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Clocher de Planpraz 

Planpraz Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,595'
Location: 45.93592, 6.85265 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Euan Cameron, Luc-514, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kenr on Jun 28, 2017
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This area has peaks and multi-pitch rock routes in the Aiguilles Rouges range above the northwest side of the Chamonix valley.

It is north of the the Brevent area and south of the Index area of the Aiguilles Rouges.

Getting There 

Climbing routes in the Planpraz area are usually reached by riding up the mechanical lift named Planpraz, then hiking and scrambing.

The bottom station of the Planpraz lift (GPS lat long approx N45.9243 E6.8631) is on the west side of the town of Chamonix Mont Blanc.

Unfortunately in recent years, the operation dates of this lifts have been much shorter than the effective season of climbing.

Climbing Season

For the Chamonix Mont Blanc area.

Weather station 16.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for the route Label Virginie on the Clocher d...

Label Virginie 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : France : ... : Clocher de Planpraz
Though new, this route provides excellent and moderate climbing to reach a beautiful and sharp peak in the Aiguilles Rouges. Pitch 1 (5.4): This short pitch can be bypassed. Pitch 2 (5.8): A beautiful chimney leads to face moves before topping out on a grassy section where the belay is located. Pitch 3 (5.7): More of a linking pitch, do one move of 5.7 up a vertical wall before reaching a belay at the top. Pitch 4 (5.8): Enjoyable 5.8 climbing leads to a grassy ter...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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