/ NEW ARTICLE: Ceillac Ice

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UKC Articles - on 11 Mar 2009
[Unknown Climber on the first pitch of Les Formes Du Chaos WI4, Ceillac, 2 kb]France's Ecrins National Park has long been famous as a world-class ice climbing destination. La Grave, Fournel, Freissinieres and Vallon Du Diable all provide acres of fat, reliable ice with access ranging from 30 seconds and roadside to 2 hours and skis. Easy ramps, goullottes and free-standing "cigars" mean that the climber is never short of variety. A nice easy plod or a terrifyingly steep hookfest on rotten ice; you can take your pick. But where do you go to cut your teeth on some classic climbs without the terror? Try Ceillac.

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Doug on 11 Mar 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: There's a couple of gites close by, I've stayed at the Refuge de la Cime which is a bit like a roadside alpine hut - driving from La Grave each day seems bizarre !

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