Montagne des Agneaux

Elevation (feet): 12,021
Elevation (meters): 3,664
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Dauphine Alps
Latitude: 44.95
Longitude: 6.41667
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.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Montagne des Agneaux.

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  • Log #11231 - by michel TESSOT on Aug 22, 2001
    very nice peak but too many people in the final climbing part
  • Log #11232 - by Peter van der Putten on Jan 10, 2001
    Ordinary route together with Ilona van Meegen. Bad weather but an we enjoyed the tour.
  • Log #11233 - by cabanac clément on Jan 08, 2000
    L'ascension a été faite par le couloir Piaget,(AD) avec des conditions de neige exceptionnelle. Descente par la voie de la calotte.
  • Log #11234 - by Alain Figer on Dec 12, 1999
    Beautiful ascent from Glacier Blanc Hut with my friend Stephane ; very fine weather, very agreeable temperature at the summit. A memorable day.