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The South Face is an aesthetic slab of snow or ice rising from the col at the northeastern end of the summit plateau, and perhaps the best route on the peak. About four pitches, mostly around 50 degrees but up to 65 degrees. Conditions will vary; typically hard snow in late winter and summer, by late autumn iron-hard ice may be encountered. The left side of the face has a rather better run-out – the right edge, however, is a more atmospheric place to be.