EXPERIENCE Ice climbing

Caturgeas

A long even icefall with a magnificent ending on the Plateau d'Emparis

The icefall of Caturgeas, which is located on the south side of the Malaval valley, is not only one of the most aesthetic ice lines around la Grave but it is also one of the most technically accessible. There is virtually no approach walk and we quickly find ourselves immersed in the wild atmosphere of the place. The whole of the icefall is quite homogeneous, its line being only separated by two snowy flat sections of several meters each. The first part happens to be the most difficult but not too challenging, with large rock sections and ice pillars. As for the second part, it is a mix of couloirs and gullies, the last pitch finishes on the Plateau d'Emparis. From there, we will enjoy a stunning view of the Meije massif and hike via the Plateau d'Emparis back down to the village of Chazelet. Grade: 3+ Vertical: +800m/+2624ft (+600m/+1968ft of ice climbing)

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Advanced

You have a lot of previous experience ice climbing and you would like to try longer and harder routes.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Advanced

You are able to give a sustained effort all day in long and engaging routes.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

370.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 2

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Group from 1 to 2 people for a private outing

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)

NOT INCLUDED

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity (long-johns, fleece/softshell jacket, down jacket, gore-tex jacket, ski pants, ski socks, warm hat, warm gloves, thin gloves)

Ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

helmet

harness

A pair of ice climbing ice axes + ice climbing crampons

Mountain boots that work with crampons

backpack (around 35L)

Picnic for during the day

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Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021