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74 Haute Savoie crags 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Anthon 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Belledonne 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Canapé 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Chamonix Mont Blanc 21 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 63
Col des Aravis 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Falaise de la Colombière 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Grenoble 6 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Leaz 0 / 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 13
Massif des Ecrins 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 10
Oisans 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Petit Bargy 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Saint Julien 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 3,396 ft
GPS: 45.924, 6.87 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luc-514 on Sep 21, 2016
Admins: Euan Cameron, Luc-514
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Description

The world's first alpine playground (hence the name). Many of the towns on the eastern part of the region have been conquered back and forth between multiple countries so even though the official language is French, you'll probably find some Italian and German in the mix.
The Alps are the setting, I don't know if this area needs more of an explanation, but don't let the big mountains cast too big a shadow on the rest of the area.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes official website

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northern Alps

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Arête des Papillons
Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crocs mignons et vieilles dentelles
Sport 5 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lepidopteres
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crakoukass
Sport 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ex Libris
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Contamine
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arête des Papillons Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles de Cham… > Aiguille du Peigne 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 14 pitches
Crocs mignons et vieilles d… Chamonix Mont Blanc > Valley crags > Vallorcine 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 5 pitches
Lepidopteres Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles de Cham… > Aiguille du Peigne 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Voie Frison-Roche Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet Chamonix Mont Blanc > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Crakoukass Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 8 pitches
Ex Libris Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Contamine Chamonix Mont Blanc > Aiguilles de Cham… > Pointes Lachenal 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
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