South Ridge

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Route
Location:
Wallis (Valais), Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
Technical Rock Climb
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
TD+

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South Ridge
Created On: May 10, 2002
Last Edited On: Jun 24, 2004

Approach


Either from Val d'Herens (Ferpècle - Bricola - Glacier de la Dent Blanche) in 6 hour, or Val d'Anniviers (Zinal).

Route Description


From Bivouac de la Dent Blanche follow the easy ridge towards a rocky rib (3.592 m). Surround it by the West side. Then ascend directly the rocky ridge up to P 3.733 m. Push forward on snow (sometimes), climb numerous interesting gendarmes. Reach a tower with a height similar to Grand Cornier, descend 3 or 4 meters by a chimney on Mountet side. Follow the ridge climbing three gendarmes until the summit.

Essential Gear


Ice axe and crampons. Rope and other rock-climbing gear are advisable.

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xray

xray - Jun 23, 2004 9:11 am - Hasn't voted

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I dont think you mean the S ridge but the SW ridge. The difficulty is not TD+ but AD+ !!

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Jun 23, 2004 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

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xray, my information says S ridge but it also could named SW ridge because it comes in that direction from the P 3.733 m. They could name S because the ridge goes south-wards when it projects from the summit. They grade the route as TD+.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Jun 24, 2004 7:56 pm - Hasn't voted

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The ridge also goes S from P 3.733 m to Col de la Dent Blanche.

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South Ridge

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Geography

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