HELBRONNER


With lift access as easy as it comes, short approaches and a multitude of wonderful peaks, this area is a must for budding alpinists. It's not all cruisy stuff either - routes like the Rochefort ArĂȘte and Kuffner Ridge offer breathtaking exposure and situations, albeit without any great technical difficulty.
The relatively low-grades make this an ideal area to begin your alpine career and to return to as you progress. With routes on rock, ice and snow, ticking every route in this chapter alone would make you a pretty decent all-round alpinist.

Routes

12 winter routes (F...TD)
6 trad routes (AD-...TD-)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Dent du Géant
A target route for any alpinist, the fixed ropes on the upper part of this route make it a much...
1
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

120 mins

Aiguille de Rochefort
The size of the terrain and the exposure it creates make this a real classic, but don't let the...
1
Winter
Lots of sun!
Up and down

120 mins

Aiguilles Marbrées
An excellent little peak which is sometimes used as a bad weather option because it is relatively...
1
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

30 mins

Petit Flambeau
An accessible and easy summit with some wonderful views and two accessible and popular routes.
2
Winter
Lots of sun!
Up and down

10 mins

Aiguille de Toule
This minor peak is easily reached from Helbronner and has three popular routes.Conditions -...
3
Winter
Afternoon sun
Up and down

30 mins

Aiguille d'Entrèves
A wonderful outing that offers exposure and situations normally reserved for much harder routes....
1
Trad
No sun
Up and down

60 mins

Tour Ronde
The Tour Ronde is a popular summit with several excellent introductory routes to alpine climbing....
4
Winter
Morning sun
Up and down

60 mins

Tour Ronde - West Face
Nestled in amongst some of the finest scenery in the massif, the west face is by far the quietest...
2
Winter
Afternoon sun
Up and down

70 mins

Mont Maudit - Kuffner Ridge
It is generally known as the Kuffner, after the first ascensionist, but is also referred to as the...
1
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

60 mins

Brenva Spur
This route used to be a popular mid-grade testpiece for those aspiring to the bigger, harder lines...
2
Winter
Lots of sun!
Up and down

60 mins

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