Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Chamonix climbing yesterday

The Digital Crack Tower on ca 3650 meters on the Cosmiques Ridge

Had a great outing yesterday on Aiguille du Midi but man it was freezing cold up there and with the wind on the bridge even putting the crampons on was a daunting task. Passing the Digital Crack tower was magic. Digital Crack is the highest located 8a in Europe. We rapped off the bridge and did a short but quite interesting route on the NW Face. I have climbed it a few times in the past but never in so dry conditions. Still great climbing.

Rapping in to the abysse...

Great mixed pitch on the NW Face of Midi

Frosty conditions

Arriving at the Cosmiques Ridge in magic light