Ecrins / Pelvoux Climbing
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|Shared By:||kenr on Jul 6, 2018|
|Admins:||Euan Cameron, Luc-514|
Great for alpine ice/snow couloirs and mixed routes, where to go if looking for wilder and more remote alpine than Mont Blanc (and often drier sunnier weather).
Famous alpine peaks include the Barre des Ecrins, the Pelvoux, and the Ailefroide.
Lots of great single- and multi-pitch bolted rock routes nearby on variety of interesting rock types in the Haut Durance / Briancon valley.
Now some English-language guidebooks.
Some good alpine rock routes, but overall need to more choosy about rock quality than around Mont Blanc. Some good alpine rock areas are the AIguille de Sialouze and S ridge of the Petit Pelvoux.
. . . (nearby over on the west "Oisans" side are the south face of the Meije and the Rateau, and the Aiguille Dibona area).
There is also passenger rail service from Marseille to Embrun and Nice.
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