Vallée d'Abondance : Cascade de l'Essert

Vallée d'Abondance : Cascade de l'Essert

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General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)

quality: medium

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Rating

4    II    P2 

heights

elevation min/max : 1200 m / 1450 m

height_diff_up: 250 m

height_diff_difficulties: 130 m

difficulties_height: 1330 m

orientations

E W S N

description

Approach

326991

From Chatel drive along the D220 past Villapeyron and the Linga telecabin to a parking at the foot of the Essert Cascade. Go up through the woods following the torrent to the foot of the icefall.

Route

P1 Not very steep, 3 Aboput 50m
P2 Crux pitch, steep, 4/4+ on the left, (loking up,) 5+ to the right.
P3 Less steep but still sustained. Belay at a broad, level area.
P4 The last pitch remains long and sustained.

Descent

Abseil, using the chain belays on the true left bank.

remarks

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