Very beautiful climb, one of my most enjoyable best of this year.
Beautiful climb with a spectacular view of the spectacular West ridge.
Robin and I got most of the way and then rained off.
South ridge with the alternative start via Takala
Aborted after the 7th pitch and abseiled down via the route 'Ruska'. We stopped because we where a bit intimidated by the whole mountain, 2nd time ever we climbed in granite and 3rd time ever we did a long multipitch. Other than that the rock is great. I will go back to that area to train and then attempt the south ridge again.
That is exactly how I felt too...I had done numerous long multi-pitch routes before, even a 25 pitch route, but this one intimidated me and we aborted around the same point as you.
Did you go back and do it?
Climbed it with Jeroen - leaded all pitches.. Great rock, enough bolts and pitons in situ!
Climbed the South ridge with a friend after we'd spent a week climbing other routes in the area and we found it to be a highly enjoyable and challenging route. It was quite crowded, even with a very early start, but that didn't detract too much from the enjoyment. Great quality granite, some very exposed lengths and an awesome view from the top of the Salbit. We climbed the alternative beginning to the top of the Salbitzahn, very satisfying. Recommended!