Roche Faurio

Important topographic knot, dominating three valleys : Veneon(SW), Romanche(N), Vallouise (SE, belongs to the Durance water basin). Three ridges (S, NE, WNW) mainly rock (loose), three faces : N, rock/ice 600 m.above bergschrund, SW, rock 500 m., SE, snow/ice the usual approach, with a final 15 meters rock step (exposed, rope !) 300 m of slopes above Glacier Blanc. Magnificent view on Barre des Ecrins N side. About three hours from the Ecrins Refuge (awfully crowded in july/august !!! Booking necessary. Also a skiing target, apart from the last rock step. Heavy avalanche hazard in winter all along the lower Ailefroide valley !

Elevation (feet): 12,237
Elevation (meters): 3,730
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Dauphine Alps
Latitude: 44.95
Longitude: 6.36667
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: june 21st 1873
First successful climber(s): H.and P.Baumann, P.Knubel, J-M Lochmatter, leading T.Cox, F.Gardiner, C.Taylor, R.+ W.M.Pendlebury
Nearest major airport: GRENOBLE
Convenient Center: Vallouise/La Grave

Thanks to Claude Mauguier for adding this peak.

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  • Log #19881 - by Emma Hunter on July 15, 2006
    This was my first ever alpine climb and i certainly enjoyed it. The initial ascent from the car park level to the glacier covered a lot of steep ground which was exhausting in the heat of summer, so...