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Barres des Ecrins

Hautes-Alpes, FRANCE

Climbs 12 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 4102m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The Barre has different faces of vastly differing charachter. The Northern slopes are the usual mode of ascent, with a large glacier (Glacier Blanc) and by this face there are several routes. Almost entirely snow and ice until you reach the summit ridges, these do not exceed AD+. The southern aspects are far more serious with 1500m rock routes. Whilst accomodation in the form of the Refuge Carron (Ecrins) and numerous bivouac sites are available on the northern side, the southern side is a more "natural" affair with bivouacs at the head of the Glacier Noir beneath a group of large boulders and a relatively easy approach from Pre de Mme Carle. The alternative approach from the La Berade side passes the Refuge de Col de Temple and has equally serious faces - with many 800m TD routes. Overall a magnificent mountain worthwhile from any aspect.

Ecrins Massif (2002)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Dôme de Neige des Ecrins - North FlankF **65
2Barre des Ecrins - North Face and West RidgePD 51
3Barre Noire North CouloirAD ***14
4Mont Gioberney *AD ***1
5pilier sud barre des ecrinsTD ***8
6Traverse of the BarreAD+ ***10
 Climb nameGradex
7Dôme de Neige des Écrins - Pilier centralTD+ 2
8Barres des Ecrins - Arête Rouge (1976 Direct Variation)TD 2
9North Face Direct FinishAD **3
10North East Ridge Barre des EcrinsAD ***3
11Barre Noire CouloirAD ***7
12Col des Ecrins - Traverse *PD 4
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This is the other "Barre Des Ecrins" listed by you as crags that need moderating - please see my previous comments. Jerry Gore
Jerry Gore - 09/Oct/10