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South Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Wallis (Valais), Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.05410°N / 7.61730°E

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: TD+

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: May 10, 2002 / Jun 24, 2004

Object ID: 156438

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Approach


Either from Val d'Herens (Ferpècle - Bricola - Glacier de la Dent Blanche) in 6 hour, or Val d'Anniviers (Zinal).

Route Description


From Bivouac de la Dent Blanche follow the easy ridge towards a rocky rib (3.592 m). Surround it by the West side. Then ascend directly the rocky ridge up to P 3.733 m. Push forward on snow (sometimes), climb numerous interesting gendarmes. Reach a tower with a height similar to Grand Cornier, descend 3 or 4 meters by a chimney on Mountet side. Follow the ridge climbing three gendarmes until the summit.

Essential Gear


Ice axe and crampons. Rope and other rock-climbing gear are advisable.

Additions and Corrections

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xrayRoute Comment

xray

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I dont think you mean the S ridge but the SW ridge. The difficulty is not TD+ but AD+ !!
Posted Jun 23, 2004 9:11 am
Diego SahagúnRoute Comment

Diego Sahagún

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xray, my information says S ridge but it also could named SW ridge because it comes in that direction from the P 3.733 m. They could name S because the ridge goes south-wards when it projects from the summit. They grade the route as TD+.
Posted Jun 23, 2004 8:28 pm
Diego SahagúnRoute Comment

Diego Sahagún

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The ridge also goes S from P 3.733 m to Col de la Dent Blanche.
Posted Jun 24, 2004 7:56 pm

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Images

climbers at the final gendarm...Glacier de la Dent Blanche<br />
...Grand Cornier from Bricola<br />
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