/ Sport climbing in Chamonix or in the area
I enjoyed Vallorcine and Barberine. Bar the odd wildly iffy grading!
I also quite enjoyed the climbing at Servoz, some lovely routes and an eccentric cafe nearby!
Les Cheserys has some really nice long routes- Voie Bleue (F5+) is particularly good :)
By far the best cragging is in the Vallorcine valley, 20 miutes drive from Chamonix. For easy grades there is the Vallorcine slab (the Rocher du Saix) and for intermediate to hard grades there are the crags of Barberine and Giétroz. Approaches for any of these crags are very short - from less than 10 minutes. Mixture of single pitch - absolute gems are La Zone, Afrique and the Gorge sectors - and multipitch. http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1951
Does anyone know what the very impressive mountain range of I think limestone behind Servoz is called by the way?
Rochers du Fiz. Some very hard routes there. Those crags carry on around almost to Sixt.
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