350m. Second pitch is 6b/c (E2), 10th pitch is 6a/b (E1), the rest is sustained 5+ and 6a (HVS) [Edit, potentially some/all of the route has fallen down/in an unsafe condition- ask at OHM]

Brown/Whillans Jul/1954

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, UK road to wide crack mastery.


ClimberDateStyle
masa-alpin 17/Aug/16 AltLd dnf

Simon lead P1, but it turned out to be wrong to the right, so we abbed off, and Rob lead it. I lead P2, the infamous Fissure Brown. I took ages and ended up in cheating in 2 places (using the in-situ wooden wedge as a hold, and pulled a quickdraw farther above to clip a rope), but it was a brilliant route! Rob tried to lead P3, but the weather was closing in, so he climbed down and we abed off. When we reached the ground, it started raining.

Hidden 17/Aug/16 AltLd dog
robgixer 17/Aug/16 AltLd dnf
walts4 ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Aug/10 AltLd
feilx ?/Jul/05 -
with Dan (welsh)
feilx ?/Jul/05 AltLd
with Dan (welsh)
alpinist63 23/Jul/91 -
Robmwatt ??/1988 -
Steve Crowe 06/Aug/87 AltLd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/87 AltLd
with Steve Crowe
Robmwatt ?/Jul/87 AltLd
with Gaz Morgan
John Marsland 11/Aug/86 -

5 hours, Dave led Fissure Brown

with Dave Soles
Hidden ??/1985 -
Falko 01/Aug/82 AltLd O/S

No aid used. Descended a horrible couloir leading off the Fontaine ledges - still wake up in a sweat about this descent.

with Peter Brashaw
mark-abz ?/Aug/81 AltLd
with Mick D
Hidden 31/Jul/81 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/80 -
Hidden 20/Aug/78 AltLd
Derek Ryden 12/Jul/76 AltLd dnf

Finished at Fontaine Ledges. Not enough water - massively dehydrated. Descent via North ridge.

with Martin Smith
Paul Clarke ?/Aug/74 AltLd O/S
with John Bogg
granitbahn ?/Jul/73 AltLd
mikej ?/Aug/70 AltLd

Done in big mountain boots and sacks, taking 5 hours to the F ledges, and with 1 wedge in the F Brown.

with Pete Boardman
uphillnow ??/1967 2nd

Brown/Whillains. Chris lead and I carried a large sack - to Fontaine ledges and abseiled down route

with chris boulton
Hidden ?/Jul/59 Lead
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