Miroir d'Argentine : Voie Directe

Information

General

General

route_types: loop
activities
durations: 1 day(s)

climbing_outdoor_type: multi

configuration: face

quality: medium

Location

Location

heights

heights

elevation min/max : 1462 m / 2325 m

height_diff_up: 800 m

height_diff_difficulties: 400 m

Rating

Rating

D  
5a > 5a

    II    P2 

orientations

orientations

E W S N

Maps

Maps

  • Swisstopo - 41 - Col du Pillon
  • Swisstopo - 272 - St-Maurice
  • Swisstopo - 1285 - Les Diablerets

Licence

Licence

description


A magnificent, huge limestone slab. You can see why it’s called the mirror.
The route is fairly well equipped but nuts and friends are useful as the bolts are well spaced, (more so than on the other Miroir routes.)

Approach

From the Solalex parking, cross the torrent by a footbridge and ascend a steep path to the foot of the route.
The climb starts at an obvious large corner in the centre of the cliff, the left side having grey rock, the right side reddish rock. The broken terrain before the start is fairly exposed. There is a plaque with the route’s name at the start.

Route

L#| 5a|
L#| 4a| Stay in the corner, ignore the bolts seen to the left
L#| 5a| letter box, polished
L#| 4a|
L#| 5a|
L#| 4a|
L#| 4a|
L#| 4a|
L#| 4b|
L#| 5a|
L#| 5a|
L#| 5a|
L#| 4a|
L#| 3a|
L#| 4c|

From the top of the route, traverse E to gain, via a stony gully, the summit of the Haute Corde (2350m). See also http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/53904/en/miroir-d-argentine-voie-originale-de-l-y

Descent

From the summit of the Haute Corde, follow the East ridge then a path down grassy slopes to Anzeindaz then Solalex.

remarks

A cold cliff not normally practical before mid June, before which there can be snow on the summit. Sun in the afternoon in July to mid September

gear

Large slings useful in the corner (numerous flakes and chockstones).

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