Pierre d’Orthaz

La Forêt October 1st, 2007



Pierre d’Orthaz, Chamonix, originally uploaded by chaletlaforet.

The massive rock known as la Pierre d’Orthaz was left behind by retreating glaciers. It’s a historical bouldering rock, and opposite it was the infamous Snell’s field campsite where the world’s greatest climbers used to camp out. Now very polished but still a beautiful and atmospheric sight…
Some tales :

Down memory lane to Snell’s field (UK Climbing)
…and another on Supertopo

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