LES BANS 3669M - GIRAUD ROUTE
500 m - 5 + / iv
a masterpiece on this magnificent South face of the bans!
If quotations, on paper, do not fear, do not underestimate the difficulties of this way... Rock compact is not always easy to protect, search route, length, descent, etc.
Night to the friendly shelter of bans allows us to slightly reduce the face approach
Another adventure to live in ecrins range !
Central Ailefroide 3927 m-coste rouge ridge or North ridge is a big route wilderness and aesthetic.
the technical difficulties are not extreme, but the way is committed and requires a sense of the route if one does not want to spend the all week. the descent is a second route.
Bivouac, perched on the edge riding on the 2 sides, is memorable. Sunset on one side, lifted the other, just magic!
Sirac is the southernmost of the major summits of the massif of the Ecrins.
The beautiful North ridge without being sustained difficulty, is a logical, aesthetic route, long (1000 m) and air locations. The descent is a 'mountain' way, route finding, de-escalation, reminders, glacier, ledges, scree,...
hospitality and the framework of the vallonpierre refuge are amazing!
the top is to combine our visit to the area by a first day of climbing or crossing the Banc des aiguilles (bench of the needles), just in front of the shelter.