frosty23 wrote:Hello, we're starting to plan a trip to the Mont Blanc region in July/Aug of 2008. We've got a lot of info and help with planning a trek around the area but want to add a little climbing in as well and just starting to make tenative plans.
We're looking for more rock type routes in up to about 5.11 in difficulty- not necessarily routes to summits of the big peaks. More into sun/rock than ice/snow. We live in the Sierras/Yosemite area and are competent rock climbers/ alpine rock climbers- but so so ice climbers and not that into being frozen on north faces for days on end.
From initial research, if weather is stable, something like the Hirondelles Ridge looks like something we'd enjoy- in terms of a high route to a summit- but we're also looking for
slightly less traveled, rock routes from 5.7 (if it's good) to 5.11 on lower ridges/formations/bumps in the 200-400 meter length. Fun routes, more about the climbing itself than the location or position, in the area with good rock and views -
Can anyone give just a few suggestions as a starting point?
frosty23 wrote:another quick question- on the south side of MB on the approach there is a granite shark fin that really stands out in photos- not on MB itslef but below it separting two glaciers- do you what that's called?
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