/ Ice climbing / ski mountaineering Grand Massif (Les Carroz)

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squicky - on 20 Dec 2012
Hi, I was wondering if anyone had experience of these? It looks like there is some easy ice climbing and plenty of off piste available, but what it is like compared to big brother Chamonix just up the road would be interesting. Cheers!
deepstar - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to squicky: http:I have skiied at Les Carroz quite a few times and really liked the place,there is some good ski mountaineering including this steep ridge//www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=164228 On the road up from the Autoroute Blanc there are many Ice Falls that look as they would give some good climbing,almost like Ice Sport Routes as the water flows down through that catch netting and then freezes.I`ve not climbed them myself as I am usually taxying my sister in law and she`s always in a hurry to get "on the piste".
deepstar - on 20 Dec 2012
Ian Carr - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to squicky: Own a place in Les Carroz. Best ice nearby is at Sixt fer Cheval. about 40 mins away in the winter. Off Piste is very good, the more you go, the more there is. The whole Ger area is very good. Ski tours are limiting. There are two good peaks on the ridge overlooking St Gervais from Flaine. Lift access from Flaine. Also a seriouse route to Servos. Best true touring is in the Aravis, 1hour drive away. There is endess rock climbing with three massive guidebooks within a one hour radius, that includes Chamonix.
squicky - on 21 Dec 2012
Cheers guys, good info.

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