/ Easy Cham Scrambles

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Crag Pony - on 19 Aug 2013
Any recomendations for the above please or long easy climbs. We re short on gear as we re flying out there. The other half is climbing at severe so not too hard. Its our anniversery, don't want it to end in divorce:).
DigitalSteak - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: The Via Corda Alpina is a great route for this type of thing - there's about 600m ascent of climbing/scrambling/walking, topping out looking out onto the Mer de Glace, you can then walk back down to Chamonix or carry on round to the Montenvers station:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=98038

It's bolted with lots of trees for slings - 40m rope will be enough and 8 quickdraws plus a few slings for trees.

It's a great day out, straight forward climbing and incredible views.
aldo56 - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: Traversée des Crochues?
alooker - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: voie câline is a long bolted diff/vd that might be a good shout. Good easy route and there's a cafe at the top with fantastic views. 19 pitches but they're all about 15m, I reckon so guides can take clients up without getting too far away/out of sight - you could link a few to make it flow a little better.

It's a nice walk in through the woods too. Laaavely
alooker - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to alooker: this is next to the via corda alpina route mentioned above, you could do both
Crag Pony - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony:
Cheers guys. Completely forgot about those, brain glow! Anything up on Brevvent?
cagm - on 19 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: La Somone goes at around severe, and is in easily escapable sections. For a route description of this and other ideas check out www.funalps.com, especially the Fun Days page.
Ron Walker - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony:
A lot of the hut approaches offer good scrambles and great VF!
wilkesley - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Ron Walker:

The Couvercle hut has a great set of ladders. You have to cross the Mer de Glace, but should be OK without crampons, as it's mostly moraine. Check first though.
goatee - on 20 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: Try the ridge from the Col de Balme all the way to Aig Genepi above Albert Premier hut above Le Tour. It has a real nice high mountain feel to it and escape to the hut is easy once you pass point 3000mtrs.
Paul Everett - on 21 Aug 2013
In reply to Crag Pony: Aiguille de Bélvédère. Provided snow soft no need for crampons. 30 metre rope useful for last bit
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Ramblin dave - on 21 Aug 2013
In reply to Paul Everett:
Good call.

Also, I can think of a lot of worse ways to celebrate an anniversary than having dinner in the Lac Blanc hut, watching the sun set over the Mont Blanc range on the opposite side of the valley.

At a much easier level, a circular walk from Le Buet up the Tre les Eaux valley (some chains / laddes / easy scrambling) to the Point de la Terrasse and then down past the Loriaz hut is fairly spectacular. Older guidebooks talk about how grim and loose the descent from the Col de la Terrasse is, but it seems to have been sorted out recently, with waymarks to keep you on the nice stable bits.

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