Climbs 8
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 3412m a.s.l
Faces all

The South Ridge Integrale, Aiguille de Moine © Bryan W

Crag features

A wonderful granite summit, nestled amongst some of the biggest and best known peaks in the massif, and served by an superb hut. An ascent of the Moine is a pleasure by any route, however, it has been the scene of many epics so take care - this is a serious peak and getting off it is not easy even for experienced climbers.

Approach notes

From the Refuge du Couvercle, follow the high-level path back to the Montenvers train for 50m and then cut right up to the foot of the tiny glacier/snow patch at the foot of the South Face. This takes 20 minutes from the hut. For the South Ridge Integrale, traverse west across moraine and boulders for a further 10 minutes.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1South RidgeD+ 5c ***72
2South Ridge IntegralD+ 5c ***18
3South FacePD+ 4b **52
4Southwest RidgeTD *2
5North RidgeAD 1
6East Face DirectVI **14
7East Face (Aureille-Feutren Route)V *4
8Sale Athee

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