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

Webster 21/Sep/18 Solo


Hidden 04/Sep/18 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/18 AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep/18 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/18 AltLd O/S
swmackey 22/Aug/18 Lead
Iggy_B 08/Aug/18 -
Hidden 04/Aug/18 AltLd
swindley 26/Jul/18 -
R Brown 22/Jul/18 AltLd
with Mr. K
Mr. K 22/Jul/18 AltLd O/S

In descent after climbing the South-West Ridge

with R Brown
Hidden 08/Jul/18 Solo
Bl1374 27/Jun/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/18 Lead
Cragcloud 11/Jun/18 Lead O/S
mjw ??/2018 Lead
James Tamlyn ??/2018 2nd
with A.R.N Chatto
D.botts87 ?/Aug/17 Lead
with Rob
gillyml 04/Jul/17 -
JakeTomos 04/Jul/17 -
Bl1374 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
motoole 03/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Si 20/Jun/17 AltLd

Descent. Lovely knife edge

HimTiggins 10/Apr/17 AltLd rpt


with Danny
Rob Pitt 10/Oct/16 -


with guy757
Hidden 10/Oct/16 -
alex.serban 01/Aug/16 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.

Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
andrew.tyrrell 10/Apr/16 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.

Hidden ?/Apr/16 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
garethm 07/Sep/15 Lead
Bcrich01 07/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/15 -
Hidden 31/Aug/15 -
HimTiggins 21/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
gingerbex 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S
David Qualtrough 12/Aug/15 2nd
alastairbegley 12/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Michael 31/Jul/15 -
Hidden 24/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/15 Lead
davebrox 09/Jul/15 AltLd
with Tim
John Procter 22/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Steven Andrews 24/Apr/15 -
Hidden 06/Apr/15 AltLd dnf
Cheese Monkey 02/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 19/Aug/14 -
sj87 19/Aug/14 -
Pero 05/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/14 -
Matt Amos 20/Jun/14 -
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead
samuelbradley ?/May/14 2nd O/S

Climbed with Royal Marines Mountain Leaders

Hidden 07/Apr/14 -
BALD EAGLE 14/Aug/13 -
with Lucy Hodgins, James Pomeroy
Poco Loco 14/Aug/13 Lead

First train from Grindelwald. Good short first acclimatisation route, enjoyable summit ridge. Lucy's first 4000er.

lucyh 14/Aug/13 -
Hidden 22/Jul/13 AltLd
Slick 14/Jul/13 -
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Hidden 14/Jul/13 -
Hidden 09/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/13 AltLd
jdgaventa ?/Jul/13 -
with jacob
StuartCJones 23/Apr/13 -

Very snowy

jonnie3430 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Carol
Carol Goodall 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Descent route from the Monch. Clear calm day. Rocks toward the end but fast descent straight to the Monch Hutte.

carrierd65 07/Aug/12 -

MM Guide

Loubylou 02/Aug/12 -
with Russell Braddock
pawelx 01/Aug/12 -

1:45 to the summit, scenic ridge.

stratandrew 01/Aug/12 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

James Gordon ?/Aug/12 -
Hidden 10/Jul/12 -
bengillies ?/Jul/12 -
DaveThexton ??/2012 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Julian Prieto 14/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
SaraAT 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
darcan ??/2011 -
MontyH 16/Sep/10 -
unbezonking 14/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great day poor viz

with johnno
featuresforfeet 20/Aug/10 Lead
with Laura
frotveit 04/Aug/10 AltLd
Simon Allcock ?/Aug/10 -
with nick
Iain Thow 16/Jul/10 Solo
TimPerkin 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
Hidden ?/Jul/10 -
garethsteel ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd dnf
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Sophie Nunn 23/Mar/10 -
with Floris
tombushell ??/2010 AltLd dnf
with John Bushell
smason ??/2010 AltLd O/S
davidellis53 ?/Sep/09 -
Munch ?/Sep/09 -
Hidden 20/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
davidwright 20/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
stuart34 17/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with stu_buchan43, James Monypenny
carrierd65 06/Aug/09 -

ISM Guide

with Pete Rowlands
critchlg ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

AMS ridden - great weather though :)

Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
davepc ?/Aug/09 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden ?/Aug/09 -
kingjam ?/Aug/09 AltLd
with Stuart Mcloskey
ed woods 28/May/09 Solo dnf

Too much fresh snow/poor weather

Hidden 24/Aug/08 -
MSchobitz ?/Aug/08 -
with Raphi, Papa
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
barrington1978 ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Shaun Spavin 10/Jun/08 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
Hidden 24/Aug/07 2nd O/S
rd20 12/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

After heavy snowfall

with AAC Meet
ceri's ?/Aug/07 Lead

First alpine lead

with Pete
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden 15/Aug/06 -
GiveHerHelen 15/Jul/06 -
with Andre K, Jonny M
Jonny M ?/Jul/06 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
Hidden ?/Jun/06 -
reg_measures 02/Apr/06 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.

Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Harry Raja
Stuart Macfarlane 05/Aug/04 Lead
with Andy W
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 -
cat22 ?/Jul/04 AltLd
with Nick B
rlrs ?/Sep/03 AltLd
Antony Mariani ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
rlrs ?/Sep/03 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/03 -
Fiskavaig ?/Jul/03 -

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 06/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 05/Aug/02 -
Andy Clarke 22/Jul/02 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
gallonj ?/Jul/02 -
Ard 01/Aug/00 2nd

Geklommen tijdens Hoog alpien trektocht NKBV

net ?/Aug/99 -
with Jeb
Tim Bateman ?/Jul/99 -
Dave Heaton ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
alpinist63 17/Mar/96 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead
Maarten2 ?/Jul/94 -

Nice weather - got really sunburned. As part of a 6 day glacier tour of the Aletsch area

with Siske S, Kitti
alpinist63 04/Aug/93 -
Andy Say 25/Jul/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/89 Lead
99bolivar ?/Aug/81 AltLd
with Peter Chadwick
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