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Le Brévent  

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The Brévent is a high point above Chamonix that might offer the best views of the Mont Blanc range--and fun climbing with a minimal approach (if you can afford a cable-car ticket). Much of the area faces south, but up here, cool breezes--or storms--can blow in and remind you you're high above the valley floor.

Getting There 

Cable car! Follow the signs in Chamonix for the Brévent cable car, uphill from the church. Take the Rue de la Mollard west from the Place de l'Eglise, up the hill. Hang a quick right at the Route des Moussoux to reach the Brévent cable car.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.8 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Le Brévent:
Voie Frison-Roche   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 6 pitches, 650'   
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The cairn marking the descent to the cliff.

Ex Libris 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : Le Brévent
This route can be done in as many as seven pitches or as few as four. It faces east and gets morning sun. While not as majestic as the Mont Blanc region directly across the valley, this cliff offers one of the few gear-protected routes in the area and allows for outstanding views of the Alps. The traditional first pitch (which we skipped) almost seems like a separate single pitch route due to a long section of 3rd class above it which can be hiked. This first pitch is bolted and goes at 6b (10c)...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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