Aiguille du Midi, Cosmiques Arete North West Face, AKA off the bridge. Scottish VIII 8 or M7+. 4 pitches, all of which are very good. With Ally Hurst.
Good route, Good conditions on the top pitch. Had to take a rest on the crux wall. One to come back and get free! Great route from Dave Almond and Mark Thomas (UKC News report here)
Looking down the abs.
Looking up at the first pitch
Me on the first pitch. Photo Ally Hurst
Ally hurst heading up the 2nd pitch.
Looking out of the passerelle couloir.
Ally belaying below the crux drytooling pitch.
Accessing the 3rd pitch. Photo Ally Hurst
Me on the crux wall. Just before taking a little rest. 😦 Photo Ally hurst.
Ally topping out on the 3rd pitch.
Ally starting up the 4th pitch which is normally drier than this!
Topo showing the pitches. (Scroll down to see image in full size when in gallery view mode)
Photo without line. (Scroll down to see image in full size when in gallery view mode)