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Massif des Ecrins Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,408'
Location: 44.92288, 6.35612 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Euan Cameron, Luc-514, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Quentin Butin on Sep 4, 2013
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Sunset on La Meije from La Grave

Description 

Massif des Ecrins is a great alpine domain for beginner or most experienced climbers.

Classic summits such as La barre des Ecrins (4102m) or La Meije (3983m) are located in this area. You find dozens of alpine climbs.
For a more exhaustive list of Ecrins summits, take a look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massif_d...

Getting There 

From Lyon/Grenoble, head to Vizille via N85, then follow briancon signs (D1091)

Directions then depend on the summit you want to attempt.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Alps area.

Weather station 25.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Massif des Ecrins
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of pitch 3 (the chimney pitch) of Voie des Q...

Voie des Quarantes 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : France : ... : Contrefort de Roche Robert
A fun moderate multi pitch route which climbs quickly and has great views.The first pitch climbs up a flat, well featured limestone face with great incut edges. Finishes up a steep bit to a shared belay with Voie Chegevaroux. A couple of options to start with the left side being a bit harder.Second pitch climbs past a shared bolt then breaks to the right through some loose rock (take care!) up to the ledge below the prominent chimney.Ascend the chimney (slick, polished limestone) or climb out ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: La Meije from La Grave
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