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DescriptionThere'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
- Southern Alps
Getting ThereFrom 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, southern Alps, Gorge du Verdon, Ceuse
Marseille MRS - South, Provence, Calanques, Buoux, Volx
Toulouse Blagnac TLS - Southwest, Pyrenees, Occitanie
Geneve GNV - 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at France
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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