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DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

FITNESS

Moderate

DAYS

1

BASIC PRICE

102.0 €

EXPERIENCE Introduction to alpinism

Râteau ouest (3769m), classic route

A classic ridge right by La Meije

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Intermediate

You should be able to climb/walk up steep snow and/or ice slopes. You are able to climb some easy rock sections on a route up to 3c (5.4). We will be using technical equipment but we can teach you along the way if you have never used it before (crampons, ice axe, etc...).


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Moderate

You should be able to hike uphill (around 1000 meters - 3300 feet) with a backpack. You are able to move all day.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

  • Day
    1
    1 Step

    After arriving at the col des Ruillans (3200m) via the téléphérique, we will set foot roped up on the Girose glacier. Once having crossed the bergschrund, we quickly reach the beginning of the ridge. After some mixed terrain, the hike turns out to be fairly easy on good quality rock. The hike down happens to be slightly below the ridge, with a succession of walls and ledges allowing us to reach the mixed terrain of the ascent.

    560m vertical - between 4 and 5 hours 

     



102.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 3

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The maximum number of participants is three.

Together with La Meije and the Pic Gaspard, the Râteau forms an impressive wall separating the Romanche and Vénéon rivers. A one-day hike along a beautiful ridge in a high mountain environment is made possible by the Téléphérique des Glaciers de la Meije. The Girose pass, a small col overlooking the Vallon de la Selle, is the first step on the way to the Râteau and already offers a magnificent landscape. This ascent is an ideal initiation to alpinism, with a fairly accessible normal route on a mixed terrain, near La Meije. An easy ridge on good quality rock allows the climber to enjoy an almost vertical view of the village of la Grave.

Contact Us

Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021