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Via Corda – PD+

Route:

Via corda - Rochers des Mottets - Chamonix

Category:

Climbing

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Route description:

A long scramble and climb from the valley floor finishing at a small cafe (Buvette) with fantastic views of the Mer du Glace and the Dru.

A long climb of almost 600m, with sections of walking, scrambling and harder pitches of climbing.

The rock is very slabby in nature, so dry conditions are important. The bolts are also well spaced, so although the climbing is generally straightforward, a slip would potentially have big consequences for the leader.

A fifteen minute approach and around a 45 minute descent after the climb. If the Buvette is open – try the “Tarte Mertille”

Required experience/skill level:

Beginner – Intermediate. A head for heights and previous rock climbing experience desirable.

Length (in metres):

600m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix – Les Praz

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

May – November. Dry conditions needed. Lots of alternative venues nearby.

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Comments/notes:

For a first time multi-pitch experience the Via Corda is quite committing, so starting off at Les Gaillands is a good option.

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5 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

It’s been a mixed few days weather wise, and the original plan of climbing the Grand Paradiso was out on hold. Flexibility is the key to a happy trip :)

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