Rockfax Description
130m. A great route with plenty of exposure but not too much in the way of difficulty. There is the odd bolt and peg, but this is a trad route so take a rack. Start just to the right of a large block, 10m from the left-hand edge of the grassy ramp.
Approach - From the top of the Index chairlift, walk onto the scree slope below the Col de l'Index. Go up the scree and break out left onto the grassy ledge that splits the face. Cross the ledge on a good path to the start of the route.
1) 4c, 25m. Scramble up to the right of the block, pass behind it and climb the groove above. The crux of the whole route is midway up the groove and can be 'circumnavigated' with a pull on a handily placed peg. Belay on the ridge crest.
2) 4a, 30m. Traverse rightwards just below the ridge crest for 5m and then cross the ledge to reach twin cracks. Climb these easily to an exposed belay on the crest.
3) 3b, 25m. Follow a vague ledge system, in a spectacular position, to a block belay beneath a steep tower.
4) 4b, 15m. Climb the tower, pausing to take in the exposure, and climb over a small summit to a belay at the top of slabs on the north side of the ridge.
5) 4a, 20m. Downclimb the slabs before reclimbing up to a notch and passing back onto the south side of the ridge. Follow a ledge to a belay underneath the final summit ridge.
6) 3c, 15m. Scramble up to a notch in the ridge and then climb it directly to reach the flat summit arête. Belay halfway along this and then traverse easily across it and downclimb to the abseil point which marks the start of the descent.
Descent - Scramble down the northwest ridge for 10m to a reach several bolted belays (the peak can be very busy, hence the multiple abseil points). Either make a 30m abseil to just above the Col de l'Index and scramble down into the gully below leading directly to the Index chairlift, or make 3 x 25m abseils on bolted anchors down the northwest face in order to reach the gully further down. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, CUMC Ticklist, Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming, Escalades Choisies Mont-Blanc Aiguilles Rouges (60 Routes 4 to 6a+).

Hidden 12/Sep AltLd O/S
Mowglee 10/Sep Lead O/S

Nice route, spoiled a little by the hoards of french guides behaving like tossers.

jontydlh 05/Sep AltLd β
with Ben Collins
Wildabeast 04/Sep -

First pitch has a tricky move - felt VS 4c ish but that might have been the B3 boots. Rest is about Vdiff at the most. The descent is confusing as the guide book (the new 2018 one) is vague. After the summit, there is an easy down climb with loads of pegs as protection, you then move around to under the summit and there is two ab stations one higher and one lower. The higher abseil takes you down to a little plateaux bit which you have to scramble and re-climb onto the other side of a gulley to descend, but you need to abseil slightly off to the right (if facing the wall). The lower abseil takes you down to the three abseil points, but they are hidden and you need to be abseiling a bit left (as you look at the wall) and looking for the points, this takes you down to the gulley which you then walk off.

Hidden 03/Sep AltLd O/S
TomGB 28/Aug AltLd O/S

Great route, big holds great situations. Took ages due to queuing behind a couple of groups of turbo faffers but there are worse places to hang around! w/ steve dorritt

Rob Royle 28/Aug Lead
with Ruth B
peater 27/Aug AltLd O/S

Began with first two pitches of Brunat-Perroux up to the grassy ledge.

with Jakub, Dominik
DJayB 27/Aug AltLd O/S

Plan B after a total fail to make it to plan A. Such a disaster but did go someway to making the most of the day

Steely12 25/Aug AltLd O/S
with Dan
Just Will 22/Aug AltLd O/S
with Josh Abrahams
aldoh 19/Aug AltLd O/S

Paul Maine

bclifton 19/Aug Lead O/S

Great approach with no lifts via aiguillette D'Argentiere and lac blanc. Bivi'd at the bottom and had the climb all to our selves at sunrise. On the summit as the lifts started. Great route, great exposure.

Rachael Paxton 19/Aug 2nd
mosel 19/Aug AltLd O/S
with James Keeble
DundeeDave 15/Aug AltLd
Hidden 10/Aug AltLd O/S
Rob Royle 08/Aug Lead
with Dani, Lucy
gingerking 05/Aug Lead O/S
with Hadley
OG ?/Aug AltLd O/S

Fantastic setting and fun easy climbing. Abseil onto the col was exactly 30 m so you need to land on it directly from the lowest anchor, but there is an intermediate one you could probably use if caught out. P1 probably Severe but quite short, rest felt like VDiff/Diff or grade 3 scrambling. Lead first pitch - trickier than expected as quite polished. Rest much more straightforward and probably couldve moved together on some parts.

with Rich
Hidden 31/Jul 2nd O/S
Tim Bevan 31/Jul Lead O/S

Wicked day out! Slow start as the Index was broken in the morning but we made good progress until the ab at the end. Dad went first but wasn't sure which way to go. Harry did very well but it was still his first ab so was reasonably slow. By the time I got to the end of the rope it was 17:05, last lift at 17:30. Stuffed the ropes into the bags as quick as a flash and sprinted down the gully/scree/snow. Got to the Index at 17:24, joined by Dad and HArry at 17:28, on the lift at 17:29! Great route all in all.

with Harry Baxter, Ploughboy56
gscw 29/Jul Lead

Had to walk to Flegere as Index had a fault, Boab’s first Alpine Route. Pizza in Argentiere on the way home.

with Boaba my son
fellgazelle 27/Jul Lead rpt
with Sam Ward
Roger Burrows 27/Jul AltLd β
Hidden 24/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul AltLd
jrccrosby 22/Jul AltLd O/S
with Old John
Hidden 19/Jul AltLd
dan_waterston 16/Jul 2nd O/S

AMA meet shakeout day. Nice route, did in big boots & pack. Surprising how much this reduced my climbing ability...

jessieleong 12/Jul AltLd O/S

Fantastic climb- Coops lead P1,3,5 I did P2,4,6. Amazing climbing - so many positive holds, steep ridges and amazing belays. Abseil was done in two parts- a 50m and a 25m, although we could have done t with just a 50m rope. Beautiful views, awesome climbing- no stress!

WTorrensa 12/Jul AltLd O/S
Coops290 12/Jul AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul AltLd
Matt Boyd 11/Jul AltLd O/S
with Neil Dickson
jennym32 09/Jul AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3+5

chrissloan84 09/Jul AltLd
Lukas_F 09/Jul Lead O/S
with Rebecca
Busby 08/Jul AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3, nice situation, P1 chimney section was pretty polished and a little awkward in big boots.

with Climbing Cat
Richard Oliver 06/Jul AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain and cloud. First proper trad route!

Ethan.Jenkins.09 04/Jul AltLd
Climbthatpitch 02/Jul AltLd
with RWB1986
RWB1986 02/Jul AltLd O/S
mike_L86 ?/Jul AltLd
with Roger Burrows
mattkemp70 ?/Jul AltLd
with Uncle john 29/Jun AltLd
PatrickBoothroyd 27/Jun AltLd O/S
tomchitson 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Felt easy, very very busy. Had a scary slip and resulting ice axe arrest on the descent.

emmanderson23 27/Jun AltLd
kitbehard 27/Jun AltLd O/S

Almost watched chitty die on the descent as he slipped, fell down a snowy slope and almost reached the rocks before managing to dig in his ice axe. The route itself was very busy and got stuck waiting between pitches.

AliceOstrich 26/Jun AltLd O/S

Great route, but fairly busy

with George
Tim Ford 26/Jun Lead O/S

Lead every pitch, was really good fun, first pitch is the hardest, added another pitch due to rope drag. lots of snow in the gully so found a second anchor to ab past the majority of the snow. Amazing views.

with Mike sykes, owen williams
Fentonio 25/Jun AltLd
with Ben Brady
Stuart Russell 24/Jun AltLd O/S
Harryblake 22/Jun AltLd
with tghayne
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd
Harry Padley 21/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May AltLd dnf
Alex.De ??/2018 -
QuentinSu 10/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/17 AltLd
l21bjd 06/Sep/17 2nd

Jagged Globe techniques 2. Led by Hannah whilst we practised climbing in B3 boots. Another excellent day

wilkinscl 03/Sep/17 AltLd
with morpcat
morpcat 03/Sep/17 AltLd
rfleal 30/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Merlin 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Great route, moved together on p1&2.

with Chubbs, Dave Tait
Chubbs 27/Aug/17 2nd
CameronH 25/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Ollieaxon 24/Aug/17 AltLd
with Dad
BHuthers 24/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Good fun, followed by a speedy abseil off racing a storm.

hmetoomey 24/Aug/17 AltLd
judith neaves 23/Aug/17 2nd
Shaw Brown 23/Aug/17 -
Cillian 21/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Gazmataz 16/Aug/17 -

With fay. Wet start to day so did this instead of original plan

edhawk21 07/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1,3,5. Climbed in approach shoes. Might have pulled a bit on the peg on the first pitch which was a bit too tricky for approach shoes or my skill in them :p

David Maddison 04/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/17 Lead
will484 31/Jul/17 AltLd
Jaynie 31/Jul/17 AltLd
drdave 31/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Ben Proudman , PerMarePerTerram, Martin Wall
Hidden 31/Jul/17 AltLd O/S 31/Jul/17 AltLd
George.Palmer 30/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
stratandrew 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Superb route. Climbed in boots although most other parties were in rock shoes. Pitched a couple of sections but otherwise moved together. Steady lead from James all the way.

with James Hall, Stuart Hurworth
Stuart Hurworth 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Enjoyable route with amazing views, did entirely in big boots and moved together for almost all of it. Quite tricky crux move in boots! Would be a bit too easy in rock shoes!

Geoff Pettitt 28/Jul/17 -
BMaybee 28/Jul/17 AltLd
caron gaisford 28/Jul/17 Lead
pdamann 28/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P3, P5. Great route, lovely day, we were last in the line, beginning at about 12.30, having done first couple pitches of the other route that begins below. Glad to have 60m doubles to make the final abseil comfortable!

JezzaCat 28/Jul/17 2nd
with Richard L, caron gaisford
roym 28/Jul/17 AltLd

Lead all but P1

with BMaybee
Hidden 28/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jul/17 AltLd
nelstrop 27/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

A bloody lovely route! Pitched all of it mainly because those in front of us also did so led 1,3 and 5. A few groups on the route and a wait at each belay but everyone was lovely as was the view.

with RJP
flatlandrich76 27/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Caron, Jez
Sam Hunt 23/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
elewis96 23/Jul/17 AltLd
John1458 23/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Simul Climbed together in an hour, I led P1,2,3,4 , Ed led P 5,6

c357 22/Jul/17 Lead O/S
chris2451 22/Jul/17 AltLd
with Grant Harris
bc44caesar 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Wendy Watthews 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Nice little morning out, routes completed in under 2 hours from the lift.

with JakeB.
Hidden 18/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Orange 17/Jul/17 AltLd
Conor McNamara 17/Jul/17 AltLd

Class craic, I lead the slightly hard pitches, but we linked a few pitches as well. Met some lovely Norwegians

with Vicky Ward
betathief 17/Jul/17 AltLd
FelixJT 17/Jul/17 AltLd

think we did this one

Jessicacrump 17/Jul/17 AltLd
JohnHartley 17/Jul/17 AltLd
with Orange
Hidden 16/Jul/17 AltLd
SarahCatherineParsons 15/Jul/17 2nd O/S
janegallwey 12/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Shaun Sharkey 07/Jul/17 -
MysteriousCeorl 06/Jul/17 AltLd
summerse 04/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Duncan 88 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Wet wet wet, was still fun

PatrickRT 28/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
neal 28/Jun/17 AltLd

Quick nip from Index lift before the rain came. Mostly moving together/short pitches. Quite busy. Nice climbing. In big boots.

with Stuart Mcleod
joeramsay 26/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with AlexD-L
DavidWilby 26/Jun/17 AltLd
CHarrison 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, got lost on p3 when I traversed way to far. Linked p5 & 6. Bringing 2 seconds up in guidemode Very enjoyable route

with Adam Watson, Will Thomson
AlexD-L 26/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
adawson 26/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Adam.Watson 26/Jun/17 2nd
with Will Thompson, CHarrison
Hidden 26/Jun/17 AltLd
duncanedgley 26/Jun/17 AltLd
with adawson
rosatb 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
themattyshep 24/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Rob_Morris1996 24/Jun/17 2nd rpt

First day of Cham' 2017, first Alpine repeat! Bit too much of a Stanage cragging vibe at the bottom as some rather large blocks were pulled off by a bloke on a strange alternative (wrong) first pitch, lucky no one was hit, another teams ropes were severed by the rockfall and I was covered in dust and small stones! They let us through and we finished the route without problems... until the rope pulled one of Sheps approach shoes off his foot, and rolled down and off never to be seen again!

with Nathan Soles, themattyshep
duncangcampbell 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Amazing route with great exposure and some nice run outs. Pitched the whole route. Lots of loose blocks, some very large.

with rosatb
WGEvans 23/Jun/17 AltLd
BarneyLoosemore 23/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with WGEvans
mattdennies 22/Jun/17 2nd rpt

First two pitches of Perroux to gain ridge, lead p.1. Did ridge in approach shoes. Got stuck behind an dick of a French guide and his many clients who wouldn't let us past and spent a lot of time talking about the 'roast beef' and 'Anglais'.

Rob Moorcroft 22/Jun/17 AltLd
with Robbie Blease
Robbie Blease 22/Jun/17 AltLd G/U

Fell off crux!!! Should bring rock boots next time. . .

with Rob
James.houghton 22/Jun/17 Lead

Got onto the ridge by the first two pitches of Brunat-Perroux. Moved together for the whole ridge apart from the first polished corner. Lots of pegs for the first pitch, then mostly own pro.

Climbingspike ??/2017 -
TomAlford 13/Sep/16 AltLd
David Horwood 12/Sep/16 -
jamesb101 12/Sep/16 -
zimpara 11/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Nice route, very simple though in B2s. First on route, abbed off, left 6 teams faffing on P2 when we walked out.

with Connor
George.D 09/Sep/16 2nd
Paal Kristoffer 05/Sep/16 Lead
deandarvill 04/Sep/16 AltLd G/U
with Ian Wilson
nbryant 03/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

A really nice easy route that is almost entirely Trad so was a stressless route for practising placement. Two 60m ropes for three of us. Slow but fun. Had to run down as we finished after the lifts had closed.

with Luci Veerle
mic.snow 03/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Pero 26/Aug/16 AltLd
Bryan M 26/Aug/16 AltLd
with Pero
Hidden 25/Aug/16 2nd
crazy_wolf_girl 23/Aug/16 2nd
gooberman-hill 23/Aug/16 Lead

Raced up it in good style. Eve loved it :-) No ice cream at Lac Blanc Hut afterwards, but Orangina and Beer was fantastic

Rumbo 21/Aug/16 Lead
with Dougle
mattfarr 16/Aug/16 Lead
JoeFranklin 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Wizzy 12/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Vincej 12/Aug/16 2nd
with Fred Drouet
dansimkin 11/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca Knill
xphoenix0 10/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Adie
MightyStew 07/Aug/16 Solo rpt

At night.

Jack Manfredi 02/Aug/16 AltLd

First alpine climb

with Dad
Hidden 01/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
megankpriestley ?/Aug/16 Lead
RichT 27/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Family walk to Lac Blanc with Katie's first alpine route thrown in. 2.5 hours from cable car to cable car on a busy day with a 12 yr old on first alpine route - efficient.

with Paul, Katie
Trevers 24/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Great route. Did in big boots, aided the crux move on the first pitch. Very busy

with wjcdean
BStar 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Excellent route, very busy though and lots of French guides walking all over us. Will dropped his phone about 100m off an abseil, found it in the gully, it still worked!

Rachael88 24/Jul/16 AltLd

Done in big boots! Fab day out apart from the french guides using my feet as hand holds!

with BStar
wjcdean 24/Jul/16 AltLd

really fun, short route. aided P1 (sling on peg) as had a big queue of people behind. lead even pitches. dropped phone down abseil and somehow it survived. climbed in big boots

Andy Ovens - UKC and UKH 22/Jul/16 AltLd
mattdennies 22/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Perroux variant start to gain ridge. Pitched first pitch then moved together, lots of fun climbing and exposure. Tricky little polished wall half way up first pitch but piton in situ. 60m abseil from bolts to gain little gully that led down to just below slow line in main gully.

kitkat78 18/Jul/16 AltLd
with SteveM
SteveM 18/Jul/16 AltLd
Storme 10/Jul/16 AltLd

Fun exposed climbing on the Index.

with Jake397, Hamish Crackett
MightyStew 10/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
with David Woods, Peter Hume
David Woods 10/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Great route but an unfortunate spangle fest of various parties climbing on top of each other, tangling ropes and being abseiled onto by others.

peterjph 10/Jul/16 AltLd
Stefan Jacobsen 09/Jul/16 Lead rpt

A nice day out with my son.

with Alfred Bonde Jacobsen
Just Will 06/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
CameronH 06/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Led p1-4

Matt Harmon 05/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Simul climbed in 45 minutes

Sarah Roscoe 05/Jul/16 AltLd
monsteratt 02/Jul/16 AltLd

In the wet. Simuled except the first pitch.

mrphilipoldham 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Started further round to the left than seems suggested here, pretty much kept to the crest to start. Abbed off in two, with a 50m rope. Beautiful route in a stunning setting!

with tanssop
tanssop 01/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Philip Oldham
Jake397 ?/Jul/16 AltLd
with Storme England, Hamish
ChambersPP ?/Jul/16 -
Hidden 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Joel Miller 27/Jun/16 -
matty123 27/Jun/16 Lead
themattyshep 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S
jennygreener 27/Jun/16 -
with Bweaks
Rob_Morris1996 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Great route with brilliant exposure. Shep encountered a stubborn Ibex, which got rather angry.

Hannah Embleton 27/Jun/16 -
Petarghh 27/Jun/16 Lead
Pina 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Good fun. Stuck to guidebook times on this one.

Brian Pollock 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Tres bon rest day fun.

with Pina
scorpia97 23/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain as we couldn't go up the midi. Write up here:

RM199 20/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Moved together

solenostomus 15/Jun/16 2nd

A lot more snow on the approach and the descent than back in 2009 when I did the Perroux with Shaun. Approach was a bit iffy without crampons and axe. I was just wearing approach shoes. Oops. Got lucky with the weather. Once we were on the rock section the rock was mostly dry and it was generally dry and almost sunny. Did it in 4 pitches, the middle two were the best. Awesome climbing! Great abseil in one go at the end. Very sketchy descent down the gully add I was just in approach shoes. But ask fine and a grand day out!

Doug miller 15/Jun/16 Lead
huwaaron ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
MichalDz ??/2016 AltLd O/S
JuneBob 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Great fun route, quite busy, lift guys were kind enough to keep the lift going till we got down.

with Tuva
EuanM 02/Sep/15 Lead
JHolland ?/Sep/15 -

Accessible, easy, enough variety to keep interest. Did the variation sport climb start ( two pitches), worthwile addition to the route. Well worth it for a couple of hours of fun

Hidden 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Marq 31/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Vicky L
Vincej 18/Aug/15 -
with Fred Drouet
A Reid 15/Aug/15 AltLd
with Al
Jon_dL 13/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Roberttaylor 04/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Moved together, 30 mins

David Maddison 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with stalbot
Hidden 03/Aug/15 -
Adamski1986 02/Aug/15 Lead
with James Higgins
Dawn_K_B 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Sam Ash
Sam Ash 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Benjaminblanc ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Joe Andrews, hairy51
10029759 ?/Aug/15 AltLd
with hairy51
eoinb ?/Aug/15 -
hairy51 ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
PerMarePerTerram 30/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
BlackheathDiggs 27/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul/15 Lead
Kinge 21/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Last lift up for an empty route. Rather special.

JezzaCat 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Chuck 15/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
andymcronald 12/Jul/15 2nd

Climbed with Paulo Tombini.

Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
squicky 10/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Did some sort of dodgy variation to start and then a few more to avoid the crowds, which didn't really help as you all meet at the top anyway.

Petarghh 09/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/15 2nd
frotveit 07/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Paul
ianstevens 06/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Nice jolly, more like a multi pitch Severe rather than an alpine route as the grade would suggest. Awesome positions!

Hidden 06/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
ned_85 05/Jul/15 AltLd
KevB 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Carrsy
Hidden 03/Jul/15 Lead
danieleaston 03/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Sam
JdotP ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with The innocent one, Magda Borkowska
benwh1te ?/Jul/15 -
rosieposey14 28/Jun/15 -
laurence_falconer 22/Jun/15 -
peaterpan 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Nearly got knocked off the ridge by a mountain goat. Good fun

with Remy Veness
Remyveness 22/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable route, got the first lift up and climbed it before the crowds arrived, abbed down to the decent gully in one with an 80 meter rope skipping the intermediate abbing anchor. Then found a concealed abbing anchor to take us down the worst of the gully. Interesting encounter with a ibex on the third pitch made for a memorable day.

Rebs 21/Jun/15 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead
Alfie Maun 18/Jun/15 2nd
with Owen Gibson, Chris Wildblood
owen gibson 16/Jun/15 AltLd
with Alfie Maun, cwildblood
cwildblood 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Zolly Whitaker ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
emilyjhunt ?/Jun/15 AltLd
with Emily Ford
MightyStew 13/May/15 AltLd O/S

Only people there!

with Ruslan Aizatulin
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 AltLd
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/14 AltLd
marconi 04/Sep/14 -
with Palmer
Palmer 04/Sep/14 AltLd


with marconi
davkeo ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Willythegreat ?/Sep/14 Lead
MrRiley 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Really nice!

with Lachy Low, Debbie Lee
Debbie Lee 31/Aug/14 AltLd
with MrRiley
Little AndyH 30/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
aljones91 27/Aug/14 AltLd

Nice exposed ridge more of a scramble but really fun and close to the lift

with Ben hester
Tom Campbell 25/Aug/14 -
Hidden 20/Aug/14 AltLd
jamie ward 19/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Williams
Piers Harley 09/Aug/14 AltLd
with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Jo sumner 04/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 04/Aug/14 Lead
scottywakefield 02/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
MartF 02/Aug/14 -

Perroux Route - takes in two pitches on the lower buttress. Started at base of the buttress. Alt lead 2 pitches to the grassy terrace then moved together from there. Abseil JUST possible using one 60m rope doubled, but you do need to land in exactly the right place!

with Matt
alastairbegley 02/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/14 AltLd
Slick 02/Aug/14 AltLd
JezzaCat 02/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Left my rock shoes behind so just led one pitch. Nice route.

David Qualtrough 02/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/14 2nd
prcleary ?/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Wiseman ?/Aug/14 2nd

Chossy - lots of loose rock! Crowded belays

Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
Little AndyH ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Gawyllie ?/Aug/14 -
cmars89 ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
Hidden 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 14/Jul/14 AltLd

Bastille day in the clag. Not as much fixed gear as I expected. Lost 10m of Ellie's rope on the abseil.

EllieWoods 14/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 07/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
K Farrell 07/Jul/14 AltLd
with K Mckay
Hidden 06/Jul/14 -
BoulderyDave 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this route and we made it back just in time as it started to throw it down

mcaterina 06/Jul/14 AltLd
with tradguy
tradguy 06/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Rafal Malczyk 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Efe Tunc
Hidden 01/Jul/14 AltLd
Roger Cruse 01/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
with Kris and Nolan
efetunc 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Climbed in good weather with stretched pitches. Abseiled on the north ridge in three stages 10m+40m+60m. (Persistent hip injury prevented a lead)

with Rafal Malczyk
humptydumpty ?/Jul/14 Lead
McGuinness ?/Jul/14 -
Ciaran Mullan ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Ewan Russell ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S

moved together.

with Tom Nichols
phildawson ?/Jul/14 AltLd
Sam McCarthy ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

I lost my shades at the bottom

winter hill1 28/Jun/14 AltLd
with conrad
YellowFellow 27/Jun/14 Lead

In big boots. Enormous queue for the abseil.

with Olga
mattking_109 26/Jun/14 Lead
with Iona
Hidden 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Gibbo 24/Jun/14 AltLd
with Joe Innes, Sash Coombes
Olli-C 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with joe.91
joe.91 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Nice wee route, wish it was longer.

with Olli-C
Lxaddison 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Climbed in the rain in wet mountaineering boots. Would have been significantly easier with rock shoes, but salvaged a day of rubbish weather. Short, pretty easy, nice route.

Hidden 17/Jun/14 AltLd
Willythegreat 01/Jun/14 Lead

Trekked up from les praz. Bivvied out on a crystal clear evening and had the index all to ourselves. Great 24hrs in the hills

Willythegreat ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
peakcaver ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd
jac00 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
Robbo1 20/Aug/13 -
Happy Haggis 20/Aug/13 -

Lovely route - started a wee bit later to avoid the crowds off the first lift.

with Robbo1
Mikejamoon 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Ant
betathief 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Palindrome 09/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Couldn't see a thing! In cloud all day with damp rock. Lovely route and thankfully it didn't start pissing it with rain until we were abseiling.

Tom Last 09/Aug/13 AltLd

Walked up from Argentiere, did two pitches, then rained off.

Hidden 09/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd
monkeyme2 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben J
Hidden ?/Aug/13 AltLd
Jack00 ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Edd Carrigan
robgixer ?/Aug/13 Lead
Fat Andy Heff ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
gfpowell 28/Jul/13 2nd
Stefan Jacobsen 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Nice day out with a lady.

with Stephanie Lemoult
planetmarshall 15/Jul/13 AltLd
khris 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
BicycleBradley 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with khris
Nigel Bond 12/Jul/13 Lead
with Dave Dewhurst
Hidden 12/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Lorr 09/Jul/13 -

Did this guided in just over an hour.... shouldnt have... Deffo be returning to do this one without a guide... Excellent the exposure

with Eimear Brennan
Slick 07/Jul/13 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina, Egons Issy
Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Done in a white out and rain, great fun! Climbed in three pithes as was a bit slippy for moving together.

with Will Groat
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
spenser ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Laurence Falconer
laurence_falconer 26/Jun/13 -
Joe Innes 26/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Laurence Falconer
ma.cecilia 22/Jun/13 -
with stephen rooney, Michael Fyfe
Charlotte Nelson 21/Jun/13 -
alexm198 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
GuitarGenius92 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with will smith
aldo56 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Excellent route on some nice rock, abseil at the end into a questionable condition snow gully was the most "interesting" part. Just caught the service lift after some high speed glassading to the bellowing sounds of an angry French lift operator.

Hidden 15/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jun/13 -
murray ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
leowestland ?/Jun/13 -
walts4 ??/2013 -
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
bencoope ??/2013 AltLd O/S
Grant Fulton ??/2013 2nd
freeheel47 ??/2013 AltLd
danex ??/2013 2nd
Tobias at Home ??/2013 -
Droyd 14/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Chris Marsden
maria85 09/Sep/12 AltLd rpt

Led opposite pitches to last time. Approach shoes, 1hr 10.

with Jules
ali macphee 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lukerathmell 07/Sep/12 Lead
with Rachel Bennett
cmarsden5 ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Droyd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd
maria85 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
gooberman-hill 14/Aug/12 Lead

1hr 10 to the top. Really nice climbing

with Rachael Gooberman-Hill
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd
benjhans 08/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Dad
cas smerdon 08/Aug/12 AltLd
with Declan
Hidden 04/Aug/12 -
mickd ?/Aug/12 Lead

Spent more time queing than climbing. A good little route though.

Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
SuperstarDJ 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Oceanic 28/Jul/12 -
JimboWizbo 26/Jul/12 AltLd

First pitch was really, really polished (pulled on a peg!), otherwise a great outing. Lead P1, P3, P5.

with Steve S
Hidden 18/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 17/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
ray.allwood 16/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Think I misunderstood "partly equipped" as I took half rack of nuts and two friends which meant for some runout pitches. Fortunately it's a fantastic route with good climbing.

with Mark Cordingley
jimmatthews 10/Jul/12 AltLd
with Jay Conlon
Jay C 10/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Started up wrong chimney - pretty hard!

with James M
MaccMark 09/Jul/12 AltLd
with Mat Ouillion, Clare Hodgson
stewart100 03/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Owen Flowers, AMJ098
AMJ098 03/Jul/12 AltLd
SteveCarratt 01/Jul/12 -
Andy Lagan ?/Jul/12 Lead
R_W_M 30/Jun/12 -
67hours 30/Jun/12 -
Tdavy01 28/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/12 -
zcsharp 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Did with a 30m rope, took 6 pitches and a very sketchy abseil.

with Alasdair Yarrington
trivett 23/Jun/12 -

Went up the wrong chimney to start, but amazing scrambling moving together for the top part of the route. First alpine route.

with Tom Stewardson, Luke Dyer
Hidden 21/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Rockley 21/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
ianstevens 14/Jun/12 AltLd dnf

Bailed due to avalanche risk on snow slope on the platform - looked very ready to avalanche!

Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
ThomasO'Hagan ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Tim took the harder pitches

with Tim
Laramadness ??/2012 -
sam_lav ??/2012 -
drew8connelly ??/2012 -
with deborah
Hidden 13/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
r_o_b_h2 13/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Great route

TCarrick 07/Sep/11 -
Hidden 03/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
brad_tait 30/Aug/11 -
wookie667 30/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/11 Solo O/S
np134 09/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with C. Price
jonnie3430 07/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Emily
Hidden 07/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Camdenelectric 06/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
froglette ?/Aug/11 -
with jim barritt
chrissloan84 ?/Aug/11 -
with paul
mitch ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Teappleby ?/Aug/11 Lead
with mum, Sarah, dad
Dolf ?/Aug/11 AltLd

The abseil can be done in two directions: right-hand onto the breche is the one described in the guidebook. The left-hand one, which most people seem to take nowadays, needs a longer rope (50m double ropes are fine), so with our single 70m rope we had to do some low-grade downclimbing. When we were down also a couple of guys tried to abseil to the right of the right-hand abseil, into the couloir. This is more than 50m and got them almost stuck, but finally they managed some abseiling of pegs + some free solo downclimbing into the couloir.

Tomdingle ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Marq 29/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

In big boots in the clag. Only British teams climbing today!

with James Pearson, AndyFunnell
matthewjames 29/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Jonathon
Hidden 29/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Jul/11 -
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Karl Wooffindin 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 22/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with ben_lea
Hidden 22/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
HarryB 19/Jul/11 AltLd
with Ollie
Kirill 19/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
catemuir 19/Jul/11 Lead

Polished first pitch, then moved together - very pleasant and efficient climbing!

with Jamie Wood
Hidden 18/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
edmund94 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Great climb but somewhat overcrowded.

Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
sara n 08/Jul/11 2nd O/S

With mountain boots on. Pleasant lead, possible in ascent shoes.

with Karl Blanchet
Petarghh 07/Jul/11 -

42 mins in total... Index bivi to summit to Index bivi.

georgenvk 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
shed_hed 06/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Duck took first pitch so I could recover after sprinting up to start with all the gear. Got to the scramble bits after second pitch and got stuck behind a group who managed to abseil off into the wrong side of the gulley. Missed the teleferique back down waiting for them to abseil. Long walk down and ended up in the golf course.

with Ben Littley
Hidden 04/Jul/11 AltLd
mattgrange 02/Jul/11 -

With Andy Perkins and Trudi Smith, in somewhat misty weather, highly enjoyable, abbed off and walked down a rather loose gully to finish!

tskelhon ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Done this many times - best experience speed climbing with Pete Hill, from old lift station to summit and back within 45 minutes!

sam820 ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Simuled with me leading.

with Matt Keyse
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
steve-grigg ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
HosteDenis ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Sinéad ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with RKernan
Sinéad 28/Jun/11 2nd
with RKernan
RKernan 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Sinéad
Hidden 27/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Climbslikeaduck ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Descent is a 60m abseil. Don't get caught out.

with nbrowne
payney1973 07/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ashley Hold ?/Oct/10 AltLd
with torquil
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
dan ely 15/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with brian (the scott)
astrange 10/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Done in a whiteout!

alpinestar_no1 10/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Spent 2 hrs trying to find the start of Chapelle de la Gliere in a white out. Only about 10 meters visibility. No luck finding it, so we went back to do Indes instead. Fun day out, just too short :)

Harry Ellis ?/Sep/10 -
with Chris Cox
Ashley Hold ?/Sep/10 AltLd
Shonkhor 23/Aug/10 2nd
with Guy, Poco Loco
Poco Loco 23/Aug/10 Lead
with Shonkhor, Guy Pomeroy
Tom Cox 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
jac00 07/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
tomtom89 07/Aug/10 AltLd
with jac00
carlh ?/Aug/10 Lead rpt

A great short Alpine route. Jake and I were back down to the valley for lunch!

Chris Sansum 30/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Climbed in wet conditions in big boots, with a guided party of 5 in hot pursuit. Realised what a bunch of numpties some of these guides have to put up with as the guide climbed through us with clients very much out of their comfort zone!

with Colin Gunning
John Roe 22/Jul/10 Lead
with Adam Davis
Claire Molloy 13/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Ross Davidson 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Caspar
bjlsmith 09/Jul/10 -

With Stephan

Hidden 09/Jul/10 AltLd
Mike Hood 09/Jul/10 AltLd
jmjw 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Will L
Clay C 06/Jul/10 Lead
with Max
David Bennett 05/Jul/10 -
with Paul
Dave Rumney 04/Jul/10 AltLd
with Tanya Milner
stephenmckenzie 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

First alpine route.

with James Chesmer, Ben Jeffreys
jogle03 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Rose Williams ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with gnc760
SteveJCox ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 30/Jun/10 AltLd
Cardi 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led both pitches of the direct start, which I hadn't done before. Seconded the SE Ridge after reaching the terrace

with Mark Vet, Petarghh
KevinJ 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Nige H
AnnaBacklund ?/Jun/10 2nd
Stefan Jacobsen ??/2010 AltLd O/S
with Jens Peter Hansen
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
keith leonard ??/2010 -
roryifinlay 20/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Daithi O Murachu, Simon Wells
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead
Shuttsie ?/Aug/09 2nd
benny_m 24/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/09 -
tdudley 22/Jul/09 2nd O/S

1 point of aid on crux. got caught in an electrical storm just after we'd summitted and things started to hum. did in big boots.

with Harry, Joe Morris
barney800 20/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Superb route! One 'proper' trad pitch, the others have loads of fixed gear. Nice climbing in fantastic situations throughout.

with Andy DB
Andy DB 20/Jul/09 -
with Ash, barney800
Hidden 11/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
MoWalker3 06/Jul/09 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
Ollie B 04/Jul/09 -
with B.Jacobs
BenJacobs 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Ollie
Hidden 03/Jul/09 AltLd
hcooper 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Excellent climb. First pitch polished to the point of glass on crux move - but managed! Very bruised toes from two weeks in mountaineering boots made it agony on tip toe traverse. Fun abseil as long as you don't go too far left on the way down.

with Jen80
Hidden 02/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Em66 ?/Jul/09 -
with Freg1
Hidden ?/Jul/09 AltLd
kingjam ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Matt Naylor
Jen80 ?/Jul/09 -

This topped out as my favourite mountain climb to date. Nice route, not to taxing but good sense of exposure in an amazing setting, plus a fun abseil!

with hcooper
Hidden ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
tomtom89 ?/Jul/09 AltLd
Neil Metcalfe101 ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Allan Mac
matt_ringrose 30/Jun/09 AltLd
with Tom Dewhurts
stuart34 27/Jun/09 2nd
with stu_buchan43, James Monypenny
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
YellowFellow ??/2009 AltLd
Tom Stoddart 03/Sep/08 -
with Tom Slade
Drapes 29/Aug/08 2nd
with Sandy Allan
will_lake 18/Aug/08 2nd
with Nick Weatherall, Guide
Hidden 05/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 05/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Dan M
loic.menzies ?/Aug/08 AltLd
with Brian Leite
CGlennie ?/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Alexander123 17/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Watty
Watty 17/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with A.Watt
Hidden 09/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/08 2nd
david0811 09/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Mark Reid
Hidden 09/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd
JimBee 02/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Stefano Guide
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Katie Marshall ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Ruth
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead
will5001 ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden 27/Jun/08 2nd
martin one 24/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave knight and Barry hewitt
Hidden 11/Jun/08 Lead
SWalls ?/Jun/08 -
with plummet
Hidden ?/Jun/08 2nd
David Horwood 19/Apr/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
_hs_ ??/2008 2nd
Tom Stoddart 14/Sep/07 -
with Iain Leverett
KeithW 08/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

Sunny day, great views. Very polished 1st pitch.

with Nick Ferguson
Hidden 05/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
FrankW 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Laura
Cardi 04/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Did another route afterwards and missed the telepherique down by 10 mins! 3 hr walk dwon to Cham

with Sunil
Bruveris ?/Aug/07 Lead
Bruveris ?/Aug/07 -
spbond 30/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
TGreen 11/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with alek
TGreen 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 -
alek ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with TGreen
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead
Glyn ?/Jul/07 -
with Trystan and Perry
Rosie Henstock ?/Jul/07 Lead rpt
Rosie Henstock ?/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with TGreen
SamStrong ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with spbond
ellentaylor ?/Jul/07 -
Laurence Everitt ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Jul/07 -
with ric moat and jon denniss
rob k ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with C Amis
Hidden 30/Jun/07 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/07 AltLd
benbers 20/Jun/07 AltLd

1st pitch really polished however an amazing route! had a bit of an epic, as we got caught during a thunderstorm on the summit then abseiled down to a ledge, waited the storm to pass then after abseiling down into the descent gulley filled with neve without crampons or axe fell 20m to the bottom which the rocks at the bottom provided a soft landing! and tore my ligaments in my leg! good lessons learnt for the future.

Darrell Read 18/Jun/07 -
with Jacob Gaudoin
scott gibson ?/Jun/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
geordiekev ??/2007 -
with gareth c
Bristoldave ??/2007 AltLd
with long
alicia 25/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Tobs
RachyH ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Dave
harryt ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Brian
benclimbing ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Gareth Steel
davepc ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with derek
Hidden ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland ?/Aug/06 2nd
with storm bate
broc 30/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Hidden 30/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
BazVee 10/Jul/06 AltLd
with Peter & Barry H
Iain Downie 09/Jul/06 AltLd
with Al Reaney & Zeff Marlowe
Hidden 09/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
djking1983 05/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/06 AltLd
Smudge03 05/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Also with Dave, King, Tim Clark and James Fry

Hidden 03/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
tatz45 ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with JTatts
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
tom_1985 ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Jules
davefount ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with Jez, Will Kelsall
tom_1985 ?/Jul/06 -
with Jules
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Jules_Robbo ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Jules_Robbo ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Piers Harley ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with Chris Grimble
Dohnny_Jawes ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
dancurrie ?/Jun/06 AltLd
with Mike Coppock
Theeni ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dalby
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd dog
Sankey 14/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Andy E
kleinej ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
paddygoodwin ?/Aug/05 AltLd
with kleinej
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
Si ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Will
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Mat J ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Alex
Somerset swede basher ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Masa Sakano
Hidden ?/Jul/05 2nd
manmike ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with jon
Mark A Humphries 07/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Rob Harper
Andy Can68 01/Aug/04 -
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Julie Carroll ?/Aug/04 AltLd
with Malcolm Dyson
Wil Treasure ?/Aug/04 -
with AdamW
The Bad Cough 06/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with rab
Ed Saint ?/Jul/04 -
Will Gordon ?/Jul/04 Lead rpt

Two seconds, climbed in boots, ice/snow.

with Irish bloke, James Roberts, Chris Bradshaw, Ben Cheek
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
John Andrew Simpson ?/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Jimmy
Wayne S ??/2004 Lead O/S
tom_holdsworth 21/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Will Taylor
Jon Pilling ?/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with steve prescott
Howard J 13/Aug/03 Lead O/S

John Waterhouse and Jo Edwards

with Anne Plooij
Will Gordon ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Steve Merchant, Rob Gleeson
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd
Jono Graham ?/Jul/03 -
with Mike Smith, Nic Marrs, Scott Halsey
reg_measures 28/Jun/03 AltLd
with steve burdett
joe king ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with steve petit
samwelli 25/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with Jon Haynes and Reuben Brown
Mark Salter 21/Aug/02 AltLd
with Carwyn Bridges, Chris Shorrock
Andy Clarke 02/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with MikeW
Hidden 02/Aug/02 AltLd
ian bryant ?/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with rod
BALD EAGLE 28/Jul/02 Lead
with Paul McCloy
Stuart Macfarlane 24/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
with Jenny, skog
ruaidh 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S

Can only be described as a total shambles. Lucky not to have died on the decent.

with FayeG
shaun walby ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
with Mike Steel
Hidden ?/Jul/02 AltLd
Grezza ?/Jun/02 AltLd
with Paul E
TonyG ??/2002 -
clams ??/2002 -
with AD
liz j ?/Sep/01 2nd
with neil brodie
chrishedgehog 10/Aug/01 AltLd O/S
with Dan Bailey, Clare Wilkie
pneame ?/Aug/01 AltLd
with Mike Soo
Hidden 14/Jul/01 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
andybuckley ?/Jul/01 Lead

One polished/exposed move, but otherwise easy and fun. Got ambushed by stormy weather and torrential rain at the top, making the descent abseil quite interesting. Down-climbing a hard snow couloir to get off was the scariest bit... we managed to miss the path, having seen footprints in the snow!

with Ed Murfitt
1202alarm ?/Jul/01 -
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Tim W ??/2001 -
petekeron ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S


paul birch ?/Jul/00 -
net ?/Jul/00 AltLd
with Ruth S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
seanyt ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 -
plain kitten ?/Sep/99 AltLd


fellgazelle ?/Sep/99 AltLd O/S

Great little route

with Alan Haigh
ConorC 30/Aug/99 -
with Richard Preston
rlrs ?/Aug/99 AltLd
Antony Mariani ?/Aug/99 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
andrewbooth1000 ?/Aug/99 Lead rpt
with Bryan Cosgrove
Hidden ?/Jul/99 Lead
220bpm ?/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
with Dave
fizzy_elephant ?/Aug/98 2nd O/S
with Roger
Hidden 21/Jul/98 2nd
EllieWoods ?/Jul/98 AltLd dnf
Robinl100 ?/Jul/98 AltLd
with Paddy Muir
Les Ross 24/Jun/98 AltLd
Guy ?/Aug/97 AltLd O/S
with Adrian
Hidden ?/Jul/97 AltLd
andrewbooth1000 ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S

Also with John from EUMC

with Andrew Sims
Tim Sparrow ?/Aug/96 Solo

Reversed route to descend. Really peeved off an ageing Frenchman who didn't like someone down climbing his route! Oh the inconvenience.

Hidden ?/Aug/96 Lead
Phill_ Thompson ?/Aug/96 AltLd
with Ian Gardiner
Jim Walton 19/Jul/96 AltLd
with Alison Bethal
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Marti999 19/Jul/94 AltLd
with larry
tompercy 14/Jul/94 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/94 AltLd O/S
kristian ?/Aug/93 AltLd
auld al ?/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
babymoac 26/Aug/92 AltLd
with Big Steve
Hidden 29/Jul/92 -
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 28/Jul/92 AltLd
with Chris Bedford
Yourlead 02/Jul/92 2nd
with Helen Penny, Graham Penny
Brian Rodgers ??/1992 -
with Sam Martin
Hidden 01/Aug/89 AltLd O/S
troybison ?/Aug/89 2nd
michaelb1 ?/Aug/89 Lead
Ratfeeder ?/Jul/89 AltLd O/S
with Nige M
Pete_Frost ??/1989 -

First done on PyB course and repeated as acclimatisation route ever since

steviewindsurf ??/1989 AltLd O/S
with Mel Turnbull
JamieAyres ?/Sep/88 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/88 Lead
John Brayshaw 04/Jul/87 AltLd O/S
freeheel47 ?/Jul/87 AltLd
Rob Kennard ??/1986 -
with James Dunlop
Hammy 03/Aug/85 Lead
with Penny Excell
Hidden ?/Aug/85 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/85 2nd O/S
biggianthead 28/Aug/84 -
with G
Hidden ?/Aug/84 -
davemhart 30/Jul/84 AltLd O/S
Neil McA 28/Jul/84 AltLd rpt

Did the Chapelle de la Gliere the same day

with Dean from USA
Hidden ??/1984 -
andy tetsill ?/Aug/83 Lead
with Joy
bobelvedere 27/Jul/83 Lead
with Helle Wulff Christensen
Neil McA 12/Aug/81 AltLd

My first route in The Alps

with Steve Hartland, Bob from Barnsley
Hidden ?/Sep/79 -
leland stamper ?/Aug/79 AltLd O/S
with Hugh Grandfield
DonnyDave 15/Aug/78 AltLd
with Joyce Sixsmith, Ray Banks, Marilyn Banks
alpinist63 06/Aug/78 -
Nigel Coe 31/Jul/78 -

Spent almost as long waiting to abseil as we had taken climbing it. The guy in front had a new 90-metre abseil rope which was in knots...

with Ian Birch, Jackie Coe
Hidden ?/Aug/77 AltLd
Andy Chubb 26/Jul/76 AltLd
with Saxon Ridley Andrew Collins
Rob Davies ?/Aug/75 AltLd

Did something in the Aiguilles Rouges, probably this

with Niall Macfadyen
Bolt Phobia 30/Jul/75 Lead
with Kit Spencer, Nicole
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