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Col du Brévent

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Access issues inherited from France

Some privately owned climbing areas may have restricted access. Check with https://www.ffme.fr/

Approach

Follow the path from Planpraz to Brévent (15-20mins)

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.

Routes

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Grade Route

Well bolted pitches up 3 Gneiss gendarmes finishing towards the top of the Col du Brévent ridgeline.

P1 - 5c. Face and crack climbing lead to a good ledge.

P2 - 5a. Follow the bolts to the next ledge.

P3 - 5a. Fun pitch ending in some great stemming between two gendarmes. Long slings handy. 10m rap to the start of the next pitch.

P4 - 5a. Climb the crack. A short traverse left then back right leads to the start of P6.

P5 - There are 2 options, trend left 5c or climb the steep face at 6b (crux)

P6 - Short traverse followed by 20m abseil. Walk up approximately 100m to the right gendarme (a round red marker highlights the start of the pitch 7)

P7- 5b. Straight forward face climbing.

P8- 5a. Long slings handy to reduce rope drag. From the top, it's a 2nd class scramble down to the left gendarme.

P9 - 5b. Walk off the backside.

FA: Meot/Manrad/Balmat 2000

FA: Yves Ancrenaz, Manu Méot & Kim Bodin, 2009

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