/ Sport Climbing Chamonix Valley (or surrounding area)
Crags with grade spreads up to 7b and importantly some good easy lines, around f4-5 for the beginners?
Thank you kindly (in advance!)
I've enjoyed Vallorcine, Barberine and Gertoz (I think). Servoz is also oddly enjoyable partly due to the awesome rock. Higher up there are some nice routes just down from the Brevent, I really enjoyed La Samone. With it's dodgy single bolt abseil...
Avoid Les Gaillands like the Plague.
> Crags with grade spreads up to 7b and importantly some good easy lines, around f4-5 for the beginners?
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=2900 No 7b routes here but a very pleasant place to spend an evening,last summer there was a Pizza Van there.
Barberine and Giétroz in the Vallorcine valley win hands down. Twenty minute drive from Chamonix centre up through Argentière and over the Col des Montets. http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1951 Grades from 5+ > 8b but averaging 6b > 7b, single pitch and multipitch.
For the easier routes there's the Vallorcine Slab aka Rocher du Saix. It's a ten minute walk from either the campsite in Vallorcine or from Vallorcine station. http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=2047
What about something like La Forclaz...i seem to remember doing a nice long easy route there a long time ago and finished it off with some drinks at the refuge.
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