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Hörnligrat (NE-ridge) - AD

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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13 JUL 1865, Croz, Hadow, Hudson, Douglas, Taugwalder (father), Whymper, Taugwalder (son)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Route length: 1,220 meters. Summit height: 4,477 meters.

Submitted by: adeptus on 2007-02-20
Last Modified: 2010-02-04
Views: 1620
Route ID: 38933

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2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty AD
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: henrytwin_m on 2009-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Longest climbing day

The was the longest climbing day I have been a part of. We were planning for the normal 8-10 hours of climbing, but we did not reach the summit until 1130 and that meant a long descent still awaited us. A word to all, turn around at 1000 even if you have not been to the summit if you do not want to descend in the dark. The problem is you have lost your best resource, the guides. If you are climbing without a guide they will not be around if you have not been to the summit by 1000. They are on their way down and you should turn around and follow them.
Overall the trip was great. I now know my limit and what I am willing to risk. There is protection in all the places you need it, but you must move fast and safely. On the ropes up high there will be people coming down them while you are trying to go up, so move quickly. I will probably not climb the Matterhorn again. If I do, I know I must move quickly and stay on route.

Added: 2009-09-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating R
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bbirtle on 2006-08-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars About Friggin Time...

Watching a young guy fall 500m to his death on the West Face on the way up put a big damper on what would have otherwise been an incredible day...

Added: 2007-02-09