Mer de Glace

Climbs 5 – Rocktype Ice – Altitude 1900m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Crevasses on the right bank of the Mer de Glace approx 300mts South of the point where Vire des Guides Echelles ascends the lateral morraine. A good spot to play when strong Southerly winds would otherwise keep you in the valley.

Plenty of opportunities for ice climbing on the slab and wall at the lake as well as on most of the crevass'.

There is also a glacial moulon which may be explored if it can be found.

Only 20 minutes walk up the glacier from the bottom of the ladders at Montenvers.

Access notes
Train from Chamonix to Montenvers then fixed ladders down rock faces to the glacier, head off SE up the glacier aiming for the far (right bank). In good visibility you can see the ice cliffs. You are unlikely to be alone as it is a popular spot for guides to take novice ice climbers.

Climbs at this crag

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4Les Contes De La Folie OrdinaireF6a+ **
5Essorage Express6a *
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