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Courchaval 1650Savoie, FRANCE
Climbs 6 – Rocktype Ice – Altitude 1609m a.s.l – Faces N
This crag features a single ice fall with several possible lines including a bolted mixed route on the far left. Known locally as 'Cascade d'Alfred' the ice fall can form differently every year, the grades set here are objective, please take care.
Featuring an 85 degree hanging pillar, the main crag is aproximatly 30m high, though a 60m rope(s) will allow you to get to the access path in one long pitch, Tree Belay. It is possible to set up a top-rope for most established lines, something of which the local guides make a lot of money doing, this is done with abalakov and ice-screws equalised as the trees are too far back.
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To exit, either top-out (60m) or scramble out to the left (looking at crag) to join the walkers path.
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