Elevation: 3,396 ft
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Shared By: Luc-514 on Sep 21, 2016
Admins: Euan Cameron, Luc-514

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.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0
 15
Arête des Papillons
Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Lepidopteres
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Nabot Leon
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Mer de Glace Face
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Un éclat de rire
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Voie des Suisses - exit O Sole Mio
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Voie Rébuffat
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Le Marchand de Sable
Trad 10 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Guy Anne "L'Insolite"
Trad 11 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Voie Contamine
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Cordier Pillar
Trad, Alpine 24 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Contamine
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Ridge Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Pyramide du Tacul
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Arête des Papillons Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille du Peigne
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
Lepidopteres Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille du Peigne
 9
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Nabot Leon Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille de Blatiere
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Mer de Glace Face Chamonix Mont B… > Envers des Aigu… > Charmoz & Grepon
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Voie Frison-Roche Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Un éclat de rire Chamonix Mont B… > Argentière Basin > Aiguille du Génépi
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Voie des Suisses - exit O S… Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Grand Capucin
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Voie Rébuffat Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Éperon des Cosmiques
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 35
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Le Marchand de Sable Chamonix Mont B… > Envers des Aigu… > Tour Rouge
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 10 pitches
Guy Anne "L'Insolite" Chamonix Mont B… > Envers des Aigu… > Première pointe des N…
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 11 pitches
Voie Contamine Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Pointes Lachenal
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Cordier Pillar Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille de Grand Cha…
 3
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 24 pitches
Contamine Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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