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

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.
AI4 M3
 18
Goulotte Chéré
Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
Easy Snow PG13
 17
Arête des Bosses / Goûter Route
Snow, Alpine
Mod. Snow
 6
Trois Mont
Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow
 57
Cosmiques Arête
Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI2
 6
Kuffner Ridge (aka Frontier Ridge)
Trad, Ice, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0
 18
Arête des Papillons
Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Lepidopteres
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Nabot Leon
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
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
 8
Voie des Suisses - exit O Sole Mio
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Voie Contamine
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Cordier Pillar
Trad, Alpine 24 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Contamine
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Goulotte Chéré Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Vallée Blanche Basin
 18
AI4 M3 Mixed, Ice, Alpine 8 pitches
Arête des Bosses / Goûter R… Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Vallée Blanche Basin
 17
Easy Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine
Trois Mont Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Vallée Blanche Basin
 6
Mod. Snow Snow, Alpine
Cosmiques Arête Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Vallée Blanche Basin
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow Trad, Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine 2 pitches
Kuffner Ridge (aka Frontier… Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Vallée Blanche Basin
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b AI2 Trad, Ice, Alpine
Arête des Papillons Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille du Peigne
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 Trad, Aid, Alpine 14 pitches
Lepidopteres Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille du Peigne
 12
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
Voie Frison-Roche Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles Rouges > Le Brévent
 38
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
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 36
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
Voie Contamine Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Pointes Lachenal
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Cordier Pillar Chamonix Mont B… > Aiguilles de Ch… > Aiguille de Grand Cha…
 6
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 24 pitches
Contamine Chamonix Mont B… > Midi - Tacul > Aiguille du Midi
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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