Arête des Cosmiques Climber's Log

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skendrick

skendrick - Jan 11, 2011 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

End of the weather window  Sucess!

squeezed this in before a stretch of bad weather. lives up to the hype.

Ides

Ides - Oct 20, 2010 8:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2010

Very nice...  Sucess!

Magnificent route, very nice weather.

georgen

georgen - Jul 25, 2010 9:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Great route!  Sucess!

in perfect weather.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 18, 2010 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Beautiful ridge!  Sucess!

A beautiful experience in perfect wheather!

RoyD

RoyD - May 25, 2010 6:50 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2010

Wintery Cosmique Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed the Cosmique Ridge under wintery conditions during an alpine instructor course!

hasemann

hasemann - Sep 16, 2009 11:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Excellent route!  Sucess!

A very beautiful route and the weather were perfect. It was my first real alpine route and it was great fun! Did the first half of the route with crampons but it wasn't really necessary as most of the snow had melted.

pablo

pablo - Aug 25, 2009 3:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Route Climbed: Normal   Sucess!

Florence and I enjoyed this beautiful climb arriving to A. du Midi just to pick up the train back to Chamonix. A symbolic climb as it was my 1rst time guiding, alpine initiation put into practice for Florence and a rende-vous "message" promise from my previous climb 3 years later to Florence.

MountaingirlBC

MountaingirlBC - Aug 8, 2009 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008

SUPER fun climb  Sucess!

Climbed this as a warmup/acclimatization climb but it ended up being one of the most fun climbs I have ever done. Only wish it was longer. Climbed it in crampons. Placed one of those new mini tricams only because it was new and I wanted to. Highly highly recommended!

radson

radson - Aug 2, 2009 8:11 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009

Twice in 3 days  Sucess!

Very fun mini climb. First time in boots, second time on crampons.

JanG

JanG - Jul 13, 2009 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

Awesome climb  Sucess!

Greatly enjoyed this climb with my son Christoph (assisted by Eric, a local guide). We had dramatic views of the cliffs along a great route. The 4c crux was definitely hard to overcome (wearing crampons is definitely essential). We were amazed at the number of tourists watching from the deck at the end!

Heikki

Heikki - May 6, 2009 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2009

Difficult conditions

We climbed the mixed slope up to gendarme at 3731m and then turned around. I felt bit sick and there were a LOT of snow and quite strong wind. No one else on the ridge that day =) We just made it to last cabine down.

nattfodd

nattfodd - May 5, 2009 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

First alpine climb  Sucess!

My first real alpine climb, and a lot of good fun despite an injury. It had snowed heavily the day before (60-80cm) and I had the honour of breaking trail on the arête du midi.

I ended up taking a small fall on the 2nd rappel (poor communication with the guide, and he didn't want me abseiling on my own) which resulted in a sprained ankle, but the pain really kicked in only when I was back down in the valley (I couldn't walk by the evening), allowing me to finish the climb safely, and even put all my weight on the damaged ankle for the crux slab... I was back climbing after three weeks.

scastelein - Dec 15, 2008 8:39 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

Great route!  Sucess!

Used the cable car to get to the Aiguille du Midi, descended to refuge de Cosmique. We left most of our gear at the refuge and started the climb of the ridge.

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Aug 18, 2008 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2008

Fun little climb.  Sucess!

Waited untill noon so the crowds both on the route and at the balcony were gone. No cheering Japanese for me :( Fun little climb though.

klwagar

klwagar - Aug 11, 2008 3:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

great day  Sucess!

A really fun route. Love the ending!

mulidivarese

mulidivarese - Jul 20, 2008 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Afternoon excercise.  Sucess!

Once we traversed the valle blanche we arrived at Cosmique hutte quite early. So why not? a bit of excercise and some nic eclimbing. In view of the long mount blanc traverse the day after.
So the full of entuxiasm we begun our climbing in quite fast way. It toke a bit the part with the 4c slab: we were widount any equipement apart few strings, rope, 4 express. Better have always 1-2 camalot! Anyway very nice and spectacular
Valerio and Giacomo

Leendertschwab

Leendertschwab - May 2, 2008 6:57 am

fine  Sucess!

Fine route, although I needed the fixed rope.

drorfid

drorfid - Apr 3, 2008 7:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

very nice  Sucess!

go early, to avoid crowds, good intro to mix.

wingedfeet

wingedfeet - Oct 18, 2007 10:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Great Route  Sucess!

I enjoyed this route so much! My thanks to Herve Thivierge for recomending it and for taking me there.

mattnoland

mattnoland - Aug 17, 2007 7:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2007

Great Day  Sucess!

Coolest climb of my life! Early in season and an early start gave us the ridge to ourselves.

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