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West ridge 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 1300', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Colin Winter on Jul 30, 2014

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Midway in the route

Description 

A classic moderate of the region, and a decent alternative to the heavy traffic on the south ridge of the Salbitschijen.

The terrain varies betwen nicely exposed pitches and long sequences of scrambling.

See the filidor guidebook "Plaisir-ost" for a topo.

Location 

The start of the route is a few meters from the base of the ridge on its south side. There's a bolt just off the deck marking the start.

At several places, it is possible to bail with a rappel down the south side of the ridge. From the top, scramble down the east ridge a few hundred feet, following a series of prominent cairns, to a rap anchor. A single rap down the south face gets you on the ground, where you can traverse back to the base of the climb.

Protection 

There are bolted anchors and a mix of bolts and pitons of varying quality along the way and at exposed positions where there is no opportunity to place gear. A small complementary rack should suffice.


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Pitch one
Pitch one
West ridge in the late afternoon sun in high summe...
West ridge in the late afternoon sun in high summe...
Pitch three
Pitch three
Pitch 12, crux of the route
Pitch 12, crux of the route

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