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Misha 5 Feb AltLd rpt Super! Nice to do this again, this time to the top. I set off intending to get to the half way belay. Couldn’t find it so carried on to a niche where I thought there would be a belay but there was just a peg and some soggy ice. Ended up doing a semi hanging belay off a peg and two screws in good ice at the base of the niche. Main issue was I got sprayed from above and soon enough turned into an iced up armadillo. Wasn’t too bad but the gear got frozen solid. That was a 60m pitch, taking in some varied technical climbing over and round multiple cauliflowers. Took my time as didn’t want to get pumped. Pretty steady but had to pull a bit in places. Dave took us to the top of the main section. Another great pitch, no cauliflowers but steep and featured. Had to pass through a brief shower, otherwise dry. I did the following easy link pitch and then the fourth pitch. This was fairly short and about WI4. Belayed in the sun! Dave led through to the top, another WI4 pitch but with brittle ice. Great views on the sunlit plateau. Abbed down in four. Passed the half way three bolt belay on the way - it was hidden by an ice bulge and perfectly dry... 6 hours up, half of it spent on P1. Just under 12 hours round trip from the van.
with davkeo
Super! Nice to do this again, this time to the top. I set off intending to get to the half way belay. Couldn’t find it so carried on to a niche where I thought there would be a belay but there was just a peg and some soggy ice. Ended up doing a semi hanging belay off a peg and two screws in good ice at the base of the niche. Main issue was I got sprayed from above and soon enough turned into an iced up armadillo. Wasn’t too bad but the gear got frozen solid. That was a 60m pitch, taking in some varied technical climbing over and round multiple cauliflowers. Took my time as didn’t want to get pumped. Pretty steady but had to pull a bit in places. Dave took us to the top of the main section. Another great pitch, no cauliflowers but steep and featured. Had to pass through a brief shower, otherwise dry. I did the following easy link pitch and then the fourth pitch. This was fairly short and about WI4. Belayed in the sun! Dave led through to the top, another WI4 pitch but with brittle ice. Great views on the sunlit plateau. Abbed down in four. Passed the half way three bolt belay on the way - it was hidden by an ice bulge and perfectly dry... 6 hours up, half of it spent on P1. Just under 12 hours round trip from the van.
with davkeo
davkeo 5 Feb AltLd O/S Climbed the pillar in 2 pitches. Misha started with a full 60 & ended up between the 2 bolted belay stations in a rather wet situation. I was happy for a quick changeover but still got quite wet & everything was frozen by the time I arrived at the next belay. Pumpy pitch. The pillar overall was very featured & gave lots of interesting climbing. 3 more fun easy pitches to the top & glorious sunshine.
with Misha
Climbed the pillar in 2 pitches. Misha started with a full 60 & ended up between the 2 bolted belay stations in a rather wet situation. I was happy for a quick changeover but still got quite wet & everything was frozen by the time I arrived at the next belay. Pumpy pitch. The pillar overall was very featured & gave lots of interesting climbing. 3 more fun easy pitches to the top & glorious sunshine.
with Misha
Alessandro Tentori 16 Feb, 2018 2nd O/S
with Damien Tomasi
with Damien Tomasi
Richard Kendrick 10 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S Mega, led all pitches. Pretty wet though!
with Julian
Mega, led all pitches. Pretty wet though!
with Julian
Granitemuncher 2 Feb, 2017 Lead O/S did the initial section in 2x 45m pitches. just scratches WI6 but good fun with varied features including cauli's, caves, chadeliers, etc. WI5+ IMO
with Peter Neden
did the initial section in 2x 45m pitches. just scratches WI6 but good fun with varied features including cauli's, caves, chadeliers, etc. WI5+ IMO
with Peter Neden
Hidden 26 Jan, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Feb, 2016 -
TeeBee 26 Feb, 2015 AltLd dog Two falls and one blackout. 2nd & 3rd pitches very wet.
with Jake
Two falls and one blackout. 2nd & 3rd pitches very wet.
with Jake
Hidden 23 Feb, 2015 AltLd dnf
Graeme Barr 22 Feb, 2015 AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3
with Pat
Led P1 & 3
with Pat
Hidden ?Feb, 2015 -
Misha 31 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S Great route, lives up to the hype! Another party on RHS so we went L. Nic led short pitch to the ledge. I took it from there to a cool cave. Looked straightforward but actually featured a few short overhanging steps with some delicate placements. Not hooked out so tricky enough. I then got to lead the next pitch to the top of the pillar. Knocked off a bit of ice into my face, minor cut but not lasting scar. Pretty wet on the pillar despite it being -20! Ran out of daylight so didn’t do the last two pitches.
with Nicolas
Great route, lives up to the hype! Another party on RHS so we went L. Nic led short pitch to the ledge. I took it from there to a cool cave. Looked straightforward but actually featured a few short overhanging steps with some delicate placements. Not hooked out so tricky enough. I then got to lead the next pitch to the top of the pillar. Knocked off a bit of ice into my face, minor cut but not lasting scar. Pretty wet on the pillar despite it being -20! Ran out of daylight so didn’t do the last two pitches.
with Nicolas
Hidden 31 Jan, 2015 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 11 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Led first pitch which was straightforward if a bit weird "ear" hooking! Really nice ski descent with pillows, drops and knee deep cold powder :-)
with John McCune, Graham Mcgrath
Led first pitch which was straightforward if a bit weird "ear" hooking! Really nice ski descent with pillows, drops and knee deep cold powder :-)
with John McCune, Graham Mcgrath
GraMc 11 Feb, 2014 AltLd O/S Brilliant route!, only slightly marred by a complete dickhead of a french guide trying to overtake us
with irish john, Alasdair Fulton
Brilliant route!, only slightly marred by a complete dickhead of a french guide trying to overtake us
with irish john, Alasdair Fulton
John Carney 15 Jan, 2014 2nd O/S Finally!
with Adam George
Finally!
with Adam George
The Grist 4 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Daniel kim
with Daniel kim
Alastair R 3 Feb, 2013 AltLd β
andyinglis 3 Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S To the top, lead P1, P3 and P5. WI5+ not WI6 condition.
To the top, lead P1, P3 and P5. WI5+ not WI6 condition.
Ally Baba ??, 2013 AltLd
with Jon Griffiths
with Jon Griffiths
ian bryant ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Feb, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Jan, 2012 2nd
nickdonohue ?Jan, 2012 Lead dog shouldn't have tried this - knew I was tired & climbing badly when I began. Led first 2 pitches, ran out of steam on the 3rd as ground got easier! Had rather epic fall (nearly 20m) plus another fall when reclimbed. Given TR on last few metres by party above. Felt sorry for steve as 2nd who got very cold in wet cave.
with Steve Scott
shouldn't have tried this - knew I was tired & climbing badly when I began. Led first 2 pitches, ran out of steam on the 3rd as ground got easier! Had rather epic fall (nearly 20m) plus another fall when reclimbed. Given TR on last few metres by party above. Felt sorry for steve as 2nd who got very cold in wet cave.
with Steve Scott
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?Jan, 2012 Lead Guiding day. took left hand line as party on the rhs. brittle and not cleaned on this side - managed to smash myself in the mouth with a big chunk of ice
with Oliver Lee
Guiding day. took left hand line as party on the rhs. brittle and not cleaned on this side - managed to smash myself in the mouth with a big chunk of ice
with Oliver Lee
Greg Boswell 16 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
with Damien
with Damien
Tom Livingstone ?Feb, 2010 2nd β
centurion05 ?Feb, 2010 AltLd O/S Dave lead pitch one because 'it looks the most interesting'. I settled for P2 because it looked 'easy' and Dan the Man had the vertical pillar on P3. The second pitch turned out to be overhanging, pumpy, scary and amazing! Great route, great company and great experience.
with dave g, Dan Carroll
Dave lead pitch one because 'it looks the most interesting'. I settled for P2 because it looked 'easy' and Dan the Man had the vertical pillar on P3. The second pitch turned out to be overhanging, pumpy, scary and amazing! Great route, great company and great experience.
with dave g, Dan Carroll
just one more 26 Jan, 2010 Lead dnf Backed off from P3, bullet hard ice and a bit psyched out
with tim b
Backed off from P3, bullet hard ice and a bit psyched out
with tim b
mgeek 21 Jan, 2009 AltLd O/S MENTAL Route! Truly Awesome. Lead first and last main pitches -Steep, sustained and stunning setting.
with daimo
MENTAL Route! Truly Awesome. Lead first and last main pitches -Steep, sustained and stunning setting.
with daimo
Chad123 11 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S Super classic route - fairly steep! But not too committing as lots of in-situ belays. Humble managed to drop axe from the crux 3rd pitch and it hit nothing on the way down. We did it in two long pitches.
with James Humble
Super classic route - fairly steep! But not too committing as lots of in-situ belays. Humble managed to drop axe from the crux 3rd pitch and it hit nothing on the way down. We did it in two long pitches.
with James Humble
James Humble ?Feb, 2008 AltLd Amazing route, very intimidating, dropped axe made life difficult! Best ice route ever
with Chad
Amazing route, very intimidating, dropped axe made life difficult! Best ice route ever
with Chad
Hidden 25 Jan, 2008 Lead
Ramon Marin 11 Jan, 2008 Lead dnf
with Salomon Fernandez
with Salomon Fernandez
FrankW 27 Jan, 2007 Lead β
with Rob K
with Rob K
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