Le Montenvers : La Grande Échelle

Le Montenvers : La Grande Échelle

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Associated waypoints

Map

  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 282 - Martigny
  • Swisstopo - 1344 - Col de Balme
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc

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General

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

climbing_outdoor_type: multi

configuration: face

quality: medium

Rating

D-  
5b
    I    P1 

heights

elevation min/max : 1870 m / 1913 m

height_diff_up: 100 m

orientations

E W S N

route_history

Michel Piola 2004-5

description

A good introduction to the area, not sustained.

Approach 10mins

From Montenvers station follow the path towards the Mer de Glace. Descend the first set of long ladders and then the two sets of short ladders. La grande échelle takes a line of bolts just 10m to the left, (looking into the cliff, i.e with your back to the glacier,) of the foot of these ladders. The bolts are glued in ring bolts.

Route

L1 4c 30m
L2 5b 35m
L3 5a 35m

Descent

Abseil back down the route

remarks

Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.

gear

10 quickdraws, 2×50 m ropes

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