From Camp 1 we will contour round the snowy bowl until below two rock fingers. The east side of the ridge will be followed, climbing easy mixed ground until a short pitch of 'Severe' standard climbing leads to the ridge proper. The ridge is narrow in places and leads in turn to a further two pitches of 'Very Severe' standard. The route continues on the crest of the ridge for a short distance until we will be forced via an awkward step onto the west side of the ridge. The exposure here is huge, with especially massive drop-offs on both sides. Easy ground will then be followed to the start of the Yellow Tower. This 15 metre pitch, which is just below Camp 2, is one of the hardest pitches on the climb at 'Hard Very Severe' standard.