This was my first route in the Alps, climbed with my friends Chris and Bruce. I enjoyed the route but got very tired walking back to our VW in the dark (we didn't stay in the hut). The weather was not good in the Bernese Alps, so we went to the Verdon Gorge and on to Chamonix.
Nice climbing on solid limestone. Alpine scramble to get to the start of the route, and the descent is also a bit complicated.
Via Steuri on the Kingspitze under perfect conditions
And I was the last member of the famous Mountain Monkey Group, who conquered the Kingspitze on the memorable day; 10th of august 2008
A classic route on a impressive mountain. The bolts have reduced the overall seriousness, but still the route demands alpine skills. Interesting (alpine!) limestone rock, sometimes missing a little bit friction and being layered in a difficult way. Be aware of the traverse to the right in the couloir (marked with a few bolts). The last pitches to the summit ridge offers less solid rock and require some searching. The descent (3-5h) requires a good study of the description.
See Jurgen :-)
Jeroen (aka Paps)
After I've saw the route in 2007 I allways wanted to climb it. Togehter with SP members Bas Visscher, Jeroen Vels and skileraar we climbed the route on a beautiful august day. Perfect conditions (dry rock)! The start can be difficult to find and be sure that you have enough energy for the long descent.