Group climb - Northen Peak des Cavales (3362m)
We will climb its easy and aerial rocky southern ridge on an exceptional granite, facing the southern wall of La Meije.
The Mountain Guides Office of la Grave-La Meije is the meeting point for mountain lovers! Guides and State-certified guides put their experience at your service to help you achieve your dreams of skiing and discover the mountain safely.
A little closer to the majestic peaks and free to discover this wonderful wilderness that surrounds us, to which respect and humility are required.
The northern peak of the Cavales is a summit located at the border of the Etançons and Clot des Cavales valley. It is not a big summit but its good reputation is due to the quality and the beauty of its rock. The south ridge, called the normal way, is made of grooves, slabs, comfortable berms, heated by the sun. Its back and forth clim is accessible and beautiful.
Starting point: Mountain hut Le Pavé (2841 m), in 4 hours of walking.
Altitude difference: 200 m for the ridge, count 1h to 1h30 of approach, then 3 to 4 hours climbing.
From 01/06 to 07/09, daily.
Every day, depending on the weather
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La Meije is a mountain in the Massif des Écrins, located at the border of Hautes-Alpes and Isère départements. It overlooks the nearby village of La Grave,a mountaineering centre and ski resort,well known for its off-piste and extreme skiing possibilities
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Lac du Pave alpine hut (FFCAM)
At the heart of a mountain cirque, between Le Pavé, Roche Méane and Pic Gaspard, on the shores of a glacial lake, this small mountain refuge offers a trip having an Himalayan air in one of the most secret and wild valleys from the massif des Ecrins.
The ascent route is 4 hours starting from Arsine and has 1150m height difference