La Piège

After the fun of Guy Anne, we only had time for a short route before heading back down the hill. The thought of missing the last train down from Montenvers didn’t bear thinking, so we set ourselves a 2pm departure deadline and set off for La Piège.

This 6 pitch 6a+ features in Parois de legend  (a “best of Europe selected climbs book”), as does Guy Anne, so we were expecting it to make up in quality anything it lacked in quantity. We weren’t disappointed – half a dozen good pitches, with a couple of thought provoking bits to up the ante.

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…but nothing to detain us. We were up and down in 3 hours, and had struck camp a couple of hours ahead of schedule. Just as well, as the ladders and glacier are pretty tiring even going down!

Awesome views without a cloud in the sky. The parapenters circling the Aiguille Verte seemed to have the right idea.

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We checked in to a great little campsite in Les Houches and were then treated to a delicious BBQ by Neil and Moira – the perfect antidote to pot noodles!

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