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Aiguille de la Glière

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 2
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Access issues inherited from France

As of 2020, some privately owned climbing areas may have restricted access. Check with https://www.ffme.fr/

Ethic inherited from France

Park where indicated, take care of the environment, buy the local guidebook when possible (this is one of the ways you can help local route setters), clean up your shoes before climbing, don't spray beta, be polite.

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A nice bolted climb with great views.

Start altitude: 2,225m

Approach: From the top of the Index chairlift, head slightly left towards the buttress. The route is on the wall facing you. Enter the route from the right of the buttress, up where the terrain gets noticeably more vertical.

  1. 4c, 50m.

  2. 4c, 15m.

  3. 4c, 35m.

  4. 4b, 30m. Climb to the top of the intermediate spire.

  5. 3a, 25m. Scramble rightwards across the small ridge and gap to the belay locates below the slabby wall on a large ledge.

  6. 5a, 30m. Climb the wall above to top out.

Descent: Scramble down a route off the back of the buttress towards a loose gully between you and l’Index. Scramble generally leftwards down the gully towards an equipped 28m abseil. At the foot of the abseil walk directly back to the chairlift.

FA: R.Grindley, E.Grindley & M.Johnson, 2007

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