‘Escalade-aventure’ on the Petit Bargy yesterday with Paul. This 1200 foot rock face is a short drive from Saint Gervais where we are based.
The mist was down when we reached the lake at the base of the crag. This made it very hard to locate the approaches to the routes and the routes themselves. I would recommend going there for the first time in good visibility.
Details of the crag can be found in the Vallee de l’Arve guidebook but it is also worth doing some research online (camptocamp is useful) with regards the equipment required.
There was a spontaneous rock fall on the descent of the Col d’Encrenaz so it is worth keeping helmets on for this. The track is exposed to this rock fall area for two minutes in descent (where it crosses the obvious, open bowl).