Rockfax Description
III, 220m, 4 - 5 hours. A target route for any alpinist, the fixed ropes on the upper part of this route make it a much more reasonable prospect than if it were a free climb. Regardless of the ropes it has bags of exposure and has one of the best and pointiest summits in the Alps.
Approach - From the Helbronner lift, head north to pass under the northwest toe of the Aiguilles Marbrées. Turn northeast and climb gently to pass between Pointe 3516 and Pointe 3537 before turning north to reach a short snow couloir dropping down from the rib which leads to the Salle à Manger. Reaching the foot of this couloir takes around 90 minutes from the Helbronner lift. In good snow conditions, and with no one above you, the couloir itself can be climbed, but it is safer and only marginally more technical to climb broken rock to the left. Either option brings you to a small col. From here climb the rib on the right via the line of least resistance, which will depend on snow cover and conditions but is usually on or just left of the crest. Where the crest gets steeper and more solid, near the foot of the Dent, move left and climb up to the ridge just to the right of the Salle à Manger - a flat spot just below the crest of the Rochefort Arête. Getting from the foot of the small snow couloir to the Salle à Manger takes roughly 1 hour and you can leave axes and crampons there and retrieve them on the way down. Go down the snow slope to reach the foot of the Dent's southwest face and cross a 10m long ledge to reach an exposed bolt belay, from where the route starts.
1) 4a/A0 or 4c. Step left and then climb the awkward gully for 20m (4c or 4a with a cheeky pull on a bolt - there are five bolts all together on the pitch) to a belay on an iron stanchion beneath a deep gully.
2) 4b. Climb the gully easily enough on positive holds and step left at the top via a tricky mantelshelf move (4b) to reach a large ledge at the foot of the huge Burgerner slabs, which are equipped with huge fixed ropes.
3) It is possible to free climb the slabs but the presence of the fixed ropes makes this somewhat arbitrary. Yard up for 50m with bolts for protection to another stunningly-positioned belay.
4) Carry on up the slabs for 25m before following the ropes out rightwards on mind blowingly exposed traverse using the ropes and some good flakes to a belay beneath some flake-filled chimneys.
5) 4c. Climb the chimneys (4c) in a superb position and with the ropes still to help you.
6) Stay right of the ridge crest, passing some short walls, before getting onto the crest of the ridge just below Pointe Selle (the south summit of the Dent du Géant) and climbing to the summit.
7) 3c. From Pointe Selle, descend a short chimney (3c) and traverse the easy but exposed ridge to the higher north summit. Give the summit madonna a peck and admire the spectacular view!
Descent - Abseil down the south face. The first anchor is between the two summits of the Dent, on the Courmayeur side. There are anchors at least every 30m so it is possible to abseil with either a single 60m rope or double ropes. The abseils are steep and a stuck rope could be extremely hard to retrieve in some places so take great care! From the Salle à Manger, descend via the approach rib. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
See the Alpine Club guide or just follow the crowds. In addition to this watch out for frequent stonefall when ascending the loose mixed ground under the Salle a Manger.
If you choose to don't use the fixed ropes it goes at D V+.

B, D and J Maquignaz 28/Jul/1882

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Everetta 4 Aug Lead O/S
Horatio Everett 4 Aug 2nd β
with Wolfgang
with Wolfgang
donalmurray 3 Aug AltLd O/S First alpine route. Outstanding situation and a fun route, although with a sketchy approach full of huge loose blocks. We abbed from the wrong anchor on the summit and I ended up prussiking back up a rope length at 4000m - good training.
First alpine route. Outstanding situation and a fun route, although with a sketchy approach full of huge loose blocks. We abbed from the wrong anchor on the summit and I ended up prussiking back up a rope length at 4000m - good training.
Tiktianc 3 Aug AltLd w/derek
w/derek
SamStrong93 31 Jul AltLd
DaveThexton 31 Jul AltLd
Senna 31 Jul AltLd O/S
ned_85 31 Jul AltLd
David Woodward 30 Jul Lead
acrkirby 19 Jul Lead O/S Climbed together the whole way in boots and gloves, not using fixed lines which were really annoying and in the way. Woke up at 3.30 to miss the queues were first in the route and missed the pile up of about 20 people that came after
Climbed together the whole way in boots and gloves, not using fixed lines which were really annoying and in the way. Woke up at 3.30 to miss the queues were first in the route and missed the pile up of about 20 people that came after
Hidden 17 Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Jul AltLd
Hidden 15 Jul AltLd
oonagh thin 12 Jul Lead
Hidden 11 Jul AltLd
wheelsucker 10 Jul AltLd O/S Left the Torino hut at 3am and got to the start of the rock climbing at 5.30. We moved together for the majority of the route and topped out at 7.30. 5 x Abbs on a 60m rope got us back down to the bottom. Back at the Torino hut for 10.45am. Fantastic route but start early to avoid the queues. We were first on the route but we saw at least 30 climbers arrive two hours later and it was carnage on the wall. There is loads of fixed gear on the wall so plenty of extenders and a rack of cams up to Camelot 2 would be useful.
with Dave Stocks
Left the Torino hut at 3am and got to the start of the rock climbing at 5.30. We moved together for the majority of the route and topped out at 7.30. 5 x Abbs on a 60m rope got us back down to the bottom. Back at the Torino hut for 10.45am. Fantastic route but start early to avoid the queues. We were first on the route but we saw at least 30 climbers arrive two hours later and it was carnage on the wall. There is loads of fixed gear on the wall so plenty of extenders and a rack of cams up to Camelot 2 would be useful.
with Dave Stocks
Max Streeton 9 Jul AltLd O/S
with Neil Sawyer, Sheri Bastien
with Neil Sawyer, Sheri Bastien
BenCollis 8 Jul AltLd Took helbroner and started from Torino at 10am - we were the last ones so had the whole face to ourselves. Try to bear right on the approach face, popping over the other side as soon as possible (marked with cairns). Start to top in 1:45hrs - you can run up those fixed ropes in no time. Dropped helmet cam 200m on descent, found it lodged in the soft snow and still working!
Took helbroner and started from Torino at 10am - we were the last ones so had the whole face to ourselves. Try to bear right on the approach face, popping over the other side as soon as possible (marked with cairns). Start to top in 1:45hrs - you can run up those fixed ropes in no time. Dropped helmet cam 200m on descent, found it lodged in the soft snow and still working!
steve_gibbs 5 Jul AltLd O/S
with Jacob Rose
with Jacob Rose
Calum3610 4 Jul AltLd
with Andy H AMC
with Andy H AMC
ajscott774 4 Jul AltLd O/S
jrose99 ?Jul AltLd O/S
Gemmazrobo 27 Jun AltLd O/S Climbed all free but clipped fixed gear, ropes really should be chopped totally unnecessary, climbed crack to right at bottom of slabs until it ran out then rejoined main line. Really nice varied crack climbing, slab was bold without small gear... but 5c. Unreal situation in the sun with it to ourselves. Coming back to find out tent had blown down way the VB entertaining.
Climbed all free but clipped fixed gear, ropes really should be chopped totally unnecessary, climbed crack to right at bottom of slabs until it ran out then rejoined main line. Really nice varied crack climbing, slab was bold without small gear... but 5c. Unreal situation in the sun with it to ourselves. Coming back to find out tent had blown down way the VB entertaining.
joegrainger 26 Jun 2nd
with Gav Pike
with Gav Pike
Hidden 25 Jun 2nd
Rossco-p 25 Jun 2nd O/S
with Paul Swail , kp1
with Paul Swail , kp1
CrawfMatt 19 Jun Lead Amazing way to end my first week of alpine climbing. Climbed as a 3 and moved pretty quickly on the climb. The approach and return were the slow parts but didn't want to risk going quickly after only using crampons for a week. Incredible exposure and can't contemplate what it would be like without the fixed rope. An amazing first 4000m experience.
with dougmpalmer, Josh R
Amazing way to end my first week of alpine climbing. Climbed as a 3 and moved pretty quickly on the climb. The approach and return were the slow parts but didn't want to risk going quickly after only using crampons for a week. Incredible exposure and can't contemplate what it would be like without the fixed rope. An amazing first 4000m experience.
with dougmpalmer, Josh R
dougmpalmer 19 Jun 2nd
Simon Gompertz 19 Jun 2nd O/S Stunning clear day, guided by the brilliant Julien. Yes there are fixed ropes, but they are handy for a grab on what is a very exposed route. 1st pitch a bit awkward. Crowded at the top so we settled for just the 1st summit then zinked down.
Stunning clear day, guided by the brilliant Julien. Yes there are fixed ropes, but they are handy for a grab on what is a very exposed route. 1st pitch a bit awkward. Crowded at the top so we settled for just the 1st summit then zinked down.
Aled Williams 18 Jun -
with Hero Pete
with Hero Pete
QuentinSu 4 Jun Lead G/U
mim tiller 9 Apr AltLd O/S Nice day out with ski approach and descent. Wonderful views
Nice day out with ski approach and descent. Wonderful views
Tim Bevan 9 Apr 2nd Got roped into going up the Dent du Geant with Joe Salter and his friend Tim. The plan was to drive through the tunnel and get the first Skyway lift, skin in, climb the Dent and then get last lift back down for pizza and coffee in Italy. Seemed ambitious to me but they're they climbers so I went along with it, thinking we could ski back to Cham if need be. Skinned up with great gusto but found a fair bit of fresh snow on the approach scramble which did slow us down a bit. Arrived at the bottom of the route at 11, already looking a little tight for time. Made decent progress up the route (which is cracking) but was very glad for the fixed ropes - there was still a fair bit of snow and ice up there, unsurprisingly. Topped out and rapped down with about as little faff as could be hoped for but I suppose there was three of us. The scramble down wasn't as bad as I'd imagined (had felt like it could be an interesting down climb on the way up) and got back to the skis at around 6:30, way too late for the lift. Briefly considered the hut but soon thought better of it. Set off down the VB to find fairly poor conditions, particularly once we got past the ice cave. Caught an edge and ploughed my head into the hard snow but bravely persevered. Saw my best ever rock fall! Very rocky getting to the walk up to the JB, and lots of snow missing from the walk. Sun very much set as we topped out the walk, head torches on. Lots of snow missing from the track, probably skied a third of it and had to walk the rest. Got a round of applause as we walked past the bar at the bottom of Plannards around 9:30 pm.
with Scottish Tim, Joe Salter
Got roped into going up the Dent du Geant with Joe Salter and his friend Tim. The plan was to drive through the tunnel and get the first Skyway lift, skin in, climb the Dent and then get last lift back down for pizza and coffee in Italy. Seemed ambitious to me but they're they climbers so I went along with it, thinking we could ski back to Cham if need be. Skinned up with great gusto but found a fair bit of fresh snow on the approach scramble which did slow us down a bit. Arrived at the bottom of the route at 11, already looking a little tight for time. Made decent progress up the route (which is cracking) but was very glad for the fixed ropes - there was still a fair bit of snow and ice up there, unsurprisingly. Topped out and rapped down with about as little faff as could be hoped for but I suppose there was three of us. The scramble down wasn't as bad as I'd imagined (had felt like it could be an interesting down climb on the way up) and got back to the skis at around 6:30, way too late for the lift. Briefly considered the hut but soon thought better of it. Set off down the VB to find fairly poor conditions, particularly once we got past the ice cave. Caught an edge and ploughed my head into the hard snow but bravely persevered. Saw my best ever rock fall! Very rocky getting to the walk up to the JB, and lots of snow missing from the walk. Sun very much set as we topped out the walk, head torches on. Lots of snow missing from the track, probably skied a third of it and had to walk the rest. Got a round of applause as we walked past the bar at the bottom of Plannards around 9:30 pm.
with Scottish Tim, Joe Salter
Paul Malcolmson 10 Mar -
Ben in de Bergen 2 Feb -
Ben in de Bergen 2 Feb -
Cragcloud 27 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Paal Kristoffer Danielsen
with Paal Kristoffer Danielsen
Hidden 8 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
D.botts87 12 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Nathan, Luca, Minty
with Nathan, Luca, Minty
scree 10 Sep, 2018 -
mike_L86 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd β
mike_L86 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd β
Roger Burrows 8 Sep, 2018 AltLd β A fantastic climb on an unbelievable mountain. Whilst, in my opinion, the fixed ropes take the feeling of true mountaineering away from the route, it still leaves you wanting to go back and do it all over again. And you soon forgive the ropes when you see the amount of exposure you get, the further you climb. The approach to the Salle a Manger from the glacier is ok, but the rocks are as loose as everyone says. However we managed to pick a fairly good route through them by following the cairns that are dotted around and also looking for the most polished rocks (don't be afraid to turn back and look around the corner you didn't take if it doesn't feel right). But having said all that, at no point did we feel desperate. On the decent, watch out for parties behind you dislodging big rocks as this would not end well, and again follow the cairns to the glacier. The climb is amazing and will be straight forward with route finding (we are terrible at this and so if we found it easy you certainly will) and there is plenty of gear to clip along the way, and meny oportunities for cams and gear. One thing that I would say is no one mentions grip on the ropes, some gloves seem to, and some don't. I take 3 pairs with me anyway so could have changed if mine didn't grip the rope, and i think this is a good idea if your not sure how yours will be (I have now seen two accidents that luckily weren't that bad, one on Dent, where the person griped the rope with their gloves and fell all the way down to the bottom) The last Thing I would say is the abseils were a lot harder that we expected. Its possible to use one 60m rope and do 6 x25m abs but we chose 2 x 60m and did it in three abseils. However there were so many people trying to use the bolts that it became complete carnage, and for some reason no one waited patiently in line for their go..... funny that. either be brutal and be like them or hang around for a bit until you get a good gap between you and the next and then go. A great route. Enjoy. (14hrs from hut to hut. 5am start)
with Iain D, mike_L86
A fantastic climb on an unbelievable mountain. Whilst, in my opinion, the fixed ropes take the feeling of true mountaineering away from the route, it still leaves you wanting to go back and do it all over again. And you soon forgive the ropes when you see the amount of exposure you get, the further you climb. The approach to the Salle a Manger from the glacier is ok, but the rocks are as loose as everyone says. However we managed to pick a fairly good route through them by following the cairns that are dotted around and also looking for the most polished rocks (don't be afraid to turn back and look around the corner you didn't take if it doesn't feel right). But having said all that, at no point did we feel desperate. On the decent, watch out for parties behind you dislodging big rocks as this would not end well, and again follow the cairns to the glacier. The climb is amazing and will be straight forward with route finding (we are terrible at this and so if we found it easy you certainly will) and there is plenty of gear to clip along the way, and meny oportunities for cams and gear. One thing that I would say is no one mentions grip on the ropes, some gloves seem to, and some don't. I take 3 pairs with me anyway so could have changed if mine didn't grip the rope, and i think this is a good idea if your not sure how yours will be (I have now seen two accidents that luckily weren't that bad, one on Dent, where the person griped the rope with their gloves and fell all the way down to the bottom) The last Thing I would say is the abseils were a lot harder that we expected. Its possible to use one 60m rope and do 6 x25m abs but we chose 2 x 60m and did it in three abseils. However there were so many people trying to use the bolts that it became complete carnage, and for some reason no one waited patiently in line for their go..... funny that. either be brutal and be like them or hang around for a bit until you get a good gap between you and the next and then go. A great route. Enjoy. (14hrs from hut to hut. 5am start)
with Iain D, mike_L86
Paal Kristoffer 5 Sep, 2018 Lead
with Henrik Overballe
with Henrik Overballe
Hidden 5 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Duffyrm 4 Sep, 2018 2nd Epic summit, the start it the hardest part though maybe I just got used to using the fixed ropes.
Epic summit, the start it the hardest part though maybe I just got used to using the fixed ropes.
R0BJ0N 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Alex Walker
with Alex Walker
Tom Seccombe 30 Aug, 2018 Lead
BarneyLoosemore 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
7toes 28 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Barney
with Barney
RuthW 23 Aug, 2018 2nd Nice summit!
Nice summit!
simon snowdon 21 Aug, 2018 2nd
Jacob Eagles 21 Aug, 2018 Lead
Hidden 10 Aug, 2018 Solo
EmilyElouise 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
Phloebus 2 Aug, 2018 2nd
Hidden ?Aug, 2018 -
ChristyCole 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with dkilner
with dkilner
dkilner 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with J.Williams
with J.Williams
JoeWilliams 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
Ben in de Bergen 28 Jul, 2018 -
Ben in de Bergen 28 Jul, 2018 -
Dougbart 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Adrian
with Adrian
alasdaircavaye 19 Jul, 2018 Lead dnf Planned summit for the day. Not in good condition due to storm night prior. Ice on holds and rock so backed off from p1 anchor.
with Will Pettitt
Planned summit for the day. Not in good condition due to storm night prior. Ice on holds and rock so backed off from p1 anchor.
with Will Pettitt
tompilgrem 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
bobpilgrem 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Tom
with Tom
tradisrad 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2018 2nd
Hidden 12 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
dauwhe 11 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S http://velocio.blogspot.com/2018/08/among-giants.html
http://velocio.blogspot.com/2018/08/among-giants.html
James Rigby 10 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Awesome position
Awesome position
CarlosTT 8 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Roger, Paulikus
with Roger, Paulikus
Matt Boyd 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Neil Dickson
with Neil Dickson
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
JakeTomos 7 Jul, 2018 -
DigitalSteak ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Sam Parker ?Jul, 2018 AltLd First proper alpine route taking the approach from the midi lift due to lift closures. Basecamp beneath the grand capucin and trek across to start the hairy approach. Magnificent mountain and climb! Incoming weather meant a midnight crevasse dance back to the vallee blanche for the first lift down the next morning
with Adam Bowman
First proper alpine route taking the approach from the midi lift due to lift closures. Basecamp beneath the grand capucin and trek across to start the hairy approach. Magnificent mountain and climb! Incoming weather meant a midnight crevasse dance back to the vallee blanche for the first lift down the next morning
with Adam Bowman
a_m154 26 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Physically harder than I thought it was gonna be! Thanks to matt and James for the encouragement when I was knackered ! Also to the lovely Italian bloke that got our ropes unstuck on the first ab
Physically harder than I thought it was gonna be! Thanks to matt and James for the encouragement when I was knackered ! Also to the lovely Italian bloke that got our ropes unstuck on the first ab
mattdennies 26 Jun, 2018 2nd Done after a traverse of the Aguille de Rochefort. Pitched all of it and managed to mainly avoid the carnage of other teams near the top. Great climb if not a little chilly (the down jacket stayed on the whole time). The moves were harder than we anticipated even with fixed ropes, some sections are quite blank and very exposed. It turns out yarding up ropes at 4000m is tiring! Rope got stuck on the first ab, luckily after a wait someone freed it for us. 4.5 hours from bottom to summit.
Done after a traverse of the Aguille de Rochefort. Pitched all of it and managed to mainly avoid the carnage of other teams near the top. Great climb if not a little chilly (the down jacket stayed on the whole time). The moves were harder than we anticipated even with fixed ropes, some sections are quite blank and very exposed. It turns out yarding up ropes at 4000m is tiring! Rope got stuck on the first ab, luckily after a wait someone freed it for us. 4.5 hours from bottom to summit.
James.houghton 26 Jun, 2018 2nd Left hut at 2:30 and arrived at the salle a manger at 4:30 and ditched some gear that wasn’t required for the Rochefort. Summited and back at the Salle a manger for 7:45. Picked up the rock gear at the salle a manger then linked with Dent Du Geant. Summited at 12 and back as the salle a manger for 2 having got a rope stuck on descent (thank to the friendly Italian man for freeing the ropes. We owe you a pint!). Did the descent in 3 abs on two 60m half ropes. Route is a lot more physical than expected and pulling in ropes is hard work. Medium cams and a half set of nuts useful as well was plenty of alpine draws. Some pitches sparsely protected and a Prussic arround the fixed rope can be useful. Back at the hut for 4 after a slushy and chossy descent. The Bergschrund is widening constantly but was passable on the very far left side. Was a stunning 14 hour day with 2 4000m peaks. Would highly recommend for a very big day in the mountains.
Left hut at 2:30 and arrived at the salle a manger at 4:30 and ditched some gear that wasn’t required for the Rochefort. Summited and back at the Salle a manger for 7:45. Picked up the rock gear at the salle a manger then linked with Dent Du Geant. Summited at 12 and back as the salle a manger for 2 having got a rope stuck on descent (thank to the friendly Italian man for freeing the ropes. We owe you a pint!). Did the descent in 3 abs on two 60m half ropes. Route is a lot more physical than expected and pulling in ropes is hard work. Medium cams and a half set of nuts useful as well was plenty of alpine draws. Some pitches sparsely protected and a Prussic arround the fixed rope can be useful. Back at the hut for 4 after a slushy and chossy descent. The Bergschrund is widening constantly but was passable on the very far left side. Was a stunning 14 hour day with 2 4000m peaks. Would highly recommend for a very big day in the mountains.
cacheson 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Did this early in the morning to avoid the queues, then the Rochefort. Really interesting!
with JordanR
Did this early in the morning to avoid the queues, then the Rochefort. Really interesting!
with JordanR
Blackcountrybill 15 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Freed most of it
Freed most of it
Hagen 5 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Rechts schönes Wetter fast zu spät 0930 Uhr mit der Gondel hoch und nach 6 std wieder bei der Hütte Material 2 Schlingen 6 Express von Nöten alles andere ist draufgabe , für Fortgeschrittne.
with Eva- Maria
Rechts schönes Wetter fast zu spät 0930 Uhr mit der Gondel hoch und nach 6 std wieder bei der Hütte Material 2 Schlingen 6 Express von Nöten alles andere ist draufgabe , für Fortgeschrittne.
with Eva- Maria
Hidden ?Jun, 2018 -
joeflan 24 May, 2018 AltLd Still snow and ice about in mixed condition used one axe and crampons all the way, fabulous exposure
with fraser scott, James scott
Still snow and ice about in mixed condition used one axe and crampons all the way, fabulous exposure
with fraser scott, James scott
Guillem 21 Apr, 2018 Lead dnf
fish2609 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S
SJPowderham1 7 Apr, 2018 AltLd
Rhys Deane 25 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jack Matcalf
with Jack Matcalf
JackM92 25 Sep, 2017 AltLd Cool route, very cold and windy so fortunately not too busy. Climbed in boots and thick gloves throughout.
Cool route, very cold and windy so fortunately not too busy. Climbed in boots and thick gloves throughout.
Hidden 15 Sep, 2017 -
Mike Bovill 7 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
ross83 6 Sep, 2017 2nd
gallonj 5 Sep, 2017 -
K Mckay 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Paul Gibbison
with Paul Gibbison
LanceSolf 25 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Ski
with Ski
Hidden 23 Aug, 2017 -
Hidden 23 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
CameronH 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Just Will 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hannah V 15 Aug, 2017 -
with Sami Modenius, Linda Sun
with Sami Modenius, Linda Sun
BlackheathDiggs 15 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Samuel Wainwright 6 Aug, 2017 AltLd dnf
wchan 4 Aug, 2017 2nd
George.D 4 Aug, 2017 2nd
Christine 4 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with christoph puitz
with christoph puitz
birks3746 3 Aug, 2017 - Good and bad day, left at 6am smashed guidebook time, didn't like the choss fest approach - go on the ridge not the couloir, much better. On the way back, less than 5 mins from the lift through snowbridge in to crevasse, high temps making slush. Properly terrifying fall 10m down. Be really really careful in these connies
with Phil
Good and bad day, left at 6am smashed guidebook time, didn't like the choss fest approach - go on the ridge not the couloir, much better. On the way back, less than 5 mins from the lift through snowbridge in to crevasse, high temps making slush. Properly terrifying fall 10m down. Be really really careful in these connies
with Phil
Rob Moorcroft ?Aug, 2017 2nd
with Richard Ive
with Richard Ive
sanguine 29 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Took forever - partners a bit shaky - but managed to free climb most of it at least
with Daithi
Took forever - partners a bit shaky - but managed to free climb most of it at least
with Daithi
Hidden 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
j.buckley87 15 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
edprince 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd Far more anchors for the abseil than expected, definitely can do in 30m stages, if not less.
with Tom Hocking
Far more anchors for the abseil than expected, definitely can do in 30m stages, if not less.
with Tom Hocking
ftocher 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Sent it free at D V+
Sent it free at D V+
Robbie Blease 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd The most amazing route of my life so far!!! Absolutely stunning, fixed ropes or not!
with ftocher
The most amazing route of my life so far!!! Absolutely stunning, fixed ropes or not!
with ftocher
superturbo 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd Lift to lift. Difficult approach conditions after the glacier - loose rock and little snow. Enjoyable climb in big boots. Took 12 Qd's, no gear. Great objective despite the ropes
with Steve Gib
Lift to lift. Difficult approach conditions after the glacier - loose rock and little snow. Enjoyable climb in big boots. Took 12 Qd's, no gear. Great objective despite the ropes
with Steve Gib
niallsash 2 Jul, 2017 - Full Scottish
Full Scottish
DavidOola ?Jul, 2017 - Alright route. Big Ropes to yard on make it a little underwhelming. Very loose approach so be careful on Descent.
Alright route. Big Ropes to yard on make it a little underwhelming. Very loose approach so be careful on Descent.
neal 24 Jun, 2017 AltLd Great summit, shame about all the fixed ropes. From Torino hut. Started early start as forecast was to deteriorate. Snow not refrozen on glacier. Climbed in cold wind and mist, Sun came out on summit. Abseils very well equipped. Used single 60m rope. Excellent equalised 2 bolt anchors with rings every 20-25m or so.
with Stuart Mcleod
Great summit, shame about all the fixed ropes. From Torino hut. Started early start as forecast was to deteriorate. Snow not refrozen on glacier. Climbed in cold wind and mist, Sun came out on summit. Abseils very well equipped. Used single 60m rope. Excellent equalised 2 bolt anchors with rings every 20-25m or so.
with Stuart Mcleod
Steve Woollard 19 Jun, 2017 AltLd Not really a top 50 route. The approach is very chossy if not snow covered and dangerous if teams are above you
with Gavin
Not really a top 50 route. The approach is very chossy if not snow covered and dangerous if teams are above you
with Gavin
jon@asgardbeyond.is 16 Mar, 2017 Lead
with Freskur
with Freskur
bruce ??, 2017 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Robin Clothier 29 Sep, 2016 AltLd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 29 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Chubbs 8 Sep, 2016 -
John Procter 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd
with tom humphreys
with tom humphreys
MightyStew 4 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Michi Sebastian
with Michi Sebastian
scorpia97 ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Climbed with Jess after Rochefort Arete
Climbed with Jess after Rochefort Arete
humptydumpty 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1, P3, and the P that took us to the first summit. Felt nauseous most of the second half, but better by the summit. Rack: 4 tricams, 11 slingdraws; didn't place a single tricam.
Led P1, P3, and the P that took us to the first summit. Felt nauseous most of the second half, but better by the summit. Rack: 4 tricams, 11 slingdraws; didn't place a single tricam.
LukeStevens1993 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd β
SeánM 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Rob N
with Rob N
Rob N 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with SeánM
with SeánM
A Jackson 25 Aug, 2016 -
masa-alpin 11 Aug, 2016 AltLd Rob lead P2, 4 and I did P1, 3. Rather cold and in P3, 4, I (we) pulled on ropes with big boots. Still physical. Abed off.
Rob lead P2, 4 and I did P1, 3. Rather cold and in P3, 4, I (we) pulled on ropes with big boots. Still physical. Abed off.
perrys 11 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
robgixer 11 Aug, 2016 AltLd
benwmorgan 8 Aug, 2016 AltLd
mike.moss 8 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 8 Aug, 2016 Lead
davidswannn 3 Aug, 2016 2nd Climbed with Gavin Pike IFMGA BMG
Climbed with Gavin Pike IFMGA BMG
Gumery 3 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Rob Royle 26 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Seb (Mountain Guide)
with Seb (Mountain Guide)
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim 18 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S easy in good conditions
easy in good conditions
Jacob Jutrem 18 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Graeme Barr 18 Jul, 2016 AltLd 6 hour return trip from Helbronner. Shamelessly yarded up on ropes!
with Flynn
6 hour return trip from Helbronner. Shamelessly yarded up on ropes!
with Flynn
Hidden 17 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Petarghh 7 Jul, 2016 Lead
dawp4810 7 Jul, 2016 2nd
jayray 1 Jul, 2016 2nd
Pero 1 Jul, 2016 Lead
Martin Haworth 1 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf Left Chamonix at 6am and got to the Salle a manger at 9:30am but there was a queue of over a dozen teams waiting to start. Hung around for 30 minutes and things weren't moving quickly so decided to go back down. Weather started to turn as we descended so didn't feel too disappointed.
Left Chamonix at 6am and got to the Salle a manger at 9:30am but there was a queue of over a dozen teams waiting to start. Hung around for 30 minutes and things weren't moving quickly so decided to go back down. Weather started to turn as we descended so didn't feel too disappointed.
murray ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Dan
with Dan
Hidden ?Jul, 2016 -
monsteratt 26 Jun, 2016 Lead From the 2nd lift. Made fairly good time. Lead the whole thing in mountain boots and avoided ropes until last pitch. Just a bit too slow (soft snow on the walk) back and missed the last lift by 15 mins so stayed in the Torino.
From the 2nd lift. Made fairly good time. Lead the whole thing in mountain boots and avoided ropes until last pitch. Just a bit too slow (soft snow on the walk) back and missed the last lift by 15 mins so stayed in the Torino.
Hidden 22 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Hugh Simons 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd Moved together, using fixed ropes for speed. Lovely day!
Moved together, using fixed ropes for speed. Lovely day!
calumhicks 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd Moved together, awesome climb! In boots, gloves and a warm jacket! Shame about the fixed ropes, although they were welcome considering the cold temps
with Martini, DavidMcK
Moved together, awesome climb! In boots, gloves and a warm jacket! Shame about the fixed ropes, although they were welcome considering the cold temps
with Martini, DavidMcK
Liam Watson 10 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Everetta ??, 2016 -
with Wolfie
with Wolfie
joelevanschamonix 29 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Tim Oliver, allyhurst
with Tim Oliver, allyhurst
Hidden 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 21 Aug, 2015 Lead
saaruli 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd
with erik..
with erik..
Hidden 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Oo 17 Aug, 2015 -
jules1990 12 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dave Missing
with Dave Missing
jimmy66 4 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Michael 3 Aug, 2015 -
alooker ?Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 30 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2015 2nd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2015 Lead
HP9 16 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Tomo cesen
with Tomo cesen
Fletch12 15 Jul, 2015 Lead Second Alpine lead.
with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
Second Alpine lead.
with Anthony Darbyshire, Kenny McMahon
ned_85 15 Jul, 2015 AltLd Without fixed ropes; amazing route and location but they do detract from the experience a little. First on the route and well worthy of the cold start.
Without fixed ropes; amazing route and location but they do detract from the experience a little. First on the route and well worthy of the cold start.
JdotP ?Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S A few cheeky pulls on the fixed rope near the top when time was running short...
with Luke Bounds, The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
A few cheeky pulls on the fixed rope near the top when time was running short...
with Luke Bounds, The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
davkeo 27 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S 5am start. Cold and windy. Climbed in down jacket and gloves all the way monkeying up the fixed rope. Looks like a nice free climb if u can avoid the big white cord. Very physical.
5am start. Cold and windy. Climbed in down jacket and gloves all the way monkeying up the fixed rope. Looks like a nice free climb if u can avoid the big white cord. Very physical.
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 AltLd
joelevanschamonix ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 25 Aug, 2014 2nd RP
ollyroberts 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Frank Blakeley 21 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Paul ablitt 18 Aug, 2014 AltLd 45 kph wind very cold
45 kph wind very cold
Bristol_Quornstar 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Paolo Intropido
with Paolo Intropido
Hidden 5 Aug, 2014 Lead
Jo sumner 5 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 1 Aug, 2014 AltLd
andy_e 20 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Mike Gallimore
with Mike Gallimore
ernieb182 ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Route was very busy with complete idiots and newbies. Used the fixed ropes twice just to get past them quicker. Brilliant route!
with Remco Graas
Route was very busy with complete idiots and newbies. Used the fixed ropes twice just to get past them quicker. Brilliant route!
with Remco Graas
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 -
paulmck 10 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
david0811 4 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with Locky, Mark Reid
with Locky, Mark Reid
Ross L 4 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with Robin Beadle
with Robin Beadle
Hidden 29 Aug, 2013 Lead
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Nigel Bond 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Bern Hardman, MichaelGallimore
with Bern Hardman, MichaelGallimore
stanleynkk ?Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S A brilliant route, would be better without the fixed rope and fixed gear.
A brilliant route, would be better without the fixed rope and fixed gear.
PtereBradley ?Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with Phil Dowthwaite
with Phil Dowthwaite
walts4 ??, 2013 -
jcw ??, 2013 -
maria85 27 Aug, 2012 Lead Left the cable car late - 11.30 - having the route to ourselves was worth the descent in the dark! Shamelessly pulled on the ropes the whole way to speed things up.
Left the cable car late - 11.30 - having the route to ourselves was worth the descent in the dark! Shamelessly pulled on the ropes the whole way to speed things up.
Hidden 27 Aug, 2012 2nd
Catsjit 21 Aug, 2012 -
jonnie3430 17 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S While the large concentration of numpties on this route means less everywhere else, you should do as much as possible to avoid them. We should have climbed the Deant the night before, then bivvied (either Salle a Manger or behind you when you leave the snow for the rocks on the way up,) then did the Rochefort Arete in the. There would have been much less angst from people climbing on top of each other and potentially last lift missing queues for the abseil on top (last lift is 5.) It is sunny from early afternoon so would be nice and warm in the late afternoon too.
with Carol
While the large concentration of numpties on this route means less everywhere else, you should do as much as possible to avoid them. We should have climbed the Deant the night before, then bivvied (either Salle a Manger or behind you when you leave the snow for the rocks on the way up,) then did the Rochefort Arete in the. There would have been much less angst from people climbing on top of each other and potentially last lift missing queues for the abseil on top (last lift is 5.) It is sunny from early afternoon so would be nice and warm in the late afternoon too.
with Carol
Carol Goodall 17 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Climbed traditional way without using the fixed ropes. Very busy with others on the ropes. Better to do in the evening.
Climbed traditional way without using the fixed ropes. Very busy with others on the ropes. Better to do in the evening.
caradoc 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd Despite the fixed ropes which turns the climbing into something from an adventure playground and the crowds this is a peak out of your dreams. The most airy summit I have ever been on. Tip- on the section up to the Salle look for cairns on the right. Avoid the loose ground on the left, it looks like the path but isn't.
with john b
Despite the fixed ropes which turns the climbing into something from an adventure playground and the crowds this is a peak out of your dreams. The most airy summit I have ever been on. Tip- on the section up to the Salle look for cairns on the right. Avoid the loose ground on the left, it looks like the path but isn't.
with john b
Hidden ?Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
James_L88 16 Jul, 2012 - Did after the traverse of the Rochefort Ridge in a long day. 8 abseils to finish.
with Badger
Did after the traverse of the Rochefort Ridge in a long day. 8 abseils to finish.
with Badger
jon_ridley 9 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S without fixed rope NOTE: Watch out for the groove during the second or third abseil which will jam your ropes if you don't take care to avoid it. Several parties around us had this problem.
without fixed rope NOTE: Watch out for the groove during the second or third abseil which will jam your ropes if you don't take care to avoid it. Several parties around us had this problem.
Emily Cropton 9 Jul, 2012 2nd
mattfarr 4 Jul, 2012 2nd
with Al BMG
with Al BMG
Hidden 23 Jun, 2012 -
Climbslikeaduck ?Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Got stuck behind to idiots. Brilliant route though.
with Tim
Got stuck behind to idiots. Brilliant route though.
with Tim
Hidden 15 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
gowla 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd
with adam booth
with adam booth
Hidden 24 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Elsier 16 Aug, 2011 AltLd Combined with Aiguille de Rochefort West Ridge, long day out!
with amy
Combined with Aiguille de Rochefort West Ridge, long day out!
with amy
coombsy 12 Aug, 2011 AltLd Amazing route. Few other parties on it and a real cold wind so ended up using a combination of fixed ropes and climbing to speed things up. Could do with some better gloves to climb in in the cold! Great to do it with my mate Rich. Got back to Helbronner just as the weather, cloud and snow came in. Phew. A memorable day.
with Rich G
Amazing route. Few other parties on it and a real cold wind so ended up using a combination of fixed ropes and climbing to speed things up. Could do with some better gloves to climb in in the cold! Great to do it with my mate Rich. Got back to Helbronner just as the weather, cloud and snow came in. Phew. A memorable day.
with Rich G
Hidden 12 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 AltLd
minch ?Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf
edmund94 15 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Done from the Torino Hut after the Aguille de Rochefort Ridge. Long wait due to congestion on ascent and at the ab station meant we missed the last lift down. Had to assist a British guide who got lost during the descent.
Done from the Torino Hut after the Aguille de Rochefort Ridge. Long wait due to congestion on ascent and at the ab station meant we missed the last lift down. Had to assist a British guide who got lost during the descent.
JonBrown 13 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome windy climb, epic day, chased back to the Midi by thunderstorms after a night in the Torino. Soaked through.
Awesome windy climb, epic day, chased back to the Midi by thunderstorms after a night in the Torino. Soaked through.
marcushorgan 12 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Calum Cuthill
with Calum Cuthill
Sophie Nunn 12 Jul, 2011 Lead dnf
with Olga
with Olga
Monkey_Alan 12 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Walked in from the Col du Midi. Had packed rock shoes with the aim of not using the fixed ropes, but it was too cold to try and grip the rock. Met up with groups coming from the Torino hut and got to the top without issue. We then decided to wait for the rest of our party with the other rope so we could make the longer abs for descent. After a short while, a pair of british climbers appeared and told us they had turned back, and we could ab down with them (Thanks guys!). Unfortunately this left us in a queue for the ab station as a previous party was having difficulty. We eventually got down with no chance of getting back to the Midi station for the last lift, and decided to bail to the Torino. The forecast for the next day was poor, so we made an early start (despite thunderstorms over Italy) and just caught the first lift down after hauling the remains of the camp in a survival bag from the col to the station. Phew!
Walked in from the Col du Midi. Had packed rock shoes with the aim of not using the fixed ropes, but it was too cold to try and grip the rock. Met up with groups coming from the Torino hut and got to the top without issue. We then decided to wait for the rest of our party with the other rope so we could make the longer abs for descent. After a short while, a pair of british climbers appeared and told us they had turned back, and we could ab down with them (Thanks guys!). Unfortunately this left us in a queue for the ab station as a previous party was having difficulty. We eventually got down with no chance of getting back to the Midi station for the last lift, and decided to bail to the Torino. The forecast for the next day was poor, so we made an early start (despite thunderstorms over Italy) and just caught the first lift down after hauling the remains of the camp in a survival bag from the col to the station. Phew!
ferdia 11 Jul, 2011 AltLd β rope pulling fun!
with Hertha Taverner-Wood
rope pulling fun!
with Hertha Taverner-Wood
Hidden 27 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
goatee 25 Jun, 2011 2nd
with davepc
with davepc
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?Jun, 2011 Lead
with Julian Williams
with Julian Williams
Hidden 2 Sep, 2010 AltLd
stuart34 21 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Moved together and downclimbed route due to busy ab station - awful route due to conjestion.
with Kim Ladiges
Moved together and downclimbed route due to busy ab station - awful route due to conjestion.
with Kim Ladiges
Vincej 11 Aug, 2010 2nd
with Paolo Intrepido
with Paolo Intrepido
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
K Farrell 28 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Imogen Beal
with Imogen Beal
Coops_13 21 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Remi
with Remi
Hidden 16 Jul, 2010 -
Jonny M 14 Jul, 2010 Lead dnf
GiveHerHelen 14 Jul, 2010 2nd dnf
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Cardi 10 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S After Rochefort arete, Mike and Clay on seperate rope clipping our gear. Started route at 10.30am. Hood was buzzing with electricity on subsidiary summit. Swiss guides refused to let us abseil before all of their friends and clients. Mighty crash 5 mins after getting off last abseil where a lightning bolt hit the Dent 2/3 of the way up. Mike and I felt the electric shock. A frightening 2 hour descent in storm conditions to the Torino. A very sizeable epic.
with Mike Wild
After Rochefort arete, Mike and Clay on seperate rope clipping our gear. Started route at 10.30am. Hood was buzzing with electricity on subsidiary summit. Swiss guides refused to let us abseil before all of their friends and clients. Mighty crash 5 mins after getting off last abseil where a lightning bolt hit the Dent 2/3 of the way up. Mike and I felt the electric shock. A frightening 2 hour descent in storm conditions to the Torino. A very sizeable epic.
with Mike Wild
mark_chal 10 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S Epic with the lightning and annoying guides
Epic with the lightning and annoying guides
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 AltLd
CarolineH 28 Jun, 2010 -
Bristoldave 28 Jun, 2010 Lead Following from the arete du rochefort
Following from the arete du rochefort
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 AltLd
smason ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
milkyjoe 13 Sep, 2009 AltLd dnf Got to the start of the rock climbing and turned round because of the cold. (Jim-get some gloves you can climb in!) Still it felt f*ing great to be doing something alpine though, 3 1/2 months after leaving hospital.
with jim b
Got to the start of the rock climbing and turned round because of the cold. (Jim-get some gloves you can climb in!) Still it felt f*ing great to be doing something alpine though, 3 1/2 months after leaving hospital.
with jim b
Hidden 1 Sep, 2009 AltLd
BALD EAGLE 27 Aug, 2009 2nd
with Martin Power
with Martin Power
Hidden 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
SWalls 20 Jul, 2009 -
Hidden 20 Jul, 2009 AltLd
stevepotter 16 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with ken
with ken
BorisVBlade 1 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Neil D
with Neil D
Neil D 1 Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 2nd
Stuart Johnston ?Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 -
heist182 ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Jamie Tattersall; Wendy Couch
with Jamie Tattersall; Wendy Couch
andybuckley ?Sep, 2008 - Had the mountain to ourselves. Wasted a bit of time on the walk-in,and I didn't particularly enjoy the fixed ropes: would feel safer doing it properly! Back just in time to catch the last Torino telepherique of the whole season!
with Tom Whipple
Had the mountain to ourselves. Wasted a bit of time on the walk-in,and I didn't particularly enjoy the fixed ropes: would feel safer doing it properly! Back just in time to catch the last Torino telepherique of the whole season!
with Tom Whipple
dmorgan27 3 Aug, 2008 Lead
with Terryl
with Terryl
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 AltLd
Guy Wilson ?Aug, 2008 -
with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott
with Dave Chapman, Phil Emmott
HIGHTOWER 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf
with Mike (Leuchers)
with Mike (Leuchers)
gordon henderson 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf
with MRT
with MRT
Stuart Johnston 9 Jul, 2008 AltLd
Daniel Wicks 9 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
robertporter ?Jul, 2008 -
cat22 ?Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jane B
with Jane B
davepc ?Aug, 2007 AltLd
with derek
with derek
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 AltLd
Joubert ?Jul, 2007 -
featuresforfeet ?Sep, 2006 AltLd http://www.flickr.com/photos/featuresforfeet/tags/dentgeant/
with Steve
http://www.flickr.com/photos/featuresforfeet/tags/dentgeant/
with Steve
georgeevans88 ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
shaun walby ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S First on the route and first to the summit july 06, bloody cold to start with but what a position awesome exposure.
with Kev Groome
First on the route and first to the summit july 06, bloody cold to start with but what a position awesome exposure.
with Kev Groome
Joubert ?Jul, 2006 -
Theeni ?Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dalby
with Matt Dalby
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 2nd dnf
jam_rich ?Aug, 2005 -
Wil Treasure ?Aug, 2004 -
with AdamW
with AdamW
James Gordon ?Jul, 2004 -
Ed Saint ?Jul, 2004 -
andyinglis ?Jun, 2004 - ross, neil adams and tom dunstan
ross, neil adams and tom dunstan
Ross Barnes ?Jun, 2004 -
with Neil A, Andy I, Tom D
with Neil A, Andy I, Tom D
Neil Adams ??, 2004 -
with Andy I, Tom D & Ross B
with Andy I, Tom D & Ross B
Paul-Michael 8 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S Bivouacked at the salle a manger, climbed in stickys, 2 ½ hrs.
with Paul Irvin
Bivouacked at the salle a manger, climbed in stickys, 2 ½ hrs.
with Paul Irvin
David Horwood 23 Jun, 2003 -
Hidden 17 Aug, 2002 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2002 AltLd dnf
Dom Goodwin ?Aug, 2001 2nd Without the fixed ropes. The crux move up the chimney is desperate, far harder than any of the other moves on the route (mostly III and IV).
with Peter, Scott
Without the fixed ropes. The crux move up the chimney is desperate, far harder than any of the other moves on the route (mostly III and IV).
with Peter, Scott
Mark Stevenson 30 Jul, 2001 AltLd O/S
with Tim Rook
with Tim Rook
Dave Bond ?Jul, 2001 -
with john leyland
with john leyland
Hidden 25 Aug, 2000 2nd
Celia Watson 25 Aug, 2000 Lead
DermotShiels 1 Jul, 2000 -
Conan ?Aug, 1997 - Great morning climb with a sad end when another climber fell off and died next to my rucksack.
with Tony Chaplin
Great morning climb with a sad end when another climber fell off and died next to my rucksack.
with Tony Chaplin
Michael ?Aug, 1996 -
roncaves 21 Jul, 1995 AltLd
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
Richard Weller 18 Aug, 1993 -
with Simon Currin
with Simon Currin
Daniel Wrightson ??, 1993 AltLd O/S
with Andrea Tafi
with Andrea Tafi
pingora 3 Aug, 1989 -
pauldrew ?Jul, 1989 AltLd Climbed without using fixed ropes, Lisa waited at foot of rock. Missed last cable car down so walked all the way down to Courmayer - massive long descent and not recommended.
with Lisa Cox, Paul Glossop
Climbed without using fixed ropes, Lisa waited at foot of rock. Missed last cable car down so walked all the way down to Courmayer - massive long descent and not recommended.
with Lisa Cox, Paul Glossop
Nigel Coe ?Jul, 1979 AltLd
with John Walmsley
with John Walmsley
Bolt Phobia ?Jul, 1978 AltLd A fine climb without using the fixed ropes.
with Nicole, Kit Spencer
A fine climb without using the fixed ropes.
with Nicole, Kit Spencer
nickprior ?Jun, 1978 -
with Hugo Iffla
with Hugo Iffla
Hidden ?Jul, 1976 Lead
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