Meije 3983m - Pierre-Allain / Leininger route also named direct south face

Direct route to the top of Grand Pic de la Meije. Great ambiance in this 800m high face!

Difficulties are not extrem, 5++, but due to the long way, the itinerary search, the backpack weight and high altitude it is really a serious route

Advantages: Short approach from the refuge and the route rolls all day long in the sun!

Possibility to sleep at the eagle's refuge downhill, according to schedule and fatigue or to enjoy again a bit of the meije atmosphere

Available from June to September

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