The E. Ridge, or Salluard Route was one of the finist alpine rock climbs I've ever done. 10 pitches up to 5.10; 2 handcracks that converge-all fours in 1 crack, Indian Creek style; a knife-edge ridge to a summit with room for 1. Excellent!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe