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Northern Alps Rock Climbing 

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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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Weather station 15.6 miles from here

111 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northern Alps

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northern Alps:
Lepidopteres    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Aiguilles de Chamonix : Aiguille du Peigne
Crocs mignons et vieilles dentelles   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 5 pitches, 330'   Valley crags : Vallorcine
Voie Frison-Roche   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 6 pitches, 650'   Aiguilles Rouges : Le Brévent
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 700'   Midi - Tacul : Aiguille du Midi
Arête des Papillons   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 820'   Aiguilles de Chamonix : Aiguille du Peigne
Crakoukass   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 8 pitches, 550'   Aiguilles Rouges : Le Brévent
Contamine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1640'   Aiguilles de Chamonix : Pointes Lachenal
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Featured Route For Northern Alps
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Evanescence.

Evanescence 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Europe : France : ... : Secteur du Triangle
Evanescence is a great route, sustained, a slight rest in the upper middle, with a great finish on tufa-esque features.Start up a difficult and sustained thin seam/crack. After a horizontal break, pull up onto the smooth face above and finish on the tufa-like features to the top. Fantastic!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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