First ascent of the NE-face: 1871 by John Hawthorn Kitson, Christian Almer, Ulrich Almer
First ascent of the most famous route through the NE-face (the exposed big rib in the middle of the face, compare route overview: D+, 1100hm, 6h): 1909 by Oliver Perry-Smith, Whintrop Young, Joseph Knubel.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."