Climbing - Miroir de l’Argentine

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The Miroir de l’Argentine is a classic must-do climb for all climbers. It lies in the heart of the Alpes vaudoises and rises to 2325 metres. The northeast face is formed of limestone plates which constitute the famous ‘mirrors’. Well-known within the climbing community, the Miroir de l’Argentine is a classic climb.

Without a doubt, it boasts the most celebrated multi-pitch climb in Switzerland. There are several more or less difficult routes up the face and despite the popularity of the site, it is a true alpine climb. The wide choice of routes and the local climate, often fresher than expected, contribute to its reputation. It is best to wait until summer to climb this 400 metre high wall in order to avoid the risk of coming across snow. The walk in from Solalex to any of the 5 starting points takes about one hour. There are 15 routes, which cater for all tastes and whims. Once the summit of the Miroir has been reached, after admiring the views from there, the return walk is between 1h and 1h45, depending on which route was climbed.

Orientation : northwest Difficulty : advanced – multi-pitch routes Altitude : 2325 metres Rock type : limestone Number of routes : 15

The Miroir de l’Argentine is a classic must-do climb for all climbers. It lies in the heart of the Alpes vaudoises and rises to 2325 metres. The northeast face is formed of limestone plates which constitute the famous ‘mirrors’. Well-known within the climbing community, the Miroir de l’Argentine is a classic climb.

Without a doubt, it boasts the most celebrated multi-pitch climb in Switzerland. There are several more or less difficult routes up the face and despite the popularity of the site, it is a true alpine climb. The wide choice of routes and the local climate, often fresher than expected, contribute to its reputation. It is best to wait until summer to climb this 400 metre high wall in order to avoid the risk of coming across snow. The walk in from Solalex to any of the 5 starting points takes about one hour. There are 15 routes, which cater for all tastes and whims. Once the summit of the Miroir has been reached, after admiring the views from there, the return walk is between 1h and 1h45, depending on which route was climbed.

Orientation : northwest Difficulty : advanced – multi-pitch routes Altitude : 2325 metres Rock type : limestone Number of routes : 15

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