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Bhagirathi III 6457 m, West and South Faces

Area: Western Garhwal Himalaya, India

West Face


1. Impossible Star (Spanish Route), 6c A3+ 60o(org. VI A3/A3+), 28 pitches, 1300m, Juan C. Aldeuger, Sergio Martinez, José L. Moreno i Juan Thomás, May 1984

2. Russian Route VI 5.11 A4 (with sections of difficult mixed terrain), 1110 m, Vladimir Kachkov.Yuri Koshelenko, Andrei Lukin, Igor Potankin, September-October 1998, climbers spent 16 days climbing capsule style, two days for the rappel

3. The Slovenian Route ED+ VIII A4, 85°, Janez Jeglič, Silvo Karo, September 1990

4. Stairway to Heaven (South West Pillar Direct) VIII+/IX-, 30 pitches plus summit slopes, 1300m, Walter Hölzler, Jörg Pflugmacher, May 2004, six-day capsule style ascent

5. Sciottish Route (South West Pillar) 5.8 A2, 45-60° (now climbed at around VI+ with a little aid) , Robert Batron, Allen Fyffe,  September 1982

6. Czech Express (Czech Direct, Central Pillar of South West Face) VII 50°, 24 pitches on granite followed by shale band, Zdeněk Šlachta, Zdeděk Michalec, August 1993

South Face

7. Les Temps Sauvages 6a A2, 22 independent pitches, 1300 m, , Arnaud Guillaume, Remi Thivel, May 1998


8. South East Ridge, C. F. Kirkus, Charles Warren, 1933

 

 
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