Rockfax Description
I, 150m, 1 - 2 hours. An alpine classic. The exposure and situations on this route are the sort usually found only on much tougher peaks. The view across to the north face of the Petit Dru is particularly stunning.
Approach - Walk down the steps from the top station of the Grands Montets cable car to reach the Col des Grands Montets. Climb the glacier easily, initially on the left then turn back right, heading towards Les Drus. The Northwest Ridge is gained by traversing all the way across to where the glacier hits the ridge.
1) Cross the bergschrund (sometimes quite wide in late season) and climb the short 45 degree snow slope to reach the rocky ridge crest.
2) Stay just below the ridge crest on the north side and traverse across exposed snow before climbing up to the crest, just below a rock buttress, to a curved snow ridge.
3) Make an exposed 20m traverse around the rock buttress and then climb directly up to the ridge on 45 degree snow.
4) Scramble along the ridge crest for 20m then pass onto the Dru side of the ridge to reach the foot of the 10m crux wall.
5) 3a. Climb the wall (3a), and step left at the top and belay off slings. From here, 20m of easy scrambling leads to the summit.
Descent - Descend by the Northwest Ridge. The crux wall can be abseiled if needs be. From the foot of the crux wall it is possible to avoid the exposed snow traverse under the rock buttress by continuing along the ridge crest and then making 2 x 15m abseils to reach the curved snow ridge © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A classic introductory climb. Can be VERY crowded. Last rocky bit in the notch before the summit is "crux". Good views over Nant Blanc and Argentiere cirques. Useful for acclimatisation with a cafe at the end of the day. Approached via Grands Montets Telepherique.

A. Charlet and C Devouassoux 20/Mar/1927

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

Bristol_Quornstar 17/Aug/17 AltLd rpt

Nice repeat to start the trip. Gritty ice above 'schrund hadn't been travelled recently since thaw/re-freeze so needed step cutting into the clean ice below. A whole different grade on lead with ice screws! Rest of ridge practically dry and fine without crampons.

Green_t 17/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Great start to the trip! Start was more than we bargained for with poor alex cutting steps in the ice above the bergshrund

Hidden 14/Aug/17 -
Hidden 13/Aug/17 Lead
Tony Myers 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 13/Aug/17 Lead
with Nicky Brierly
c357 20/Jul/17 -
Rob N 07/Jul/17 Solo O/S
summerse 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
themattyshep 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Theo, Rob M
cwildblood 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Rob_Morris1996 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Great fun, started a little late due to teaching Shep and Theo crevasse rescue up above the lift station! Ended up just hand-lining the abseils and using a single in-situ nut in order to get onto the glacier more quickly!! Tied together in record time and sprinted for the last lift from the Grand Montets, the stairs up were a killer - I would not recommend! (Everyone's trousers were mullered)

with Theo Hayne, themattyshep
BenCollis 02/Jul/17 AltLd
joem 02/Jul/17 AltLd
with Phil behan
Tom.Sedgwick 02/Jul/17 -
WGEvans 27/Jun/17 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 27/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with WGEvans
Ashley King 26/Jun/17 AltLd

Route up was fine. A bit icy but otherwise fine. Descent was very loose, and rock came down and hit my partner. Would advise avoiding this route until there is significantly more ice and snow.

JonoDHawkins 26/Jun/17 AltLd
with Ash
PatrickRT 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Ben course, Kyle course
K_Maywood 24/Jun/17 -
bljp 24/Jun/17 -
A Jackson 18/May/17 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead O/S
OLGrady 08/Sep/16 -
Alpenglow 08/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Lean conditions. 20m hard ice pitch after the bergschrund. Got to the 2nd 'real' summit.

ChrisH89 08/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Beautiful day out. Bergschrund was larger and steeper than expected with several metres of 60-70 degree ice. We seemed to have done a slightly harder variation that involved sticking to the crest of the ridge from the right of the bergschrund onwards, and going to the true summit further on from the "crux" than guide suggested. We also felt the described crux was not the hardest section and was easily downclimbable in reverse.

jamesb101 06/Sep/16 -
Hidden 06/Sep/16 -
Dino Dave 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Ndawson 26/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Lamb 10/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

To the true summit. Quick day to avoid the afternoon weather and get back down for coffee and hotdogs. A circus act with the crowds by the time we descended.

with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 10/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Around 3hrs, interesting circus up the top with many guided groups, got the real top(2nd peak) to ourselves, great easy morning

with Lamb
ChristyCole 04/Aug/16 AltLd
Jack Manfredi 04/Aug/16 -

First bivi. Could see the milky way

with Dad, Ian Nettleton , Ian Nettleton , Ian Nettleton
Jgresh 04/Aug/16 -
with Joe Maltas, Michael Macdonald
dkilner 04/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/16 AltLd
BStar 26/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Took a bit longer than guidebook time due to the crowds (and us being a little too polite). Crossing the bergshrund was ok, quite icy, pitched it and placed an ice screw half way. Fantastic route!

Rachael88 26/Jul/16 AltLd

Much more involved than I realised it would be. Not much snow on the final rock section so we took our crampons off.

with Adam
wjcdean 26/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

great mountaineering day. great weather. not as much of a pushover as some descriptions suggest. pitched over the bergshrund due to steep ice. abbed from the snow traverse on an extra rope from connor from limerick uni club which sped up the last part of the day

Trevers 26/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Busy, and took longer than the guidebook time due to being a bit too polite. One easy angled ice pitch above the bergschrund

with Rachael, BStar, Will
BHuthers 25/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent route. Took 3.5 hrs round trip, moving together. First alpine route

edjenkins 25/Jul/16 AltLd

Barney's first Alpine summit

with Barney
wchan 23/Jul/16 -
Heather Osborne 21/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

First "proper" alpine route!

with Craig Osborne, Mike Nolan
Joel Miller 19/Jul/16 -
with Greg Joyner
mattdennies 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S

A fun and short route but very crowded. A little more technical than expected for the grade. Icy section above the bergschrund would have been nicer with a technical axe. Abseiled over bergschrund on the descent.

with Rob, Erin
Jules Lane 19/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

First alpine route and much more impressive and exposed than expected ! Crowded, and my first (and in fact only) encounter with a rood and slightly mental french guide. Good decision to remove crampons once on the rock.

with Mynydd Paul Justin
Hidden 19/Jul/16 -
Hidden 10/Jul/16 AltLd
anthonylewis 10/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

In descent

Scott Quinn 10/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Simon Gompertz 08/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Great route with fabulous views. Plenty of snow, though it got soft by midday, crampons all the way. Caught 7.30am lift and headed back down at around 2pm after dawdling at the lift station cafe.

Hidden 04/Jul/16 -
Hidden ?/Jul/16 -
Jake397 ?/Jul/16 -
Steve Kempley 29/Jun/16 Lead

With Sienna and Ryan, good weather, plenty of snow, rimaye no problem

Hidden 28/Jun/16 AltLd
JimboWizbo 28/Jun/16 AltLd

Not sure on date. Way too busy! Lots of snow, nice to be up there

with Beth
jamesb101 28/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 28/Jun/16 Solo rpt

In descent.

Hidden 26/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 26/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

First route done independently after Conville course, excellent fun. Short, but with amazing situations and exposure, moved together as a three. Was very busy though, and not easy to manage with exposure as everyone turns around at summit and comes back along the ridge!

Joel Miller 26/Jun/16 -
Alfie Maun 26/Jun/16 AltLd
with Joe Fisher
Hidden 26/Jun/16 AltLd
Jenn_Stretton 16/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
DaveThexton 16/Mar/16 AltLd
JendeHoxar 01/Jan/16 -

In descent. Climbed the whole route downwards without any abseils.

with Rob, Mike
MichaelGallimore 01/Jan/16 AltLd rpt

Moved together. Busy. Used as a descent route from NNE ridge. Did not summit as we had spent time practising placing abolokov threads earlier in the day and wanted to make sure we caught the cable car.

with Rob, JenShelley
Hidden 02/Sep/15 Lead
Daniela Balslev 30/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Aires
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Nathan Adam 22/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together throughout. Excellent introduction and feels more like an alpine route, better than the Cosmiques. Got the first bin up and managed to get up and back across most of the difficulties before the crowds caught up, about 3.5 station to station.

Vincej 21/Aug/15 -
with Fred Drouet
Kinge 20/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Set off late in the day, to find a gaping shrund. Retreated for a beer instead

with Lee L
MarinaKrijgsman 20/Jul/15 2nd dnf
with Tjin Li, Kaspar Wijermans, Flo Vogel, Arjen Kingma
ijsbeer 20/Jul/15 AltLd dnf

te langzaam

squicky 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Queue to cross the schrund so went down and climbed up by a much more difficult route. Harder than I thought it was going to be, but stormed past everyone and was up and down pretty quickly. Nice little climb with good views but best as a nursery slope.

joeallen28 16/Jul/15 Lead

Lack of snow meant a lot more rock on this route than expected. So busy too, what is supposed to be a 2 hr route took 7! Loads of guides climbing pitches at the same time, ropes everywhere. Felt much harder than PD though. Still a good day out

ned_85 11/Jul/15 AltLd
derryclimbs 06/Jul/15 AltLd

No faffing at the cable car station meant we were first on the route. Could not believe how many people were following us by the time we'd reached the summit (1 hr 45). got back to the 3b crux to find a cockfight between french guides, australians and italians winding their ropes together like a DNA strand. decided that instead of fighting against the traffic we would abseil and downclimb, which took longer, but were at least by ourselves. Great route and thoroughly enjoyed it though with a bit of ice, rock and snow. But wouldn't have if we were stuck queuing!!!

DaveThexton 03/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
roberts1234567890 24/Dec/14 AltLd
with Paul Taylor
tradguy 07/Sep/14 AltLd RP
mcaterina 07/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/14 AltLd
machars 02/Sep/14 -


Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Katie S 01/Sep/14 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

howling wind, covered in snow and ice. felt very scottish and katie lost her camera :(

with katie
Hidden 01/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
cmars89 21/Aug/14 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
Patrick Clissold 21/Aug/14 -
with Eleri Clissold
Flett 20/Aug/14 -
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Lead
benclimbing 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

2nd time on this route. Definitely a couple of pokey bits for PD!

with cashley, Edgars, jonskippy
jonskippy 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Ben Cooling, Edgars, cashley
MartF 04/Aug/14 -

NW Ridge Integral. Started low down on the rock ridge by heading direclty across the glacier from the bottom of the telepherique exit steps. Moved together all the way up. Nobody on the lower half, completely crowded after the point where most other groups joined the ridge. Reversed as far as below the crux move then downclimbed the North Face to get back to the Grands Montets.

with Matt
Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd
anthonylewis 01/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
ian.ross.bnc ?/Aug/14 2nd

with Tom, Georgia, Mark and Jake

Wiseman ?/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
scottywakefield 30/Jul/14 Lead

Scottish conditions, terrible visibility, snow, some rain. Icy at bergschrund. Soaking wet for the rest of the day (and night)... but had a great time.

with Aline
Senna 30/Jul/14 -
jazzyjeff 30/Jul/14 -
with Ross, Sean
JezzaCat 29/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Cloud, snowing, ice.... more like Scottish Winter than Alpine Summer!

with Stella
matty123 29/Jul/14 Lead
with Susanne Vuori
alastairbegley 28/Jul/14 AltLd

David Qualtrough 28/Jul/14 AltLd
Slick 28/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Roberttaylor 25/Jul/14 Solo

In descent. Abseiled one rope length from the notch.

Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead rpt
ben.phillips 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Ron, Hannah, Ellie, Mike Gallimore, Andrew Erskine
MichaelGallimore 21/Jul/14 -

Acclimitisation peak. In poor visibility. Moved together. Ellie's first time in crampons. Abseiled from the top. Took longer than expected but big descrepancy in time estimation between guidebooks.

with Ellie
tradguy 19/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
mcaterina 19/Jul/14 AltLd
rpinto 18/Jul/14 -
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/14 -
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Solo
andy_e 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
NielsC 05/Jul/14 AltLd
OutdoorGirl 05/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd
Francis Hardy 05/Jul/14 AltLd
Richard Alderton 01/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
with Ellie
EllieWoods 01/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Rich
Street 28/Jun/14 2nd
Anna duckett 28/Jun/14 AltLd
with Matt H, Sam Ash
Dawn_K_B 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

First day the lift was open. glad to have chosen to do a small route as the weather closed in in the afternoon. Proved to Tom I'm not always a mess..!

Calum Wadsworth 28/Jun/14 -


with Jem Greenway
Teappleby 28/Jun/14 2nd

busy as to be expected. Still a fun little route though. Grabbed just before the weather turned high up.

Sam Ash 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Anna Duckett, Matt the Fresher
Matt Harmon 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

moved together throughout, very busy

Hidden 20/Mar/14 -
Hidden 14/Mar/14 Solo
gfpowell 13/Mar/14 -

Down climbed ridge after ascent of north face

Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
peakcaver ??/2014 -
Hidden 13/Dec/13 Solo O/S
joelevanschamonix 12/Dec/13 Solo β

jack.williams1 06/Sep/13 AltLd
masmith 06/Sep/13 AltLd
with Cathy Burke, Jack Williams
jac00 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Linda
scottywakefield 02/Sep/13 2nd

Icy after the bergschrund and along the ridge line. Good screw placements. Beautiful day.

with rick mobbs
Chris dyer 31/Aug/13 AltLd dnf

Turned back due to insufficient time remaining

with Jack Hunter, Oli Foxlow
froglette 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

moved together

with John Proudfoot
Hidden 27/Aug/13 -
danieleaston 23/Aug/13 AltLd
with Mark
justaddpowder 18/Aug/13 Lead

Clear, sunny day. Moved together up the 'Ordinary' route path to ridge and got up the 'crux' wall no probs. Watched as 2 guys moved down from 'peak' along the ridge to peak further along. Abb'd once down NE ridge line and traversed across to the descent route. Removing crampons to climb on crux wall and above ridge is recomended next time. 3512m PD (I) 3b

with Marie Channon, Ccmilree
Finn Curry 18/Aug/13 Lead
with John Wilshaw
Ccmilree 18/Aug/13 -
LP 11/Aug/13 -

4th and final peak of the trip. Icy! Especially over the bergschrund.A great end to a good first alpine trip.

euanryan 09/Aug/13 -
with Willis
Hidden 09/Aug/13 Solo
Jo sumner 05/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/13 Lead
Paul Collins ?/Aug/13 -
robgixer ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/13 -
orb ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Mylo
steve-grigg 31/Jul/13 AltLd
David Maddison 31/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

First alpine route

Hidden 30/Jul/13 -
ClimbingGlen 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/13 Solo
bonoid 28/Jul/13 Lead
with Duncan McLaughlin
Badgers 26/Jul/13 AltLd
Stephen Halliday 26/Jul/13 AltLd
gooberman-hill 22/Jul/13 -
with Rachael Gooberman-Hill
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Martin Haworth 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Bruce S 16/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
BoulderyDave 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/13 -
Ciaran Mullan 10/Jul/13 -
steve_gibbs 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick Drinkall
Nigel Bond 09/Jul/13 -
with Andy Blakely, Deirdre Collier
Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Slick 06/Jul/13 -
Hidden 06/Jul/13 -
2010_graham 05/Jul/13 Lead
blue-icefox 04/Jul/13 AltLd
with Graham
ma.cecilia 01/Jul/13 -
with Michael Fyfe
Benjaminblanc ?/Jul/13 -
gingerking ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S

In descent

Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
KatOstrich ?/Jun/13 AltLd

didn't quite summit due to queues, came down the face

with Laurence
LDudill ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

First alipine climb

kelly_426 ?/Jun/13 -
laurence_falconer ?/Jun/13 -
with Katherine Ostritch
walts4 ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
darcan ??/2013 Lead
with ciara lane
Hidden ??/2013 -
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
ollyroberts 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 29/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Stroppy 19/Aug/12 AltLd

Nice route but was absolutely boiling, ended up with an awful dehydration headache!

Sam Husband 19/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Start early descent can drag on a bit in the sunshine!

with Ed
CurlyStevo ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Rob, Kenny
robbraby ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with Kenny, Steveo
tombushell ?/Aug/12 AltLd
with John Bushell, Sam Husband, Ed Hastrop
alan barnes ?/Aug/12 -
with sam d
DigitalSteak ?/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/12 2nd O/S
guy757 30/Jul/12 Lead
benny_m 26/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
with Su
Hidden 26/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
ashtond6 20/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/12 -
Hidden 18/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Katherine Ross 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Descent from North Face.

zcsharp 11/Jul/12 2nd

Used it as a decent after doing the North Face.

Keith Lambley 07/Jul/12 -
with Paul G, Kate R
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead
Steve Woollard 07/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/12 2nd
ladymuck 07/Jul/12 2nd O/S

A lesson in Alpine crowds, took about 2 hrs, mostly moving together

Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Finn Curry 05/Jul/12 Lead
with Tom Williams
island_explorer 04/Jul/12 -
stewart100 04/Jul/12 Lead
AMJ098 04/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Webster 04/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

moved together, descent

efetunc ?/Jul/12 AltLd

Very crowded route: On the descent, we had to escape through the AD graded snow slope and be bombarded by snow and ice from above.

with Rafal Malczyk
stanleynkk ?/Jul/12 AltLd

First alpine route ever, unfortunately, there are over 50 people doing the route in the same day, a massive traffic jam on the route.

with Karen Stepanyan, Oliver Alderman
ThomasO'Hagan ?/Jul/12 -
with Tim, John Begley
col3 30/Jun/12 -

Horrifically busy. Some nasty ice, not as good as last year.

with Paul
trivett 30/Jun/12 -

Decent after the north face... stupidly busy

with Strachan McCormick, Luke Davies
Hidden 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/11 AltLd
Jon Sutterby 07/Sep/11 2nd β

Led by guide, climbed as training/acclimatisation for Mont Blanc traverse attempt. Weather poor with limited visibility.

with Steve Bate
Hidden 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/11 -
jpksalmon 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S

First Alpine Climb. Was lead by my guide on a rope of 2. Clear weather but with a quick shower when we getting near to the top. Abseil descent down the face and then walked the rest.

brad_tait 22/Aug/11 -
wookie667 22/Aug/11 Lead
geoff.comley 20/Aug/11 Solo O/S

1st ever alpine route, acclimatisation peak aswell. I love the Alps!!!!

Hidden 19/Aug/11 -
Hidden 19/Aug/11 -
Binder 18/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

In descent

with Chris L
Hidden 18/Aug/11 -
Hidden 12/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Bobby Nic 11/Aug/11 Lead

First proper lead in the Alps - very easy, but hey - I'm learning!

with Sanjiv Rana
Phil Murray 04/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Got to the 3c drop and bagged off due to crowds & time taken to get that far. Descending took even longer. Plenty of pro. Nice.

with Helen, Liz
Hidden 04/Aug/11 -
Pete Rigby ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
nigel pearson 30/Jul/11 -
with Mark
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 -
Poco Loco 29/Jul/11 AltLd

Quick fun route. Interesting snowy mixed conditions on the summit ridge.

with R. Horler, Bald Eagle
BALD EAGLE 29/Jul/11 AltLd
with Rob Horler, J.Pomeroy
Hidden 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Karl Wooffindin 28/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Hemstock
manbat 27/Jul/11 -
Hidden 26/Jul/11 -
Hidden 26/Jul/11 -
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
HarryB 22/Jul/11 AltLd

in descent

with Ollie
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd
matthewjames 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
catemuir 22/Jul/11 2nd

Used as descent

with Will
tompilgrem 18/Jul/11 AltLd dnf

Good snow conditions despite yesterdays fresh snow. Had to retreat about halfway up the upper ridge as weather was coming in and was only done for aclimitisation so turned back. May return later as was a lovely mixed ridge.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 18/Jul/11 AltLd dnf

Turned around about half way up ridge- nice mixed climbing- due to congestion and weather closing in.Nice start to our first alpine trip,and an ideal climb to start a trip with.

with Bob/Tom
niallsash 17/Jul/11 -
Petarghh 15/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jul/11 AltLd
col3 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

First Alpine route on our own! Loved it, a bit technical so a great introduction to mixed for the both of us.

with Paul
Paul1 12/Jul/11 Lead

Walked together. First experience of mixed clibing. Was the perfect lenght and dififuly for first alpine route.

with Nicole
yashvi 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Wimalasena
jac00 10/Jul/11 -
with Tom
shed_hed 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Martin Mills, Ben Littley
Petarghh 06/Jul/11 Lead

Did crux after the face climb for more interest

with Stewie
RKernan 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Drew McLaughlin, C Mann
Hidden 04/Jul/11 -
Stewart B 02/Jul/11 Solo

In descent

steve-grigg ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
jonesieboy ?/Jul/11 Lead

Climbed with Alan and Pat whilst we waited to do Mont Blanc. Very busy!

Dan0Me ?/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
tomtom89 ?/Jul/11 -
with Jack
evemcvey ?/Jun/11 2nd
Kris ?/May/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis ?/Sep/10 AltLd

In descent after NE arete

with Chris Cox
alan barnes ?/Sep/10 -
with Dan Platt, luke
Jimb0 31/Aug/10 -
with Ander
Ander 31/Aug/10 -

A little bit of poo, misjudging the best line from the top of the glacier to the shoulder.

with Jimb0
Hidden 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
allyrocke 13/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Katie Main, Phil Jennings, Robbie
Phil Jennings 13/Aug/10 Lead
with Katie Main, Robbie Cammack, Ally Rocke
wi11 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Forst ones up then down climbed the north face

with Chris Gee
Camdenelectric 06/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
ruaidh 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

We were going to do the couloir, but had a chat with a guide in the cable car on the way up who said morning sun could mean tricky ascent so we did this one instead (again). Alpine Club guide gives this an F+. Abbed of side of the ridge to avoid the hordes on the way down. Back on the Montets station at midday. Delightful morning out. Dramatic views of the Dru from the summit ridge. Would defintely recommend.

Hidden 21/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 20/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Decided to spend a day seconding after leading all of the pitches the previous day.

georgenvk 14/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/10 -
Jack Loftus 14/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
JonBrown 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Steve, Simon
thetradlad 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

too busy at on last rock section so descended the same way just before reaching the top. virtually reached the summit!

Claire Molloy 09/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/10 -
Hidden 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 07/Jul/10 Solo O/S
thomas 06/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Climbed as acclimatisation route when leading alpine novice, as usual never fails to dissapoint, brilliant mornings climb, busy as usual particularly with british guided parties, still enjoy this route more than the slightly harder north face farther to the left. More snow on it than in the past but have climbed it later in the season (August) in the past. Weather superb on the day.

with Russ Cooper
groovy_nut 05/Jul/10 -
with Patrick
Clay C 05/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Max
Betha. ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Luke, Dan
Mike Hood ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/10 -
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
keith leonard ??/2010 -
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
Hidden 21/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/09 -
Hidden 19/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
roryifinlay 14/Aug/09 -

Route was very dry, with no snow on the ridge itself.

with Phil Payne
dpe 10/Aug/09 -
tjmillen 04/Aug/09 AltLd
with simon hall
benny_m 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/09 -
StevieB125 24/Jul/09 -

Ascended via the North-West Ridge & descended via the North-East Ridge to complete the traverse of the South Face.

with R?mi Vignon, Craig Stevens
Timo Austino 23/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Tony Ryland 17/Jul/09 -
with Jonathan Davies
barney800 16/Jul/09 -

First independent Alpine climb. Got first lift. Bergschrund and bottom section of ridge were very icy (but fun!). Rest of ridge was nice, clean rock.

tdudley 16/Jul/09 Lead O/S

had a couple of ice pitches after bergshrund. first alpine climb without a guide.

with Pieta Sepp?nen, John
Andy DB 16/Jul/09 -
with James B
Jesse Dufton 12/Jul/09 -
Dan_Staff 12/Jul/09 -
Hidden 11/Jul/09 AltLd
martin one 09/Jul/09 -
with dave knight
treeminkies 06/Jul/09 Lead
with the earl
Hidden 05/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jul/09 AltLd
treeminkies 04/Jul/09 Lead
with carole
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Em66 ?/Jul/09 -
with Conville
JonHarvey ?/Jul/09 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
thecurlyone ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Liam McGuane
matt_ringrose ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

My first alpine accent.

with Tom Dewhurts
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/09 -
with Allan Mac., John treeminkies & Carole.
nickdonohue ?/Apr/09 Lead

In descent

with Francois ?
CT6419 ??/2009 -
Petarghh 06/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/08 -
Hidden ?/Sep/08 -
sopaz 24/Aug/08 -
nukebat 14/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Colin
Hidden 08/Aug/08 AltLd
philboy 08/Aug/08 AltLd
with matt g
Adderbury Climber ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
trigger118 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
alek 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 21/Jul/08 AltLd
with Paul Millen
gordon henderson 21/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with MRT
Hidden 18/Jul/08 AltLd dnf
d_meacher 11/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Carolyn Mills
Hidden 10/Jul/08 -
matty g 10/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
sargy 10/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

late'ish start, the snow was beginning to turn slushy, with lots of other groups backing off. First alpine route after completing the Conville course the year before.

with Matt Glenister
Hidden 10/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/08 AltLd
JdotP ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Mainly moved together. I got stuck in a chimney. Were waiting for ages behind a slow British party just below the ridge.

with Bjarte Grytli Seim
Gibbo ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Tom Gibbison
kevin k ?/Jul/08 -

fun little climb, Dont get stuck behind the slow movers.

jimbobimbo ?/Jul/08 AltLd dnf
swmackey ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Annie Kirkwood
katie75 ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with allan
vincentvega ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with danny robb, kevin k
m1ke_smith ?/Jul/08 -
quantized 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Our first alpine ascent. Smashing.

with Charlie Vereker
Hamfunk 05/Sep/07 -

First taste of Alpine climbing!

with Sascha, Dad
Hidden 28/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/07 -
Hidden 28/Aug/07 2nd
Cardi 14/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Sunil
FrankW 06/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
Dustin 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Vanessa Machin, Charlotte Colls, Felicity Soper
Teappleby ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with mum, Sarah, dad
tobydunford 24/Jul/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 17/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
david morse ?/Jul/07 -
with ric moat and jon denniss
Hidden 27/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/07 Solo dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
boynamedsue 22/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Also in the group was Lloydd Williams, miserable bugger that he is.

Hidden 02/Sep/06 AltLd
Nicos 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/06 AltLd
Nix Ward 22/Aug/06 2nd

my first alpine climb

harryt ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Brian
Tony Kartawick ?/Aug/06 AltLd

Extremely cold, much harder that the position in Rebuffats book implies nontheless; a fantastic,relatively short alpine experience.

with James Thomas
Phill_ Thompson ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with Mike Lea, Lucy Prins
Chris Davids 13/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Mark (Irish)
BazVee 09/Jul/06 2nd
with Peter & Barry H
Russell Lovett 05/Jul/06 AltLd
with andrew haigh
Hidden 04/Jul/06 -
tatz45 ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
JonHarvey ?/Jul/06 Lead
with Eugene
Hidden 29/Jun/06 AltLd
djking1983 29/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 22/Jun/06 AltLd rpt
with Rich Siddle
shazhooper ?/Jun/06 -
with michael maben
Lawrie Brand 20/Apr/06 Solo O/S
DAL ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/05 -
Will Gordon ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt
with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson
pnorth ?/Aug/05 2nd


with Aaron Beardsmore
sacdenouilles ?/Aug/05 Solo
sacdenouilles ?/Aug/05 Lead
JonHarvey ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

fun route ,, did this after being in ailfroide for two weeks ,, very different feeling with cable car and tourists everywhere!!

with Michael Maben
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
Mat J ?/Jul/05 -

First alpine summit !

with Alex & Jakob
Somerset swede basher ?/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Masa Sakano
AndyP ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S

30m visibility occassionally clearing to about 100m. One other party (4 Brits) on route but they turned back at the start of the ridge. Snowfall. -1oC. There is a move of about UK winter 4 on this route.

with Graham
Hidden 28/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Mike(Dad)
tom_holdsworth 10/Jul/04 -
with Will Taylor
Will Gordon ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw, Ben Cheek
featuresforfeet ?/Jul/04 -

Quite like Ikea on a Sunday.

Stuart Johnston ?/Jul/04 Lead
with Will Hys
kenseamon ?/Jul/04 2nd
with Kathy Cosley
auld al ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Yyonnx ?/Jun/04 Lead

Out of how many, Noah, the girl, and the three English blokes, 5 people, three parties in total, Pepijn and I made it thru the throngs of people to the summit. And then I took a bit of a plunge down the north face which Pep was kind enough to halt. We slept well on the col that night.

with Pepijn
Hidden ?/Jun/04 -
LardClimber ?/Jun/04 -
Simnel ?/Sep/03 -
with Steve O'B
Hidden 08/Aug/03 Lead
Howard J 04/Aug/03 -

+ Rachel James. Also a lot of others from IMC on separate ropes. Paul Barker & Lizzie Leeming missed the last cable car

with Jo Edwards
Captain Solo ?/Aug/03 Lead

Had to solo the last bit and descend down the NNE Ridge because Karen didn't fancy it!

with Karen
Smelly Fox ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Danhan 08/Jul/03 AltLd
with Steve
Stuart Johnston ?/Jul/03 Lead
abbeywall ?/Jul/03 -
with K
sebastien ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with UCPA
MJH 28/Aug/02 -
with Keith D/Dave H
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
breithorn4164 ?/Aug/02 Lead
with Iain
Hidden 28/Jul/02 AltLd
Andy Clarke 28/Jul/02 AltLd

Done in descent after NNE Ridge.

with JamesW
stuartm555 11/Jul/02 AltLd
with Douglas Cowan
biggianthead 11/Jul/02 -
with T
Alpandy ?/Jul/02 AltLd
with Matt Owen
tebs ?/Jul/02 -
with Sci
dan_o_b ?/Jul/02 AltLd
shaun walby ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S

First alpine route,didnt take the cable car climbed up from the valley fall bivy overnight in ski shed, climbed at first light.

with Mike Steel
Tubroos! ?/Jul/02 -

Descent after NNE ridge.

with Kate Lloyd
clams ??/2002 -

In descent

with AD, Tim
Ed Saint 08/Sep/01 -

A windy day with too many people, but great views of the Drus.

with A Long
Rob Oram 01/Sep/01 AltLd O/S

Nice intro to alpine climbing. Moved together on the roped part rotating lead between us.

with Tom Asbridge
Hidden 17/Jul/01 AltLd
Dave Bond ?/Jul/01 -
with john leyland
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
fizzy_elephant ?/Aug/00 -
with Roger
paul birch ?/Jul/00 -
net ?/Jul/00 -
with Rob & Karen
rlrs ?/Aug/99 AltLd
with MM
Richard Alderton ?/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
gwedgwood ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Murray Ball, Geraldine Achard
andybuckley ?/Jul/98 -

My first alpine route, climbed the proper way i.e. walked up from Cham, bivvied, and did this *before* taking a BMC/Conville alpine course and learning what not to do! Nice wee route, done several times since then to introduce new uni mountaineering groups to the Alps.

with Hilary Macmillan
tallthinmonkey ?/Jul/98 2nd
with Ewan Paterson
Robinl100 ?/Jul/98 -
with Paddy Muir
jasonC abroad ?/Jun/98 Solo O/S

First alpine climb, looked intimidating but was okay once on it. We did it as a roped pair, no belaying just flicking the rope over odds bits of rock.

surfdad ??/1998 -
the abmmc ??/1998 2nd
Bilbo 31/Jan/97 AltLd

Lovely weather and good climb PD

with Steve B and Lee
Hidden ??/1997 -
timjones 26/Aug/96 -
with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones
Laramadness 29/Jul/96 -

In descent

with Steve Munton
cem ?/Jul/96 -
John Andrew Simpson ?/Dec/95 Lead
with Martyn Sellers
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
tompercy 02/Jul/94 -
with Mum & Dad
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/93 -
Hidden 13/Aug/92 AltLd
John Southworth ?/Jul/92 -
Sime64 ?/Aug/91 AltLd
with Gill
Hidden ?/Jul/90 AltLd
Pete_Frost ?/Jul/89 -
gallonj ?/Jul/88 -
Hammy 20/Jul/85 Solo
Tony Prendergast ?/Jul/85 -
with Steve Kent, Daz Nolan, Susan Oldfield, Mike Evans, Mike Cleary
biggianthead 21/Aug/84 -
with G
andy tetsill ?/Aug/84 -
with Derek, Ian Bennet,, Joy
Hidden ?/Jul/84 -
andy tetsill ?/Aug/83 Lead
with Joy
John Marsland ??/1982 Lead dnf
with Eduardo Martinez, Andy Veveris
alpinist63 11/Aug/78 -
Bolt Phobia ?/Jul/78 AltLd
with Nicole, Kit Spencer
Steve Bell ??/1977 -
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