierre. Gave Mark the lead on this as I'd done it before. Still great despite lingering fatigue, and climbing back onto the midi station to a heroes welcome and tourists asking for selfies with you will never get old ;)
with LG-Mark
As continuation after climbing Rébuffat-Pierre. Gave Mark the lead on this as I'd done it before. Still great despite lingering fatigue, and climbing back onto the midi station to a heroes welcome and tourists asking for selfies with you will never get old ;)
with LG-Mark
Tim Ford 27 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S Did early in the morning after bivvying to avoid crowds. Was very pleasant and would highly recommend
Did early in the morning after bivvying to avoid crowds. Was very pleasant and would highly recommend
BexSmith 27 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with James Mead, edprince, Isaac Wheatley, Tim Ford
with James Mead, edprince, Isaac Wheatley, Tim Ford
edprince 27 Jun, 2019 Lead
BenjaminLockie 26 Jun, 2019 AltLd β
davidsouthgate 26 Jun, 2019 -
with Mairi Teasdale
with Mairi Teasdale
Hidden 26 Jun, 2019 2nd
Jacob Eagles 26 Jun, 2019 2nd rpt Alternate second abseil section since 2018 rockfall destroyed abseil block
Alternate second abseil section since 2018 rockfall destroyed abseil block
simon snowdon 26 Jun, 2019 Lead
jmax 26 Jun, 2019 Lead Not too busy. Very soft snow. Moved together apart from crux pitch.
with Kmas
Not too busy. Very soft snow. Moved together apart from crux pitch.
with Kmas
GHawksworth 26 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Did it far to late in the day as a continuation from Rebuffat Pierre and was a total death trap. Snow was way too soft and just a terrifying experience. The new belays confused me as I was totally gassed and it looked the same to last time. Total clusterturd.
Did it far to late in the day as a continuation from Rebuffat Pierre and was a total death trap. Snow was way too soft and just a terrifying experience. The new belays confused me as I was totally gassed and it looked the same to last time. Total clusterturd.
bowlingj 25 Jun, 2019 2nd O/S
JohnHartley 25 Jun, 2019 Lead rpt Jade’s first alpine route, mostly moved together and pitched the tricky sections
Jade’s first alpine route, mostly moved together and pitched the tricky sections
Hidden 25 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
lfranchi 24 Jun, 2019 Lead Climbed with yelly, also Mike and Chelsea. Super fun!
with Yelly
Climbed with yelly, also Mike and Chelsea. Super fun!
with Yelly
olgadapolga 24 Jun, 2019 AltLd Started the route at about half 9, took around 6 hours because of queues but this didn't detract from the experience too much! Ali lead up to the crux pitch and I led the crux and second half. I would say the ice gully towards the end and 'secret hold' move were more difficult than the crux section. Soft snow made some of the exposed snow traverses feel spicy! Lots of fun and gorgeous weather ☀ so many cool butterflies around at this time aswell!!
with Alastair Graves
Started the route at about half 9, took around 6 hours because of queues but this didn't detract from the experience too much! Ali lead up to the crux pitch and I led the crux and second half. I would say the ice gully towards the end and 'secret hold' move were more difficult than the crux section. Soft snow made some of the exposed snow traverses feel spicy! Lots of fun and gorgeous weather ☀ so many cool butterflies around at this time aswell!!
with Alastair Graves
Cbulman 24 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S
joe.mtb 24 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S Going too far left during the final chimney resulted in some exposed/scary slush climbing.
Going too far left during the final chimney resulted in some exposed/scary slush climbing.
ajtgraves 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd A long one!! On the first bus and at the Midi station for half 7, only to find a huge queue for lifts tickets. Pam needed to get back for her flight so she took my pass and Ol and I queued for a ticket. Onto the snow at 9am and on the route about 30mins later. Made good progress moving together up the first slope then ground to a halt at the abseils. Big queue ahead and must've waited at least an hour for the first, then another 20mins for the second. Lots of impatient Frenchies about and even more people behind (just as well we didn't do the Laurence arete!), so a relief finally to get climbing again, albeit slowly behind four v slow Frenchies (2x guided beginners). Managed to overtake one of the couples and got let through by the other, but still a lot of waiting. Then got stuck behind the other Conville pair and everything including and after the crux pretty slow. Some great climbing on that section though and fab route overall. Hot, hot, hot though!
A long one!! On the first bus and at the Midi station for half 7, only to find a huge queue for lifts tickets. Pam needed to get back for her flight so she took my pass and Ol and I queued for a ticket. Onto the snow at 9am and on the route about 30mins later. Made good progress moving together up the first slope then ground to a halt at the abseils. Big queue ahead and must've waited at least an hour for the first, then another 20mins for the second. Lots of impatient Frenchies about and even more people behind (just as well we didn't do the Laurence arete!), so a relief finally to get climbing again, albeit slowly behind four v slow Frenchies (2x guided beginners). Managed to overtake one of the couples and got let through by the other, but still a lot of waiting. Then got stuck behind the other Conville pair and everything including and after the crux pretty slow. Some great climbing on that section though and fab route overall. Hot, hot, hot though!
JezzaCat 23 Jun, 2019 Lead
with Hiccup
with Hiccup
Robbie Blease 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with Chris Ensoll
with Chris Ensoll
Hammy-G 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd
Rossco-p 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt
with kp1
with kp1
Hidden 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
JFT 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S With James too. Really fun route despite the madness of loads of people and guides trying to climb over/around us when dragging clients with the coordination of baby deer... Pier and his partner took a fall at the top of the first ab station when their guide had no gear in and they grabbed our rope!
with Aquinn
With James too. Really fun route despite the madness of loads of people and guides trying to climb over/around us when dragging clients with the coordination of baby deer... Pier and his partner took a fall at the top of the first ab station when their guide had no gear in and they grabbed our rope!
with Aquinn
Luke Carl 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
Liam3140 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
carr0t 23 Jun, 2019 - Quite shit. It's so rammed it's not even remotely fun.
with Hammy-G
Quite shit. It's so rammed it's not even remotely fun.
with Hammy-G
Aquinn 23 Jun, 2019 2nd O/S Jim and James As a three
with JFT
Jim and James As a three
with JFT
Hiccup 23 Jun, 2019 2nd
Calum3610 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with Andy H AMC
with Andy H AMC
mountainremedy 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S Fantastic day out and first independent alpine route after finishing the Conville course. Managed to get back in time for my 5:15pm transfer to the airport too. Sugary soft snow wasn’t ideal. Mixture of moving together and pitching some sketchy bits. I got the crux which was great fun.
Fantastic day out and first independent alpine route after finishing the Conville course. Managed to get back in time for my 5:15pm transfer to the airport too. Sugary soft snow wasn’t ideal. Mixture of moving together and pitching some sketchy bits. I got the crux which was great fun.
HarryC 23 Jun, 2019 AltLd Fantastic route despite the queues, alpine tick of running for the last lift back off the midi.
Fantastic route despite the queues, alpine tick of running for the last lift back off the midi.
annamc 22 Jun, 2019 2nd
with Guillem
with Guillem
Hidden 22 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
Guillem 22 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S
tradisrad 21 Jun, 2019 Lead rpt 2:01 time bin to bin. Will was unacclimatised.
2:01 time bin to bin. Will was unacclimatised.
Will Sherwood 21 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Second time around, visibility was poor and there was plenty of snow cover, the crux was made quite a bit shorter! Plenty of good quality ice. 1:40 for the climb and 21 minute walk in. Total time 2h01m.
Second time around, visibility was poor and there was plenty of snow cover, the crux was made quite a bit shorter! Plenty of good quality ice. 1:40 for the climb and 21 minute walk in. Total time 2h01m.
thierryfr 21 Jun, 2019 -
with David
with David
James Rigby 21 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Enjoyable morning on Will's first alpine route. Wintry with quite a few teams. 3h Midi to midi
with Will Dixon
Enjoyable morning on Will's first alpine route. Wintry with quite a few teams. 3h Midi to midi
with Will Dixon
netboy 19 Jun, 2019 AltLd Bit of everything — simulclimbd, pitches, and solo’d sections. Lots of snow great fun day out.
Bit of everything — simulclimbd, pitches, and solo’d sections. Lots of snow great fun day out.
Hawb 19 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with Ben
with Ben
RUDIN.J.D.H 19 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
samcd96 19 Jun, 2019 -
with James Nightingale
with James Nightingale
AlexD-L 18 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Deserted, gorgeous weather and a lovely first Alpine route for Tom!
with Tom Dudley
Deserted, gorgeous weather and a lovely first Alpine route for Tom!
with Tom Dudley
Hidden 18 Jun, 2019 -
CrawfMatt 17 Jun, 2019 Lead First alpine route leading after the Conville course and can see why it's a classic. Amazing route and only held up once on the first abseil although it was for an hour.
with dougmpalmer, Josh R
First alpine route leading after the Conville course and can see why it's a classic. Amazing route and only held up once on the first abseil although it was for an hour.
with dougmpalmer, Josh R
Bernie L 17 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
with lukas_s
with lukas_s
dougmpalmer 17 Jun, 2019 2nd
lukas_s 17 Jun, 2019 AltLd started from the hut so had the route to ourself.
started from the hut so had the route to ourself.
tradisrad 17 Jun, 2019 AltLd rpt Acclimatation run.
Acclimatation run.
lo22 15 Jun, 2019 - Plenty of snow made it easier. Rocks still falling from the old abseil location.
Plenty of snow made it easier. Rocks still falling from the old abseil location.
7toes 15 Jun, 2019 -
with Ogborn, Tom G
with Ogborn, Tom G
Steely12 15 Jun, 2019 - Much nicer this year, good firm snow for cramponing. Abseil area significantly different and still very loose following the rockfall that occurred last time we were on the route. The party behind us turned to the north side of the ridge at the ab to avoid the dangerous section.
with lo22
Much nicer this year, good firm snow for cramponing. Abseil area significantly different and still very loose following the rockfall that occurred last time we were on the route. The party behind us turned to the north side of the ridge at the ab to avoid the dangerous section.
with lo22
Jonathan Richardson 13 Jun, 2019 AltLd dnf
Liam Talbot 13 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S Great route but absolute carnage at abseil stations - led to one guide whipping out a drill and making a new ab station. Usual Alpine ethics of pushing in/crossing ropes in full effect.
Great route but absolute carnage at abseil stations - led to one guide whipping out a drill and making a new ab station. Usual Alpine ethics of pushing in/crossing ropes in full effect.
Aled Williams 13 Jun, 2019 - Busy and shit
with Hero Pete
Busy and shit
with Hero Pete
Hidden 13 Jun, 2019 AltLd
Readi191 13 Jun, 2019 AltLd
8PetrieC 8 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with jontydelah
with jontydelah
wnicholson 8 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S
with david cooper
with david cooper
roryj 8 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 6 (crux) and 7. Hour long queue at the abseil.
with Katie, Tim
Lead pitch 6 (crux) and 7. Hour long queue at the abseil.
with Katie, Tim
David Cooper 8 Jun, 2019 - First alpine route after Conville course. Moved together throughout. Quality queueing time at abseils
First alpine route after Conville course. Moved together throughout. Quality queueing time at abseils
Bex 8 Jun, 2019 2nd β
with Ben Collins
with Ben Collins
jontydlh 8 Jun, 2019 AltLd
with 8PetrieC, Sam Peel
with 8PetrieC, Sam Peel
Ben Collins 7 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S
Webster 5 Jun, 2019 Solo very banked out with snow still, making the climbing easier and better. the most difficult bit is now accessing the main absail point after last summers huge rockfall! the normal 'crux' is mostly burried and very easy atm
very banked out with snow still, making the climbing easier and better. the most difficult bit is now accessing the main absail point after last summers huge rockfall! the normal 'crux' is mostly burried and very easy atm
JLivesey 3 Jun, 2019 Lead Awesome conditions, lots of snow
Awesome conditions, lots of snow
outdoors.nick 3 Jun, 2019 AltLd O/S First ever alpine route as part of the Conville course. Apparently a lot snowier than usual
First ever alpine route as part of the Conville course. Apparently a lot snowier than usual
sharpendclimbing 3 Jun, 2019 2nd O/S Guided on JCMT course. Stunning. I'm hooked
Guided on JCMT course. Stunning. I'm hooked
Hidden 2 Jun, 2019 Lead rpt
pabloigl27 1 Jun, 2019 -
gscw 1 Jun, 2019 Lead
with Boaba my son
with Boaba my son
bjbuckley@live.co.uk ?Jun, 2019 AltLd
oaty ?Jun, 2019 -
lxy 31 May, 2019 -
Hidden 30 May, 2019 AltLd
Hidden 26 May, 2019 -
Mike Roberts 25 May, 2019 -
Lugonn 21 May, 2019 AltLd β
Healej 2 May, 2019 AltLd First trip to Chamonix, I was in town as part of a group ski tour attempting Mont Blanc. Weather wasn't great for sking, but we had a half day weather window before it clouded back over and the snow came. This route was mentioned and from the first steps I was hooked... the start of a new obsession!
with Martio
First trip to Chamonix, I was in town as part of a group ski tour attempting Mont Blanc. Weather wasn't great for sking, but we had a half day weather window before it clouded back over and the snow came. This route was mentioned and from the first steps I was hooked... the start of a new obsession!
with Martio
Rp20 19 Apr, 2019 AltLd
with Joe Brindley
with Joe Brindley
SteveJCox 15 Apr, 2019 AltLd rpt First team on - 2hrs15
with Tom Cox
First team on - 2hrs15
with Tom Cox
Tom Cox 15 Apr, 2019 AltLd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2019 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2019 AltLd O/S
Rob Royle 27 Mar, 2019 Lead First time since the huge rock fall last year, the front ‘face’ of the chimney abseil has completely gone! The bolts are still on the back face that you abseil from but it’s definitely more exposed now. As this was a winter ascent there is quite a lot of snow, which actually helps where the rock fall was, I think it will be much more difficult in summer when it’s dry.......!
with Bastiou
First time since the huge rock fall last year, the front ‘face’ of the chimney abseil has completely gone! The bolts are still on the back face that you abseil from but it’s definitely more exposed now. As this was a winter ascent there is quite a lot of snow, which actually helps where the rock fall was, I think it will be much more difficult in summer when it’s dry.......!
with Bastiou
emilbergsjo 1 Feb, 2019 -
bogpetre 10 Jan, 2019 AltLd rpt Simuled entire route. Day after storm. Best mixed conditions I've ever seen. Rime tunnels!
Simuled entire route. Day after storm. Best mixed conditions I've ever seen. Rime tunnels!
l-1808-ml ??, 2019 -
with sirramsalott
with sirramsalott
Hidden ??, 2019 -
Dan J ??, 2019 -
Ian Carey ??, 2019 -
Samseabass 30 Dec, 2018 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 left side of the ridge up some cool chimneys around Scottish 3. First Chamonix alpine classic and at altitude.
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 left side of the ridge up some cool chimneys around Scottish 3. First Chamonix alpine classic and at altitude.
Ids1165 9 Oct, 2018 Lead
Rachael Paxton 23 Aug, 2018 2nd
tomaspkr 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Super loose, lots of rock fall, not a single group seen on the route due to crap conditions
with vaiva
Super loose, lots of rock fall, not a single group seen on the route due to crap conditions
with vaiva
lo22 22 Aug, 2018 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
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, 2018 2nd O/S
with lo22
with lo22
boman1882 21 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
mosel 21 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S One day before the abseil block collapsed!
with James Keeble
One day before the abseil block collapsed!
with James Keeble
Finn Curry 20 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Paul Warnock
with Paul Warnock
DundeeDave 18 Aug, 2018 AltLd Led up to the abseils then let Ewan take over for the crux.
Led up to the abseils then let Ewan take over for the crux.
Johnathan 18 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Done in completely rock conditions. Visibility excellent, and no crampons used after the approach.
Done in completely rock conditions. Visibility excellent, and no crampons used after the approach.
Paul Malcolmson 16 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with Venn
with Venn
Chuck 12 Aug, 2018 -
with Carrie Craig
with Carrie Craig
Rank_Bajin 12 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Aug, 2018 2nd
Chuck 11 Aug, 2018 -
with Adam Martin
with Adam Martin
Merlin 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt Acclimatisation route. Much faster and warmer than last time.
with Chubbs
Acclimatisation route. Much faster and warmer than last time.
with Chubbs
Guillem 10 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Chubbs 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Merlin
with Merlin
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd
CameronH 8 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt
EmilyElouise 8 Aug, 2018 -
with Marcus
with Marcus
Dan-uk 8 Aug, 2018 2nd
little-gnome 8 Aug, 2018 2nd Guided
Guided
ChristyCole 7 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 7 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S big boots
big boots
Hidden 6 Aug, 2018 2nd
Jared Goldberg 6 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
JackBooth 6 Aug, 2018 -
Hidden 6 Aug, 2018 Lead rpt
James.houghton 6 Aug, 2018 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.
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.
Ayo-SSB 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Joey, Sophia, Agata
with Joey, Sophia, Agata
Colin Scotchford 3 Aug, 2018 -
Albe 3 Aug, 2018 -
with Street
with Street
Street 3 Aug, 2018 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!
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 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
tjdodd 3 Aug, 2018 2nd
Aimee Elliott Demay 2 Aug, 2018 2nd
with jcoup
with jcoup
Aimee Elliott Demay 2 Aug, 2018 2nd
with jcoup
with jcoup
jcoup 2 Aug, 2018 Lead
Phil Lyon 1 Aug, 2018 Lead Almost 100% dry. Guided Kenny through the quality experience.
Almost 100% dry. Guided Kenny through the quality experience.
Blue Straggler 1 Aug, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd
Riina Laitinen 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 31 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Simon Allcock 29 Jul, 2018 - After a v rough night in the Cosmiques
with Wilki
After a v rough night in the Cosmiques
with Wilki
oli_f92 28 Jul, 2018 2nd
HardknottDave 27 Jul, 2018 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
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, 2018 Lead rpt
with Neil Palfrey
with Neil Palfrey
CharlieMack 27 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Joined in from rébuffat. Nice route.
with Sarah adkin
Joined in from rébuffat. Nice route.
with Sarah adkin
Hidden 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd
philippoc93 27 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Sunshine and clean Alpine rock, what it’s all about
with Oli Flindall
Sunshine and clean Alpine rock, what it’s all about
with Oli Flindall
JPSmith 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Neil Palfrey
with Neil Palfrey
Tangerine_Kingdom 26 Jul, 2018 - First alpine route. The manufactured crampon placements are a shame.
with Ewa, Gregor
First alpine route. The manufactured crampon placements are a shame.
with Ewa, Gregor
Horatio Everett 26 Jul, 2018 2nd β
with Wolfgang
with Wolfgang
Hidden 26 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
Jo sumner 26 Jul, 2018 Lead
PalfreyN 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd
jayray 26 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 25 Jul, 2018 -
Just Will 24 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 2nd
swindley 24 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Jess Granatt 23 Jul, 2018 2nd
with Almaas, Priyanka Seth, Mike
with Almaas, Priyanka Seth, Mike
Hidden 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23 Jul, 2018 -
Tim Sparrow 22 Jul, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd Lead the crux in B3 boots . Amazing route!
Lead the crux in B3 boots . Amazing route!
Pike 19 Jul, 2018 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
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, 2018 2nd
with Gav Pike
with Gav Pike
Hidden 17 Jul, 2018 AltLd
JackMcCartney 16 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Marisa 16 Jul, 2018 -
aldoh 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt Very dry. Pure rock route
Very dry. Pure rock route
j.anstee 15 Jul, 2018 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
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, 2018 2nd β
Westy 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
MaccMark 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Dave Rainsbury
with Dave Rainsbury
George.D 14 Jul, 2018 Solo
CarlosTT 13 Jul, 2018 Lead
pnordberg 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with ACT
with ACT
ACT 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Peter N
with Peter N
James Rigby 13 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with George Vere
with George Vere
Paulikus 13 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
alasdaircavaye 12 Jul, 2018 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
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, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant route although a bit busy.
with Danny Brown
Brilliant route although a bit busy.
with Danny Brown
Hidden 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt
QuentinSu 12 Jul, 2018 Solo rpt
Zygi 11 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
nisbetag 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd Guided climb with Simon Hale - retreated from the route as abseil point was extremely busy.
Guided climb with Simon Hale - retreated from the route as abseil point was extremely busy.
Busby 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd rpt Cat led for most of the route and led the crux section without skipping a beat. :)
Cat led for most of the route and led the crux section without skipping a beat. :)
RobScarisbrick 10 Jul, 2018 - Acclimatising for Mont Blanc, interesting route but v busy
with Mattynails
Acclimatising for Mont Blanc, interesting route but v busy
with Mattynails
paulflintrop 9 Jul, 2018 -
7toes 9 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Stuart M
with Stuart M
Al_Mac 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Sam Maher 7 Jul, 2018 Lead
with Rob Davis
with Rob Davis
Rob_Morris1996 7 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt From below the second abseil after climbing Rebuffat-Piere. Theo led us all the way along
with tghayne
From below the second abseil after climbing Rebuffat-Piere. Theo led us all the way along
with tghayne
FloWallace 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Harry
with Harry
Gemmazrobo 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Al_Mac
with Al_Mac
Harryblake 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd
TomGB 7 Jul, 2018 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
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 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Huge queues, nice enough though.
with Will Sherwood
Huge queues, nice enough though.
with Will Sherwood
rwarwick 7 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Will Sherwood 7 Jul, 2018 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
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 6 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
with Laura Benn , ryan warwick
with Laura Benn , ryan warwick
Hidden 5 Jul, 2018 2nd
yakov 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S From Rebuffat Pierre top-out.
From Rebuffat Pierre top-out.
Climbthatpitch 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with RWB1986
with RWB1986
RWB1986 4 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2018 AltLd
JMAB ?Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Guillem 3 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Harrison_Connie 2 Jun, 2018 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
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 2 Jun, 2018 AltLd dnf Turned back due to too many people being up there / long queue at abseils
Turned back due to too many people being up there / long queue at abseils
jflloyd ?Jun, 2018 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2018 AltLd
Rob Royle 6 May, 2018 Lead First time for Ruth, route was in fantastic condition and unusually quite :)
with Ruth B
First time for Ruth, route was in fantastic condition and unusually quite :)
with Ruth B
Ruaraidh 24 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
Catbaul 15 Apr, 2018 - Tibo
Tibo
fish2609 6 Apr, 2018 2nd
SJPowderham1 6 Apr, 2018 Lead Much more interesting under good snow cover
Much more interesting under good snow cover
Tommy Harris 20 Mar, 2018 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.
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, 2018 -
with אלכסנדר מונפלייה
with אלכסנדר מונפלייה
pugilistswine 13 Feb, 2018 2nd
Hidden 17 Jan, 2018 -
Everetta ??, 2018 Lead rpt
with Rory Dixon , Max Johnston
with Rory Dixon , Max Johnston
James Tamlyn ??, 2018 2nd
with A.R.N Chatto
with A.R.N Chatto
oliver_tippett 22 Dec, 2017 2nd Uber classic, need to repeat.
Uber classic, need to repeat.
Jayden 24 Oct, 2017 -
Blackcountrybill 16 Oct, 2017 Lead
George.D 15 Oct, 2017 AltLd
janegallwey 13 Oct, 2017 AltLd
gscw 10 Oct, 2017 Lead Stayed in Abri Simond the night before.
with Doug USA
Stayed in Abri Simond the night before.
with Doug USA
Hidden 8 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
tjwalker 7 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Oct, 2017 Solo
SarahA 27 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with TJMGray
with TJMGray
JessWilliams 27 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with Mike
with Mike
chiverstom 25 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Sep, 2017 Solo O/S
Derek Graham 25 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 24 Sep, 2017 Solo rpt
Hidden 24 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 23 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Rhys Deane 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd
with Jack Matcalf
with Jack Matcalf
Oliver Livesey 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd rpt Linked with Laurence arete 4 hours 45 min total
Linked with Laurence arete 4 hours 45 min total
Deary65 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S First day in the alps and felt the altitude. Nevertheless, a great route!
First day in the alps and felt the altitude. Nevertheless, a great route!
Hidden 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
JackM92 20 Sep, 2017 - 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.
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, 2017 AltLd O/S 3 hours. Downclimbed first abseil
3 hours. Downclimbed first abseil
Ben Costello 18 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S First alpine route, left after lunch, made it 15 mins before the last lift and Dex fell off
First alpine route, left after lunch, made it 15 mins before the last lift and Dex fell off
Matt Amos 18 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Dexter JW 18 Sep, 2017 Lead First alpine route. Set off middayish. Pretty tight on time. Didn't fall off.
First alpine route. Set off middayish. Pretty tight on time. Didn't fall off.
R0BJ0N 16 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
with Gabi Ebedo, Charlie Hornberger
msp1987 16 Sep, 2017 - Brilliant first alpine route after a morning of crevasse rescue training. Took us around 3 hours due to queues. With BMG guide.
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, 2017 AltLd Nearly 10 years to the day since I did it last. Still a really fun route.
with Sam
Nearly 10 years to the day since I did it last. Still a really fun route.
with Sam
Hidden 15 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
Pete Lindley 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd rpt After bailing rebuffet baquet
After bailing rebuffet baquet
Remyveness 11 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
with Jack93
with Jack93
Jack93 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Petewilk 11 Sep, 2017 -
johnself1603 11 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Katekeltie 9 Sep, 2017 2nd
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 9 Sep, 2017 Lead
Hidden 8 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 5 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
ross83 5 Sep, 2017 2nd
makos999 ?Sep, 2017 AltLd dog
apja84 ?Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
PeteMc 29 Aug, 2017 AltLd Moving together 2hrs 50min. All sections dry and clear of snow except for short ridge before crux crack
Moving together 2hrs 50min. All sections dry and clear of snow except for short ridge before crux crack
Hidden 29 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
WTorrensa 28 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Paul Swail
with Paul Swail
MarcinK 27 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S Soloed with using rope to abseil 2 times. Very dry conditions, no snow at all. Easy scrambling.
with Charel Wohl
Soloed with using rope to abseil 2 times. Very dry conditions, no snow at all. Easy scrambling.
with Charel Wohl
Just Will 26 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Luke Bounds
with Luke Bounds
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 -
Coc-ker 25 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt SC + JT Much slicker ascent, even less snow now. Downclimbed the first Ab and Pitched the crux and up the chimney again.
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, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Green_t 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Green_t
with Green_t
Azzurro94 22 Aug, 2017 -
GHawksworth 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd Great fun! "crux" pitch isn't as do or die as made out to be, nor the most exposed part.
Great fun! "crux" pitch isn't as do or die as made out to be, nor the most exposed part.
rosatb 20 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
artmal 19 Aug, 2017 -
James Mulhall 19 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Aug, 2017 Lead
Emma Charters 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd
George Killaspy 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Robohoppy91 18 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Coc-ker 17 Aug, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd O/S Awesome day out on the famous ridge. Bigger than you think if your a beginner but very doable :)
Awesome day out on the famous ridge. Bigger than you think if your a beginner but very doable :)
Lakesben 16 Aug, 2017 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
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, 2017 2nd rpt
Tony Myers 15 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with Adam Gregg, watson.b
with Adam Gregg, watson.b
watson.b 15 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
davidibex 15 Aug, 2017 -
SJPowderham1 15 Aug, 2017 -
Stickle Tarn 13 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt Took Pete (his first mixed Alpine route) across the ridge and used it for further acclimatisation. 2hrs ish
Took Pete (his first mixed Alpine route) across the ridge and used it for further acclimatisation. 2hrs ish
Wizzy 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S First alpine route well good. About 2.5 hours from top of Epron
First alpine route well good. About 2.5 hours from top of Epron
Jordangask 13 Aug, 2017 Lead
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 2nd
Sam McCarthy 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S From 1st ab after Rebbuffat-piere
with Wizzy
From 1st ab after Rebbuffat-piere
with Wizzy
Stickle Tarn 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt Moving together. 1hour 10min. In crampons although route very dry !
Moving together. 1hour 10min. In crampons although route very dry !
BlackheathDiggs 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
JagoNeath 7 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Rob_Morris1996 7 Aug, 2017 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
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 6 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
Samuel Wainwright 6 Aug, 2017 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.
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 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with Lamb
with Lamb
Hoyes 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with A Reid
with A Reid
Lamb 5 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt Link up with Laurence for an active rest day. Crazy to see how dry it is this year. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
Link up with Laurence for an active rest day. Crazy to see how dry it is this year. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
David Maddison 5 Aug, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 5 Aug, 2017 Lead
ClimbingGlen 4 Aug, 2017 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.
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 4 Aug, 2017 AltLd
George.D 2 Aug, 2017 2nd
wchan 2 Aug, 2017 2nd
dmurray 2 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt broken after epic on rebuffat route the previous day. Big heavy rucksacks with all our equipment But perfect weather, nice and quiet - great end to our alpine trip
with Sach
broken after epic on rebuffat route the previous day. Big heavy rucksacks with all our equipment But perfect weather, nice and quiet - great end to our alpine trip
with Sach
Hidden 1 Aug, 2017 AltLd
acrkirby ?Aug, 2017 AltLd
bc44caesar 29 Jul, 2017 -
george327 29 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Chris Huntington, Sam Davies
with Chris Huntington, Sam Davies
JasonOneEye 29 Jul, 2017 Lead Set out in the evening, much better with no traffic. The chimney alternative to the crux is harder, but well protected
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, 2017 -
JezzaCat 29 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
with Richard L
with Richard L
Hidden 29 Jul, 2017 2nd
petecallaghan 28 Jul, 2017 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.
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, 2017 Lead rpt
Richard Alderton 28 Jul, 2017 - 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.
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 AltLd O/S
sanguine 26 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Sara
with Sara
hetty.key 26 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
justaddpowder 26 Jul, 2017 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
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, 2017 Lead
Jacob Eagles 23 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Dave Morgan, simon snowdon
with Dave Morgan, simon snowdon
simon snowdon 23 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Min 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Shea
with Shea
rpinto 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Shea 22 Jul, 2017 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
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, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Sjoerd, rpinto
with Sjoerd, rpinto
Hidden 22 Jul, 2017 2nd β
Lancer 22 Jul, 2017 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
We did the Pointe Lachanel traverse,the Arête a Laurence and the Arête des Cosmiques, with a brief stop for lunch in Cosmiques hut- back in Chamonix for 3:30. Quite fast and moving together mostly all day. An awesome day!
with Fred
Hidden 21 Jul, 2017 2nd
7toes 21 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Little AndyH 21 Jul, 2017 AltLd
James_Fletcher 18 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Cat, JaneAnthony
with Cat, JaneAnthony
Meinertzhagen 18 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Neil Cox
with Neil Cox
ConorWalter 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Ryan
with Ryan
rachelB 17 Jul, 2017 2nd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Mike_Lucasz 16 Jul, 2017 Lead
Mike_Lucasz 16 Jul, 2017 Lead
pete1993 16 Jul, 2017 2nd rpt was essentially too knackered to do anything else, still good, very different conditions to 3 years ago (no crampons needed at all)
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, 2017 AltLd O/S i think this was the time with the really nice american girl
i think this was the time with the really nice american girl
Roger Burrows 16 Jul, 2017 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.
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, 2017 Lead rpt Not as quiet as the first lap, but again loads of fun. Next time i think we will go for three laps....
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, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd rpt After climbing the Guiffea-Monaci on the Cosmiques Spur. Didn't need the crampons once
After climbing the Guiffea-Monaci on the Cosmiques Spur. Didn't need the crampons once
Sam Hunt 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with AlexD-L
with AlexD-L
Camric 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Toby Floyer
with Toby Floyer
elewis96 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd
John1458 15 Jul, 2017 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.
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.
Linus Osorio 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd With Kyra, Louis and Scott made up other pair
With Kyra, Louis and Scott made up other pair
Conor McNamara 14 Jul, 2017 - Good climbing, though I hate to think what it's done to the crampons
with Matt Boyd
Good climbing, though I hate to think what it's done to the crampons
with Matt Boyd
Hidden 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Michael Hellyer 13 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
AlexD-L 13 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt Lead the crux and chimney to the end this time.
with Sam
Lead the crux and chimney to the end this time.
with Sam
torjes 13 Jul, 2017 -
Matt Boyd 13 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Great route, very easy climbing with a single crux move that makes it a token AD
Great route, very easy climbing with a single crux move that makes it a token AD
Ginge1988 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Amazing fun!
Amazing fun!
betathief 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd https://betathief.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/cosmic-ish-arete-des-cosmiques-ad-iii-4c/
https://betathief.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/cosmic-ish-arete-des-cosmiques-ad-iii-4c/
BenCollis 12 Jul, 2017 Lead Bad weather, cloud and wind
Bad weather, cloud and wind
Jessicacrump 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Lucy Honychurch 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
NielsC 8 Jul, 2017 -
andycash 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with LucaC
with LucaC
Keith Lambley 8 Jul, 2017 -
with Kate R
with Kate R
LucaC 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt So many guided parties, so much quing.
So many guided parties, so much quing.
RhysRolfe 8 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together throughout, only protected the crux, almost no snow so didn't use crampons, approx 2 hours.
Moved together throughout, only protected the crux, almost no snow so didn't use crampons, approx 2 hours.
MysteriousCeorl 8 Jul, 2017 Lead
nutme 7 Jul, 2017 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
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 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt Actually climbed the crux today! Flew up in around 3 hours couple with the Arête la Laurence
Actually climbed the crux today! Flew up in around 3 hours couple with the Arête la Laurence
themattyshep 7 Jul, 2017 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
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
Rob_Morris1996 7 Jul, 2017 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!
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 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Well dry
Well dry
Jack Manfredi 6 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Dad
with Dad
BenCollis 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Ianhulme 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Eleanor W 3 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
PatrickRT 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
themattyshep 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt
Rob_Morris1996 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt Lovely as always, Theo's first time up high!
Lovely as always, Theo's first time up high!
Hidden 3 Jul, 2017 -
Gerben Neven 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Barny Hamon 3 Jul, 2017 - Moved together for most of the way. Lead the crux. Crampons all the way.
Moved together for most of the way. Lead the crux. Crampons all the way.
Tom.Sedgwick 3 Jul, 2017 -
ftocher 2 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
JonWoolacott 1 Jul, 2017 AltLd Great conditions after a dusting of snow the night before. Led the crux.
Great conditions after a dusting of snow the night before. Led the crux.
Hidden 1 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Teshil ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Xieheng Kong
with Xieheng Kong
DaveLeonard ?Jul, 2017 AltLd
with Peter McCarthy
with Peter McCarthy
Hidden ?Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Nickwild 30 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
with Daniel Wild, Bertrand Gentou
BushwackerBritz 30 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S 4:15h had to wait for people in front at the abseils and crux approx 45mins
with Thom Wright, Chris Davis
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, 2017 Lead O/S
with klau si
with klau si
Phiggle_McDiggle 30 Jun, 2017 2nd
Super-Afro 30 Jun, 2017 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
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, 2017 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.
Done just after a big dump of fresh snow - glorious route. Crux wall very straightforward with crampons on, due to the crampon pockets.
Hidden 30 Jun, 2017 2nd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Marc-A Di Guisto 27 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
Barny Hamon 26 Jun, 2017 - Very dry. Not much snow. Lead the crux pitch.
with Dan
Very dry. Not much snow. Lead the crux pitch.
with Dan
Louise Kresovic 26 Jun, 2017 - With Steve Dorrity
With Steve Dorrity
SteveD 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd
with Louise Pinchemaine, guernseydan
with Louise Pinchemaine, guernseydan
guernseydan 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd β Achieved in guide time despite there being NO snow at all to ease the route
Achieved in guide time despite there being NO snow at all to ease the route
RedEd 25 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Kelly
with Kelly
Rory89 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd
CHarrison 24 Jun, 2017 - 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
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, 2017 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 24 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with WGEvans
with WGEvans
Adam.Watson 24 Jun, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd O/S
with nick pierce, Phil Turner
with nick pierce, Phil Turner
nathanjmasters 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
with rosso
with rosso
rosso 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
Hidden 22 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
joeramsay 21 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S mega slow for queues, but also mega good. led most of the route, exciting stuff at the crux
with AlexD-L
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, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ben
with Ben
seanhendo123 21 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt From the rebuffat-piere, moved together
with Anja
From the rebuffat-piere, moved together
with Anja
ftocher 21 Jun, 2017 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
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, 2017 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
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, 2017 AltLd O/S
IanHope 20 Jun, 2017 -
with Bruce goodlad
with Bruce goodlad
JimBee 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
with Kristina Korn, Chris Fisher
with Kristina Korn, Chris Fisher
Meganhwclark 20 Jun, 2017 2nd
faye 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
chris m fisher 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
with Kristy & James
with Kristy & James
bljp 20 Jun, 2017 -
JonoDHawkins 20 Jun, 2017 Lead
rosso 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd rpt
duncanedgley 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
MakiMaria 17 Jun, 2017 2nd With Will from Scotland. First Alpine experience
With Will from Scotland. First Alpine experience
thomastb 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd
alexmcmillan 16 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Fun in the sun, but busy busy.
with Paige Jensen
Fun in the sun, but busy busy.
with Paige Jensen
James.houghton 15 Jun, 2017 2nd Very dry. Moved together for everything apart from the crux. From the start of the snow slope to the midi in 1:40.
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, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd β
with Faye Latham
with Faye Latham
a_m154 15 Jun, 2017 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.
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, 2017 AltLd
with a_m154
with a_m154
JimBee 14 Jun, 2017 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
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, 2017 2nd
HeatherF 11 Jun, 2017 -
lukevf 10 Jun, 2017 - Not as busy as threatened. Lift to lift in 3 hours.
Not as busy as threatened. Lift to lift in 3 hours.
mattdennies 10 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt Good conditions, plenty of snow on section to first abseil and ice to be found in final gully.
with Conor
Good conditions, plenty of snow on section to first abseil and ice to be found in final gully.
with Conor
afearn91 10 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with lukevf
with lukevf
afearn91 10 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with lukevf
with lukevf
Tim Bevan 7 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt Took Jen on her first alpine adventure!
with Jen Booyes
Took Jen on her first alpine adventure!
with Jen Booyes
Hidden 7 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Munkynutz 7 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Good covering of fresh snow, got caught up behind some slower parties. First Alpine route
Good covering of fresh snow, got caught up behind some slower parties. First Alpine route
HaddRoots ?Jun, 2017 Lead Done on final day of Colville course, myself leading with Jud, following Neil and receiving instructions on when to hurry up!
with Jud
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, 2017 AltLd
YellowFellow 29 May, 2017 AltLd rpt after climbing Guiffra-Monaci at Eperon des Cosmiques
with Jaime
after climbing Guiffra-Monaci at Eperon des Cosmiques
with Jaime
Tom Seccombe 25 May, 2017 Lead
with Harvey
with Harvey
Hidden 25 May, 2017 Lead
ollyalkema 20 May, 2017 Solo rpt fresh snow made the 3c/4a moves at the end a little tricky and exposed.
fresh snow made the 3c/4a moves at the end a little tricky and exposed.
Txitxar 16 May, 2017 Lead
Cragcloud 5 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Thomas Randløv
with Thomas Randløv
OG ?May, 2017 2nd
Josh Jones 22 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Fabulous weather
Fabulous weather
KBerggren 22 Apr, 2017 2nd
janegallwey 14 Apr, 2017 Solo rpt After rope soloing Rebuffat-Pierre
After rope soloing Rebuffat-Pierre
SteveJCox 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Class route. Soloed most of the route but pitched the crux. Awesome little day out on a bluebird day!
Class route. Soloed most of the route but pitched the crux. Awesome little day out on a bluebird day!
Andrew Holden 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd
DaveWhite13 6 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
David Clover 3 Apr, 2017 Lead
miriamclaire 3 Apr, 2017 -
harry_lewis ?Apr, 2017 Solo O/S nice and quiet
with CRead
nice and quiet
with CRead
CRead ?Apr, 2017 Solo O/S Acclimatisation
Acclimatisation
Fenda 30 Mar, 2017 -
Hidden 30 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S
merlin138 30 Mar, 2017 AltLd O/S Moved together for most of route, pitched the last chimney before simul climbing the last of it.
Moved together for most of route, pitched the last chimney before simul climbing the last of it.
Mattmans11 17 Mar, 2017 Lead rpt
with EC Magnus lekter
with EC Magnus lekter
oliverk 15 Mar, 2017 - Excellent summer conditions, just a few other teams
with Zoe
Excellent summer conditions, just a few other teams
with Zoe
jon@asgardbeyond.is 12 Mar, 2017 Lead
with Freskur
with Freskur
janegallwey 26 Feb, 2017 Lead rpt
mBob8 26 Feb, 2017 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.
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, 2017 -
alex.serban 19 Feb, 2017 AltLd O/S nice short climb
nice short climb
janegallwey 15 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jan, 2017 -
mBob8 28 Jan, 2017 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
1.5 hrs station to station. Pretty good neve but still fairly dry conditions for Jan, wind-blown pockets of deep snow becoming sugary
Andrew Skinner 18 Jan, 2017 -
Hidden 1 Jan, 2017 Lead
Fiona_H 1 Jan, 2017 -
with Owen
with Owen
Si ?Jan, 2017 AltLd
richgibson ??, 2017 AltLd
with coombsy
with coombsy
Maraleitan ??, 2017 -
with Niels
with Niels
tradisrad ??, 2017 Lead O/S
Everetta ??, 2017 Lead O/S
with Wolfie
with Wolfie
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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
JoeCoxson 30 Dec, 2016 AltLd rpt First winter alpine route, although it felt more like summer. Good warm up.
First winter alpine route, although it felt more like summer. Good warm up.
ollyalkema 30 Dec, 2016 Lead currently in good condition.
with Adam Eriksson
currently in good condition.
with Adam Eriksson
Shea 22 Dec, 2016 - 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
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, 2016 2nd
Hidden 21 Dec, 2016 Lead
Phil_Brock 21 Dec, 2016 2nd O/S On Chamex intro winter climbing course. Really enjoyable climb with a variety of moves and great views / situation.
On Chamex intro winter climbing course. Really enjoyable climb with a variety of moves and great views / situation.
mBob8 18 Dec, 2016 Solo rpt
Hidden 29 Oct, 2016 Lead
Christine 1 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Nick
with Nick
Mark Brand 23 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
SteveGman 22 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 20 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt
Hidden 19 Sep, 2016 -
steve7734 19 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Lots of powder snow so some digging required. But great weather and a nice traverse
Lots of powder snow so some digging required. But great weather and a nice traverse
dellboy 14 Sep, 2016 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
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, 2016 Lead
with dellboy
with dellboy
nbryant 13 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Mic
with Mic
Paal Kristoffer 11 Sep, 2016 -
George.D 11 Sep, 2016 2nd
jamesb101 7 Sep, 2016 Lead rpt No snow or ice on the route. Completely different to when I did it previously
No snow or ice on the route. Completely different to when I did it previously
Hidden 7 Sep, 2016 -
OLGrady 7 Sep, 2016 -
with OWatson, Alpenglow
with OWatson, Alpenglow
Siongethinhill 7 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
with Adam Martin
with Adam Martin
Toby_Cronshaw 7 Sep, 2016 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.
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 7 Sep, 2016 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.
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 7 Sep, 2016 Lead rpt Relatively busy. Ridge in fairly dry conditions.
with OLGrady, Olivia W
Relatively busy. Ridge in fairly dry conditions.
with OLGrady, Olivia W
Chubbs 6 Sep, 2016 2nd
Hidden 4 Sep, 2016 Solo
Stickle Tarn 3 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Moved together and pitched a couple of harder sections. In boots as the route was almost completely dry of snow.
Moved together and pitched a couple of harder sections. In boots as the route was almost completely dry of snow.
MightyStew 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together throughout.
with Michi Sebastian
Moved together throughout.
with Michi Sebastian
deandarvill 2 Sep, 2016 AltLd G/U lead 4c crux and 4a chimney. Ian lead initial slab
with Ian Wilson
lead 4c crux and 4a chimney. Ian lead initial slab
with Ian Wilson
Freshprintce 1 Sep, 2016 -
scorpia97 ?Sep, 2016 Solo rpt 50min - Ice cave to Lift
50min - Ice cave to Lift
ross83 ?Sep, 2016 AltLd
Dino Dave 30 Aug, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 30 Aug, 2016 2nd
Bristol_Quornstar 30 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Joined arete from top-out of Rebuffat-Pierre and led the route nice and fast.
Joined arete from top-out of Rebuffat-Pierre and led the route nice and fast.
Hidden 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hugh Irving 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd
George Ponsonby 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
humptydumpty 24 Aug, 2016 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 ;)
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, 2016 AltLd Mike lead 4c pitch. Fantastic route
with Michael Macdonald, Jamie Ogilvie
Mike lead 4c pitch. Fantastic route
with Michael Macdonald, Jamie Ogilvie
lukegorman 22 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
JoeCoxson 22 Aug, 2016 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.
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, 2016 AltLd
alan1234 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Richard Willis, MassivePunter
with Richard Willis, MassivePunter
MassivePunter 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd Beaut of a route
Beaut of a route
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with JakeB.
with JakeB.
Petarghh 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd rpt
jezb1 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd Rpt. 2 hours. After doing Rebuffat-Pierre
Rpt. 2 hours. After doing Rebuffat-Pierre
Wojttek 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Danii
with Danii
j.anstee 18 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
08nbrierley 15 Aug, 2016 -
Jamie Skelton 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together.
Moved together.
robgixer 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
Ollie B 12 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt Took the old boys out for a spin. They wanted to pack a lunch......
with Robyn, A.Rosier
Took the old boys out for a spin. They wanted to pack a lunch......
with Robyn, A.Rosier
Hidden 12 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
seanhendo123 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Great route but shame about the queues.....moved together all the way except the crux
with Lamb
Great route but shame about the queues.....moved together all the way except the crux
with Lamb
Lamb 6 Aug, 2016 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
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 6 Aug, 2016 Lead
birks3746 6 Aug, 2016 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
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 4 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Kate
with Kate
Ollie B 4 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt Active Rest
with R.Atkinson
Active Rest
with R.Atkinson
BStar 3 Aug, 2016 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!
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 3 Aug, 2016 AltLd So incredibly proud to have completed the route! Didn't expect to achieve it! Not much snow at all.
with BStar
So incredibly proud to have completed the route! Didn't expect to achieve it! Not much snow at all.
with BStar
munky46 3 Aug, 2016 2nd Great route and super views slightly harder than I thought it would be but still great route
with Roger Malone , Pat and Paul
Great route and super views slightly harder than I thought it would be but still great route
with Roger Malone , Pat and Paul
peachos 2 Aug, 2016 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
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 2 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
scottidog 2 Aug, 2016 -
with Graeme, peachos, Ruthie
with Graeme, peachos, Ruthie
PondLife 1 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Mauro & Nigel
with Mauro & Nigel
philmcf ?Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
bennys89 ?Aug, 2016 -
timmeehhhh 31 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2016 -
birks3746 30 Jul, 2016 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lumbering Oaf, Alex Shipp
with Lumbering Oaf, Alex Shipp
Lumbering Oaf 29 Jul, 2016 2nd rpt Escape back to Midi station.
with Alex Shipp, David Kay
Escape back to Midi station.
with Alex Shipp, David Kay
Hidden 28 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 28 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
with j_duds
with j_duds
Hidden 28 Jul, 2016 Solo
edjenkins 28 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Really good fun route, surprised at the lack of traffic apart from a group of Irish guys
Really good fun route, surprised at the lack of traffic apart from a group of Irish guys
BHuthers 28 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Moved together. I led the 4c slab. Great route, not many people on it either.
Moved together. I led the 4c slab. Great route, not many people on it either.
scottywakefield 26 Jul, 2016 - 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
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, 2016 Lead O/S
Iain_L_32 26 Jul, 2016 -
JasonOneEye 26 Jul, 2016 Lead Altitude sickness...
Altitude sickness...
Hidden 25 Jul, 2016 Solo
aifric.mcgill 25 Jul, 2016 2nd
Benjaminblanc 24 Jul, 2016 -
with hairy51, Joe Andrews, James Norris
with hairy51, Joe Andrews, James Norris
hairy51 24 Jul, 2016 AltLd rpt Always fun, but horrendously busy.
Always fun, but horrendously busy.
james n 24 Jul, 2016 -
with Joe Andrews, Benjaminblanc, hairy51
with Joe Andrews, Benjaminblanc, hairy51
Andrew Lodge 24 Jul, 2016 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
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
Stella Baylis 24 Jul, 2016 2nd
Joe Andrews 24 Jul, 2016 AltLd G/U
with hairy51
with hairy51
JezzaCat 24 Jul, 2016 Lead
Dan3266 22 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with GStone
with GStone
GStone 22 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Dan3266
with Dan3266
Jules Lane 20 Jul, 2016 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
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, 2016 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S WHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
WHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
DavidWilby 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Wyn Bach 18 Jul, 2016 - My first Alpine adventure and one I'll never forget. Brilliant.
with Paul Warnock
My first Alpine adventure and one I'll never forget. Brilliant.
with Paul Warnock
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 -
bogpetre 17 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt Enchained with Cosmiques
Enchained with Cosmiques
Graeme Barr 16 Jul, 2016 Solo
R0BJ0N 15 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
with Wout Martens
with Wout Martens
Hidden 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd rpt
RuthW 15 Jul, 2016 2nd Lots of new snow
Lots of new snow
Hidden 11 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Laurine 11 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2016 AltLd
nicjbuk 11 Jul, 2016 Lead
with rab middlemiss
with rab middlemiss
Hidden 11 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2016 Solo
maumau 9 Jul, 2016 -
jayray 8 Jul, 2016 2nd
Shane Nowakowski 8 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Mike_Lucasz, Roger Burrows
with Mike_Lucasz, Roger Burrows
Ewa Koc 8 Jul, 2016 -
with Dario
with Dario
Mr Fuller 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd rpt Busy, took our time, type 1 fun day.
with Scott
Busy, took our time, type 1 fun day.
with Scott
jac00 6 Jul, 2016 Lead
with Elisa
with Elisa
Scott Anderson 6 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S A stunning day for the weather, great conditions on the route and a great day!!
with Matt
A stunning day for the weather, great conditions on the route and a great day!!
with Matt
mrphilipoldham 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Fantastic.
with tanssop
Fantastic.
with tanssop
tanssop 4 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
with Philip Oldham
JakeTomos 4 Jul, 2016 2nd
nicjbuk 4 Jul, 2016 -
with BILL BUTTERWORTH
with BILL BUTTERWORTH
Storme 3 Jul, 2016 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
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 3 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jake, Storme
with Jake, Storme
Roger Burrows 3 Jul, 2016 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.
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 3 Jul, 2016 -
Just Will 2 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
Rob Pitt 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lou
with Lou
Murilo Lessa ?Jul, 2016 2nd
scorpia97 ?Jul, 2016 Solo rpt 1hr10 - Ice cave to Lift
1hr10 - Ice cave to Lift
Jake397 ?Jul, 2016 -
with Storme England
with Storme England
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim ?Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
ImmyRyan ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Eduardo
with Eduardo
Megan37 ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
ThomasO'Hagan ?Jul, 2016 -
with Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
with Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
Aislinn_sun ?Jul, 2016 Lead
Mike_Lucasz ?Jul, 2016 - Perfect conditions. A lot of snow as it was early in the season which made the crux very easy.
Perfect conditions. A lot of snow as it was early in the season which made the crux very easy.
DavidOola ?Jul, 2016 -
with ImmyRyan, Tomas
with ImmyRyan, Tomas
scorpia97 29 Jun, 2016 Solo O/S Part of 3 route link up, full write up: http://chasingmastery.com/profit-perroux-and-voie-rebuffat-maximizing-the-day/
Part of 3 route link up, full write up: http://chasingmastery.com/profit-perroux-and-voie-rebuffat-maximizing-the-day/
Matt Harmon 29 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S after doing rebuffat-piere (cosmiques spur) good way to do it as the queues had disappeared. nice little route
after doing rebuffat-piere (cosmiques spur) good way to do it as the queues had disappeared. nice little route
Sarah Roscoe 29 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Joel Miller 28 Jun, 2016 -
themattyshep 28 Jun, 2016 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
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, 2016 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.
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, 2016 -
nelstrop 28 Jun, 2016 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
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, 2016 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!
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, 2016 2nd
batterj2 27 Jun, 2016 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
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, 2016 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
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, 2016 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 27 Jun, 2016 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.
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, 2016 Lead O/S
owen gibson 24 Jun, 2016 2nd
Nick Arthur 24 Jun, 2016 Lead
with Rebecca Combe, owen gibson
with Rebecca Combe, owen gibson
Doug miller 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd rpt
cwildblood 24 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
JennyBroomby 23 Jun, 2016 2nd
SWhite10 23 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
jennygreener 22 Jun, 2016 -
Hidden 22 Jun, 2016 Lead
Petarghh 22 Jun, 2016 Lead Jenny's first alpine route.
Jenny's first alpine route.
slw86 22 Jun, 2016 2nd
markflanagan 22 Jun, 2016 Lead Super! Somehow managed to start lateish and be ahead of everyone.
Super! Somehow managed to start lateish and be ahead of everyone.
Pina 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Joined just before the chipped crux (currently not there as banked out). Simul climbed to the top.
Joined just before the chipped crux (currently not there as banked out). Simul climbed to the top.
rosso 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Brian Pollock 20 Jun, 2016 Solo rpt
with Pina
with Pina
Alex Riley 20 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Easy and very very busy.
Easy and very very busy.
Alasdair Robertson 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with rosso
with rosso
Chris Huntington 20 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
EddieA 17 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S A lot of snow - and a lot of people
with Stephen, Ali
A lot of snow - and a lot of people
with Stephen, Ali
JoeMortimer 17 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Roflo 17 Jun, 2016 2nd
MichealMurphy 16 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rose Long, Thomas O'Hagan
with Rose Long, Thomas O'Hagan
adawson 15 Jun, 2016 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.
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, 2016 AltLd
Ashley King 15 Jun, 2016 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.
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, 2016 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...!
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...!
Alasdair Robertson 15 Jun, 2016 AltLd First ever Alpine route! Rare day with decent conditions, the day after completing Conville course. Didn't descend far enough on one of the abseils and set up an ice axe anchor. Crux was covered in snow. Lots of queuing. Really cool route and satisfying experience.
with VictoriaKateSlaymark
First ever Alpine route! Rare day with decent conditions, the day after completing Conville course. Didn't descend far enough on one of the abseils and set up an ice axe anchor. Crux was covered in snow. Lots of queuing. Really cool route and satisfying experience.
with VictoriaKateSlaymark
Hidden 12 Jun, 2016 -
Petarghh 12 Jun, 2016 -
gavster 12 Jun, 2016 2nd
with rob
with rob
Rob Royle 12 Jun, 2016 Lead Lots and lots of snow, felt like it was winter again! Enjoyed climbing the route with Gav.
with gavster
Lots and lots of snow, felt like it was winter again! Enjoyed climbing the route with Gav.
with gavster
Hidden 7 Jun, 2016 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 Lead rpt
Hugh Simons 2 Jun, 2016 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.
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 2 Jun, 2016 AltLd
BethTansley 1 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2016 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
wchan ?Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Tse ?Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 24 May, 2016 Lead rpt
D.Russell 20 May, 2016 Solo O/S Group solo with ally and prolly.
Group solo with ally and prolly.
jing 24 Apr, 2016 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
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, 2016 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
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 8 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt
sam_cash 7 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
Remyveness 6 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt Lead the entire route as one of Callum's first outings in the alps.
Lead the entire route as one of Callum's first outings in the alps.
callumbtaylor 6 Apr, 2016 2nd acclimatisation day
acclimatisation day
blakeclimber07 29 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
with Tammy
with Tammy
Kirill 26 Mar, 2016 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.
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, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
cmars89 25 Mar, 2016 Lead rpt Scottish conditions, moved together throughout. Wore ski boots.
with Ryan Weber
Scottish conditions, moved together throughout. Wore ski boots.
with Ryan Weber
Chris81 25 Mar, 2016 2nd
with Mountain Guide
with Mountain Guide
Hidden 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd rpt
Graeme Barr 21 Mar, 2016 Solo
bclifton 21 Mar, 2016 AltLd
LivBarron 12 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S Bluebird winter day simul climbing in pairs, with Blake and Tammy.
Bluebird winter day simul climbing in pairs, with Blake and Tammy.
Karlgreasley 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Tybalt Peake 29 Jan, 2016 AltLd
huwaaron ??, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 Lead
crossleysm ??, 2016 AltLd
with Roger Lawson
with Roger Lawson
Josh Wade ??, 2016 -
thomas108 ??, 2016 -
JendeHoxar 31 Dec, 2015 2nd In light snow, starting from the Abri Simonds hut. Had the route all to ourselves.
In light snow, starting from the Abri Simonds hut. Had the route all to ourselves.
Hidden 31 Dec, 2015 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28 Dec, 2015 AltLd rpt
Ed21 23 Oct, 2015 2nd
with Ben
with Ben
Hidden 19 Oct, 2015 Solo
Paul Baller 9 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lou Baller
with Lou Baller
OrphusBoi 28 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Chris Smith
with Chris Smith
bogpetre 21 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
bogpetre 20 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
l21bjd 18 Sep, 2015 2nd Guided. Lots of fresh snow.
Guided. Lots of fresh snow.
SJames 13 Sep, 2015 -
chris smith 8 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
JimBee 6 Sep, 2015 2nd rpt 2 hours bin to bin. Stopped the watch for the queue at the abseil and again at the crux.
with Jon Wichett
2 hours bin to bin. Stopped the watch for the queue at the abseil and again at the crux.
with Jon Wichett
adamre12 6 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
with JamesA
with JamesA
richard s 6 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Andy Owen
with Andy Owen
AndyT1151 6 Sep, 2015 -
Hidden 6 Sep, 2015 AltLd
heghedush 5 Sep, 2015 2nd
OllieF 5 Sep, 2015 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
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 5 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
with Ollie Footitt
with Ollie Footitt
TBromley 2 Sep, 2015 Lead RP
EuanM 1 Sep, 2015 Lead
TBromley 1 Sep, 2015 2nd
Katie S ?Sep, 2015 AltLd
WillWambam ?Sep, 2015 -
Matt Schwarz ?Sep, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Katie S
with Katie S
ADAMSTUBS ?Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Jagged Globe Alpine techniques 2 course
Jagged Globe Alpine techniques 2 course
Misha 31 Aug, 2015 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!
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, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd wasn't very snowy and mixed but great nonetheless late aug 15
wasn't very snowy and mixed but great nonetheless late aug 15
adrianj 28 Aug, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
Oo 26 Aug, 2015 -
Alfie Maun 25 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Hamish Legge
with Hamish Legge
hlegge 25 Aug, 2015 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
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, 2015 2nd O/S
Chuck 22 Aug, 2015 -
JessWilliams 22 Aug, 2015 AltLd After doing the East Face on the Eperon des Cosmiques
with Ollie
After doing the East Face on the Eperon des Cosmiques
with Ollie
Guss1 21 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Nathan Adam 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Moved together throughout and wore crampons the whole way. Some fresh snow but still quite dry on sections. Excellent alpine introduction.
Moved together throughout and wore crampons the whole way. Some fresh snow but still quite dry on sections. Excellent alpine introduction.
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Aug, 2015 Solo
Vincej 17 Aug, 2015 -
with Fred Drouet
with Fred Drouet
Stevepa 14 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
A Jackson 13 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
jules1990 11 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
with Dave Missing
Hidden 11 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2015 -
Dawn_K_B 6 Aug, 2015 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
No snow/ice at all. Crampons off at the bottom. Super fast first half, slower 2nd because of queues.
with Sam Ash
Sam Ash 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt
EllieWoods 5 Aug, 2015 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
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 5 Aug, 2015 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
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 3 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with James Higgins
with James Higgins
Ollieaxon ?Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Zoe Cockburn ?Aug, 2015 - with fresh snow!
with fresh snow!
Hidden ?Aug, 2015 -
Marc Langley 29 Jul, 2015 Solo
Chuck 28 Jul, 2015 -
with Katie Bowen
with Katie Bowen
Hidden 26 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 2015 AltLd rpt
summerse 24 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S First AD alpine route.
First AD alpine route.
Hidden 24 Jul, 2015 -
dawp4810 24 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S with Gav Pike and Ozzy Dave
with Gav Pike and Ozzy Dave
Kinge 24 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt 2nd time of the trip, less crowded but no less fun
2nd time of the trip, less crowded but no less fun
DaveCoates 20 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
ned_85 17 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
Kinge 16 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S 7 year dream realised
with Lee L, Owen Williams
7 year dream realised
with Lee L, Owen Williams
andymcronald 15 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Paulo Tombini
with Paulo Tombini
Petarghh 15 Jul, 2015 Lead Almost completely dry. Crampons not required other than for the descent from midi.
Almost completely dry. Crampons not required other than for the descent from midi.
Fletch12 13 Jul, 2015 Lead 1st Alpine Lead
with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
1st Alpine Lead
with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
Hidden 13 Jul, 2015 Lead
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 2nd
IanHope 10 Jul, 2015 -
with Bruce goodlad
with Bruce goodlad
JohnHartley 10 Jul, 2015 - Brilliant!
with stephen hartley
Brilliant!
with stephen hartley
FelixPeterken 9 Jul, 2015 2nd awesome if you get it to yourself (nearly)
with AndrewP
awesome if you get it to yourself (nearly)
with AndrewP
AndrewP 9 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Sam Peterken, FelixPeterken
with Sam Peterken, FelixPeterken
Hidden 7 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 6 Jul, 2015 -
olekemi 5 Jul, 2015 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
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 4 Jul, 2015 - Did after pointe lachanel, had to overtake a lot of groups and waited at the crux over a hour, good route though
Did after pointe lachanel, had to overtake a lot of groups and waited at the crux over a hour, good route though
derryclimbs 2 Jul, 2015 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.
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 2 Jul, 2015 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!
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 2 Jul, 2015 -
frejashannon ?Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with tim, Neils
with tim, Neils
JdotP ?Jul, 2015 2nd rpt
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
benwh1te ?Jul, 2015 -
kirsten bishop ?Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Ndawson 30 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
danieleaston 29 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Sam
with Sam
Ahebden93 27 Jun, 2015 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
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
Dino Dave 26 Jun, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Kat Ostrich
with Kat Ostrich
KatOstrich 26 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with Dave
with Dave
davkeo 25 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt As finish to Eperon de Cosmiques. Brilliant day.
As finish to Eperon de Cosmiques. Brilliant day.
Hidden 25 Jun, 2015 2nd
duprer1 24 Jun, 2015 2nd
davkeo 21 Jun, 2015 Solo Combined with traverse of pointe Lachenal
Combined with traverse of pointe Lachenal
pcurt 20 Jun, 2015 AltLd rpt
laurence_falconer 20 Jun, 2015 -
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
with Megan Jackson, Zolly Whitaker
DanOsb 19 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Legs 19 Jun, 2015 - 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.
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, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
cissacarvalho 18 Jun, 2015 AltLd
with Vandeira
with Vandeira
cissacarvalho 18 Jun, 2015 AltLd
owen gibson 17 Jun, 2015 -
Alfie Maun 17 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Owen Gibson, Chris Wildblood
with Owen Gibson, Chris Wildblood
cwildblood 17 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 Solo
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Remyveness 13 Jun, 2015 AltLd Only just made the last lift combining it it a day with the pointe lachenal traverse
Only just made the last lift combining it it a day with the pointe lachenal traverse
Hidden 13 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
davkeo 12 Jun, 2015 Lead rpt Weather was bad so did this as plan b. Very enjoyable day out.
with kdo
Weather was bad so did this as plan b. Very enjoyable day out.
with kdo
jac00 12 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
Hidden 12 Jun, 2015 2nd
sj87 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
steveforgrieve 7 Jun, 2015 2nd Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey
Alpine week with guide Andy Owen, and Sue Jeffrey
scarmichael 7 Jun, 2015 -
Marc Langley 7 Jun, 2015 -
Hidden 5 Jun, 2015 -
Hugh Simons 5 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Moved together most of the route, a few short pitches. Shame it was so busy! Great route.
Moved together most of the route, a few short pitches. Shame it was so busy! Great route.
calumhicks 5 Jun, 2015 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
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 1 Jun, 2015 AltLd rpt
Zolly Whitaker ?Jun, 2015 Lead
with Megan Jackson, laurence_falconer
with Megan Jackson, laurence_falconer
dmurray ?Jun, 2015 AltLd
Ian84 ?Jun, 2015 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2015 2nd
laurashaw ?Jun, 2015 2nd
Richard Kendrick ?Jun, 2015 Solo
Eagertom ?Jun, 2015 AltLd
with Laura Shaw, dmurray
with Laura Shaw, dmurray
Hidden 27 May, 2015 -
ricky6386 11 May, 2015 2nd O/S First alpine/winter climb, just a tad scary!
First alpine/winter climb, just a tad scary!
Hidden 10 May, 2015 Solo
Hidden 10 May, 2015 Solo
tedburt 8 May, 2015 AltLd β Cracking day. 2hr45 min from the hut.
with Aaron Burdett
Cracking day. 2hr45 min from the hut.
with Aaron Burdett
DaveThexton 7 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Jenn_Stretton 7 May, 2015 2nd
Hidden 24 Apr, 2015 -
Alasdair Fulton 24 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt Bella's first alpine route. Great conditions.
with Pollux
Bella's first alpine route. Great conditions.
with Pollux
James W 10 Apr, 2015 2nd
Hidden 3 Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden 26 Mar, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 26 Mar, 2015 Solo rpt
turbojames 12 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
with danny millar, Anne Corbett
with danny millar, Anne Corbett
Hidden 11 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Fraser hill-casey ??, 2015 -
with evenL
with evenL
Everetta ??, 2015 2nd O/S
joelevanschamonix ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Camille ??, 2015 2nd
with Pierre Girard
with Pierre Girard
paultaylor 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd
with Matt Roberts, will moy
with Matt Roberts, will moy
roberts1234567890 23 Dec, 2014 AltLd
with Paul Taylor, Will Moy
with Paul Taylor, Will Moy
w-watson 20 Dec, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 26 Oct, 2014 Lead
Lancer 25 Oct, 2014 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!
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, 2014 Solo
Ed21 22 Oct, 2014 2nd
with Ben
with Ben
Rustyclimb 15 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
DigitalSteak 15 Oct, 2014 Lead
Steve Wakeford 4 Oct, 2014 Solo Rock scramble with crampons. No need for axe in summer.
Rock scramble with crampons. No need for axe in summer.
tnenonen 25 Sep, 2014 -
Kayan 19 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S snow/ice cover low.
with Aidan Woollaston
snow/ice cover low.
with Aidan Woollaston
Hidden 19 Sep, 2014 Solo dnf
dauwhe 14 Sep, 2014 -
with Adam George
with Adam George
marr.simon 11 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Took some detours unintentionally but an awesome route. WMAM 14
Took some detours unintentionally but an awesome route. WMAM 14
Jordangask 11 Sep, 2014 Lead
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 -
nicjbuk 8 Sep, 2014 Lead not a lot of snow on the route
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
not a lot of snow on the route
with BILL BUTTERWORTH, ross nicol esq
Hidden 8 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
rossn 8 Sep, 2014 - 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
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 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Griffiths
with Andrew Griffiths
hoppojoe7 6 Sep, 2014 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! :)
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 4 Sep, 2014 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
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 3 Sep, 2014 - 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.
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 3 Sep, 2014 2nd
steve_gibbs 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd rpt
with Ali D
with Ali D
Katie S 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Katie S
with Katie S
Ali D 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd
DigitalSteak 3 Sep, 2014 Solo
davkeo ?Sep, 2014 Solo O/S No ab rope so the down climbs were fun. Especially the second one which was an iced up chimney.
No ab rope so the down climbs were fun. Especially the second one which was an iced up chimney.
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 -
engelsk_chica ?Sep, 2014 2nd
Webster ?Sep, 2014 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
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, 2014 AltLd O/S
cmars89 23 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
with Pete Duckworth
Hidden 23 Aug, 2014 Solo
aljones91 22 Aug, 2014 AltLd Good route....shit load of people made it dangerous and annoying
with Ben hester
Good route....shit load of people made it dangerous and annoying
with Ben hester
Flett 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 21 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
jonleighton 16 Aug, 2014 -
khalidq 16 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Great weather. Fine climb. Too busy.
with Jon Leighton, Harri777
Great weather. Fine climb. Too busy.
with Jon Leighton, Harri777
mim tiller 14 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 12 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden 10 Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden 10 Aug, 2014 -
JHolland 8 Aug, 2014 -
Steph Ward 8 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
Callum Smith 8 Aug, 2014 Lead 2nd alpine route.
2nd alpine route.
Adamski1986 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Richard Gage
with Richard Gage
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 -
Gumery 8 Aug, 2014 Solo rpt
anthonylewis 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Stani49 7 Aug, 2014 2nd
with paulmck
with paulmck
Palindrome 7 Aug, 2014 2nd Alpine style climbing together.
Alpine style climbing together.
Hidden 7 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
paulmck 7 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Stani49
with Stani49
Jo sumner 7 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
mrbird 6 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 6 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Piers Harley 6 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
with Ewan Whitmey
AndyBryce 6 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 5 Aug, 2014 Lead dnf
feilx 5 Aug, 2014 -
with Jo R, james d
with Jo R, james d
Ciaran Mullan 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd rpt
picasso 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd
benclimbing 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S 2nd time and still a pleasure! Bivvied in the station the night before to ensure we had the route to ourselves
2nd time and still a pleasure! Bivvied in the station the night before to ensure we had the route to ourselves
jonskippy 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with benclimbing, Edgars, cashley
with benclimbing, Edgars, cashley
Paul ablitt 4 Aug, 2014 AltLd rpt guide book time
with Rushy
guide book time
with Rushy
NicBatchelor 3 Aug, 2014 2nd
with Icicle Mountaineering
with Icicle Mountaineering
jaggy bunnet 3 Aug, 2014 AltLd braw wee route, first alpine trip and loved it
braw wee route, first alpine trip and loved it
Senna 1 Aug, 2014 -
jazzyjeff 1 Aug, 2014 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
Second ever winter route, great conditions fairly steady descent, ascent was good bit fluttery moving together but good fun
with Ross, Sean
Hidden 1 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
friendzone1234 ?Aug, 2014 Lead O/S lead the whole route
with Gavin peach
lead the whole route
with Gavin peach
Hidden ?Aug, 2014 AltLd
Little AndyH ?Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Harri777 ?Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Jon Leighton, Khalid
with Jon Leighton, Khalid
SteveHolmes ?Aug, 2014 -
with Dunx
with Dunx
scottywakefield 31 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Amazing!!! Some fresh snow from the previous few days.
Amazing!!! Some fresh snow from the previous few days.
JezzaCat 30 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Lovely route, great conditions, evening queuing for the crux was fun in the sunshine!
Lovely route, great conditions, evening queuing for the crux was fun in the sunshine!
Stella Baylis 30 Jul, 2014 2nd
Hidden 28 Jul, 2014 Lead
Jon Ellis 28 Jul, 2014 -
with jkellis
with jkellis
Hidden 25 Jul, 2014 Lead
EllieWoods 25 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Did after Lachenal traverse (from first lift). Cosmiques ended up taking an epic 6 hours.... Mostly spent queuing at bottlenecks.....
Did after Lachenal traverse (from first lift). Cosmiques ended up taking an epic 6 hours.... Mostly spent queuing at bottlenecks.....
Richard Alderton 25 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Started at 1115, got stuck in a queue at the first abseil and only just made the last lift down.
Started at 1115, got stuck in a queue at the first abseil and only just made the last lift down.
skirton 23 Jul, 2014 -
with Ben Jones
with Ben Jones
snowy_woodruff 23 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Mem
with Mem
Hidden 18 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Michael 18 Jul, 2014 -
jhobbs 18 Jul, 2014 - Wow
Wow
Hidden 18 Jul, 2014 2nd
BoulderyDave 17 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 17 Jul, 2014 2nd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 17 Jul, 2014 Lead
petrch 16 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Philipe Guyon
with Philipe Guyon
matty123 15 Jul, 2014 -
jon_ridley 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Graeme Gilchrist 14 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S swapped lead a few times. great day
with tim de veere green
swapped lead a few times. great day
with tim de veere green
jeb3496 14 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 14 Jul, 2014 AltLd
andy_e 11 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Mostly moved together. 4 1/2 hours round trip.
with Ron Clark, Jared Kitchen
Mostly moved together. 4 1/2 hours round trip.
with Ron Clark, Jared Kitchen
Simnel 9 Jul, 2014 -
with Andy L, Rog B, steve r
with Andy L, Rog B, steve r
DigitalSteak 6 Jul, 2014 Lead After Rebuffat on the Eperon
After Rebuffat on the Eperon
Chrissy202 1 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Charlotte Nelson, Jack
with Charlotte Nelson, Jack
Charlotte Nelson 1 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with jack, tom, bart, chrissy
with jack, tom, bart, chrissy
blue-icefox 1 Jul, 2014 2nd
TRodrigues 1 Jul, 2014 -
2010_graham 1 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
JayAsh ?Jul, 2014 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 -
Ciaran Mullan ?Jul, 2014 -
Claire Molloy ?Jul, 2014 2nd
with Mark Thomas
with Mark Thomas
phildawson ?Jul, 2014 -
David Barratt ?Jul, 2014 AltLd
with OwenF
with OwenF
rfleal ?Jul, 2014 -
2010_graham 30 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
wiibaker 28 Jun, 2014 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.
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, 2014 -
Dawn_K_B 27 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Such a good day! Easy for AD, the crux was ace. Great views and position.
with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, JemG
Such a good day! Easy for AD, the crux was ace. Great views and position.
with Lawrence Beesley-Peck, JemG
JemG 27 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Street 26 Jun, 2014 2nd
sadams601 25 Jun, 2014 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!
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, 2014 2nd
davidbird63 24 Jun, 2014 - Great day out on a great route. Want to try some variations!
Great day out on a great route. Want to try some variations!
ten4dave 24 Jun, 2014 -
joelevanschamonix 24 Jun, 2014 Solo rpt http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/06/23/summer-is-here/
http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/06/23/summer-is-here/
mattking_109 21 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Iona
with Iona
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt
Gibbo 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Sash Coombes
with Sash Coombes
scree 20 Jun, 2014 - Guided by ISM, busy classic but still nice
Guided by ISM, busy classic but still nice
garethMottram 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Richard Tones
with Richard Tones
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 2nd
JakeWShaw 19 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Overtook one party and got a clear run. So good especially as we weren't being clambered all over by guides.
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, 2014 -
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 -
Calum Wadsworth 19 Jun, 2014 - First alpine route, really good but very busy!
First alpine route, really good but very busy!
Hidden 19 Jun, 2014 -
Whitty2012 19 Jun, 2014 -
Teappleby 19 Jun, 2014 AltLd Fun little route. Just got too busy to be enjoyable by the end though. Cal's first Alpine route.
Fun little route. Just got too busy to be enjoyable by the end though. Cal's first Alpine route.
Sam Ash 19 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Jack Whiteley 19 Jun, 2014 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.
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, 2014 -
Tim Harper 19 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Awesome first alpine lead! Loved it
Awesome first alpine lead! Loved it
Hidden 16 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
pete1993 16 Jun, 2014 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
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, 2014 2nd
MSchobitz 16 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S One of the first parties on the route and fast enough not to be overrun by other parties. Really fun route!
One of the first parties on the route and fast enough not to be overrun by other parties. Really fun route!
YellowFellow 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd Technical Mountaineering 2 at Arcteryx Academy
Technical Mountaineering 2 at Arcteryx Academy
Olli-C 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt Great to be back in the valley. Lead the crux this time, olli had the narrow squeeze chimney.
with Olli-C
Great to be back in the valley. Lead th