AIGUILLES ROUGES - BRéVENT AND PLANPRAZ


The access couldn't be much simpler, there are no glaciers, the rock is excellent and the views stunning - Brévent is a wonderful and relatively stress-free place to climb. All the routes described here are well equipped with the exception of a few, but on some the bolting is sparse so take a rack including some large cams if you are pushing your grade.
We've given the longer routes alpine grades (as well as pitch sport grades) just so that novice alpinists can get an idea what they can expect on more serious routes elsewhere in the valley.

Routes

16 trad routes (AD...ED2)
39 sport routes (4a...7a)
1 sport route (6b)
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
Brévent South Face
Sunny, well-equipped rock - there's not much to dislike here! Both routes are fully bolted and just...
2
Trad
Lots of sun!
Downhill

40 mins

Brévent East Face
Three excellent routes which are highly prized ticks. The climbing is good and the situations are...
3
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Downhill

25 mins

Brévent Crags
A collection of fun single-pitch lines, the Brévent Crags provide a good way of extending a day havi
40
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Downhill

10 mins

Mic et Maousse
A fun little route, the first section of which can be climbed in just about any conditions and can...
1
Trad
Morning sun
Downhill

30 mins

La Somone and Crakoukass
Two wonderful routes that provide an excellent first day in the hills when you've just arrived in...
2
Trad
Lots of sun!
Downhill

20 mins

Jumeaux
An abseil approach makes these two routes feel slightly more committing than others in this area,...
2
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Downhill

30 mins

Abseil
Tartiflette and Raclette
Two routes which connect a series of pinnacles and walls with some sections of walking and...
2
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

Hotel California
A long, fun route which is sparsely bolted in places. If the climbing is anywhere near your limit,...
1
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Clocher de Planpraz
A stunning summit which is a rite of passage for any alpinist, the Clocher was first climbed in...
3
Trad
No sun
Uphill

50 mins

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