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Chamonix Aiguille Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 45.895, 6.8936 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric_Dacus on Jan 11, 2012

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North (town) facing aspect of the Chamonix Aiquilles.

Getting There 

Can approach on foot from the Chamonix valley or much easier to take the Aiguille du Midi tram to the Plan de l'Aiguille station or the train up to Montenvers.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chamonix Aiguille

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chamonix Aiguille:
Cosmiques Arête   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Aiguille de Midi
Arête des Papillons   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 820'   Aiguille du Peigne
Lepidopteres    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Aiguille du Peigne
Rebuffat (Southeast Face)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches   Aiguille de Midi
Voie Rébuffat-Baquet   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 700'   Aiguille de Midi
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Featured Route For Chamonix Aiguille
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Contamine 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : Pointes Lachenal
Start on the right of a dihedral, via a small crack which leaves directly from the glacier (UK-5a /US-5.8). Climb a slab on the left (UK-4a /US-5.5) to reach a broad crack that you climb until a large ledge (UK-5a /US-5.8). Then climb a small dihedral (UK-5a /US-5.8) to reach a quartz ledge. On the right, a 40m crack in UK-5a /US-5.8 leads to the ridge. Halfway up this pitch, there is a variant via another crack on the left, then on the right, which leads to the same belay, (same difficulty). St...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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