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athpalRoute Comment


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I climbed Arete des Cosmiques on 20th of August 2002. Please note down the following :

1.After the gendarm (3.731m) you continue for a little while the ridge and then you abseil down twice. There are two abseil rings, slings etc.Each abseil is about 10 - 15 m.

2.The key passage was well equipped. There were rope ladders & sling. After the key passage you reach a bolt (there is another one above but is unscrewed), then continue 3 -4 meters right, approximately 10 meters up (the first 3/4 is an easy narrow passage)and then left.
Posted Aug 29, 2002 5:39 am

ProbemeisterRoute Comment

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The passage of 4+ has a large ring bolt about 2m up it to aid the hardest move, this means the route can be done at 3+ (UIAA)
Posted Sep 18, 2002 8:47 am

duxe1975Route Comment


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The cosmic arête is mostly graded (by most of the guide books), as PD/PD+ .

The grade IV rock section is very short one just a couple of moves.

The route shouldn’t be underestimated but then its not difficult, relatively safe, and nice and short route for acclimatization and introduction to the area.

Posted Aug 26, 2004 7:51 pm

SweendawegVideo of Cosmique & explanation


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Here's a terrific seven minutes of explanation and view of climbing the Cosmique in the winter. Best thing of doing it in winter is you have the entire spectacular climb to yourself!


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Posted Oct 30, 2015 1:41 pm

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