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Les Perrons de Vallorcine

Haute Savoie, FRANCE

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 2674m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Steep multi-pitch routes on magnificent mountain crags up to 370m high, situated on the Franco Swiss border above the valley of Vallorcine, the highest point being the Grand Perron at 2674m. Referred to collectively as Les Perrons, they comprise Four main faces; L - R Le Pain de Sucre, La Pointe Vouilloz, Le Grand Perron and La Tour Grise. They offer superb steep technical climbs on good gneiss and also a really nice ridge traverse. Descent is normally by abseil or you can finish off by doing the traverse - in either direction.

At last the Aiguilles Rouges vol 2 is out.

Access notes
The easiest and normal approach is from the Emosson dam, which is accessed by road from the border village of Chatelard, via Finhaut. The road closes after the first sizeable fall of snow in autumn/winter and opens again when it is feasible, normally around April/May depending on the winter.

From the car park, cross the dam and take the Loriaz path which leads off leftwards. For the Tour Grise follow the path until below the crag, then ascend the grassy slopes directly to the base - 1 hour. For the Grand Perron, continue along the path to a cairn at the entrance to a large cwm. Here a smaller path strikes off rightwards into the cwm. Follow this path, which has a tendance to lose itself in a boulder field, aiming for the defining ridge of the Chardonnet on the left. Follow the crest of this to where it meets the crag, then walk up rightwards to the climbs. For the Pointe Vouilloz and the Pain de Sucre, descend the far side of the ridge (cairn marking the start of the descent) into the next cwm and follow a traversing path to the start of the routes. About 1 hour 45 mins.

Alternatively approach from the Refuge de Loriaz in about 1 hour. The refuge is reached from Vallorcine in 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

Guidebooks
Les Aiguilles Rouges vol 2 (2012)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 LES DALLES DE LA BRECHE DES PERRONS  
2This Little Piggy...6a **1
3Or noir6b **1
 LE PAIN DE SUCRE  
5Monaci / Thivierge E2  
6Voie FournierE2 ** 
7A Bigger Bang7a ***1
8Brown Sugar7a ***1
9Charlet / RieffelE2 **1
 LA POINTE VOUILLOZ  
11Le premier matin du monde7a+  
12Squatteurs de Lune6b **3
13Jean-Sé's (abandoned) projectProject 1
14Alea jacta est7a+ ***1
15Grevôle/Alea jacta est6c+ **1
16La Grevôle Directe6b **4
 Climb nameGradex
17Grande RéserveProject 1
18Bada Boom7b ***1
19Bada Bing6c+ ***4
20Au coeur de l'anticyclone6a+ **1
21Justine p'tite goutteE1 1
 LE GRAND PERRON  
23La Balade des Gens Heureux6a+ ***4
24Voie des DallesE2 * 
25La Fleur de Lotus6b+ *1
 LA TOUR GRISE  
27Soleil gris7a * 
28Le Goujon Manquant6b ** 
 THE PERRONS RIDGE  
30La Traversée des PerronsAD ***5
 AIGUILLE DU VAN  
32Acqua concert6a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Finally made it up to the G perron, well worth the walk, definetly on the cards to return.
walts4 - 25/Oct/13