Similar to Mark and I think with similar conditions. We didn't even need crampons going up the Taeschhorn, but descending the other side to the Domjoch required much concentration. The rock up to the Dom was bad but not that bad...maybe some loose rocks have been knocked off in 30 years! We bivied on the glacier below the Dom, hoping to continue on the Nadelgrat the next day but a stuck rope and exhaustion put an end to the idea quickly!
Best alpine route I have done Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1986
Traversed Alphubel, over-nighted at the Mischabeljoch bivvy - and then ascended south ridge of the Taschhorn, completed the traverse - and finally descended the Festigrat of the Dom and on down to Randa. A long but magnificent day.