4107m. Probably the shortest route in the Bernese Oberland and definitely the easiest way to bag a 4000er. A short glacier traverse brings you to the foot of the ridge where straightforward climbing takes you the full length of the ridge. Get the early train from the valley as this is a busy route. The final section can be corniced, so remain on the south side. This climb backs on the Eiger summit and the views are breathtaking.

R Macdonald, C Almer, M Anderegg 29/Jul/1863

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Webster 21 Sep, 2018 Solo descent.
descent.
Hidden 4 Sep, 2018 Lead
Hidden 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 22 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
swmackey 22 Aug, 2018 Lead
Iggy_B 8 Aug, 2018 -
Hidden 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd
swindley 26 Jul, 2018 -
R Brown 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Mr. K
with Mr. K
Mr. K 22 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S In descent after climbing the South-West Ridge
with R Brown
In descent after climbing the South-West Ridge
with R Brown
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 Solo
Bl1374 27 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 27 Jun, 2018 Lead
Cragcloud 11 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
NewbieClimber 11 Jun, 2018 2nd
mjw ??, 2018 Lead
James Tamlyn ??, 2018 2nd
with A.R.N Chatto
with A.R.N Chatto
D.botts87 ?Aug, 2017 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
gillyml 4 Jul, 2017 -
JakeTomos 4 Jul, 2017 -
Bl1374 3 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
motoole 3 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Si 20 Jun, 2017 AltLd Descent. Lovely knife edge
Descent. Lovely knife edge
HimTiggins 10 Apr, 2017 AltLd rpt Down.
with Danny
Down.
with Danny
Everetta ??, 2017 AltLd O/S
with pops , Wolfie
with pops , Wolfie
Rob Pitt 10 Oct, 2016 - Descent
with guy757
Descent
with guy757
Hidden 10 Oct, 2016 -
alex.serban 1 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S Started at 9am from the hut. Mostly rock until the ridge cover with about 1cm of fresh snow. Very nice and pleasant little climb.
Started at 9am from the hut. Mostly rock until the ridge cover with about 1cm of fresh snow. Very nice and pleasant little climb.
Hidden 4 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
andrew.tyrrell 10 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S Beautiful day, but quite a bit of fresh powder. Decided to turn around ~3/4 of the way up in order to get last train back down to Grindelwald.
Beautiful day, but quite a bit of fresh powder. Decided to turn around ~3/4 of the way up in order to get last train back down to Grindelwald.
Hidden ?Apr, 2016 -
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
garethm 7 Sep, 2015 Lead
Bcrich01 7 Sep, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 -
Hidden 31 Aug, 2015 -
HimTiggins 21 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
gingerbex 12 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
David Qualtrough 12 Aug, 2015 2nd
alastairbegley 12 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 8 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
Michael 31 Jul, 2015 -
Hidden 24 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jul, 2015 Lead
davebrox 9 Jul, 2015 AltLd
with Tim
with Tim
John Procter 22 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Steven Andrews 24 Apr, 2015 -
Hidden 6 Apr, 2015 AltLd dnf
Cheese Monkey 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 19 Aug, 2014 -
sj87 19 Aug, 2014 -
Pero 5 Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 -
Matt Amos 20 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 8 Jun, 2014 Lead
samuelbradley ?May, 2014 2nd O/S Climbed with Royal Marines Mountain Leaders
Climbed with Royal Marines Mountain Leaders
Smith42 7 Apr, 2014 -
BALD EAGLE 14 Aug, 2013 -
with Lucy Hodgins, James Pomeroy
with Lucy Hodgins, James Pomeroy
Poco Loco 14 Aug, 2013 Lead First train from Grindelwald. Good short first acclimatisation route, enjoyable summit ridge. Lucy's first 4000er.
First train from Grindelwald. Good short first acclimatisation route, enjoyable summit ridge. Lucy's first 4000er.
lucyh 14 Aug, 2013 -
Hidden 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Slick 14 Jul, 2013 -
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Hidden 14 Jul, 2013 -
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd
jdgaventa ?Jul, 2013 -
with jacob
with jacob
StuartCJones 23 Apr, 2013 - Very snowy
Very snowy
jonnie3430 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Carol
with Carol
Carol Goodall 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Descent route from the Monch. Clear calm day. Rocks toward the end but fast descent straight to the Monch Hutte.
Descent route from the Monch. Clear calm day. Rocks toward the end but fast descent straight to the Monch Hutte.
carrierd65 7 Aug, 2012 - MM Guide
MM Guide
Loubylou 2 Aug, 2012 -
with Russell Braddock
with Russell Braddock
pawelx 1 Aug, 2012 - 1:45 to the summit, scenic ridge.
1:45 to the summit, scenic ridge.
stratandrew 1 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S As a descent after climbing the Nollen Spur. Very difficult as it was too late in the day and the snow was soft
As a descent after climbing the Nollen Spur. Very difficult as it was too late in the day and the snow was soft
James Gordon ?Aug, 2012 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 2012 -
bengillies ?Jul, 2012 -
DaveThexton ??, 2012 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 3 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 14 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
SaraAT 27 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
darcan ??, 2011 -
MontyH 16 Sep, 2010 -
unbezonking 14 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Great day poor viz
with johnno
Great day poor viz
with johnno
featuresforfeet 20 Aug, 2010 Lead
with Laura
with Laura
frotveit 4 Aug, 2010 AltLd
Simon Allcock ?Aug, 2010 -
with nick
with nick
Iain Thow 16 Jul, 2010 Solo
TimPerkin 1 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 -
garethsteel ?Jul, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden 25 Jun, 2010 Solo
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 23 Mar, 2010 -
with Floris
with Floris
tombushell ??, 2010 AltLd dnf
with John Bushell
with John Bushell
smason ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
davidellis53 ?Sep, 2009 -
Munch ?Sep, 2009 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
davidwright 20 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
stuart34 17 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
with stu_buchan43, James Monypenny
with stu_buchan43, James Monypenny
carrierd65 6 Aug, 2009 - ISM Guide
with Pete Rowlands
ISM Guide
with Pete Rowlands
critchlg ?Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S AMS ridden - great weather though :)
AMS ridden - great weather though :)
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 -
davepc ?Aug, 2009 AltLd
with Mike
with Mike
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 -
kingjam ?Aug, 2009 AltLd
with Stuart Mcloskey
with Stuart Mcloskey
ed woods 28 May, 2009 Solo dnf Too much fresh snow/poor weather
Too much fresh snow/poor weather
Hidden 24 Aug, 2008 -
MSchobitz ?Aug, 2008 -
with Raphi, Papa
with Raphi, Papa
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 -
barrington1978 ?Jul, 2008 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 -
Shaun Spavin 10 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S A short gacier traverse brings you to the foot of the ridge where straight forward climbing takes you all the way to the top,probably the easiest way to bag a 4000 er in the Bernese Oberland.Stunning views of the Eiger summit, Alecheand the Jungfrau.
with Kenneth David Hook
A short gacier traverse brings you to the foot of the ridge where straight forward climbing takes you all the way to the top,probably the easiest way to bag a 4000 er in the Bernese Oberland.Stunning views of the Eiger summit, Alecheand the Jungfrau.
with Kenneth David Hook
Hidden 24 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
rd20 12 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S After heavy snowfall
with AAC Meet
After heavy snowfall
with AAC Meet
ceri's ?Aug, 2007 Lead First alpine lead
with Pete
First alpine lead
with Pete
Hidden ?Sep, 2006 -
Hidden 15 Aug, 2006 -
GiveHerHelen 15 Jul, 2006 -
with Andre K, Jonny M
with Andre K, Jonny M
Jonny M ?Jul, 2006 Lead rpt
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 -
reg_measures 2 Apr, 2006 Solo O/S Climbed on our ski touring trip. We saw somebody start an avalanch down the steep face to the R of the ridge when we were going up - luckily the managed to get out of the top of it before they went all the way to the glacier.
Climbed on our ski touring trip. We saw somebody start an avalanch down the steep face to the R of the ridge when we were going up - luckily the managed to get out of the top of it before they went all the way to the glacier.
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?Jul, 2005 Lead
with Harry Raja
with Harry Raja
Stuart Macfarlane 5 Aug, 2004 Lead
with Andy W
with Andy W
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 -
cat22 ?Jul, 2004 AltLd
with Nick B
with Nick B
rlrs ?Sep, 2003 AltLd
Antony Mariani ?Sep, 2003 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
rlrs ?Sep, 2003 AltLd
Hidden 2 Aug, 2003 -
Fiskavaig ?Jul, 2003 - My first Alpine adventure.Stuck in the Monch hut for 3 days and 2 nights, waiting for the snow to stop! Even the guides did not go up after that dump. We went down very depressed, but that was my first alpine lesson. Fantastic experience.
with John W, Bob L, Paul R
My first Alpine adventure.Stuck in the Monch hut for 3 days and 2 nights, waiting for the snow to stop! Even the guides did not go up after that dump. We went down very depressed, but that was my first alpine lesson. Fantastic experience.
with John W, Bob L, Paul R
Hidden 6 Sep, 2002 Solo
Hidden 5 Aug, 2002 -
Andy Clarke 22 Jul, 2002 Lead Climbed in the afternoon, after sitting in a Grindelwald bar all morning watching for a break in the weather. Spent the night on the floor of an extremely full Monchjoch hut then headed off to the Jungfrau.
with KenI, MikeW
Climbed in the afternoon, after sitting in a Grindelwald bar all morning watching for a break in the weather. Spent the night on the floor of an extremely full Monchjoch hut then headed off to the Jungfrau.
with KenI, MikeW
gallonj ?Jul, 2002 -
Ard 1 Aug, 2000 2nd Geklommen tijdens Hoog alpien trektocht NKBV
Geklommen tijdens Hoog alpien trektocht NKBV
net ?Aug, 1999 -
with Jeb
with Jeb
Tim Bateman ?Jul, 1999 -
Dave Heaton ??, 1999 -
Hidden ??, 1997 -
alpinist63 17 Mar, 1996 AltLd
Hidden 10 Jul, 1994 Lead
Maarten2 ?Jul, 1994 - Nice weather - got really sunburned. As part of a 6 day glacier tour of the Aletsch area
with Siske S, Kitti
Nice weather - got really sunburned. As part of a 6 day glacier tour of the Aletsch area
with Siske S, Kitti
alpinist63 4 Aug, 1993 -
Andy Say 25 Jul, 1990 Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 1989 Lead
99bolivar ?Aug, 1981 AltLd
with Peter Chadwick
with Peter Chadwick
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