Fun Fives

This is a list of  over100 rock routes which can be classified as “fun”.  This means they are not harder than grade F5, mostly bolted, (and therefore easy to abseil off), at least three pitches long, no more than one hour’s walk from the car and not more than 1.5 hours drive from the Chamonix valley.  (There are exceptions to these rules!)  Where a discrete pull on a bolt can reduce the grade back to F5, the new grade is given in brackets as the obligatory grade. “Trad pro” means the route is not fully bolted, so friends, nuts etc should be carried.

Click on the link below to see the list.  From the list you can click on the individual climbs to get a route description, recent outings and other information from the camptocamp.org site.

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List of Local Guidebooks used in the selection

           Title                                    Authors                Publisher           Date
Crag Climbs in Chamonix         Burnier, Potard      Vamos    2005/2011
Les Aiguilles Rouges 1              Piola                             Piola               2007
Les Aiguilles Rouges 2             Piola                             Piola                2012
Les Aiguilles Rouges                 Perroux, Dulac         DP editions         2001
Escalades Choisies                   Laroche, Lelong           Glenat          2009
Entremont Escalades                 Roduit                    Roduit            2005/2011
Plaisir West                              von Kanel                    Filidor              2006
Vallee de l’Arve                           Brunot                        Esope              2009
Giffre Risse Foron                       Brenas, Brunot           Esope           2012
Bornes Aravis    Vol1                   Brunot                  Ekiproc      2017
Mani Nude 2                            Bal, Raspo                   Martini              2007
6a Max Savoie                         Brass, Vallot                 Oros                2002
Monte Bianco Le classiche       Bassanini                      Vivaldi           1998
Envers des Aiguilles                  Piola                             Piola               2007
Mont Blanc Granite Vol2        Damilano                JMEditions        2017
40! Falaises Annecy               Durieux                                                    2013

Guidebooks not used but contain alternative descriptions                         
Baberine,Giètroz et Emosson    Volorio                    out of print         2000
Baberine and Giètroz            Jon de Montjoye                                     2006
Alpes Francaises du Nord           Galley                        Olizane          2005
Chablais-Grimpe.com               Wahil Saïd                 Internet            2011

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