Montagne des Agneaux
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug|
|Year first climbed:||1873|
|First successful climber(s):||W.A.B. Coolidge, Christian Almer, Christian Roth|
|Nearest major airport:||Grenoble or Lyon (Gap being closer yet a minor one)|
|Convenient Center:||Ailefroide near Briancon|
Thanks to Alain Figer for adding this peak.
It's a large mountain showing numerous ridges and small glaciers, providing a splendid view on higher Barre des Ecrins the culminating point of the chain. The normal route is a must in the Ecrins park.
The 3 summits of "les Agneaux" are : East peak (3664 m), central peak (3648 m) and South-West peak (3634 m).
Highly recommendable for beginners, the normal route is a beautiful and rather easy ascent through Col du Monetier (3339 m), first on glacier Jean Gauthier, then on glacier Tuckett (crampoons, ice-axe). Above Col Tuckett (3529 m) the rope is necessary for overcoming a 30 meter wall, whereas the route ends up as an easier scramble to the summit.
Thanks to Alain Figer for this description.