Via Ferrata

June 11, 2019

The Best Intermediate Via ferrata

The Best Intermediate Via Ferrata In The Écrins, Briançon and Queyras.

With 26 Via ferrata in the Écrins, Briançon and Queyras area, there is plenty to go at, below I have listed the routes that fall into the Blue grade range which is the intermediate level for via ferrata.

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1) Villar D'Aréne

A fantastic route in a stunning location, following a line though the centre of the cliff, there are a few tough moves near the top, but defiantly a good intermediate route.

2) Rocher Blanc Facile

Using the Cable car to get up to this route ensures that the view are amazing, a route that is perched high in the mountains.

3) La Colombier - Les Vigneaux

One of the most popular routes in the area, with good reason it gains height fast as it climbs this epic cliff face.

4) Gorge D'Ailefroide - Pelvoux

The first route you come to in the Ailefroide Gorge is a mix of bridges and traversing on rock and staples, an absolute classic, and if that was to easy there is a black route straight after it to get your teeth in to.

5) Pra Premier

This routes gives you options, you can complete it on a blue route to the top or you can try starting or finishing on a red section.

6) Fort Queyras

This route traverses the gorge in a great location underneath the famous Chateau Queyras.

7)Rochers De La Clapiére

Again this route is split into two, there is a blue route that can be done on its own or as you near the top you can finish up a red route, both give great views over the Celiac village.

8) Marcellians

This is a short route that starts on a blue route and then joins a green route, it is possible to do just the green, but that would be a very short route and it is better to think of it as a blue route.

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