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Elevation: 130 ft
GPS: 48.83581, 2.37317
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Description Suggest change

There's more to this Euro country than just good wine and cheese. If you're into any type of climbing (bouldering, sport, trad, alpine, ice), there are many world-class routes/problems to be had.

What's listed on Mountainproject is pretty dismal compared to what is available to be climbed, you could spent days trying to figure out what to climb when preparing a trip.

Areas have been split up as:

* Northern Alps
Most of the alpine playground from Geneva down to Grenoble.

* Southern Alps
Southeast of France

* Provence
Mediterranean coast between the Pyrenees (Spain) to the Alps (Italy).

* Pyrenees
Southwest portion of France bordering with Spain.

* Northwest
Bretagne, Normandie, Hauts de France

* Northeast
Grand Est

* Center

Getting There Suggest change

From the US: Save up your $ and ride in one of those fancy aeroplanes. Ask the pilot nicely to drop you off in Paris. Unless of course, you'd rather spend weeks at sea developing scurvy. I suggest the former.

There's more than one way to travel, depending on which carrier, you can plan to land at different airports:
Charles de Gaule CDG & Orly ORY - Paris, center of the country, Fontainebleau
Nice NCE - Southeast, 05 Southern Alps, Gorge du Verdon, Ceuse
Marseille MRS - South, 06 Provence, Calanques, Buoux, Volx
Toulouse Blagnac TLS - Southwest, 07 Pyrenees, Occitanie
Geneva GVA - Alps! Chamonix Mont Blanc

Don't automatically grab a car at your arriving airport, often it's cheaper to commute using a cheap city hopper flight or train ride, once at destination, a car often becomes helpful but not mandatory since the public transit system is very widespread.

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Classic Climbing Routes at France

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy Snow PG13
 23
Arête des Bosses / Goûter Route
Snow, Alpine
AI4 M3
 28
Goulotte Chéré
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow
 81
Cosmiques Arête
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c AI3 M4 Steep Snow
 15
Frendo Spur - Aiguille du Midi
Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
 31
Arête des Papillons
Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Voie Contamine
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Harley Davidson
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 18
Contamine
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
La Petite Illusion
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Angel Dust
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 17
Super Mickey
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
lapinerie
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Makach Walou
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arête des Bosses / Goûter R… .Snow, Ice & Mixed > Mont Blanc Range > Mont Blanc N Side
 23
Easy Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine
Goulotte Chéré .Snow, Ice & Mixed > Mont Blanc Range > Upper Vallée Blanche…
 28
AI4 M3 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
Cosmiques Arête .Snow, Ice & Mixed > Mont Blanc Range > Upper Vallée Blanche…
 81
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
Frendo Spur - Aiguille du Midi .Snow, Ice & Mixed > Mont Blanc Range > Aiguilles de Chamonix…
 15
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c AI3 M4 Steep Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
Voie Frison-Roche 04 Northern Alps > … > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Arête des Papillons 04 Northern Alps > … > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille du Peigne
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet 04 Northern Alps > … > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 57
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Voie Contamine 04 Northern Alps > … > Midi - Tacul > Pointes Lachenal
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Harley Davidson 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Demi Lune
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Contamine 04 Northern Alps > … > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 18
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
La Petite Illusion 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Berlin
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Angel Dust 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Demi Lune
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Super Mickey 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Cascade
 17
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
lapinerie 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Demi Lune
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Makach Walou 05 Southern Alps > Ceuse > Secteur Berlin
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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