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Les Perrons de VallorcineHaute Savoie, FRANCE
Climbs 23 – Rocktype Gneiss – Altitude 2674m a.s.l – Faces SE
At last the Aiguilles Rouges vol 2 is out.
Climbs at this crag
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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.