Route Climbed: SW Ridge Date Climbed: July 2, 2003
Climbed to the summit in 3.5 hrs from the very nice hut at 5000m. Staying at the hut made for a nice, easy day and allowed for some good acclimatization. Lots of clouds rolled in from the south soon after I reached the ridge, so views weren´t that great. Overall, a very easy climb with a nice steep section to reach the summit (10m, 60 degrees). My partner Tony Lombardo also reached the summit.
Route Climbed: Normal (West Ridge?) Date Climbed: June, 2002
Climbed with Micah Lambeth next day after Urus Este. Similar weather - foggy valley floor then ascended into sunshine. Took route name too seriously and got off-route, heading straight up to col, traversing east ridge on other side, then crossing over top and connecting with normal route before final ascent to summit. Small bergschrund just before summit but not difficult. Like Urus, nicely defined summit. Descended via normal route.