It has been a busy few days out hear in the Alps. On Thursday and Friday I was at the Bramois crags near Sion. We climbed a mixture of single pitch and multi pitch routes such as the classic ‘Arete Sud’. The multi pitch routes are bolted but feel a bit like climbing on Gogarth. The rock has a similar texture and the quality varies in the same way. The single pitch routes tend to be on good solid rock.
After a days road cycling yesterday I was back out on the hill today above Courmayeur. Matt and I used uplift to gain the Vallee Blanche before traversing the Aiguille d’Entreves and Le Petit Flambeau. Both routes were in good condition. The rock was dry on both routes and the Arete on Le Petit Flambeau was good snow rather than old glacial ice.