This is probably a silly question given the current temperatures but does anyone know the condition of ice falls near Chamonix (La Cremerie, Col de Montets or anywhere else which is fairly easy access from the Valley anyone could suggest).
In reply to monkeyme2: Hi there, I was in Cham Feb 25th - temperatures had at that time been unusually low for the time of year. Had a go at Cascade du Dar (close to the tunnel) but only the first pitch was climbable so moved onto to climb EMHM (just off the Grand Montets lift & down the Pierre a Ric ski run). EMHM was in great nick but temperatures have increased a lot since I was there so may be too thin now. I doubt Cremerie is much fun right now - maybe Cogne would be a better bet?
In reply to lberry: Cheers for info guys. Here since Friday and It is very mild here at mo in the valley with freezing around 2000m during day. Everything around the valley looking stripped. Looking at doing some mountain routes instead. Thanks again.
Climbed E Tutto Relativo in Cogne on Weds, was still in good nick, and other routes on the same aspect also looked to be good. Argentiere icefalls looked like they were falling down today (from a distance). Ice/mixed routes like the Frendo Rav and Claire Chazzal are in good nick, but lots of snow making access difficult- put a pretty big trench in to the dificulties on the claire Chazzal today.