Damien and Greg were tired after all there cycling of the past few days so we headed for a bit of cragging on La Dalle Rouge (6th July). La Berarde is a great venue for single, multi pitch climbing and mountaineering.
Rosie and i went climbing today (4th July) on the Tete de la Draye in Ailefroide where we climbed Pets de Rupricaprins (AD+). This is a lovely little fifteen pitch route with a 30 minute approach.
Afterwards we went swimming in the lake at La Roche De rame. There is an excellent campsite here also. By being based here quick access can be had not only to the granite of Ailefroide but also to limestone crags such as Le Pontiel and Le Fournel.
Greg, Damien and Steve are doing La Marmotte cycle event this weekend so in preparation we have been cycling some of the classic hills such as Alpe D`Huez and Col du Galibier. The weather is very hot and therefore any alpine climbing involving snow requires an early start.
I am aiming to climb on saturday and we all hope to return to the mountains on monday.