Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles Rouges Rock Climbing
Looking up the valley from high up on the South si...
The Mont Blanc range gets all the press, but the Chamonix Valley has outstanding cragging: good rock, no access problems, and views of the haute montagne.
Above the valley floor, the Aiguilles Rouges--opposite the Mont Blanc range--offer climbs with a more alpine-y feel that are easy to reach thanks to a web of trails and cable cars.
Essential guide books:
-Crag Climbs in Chamonix, by François Burnier and Dominique Potard. It's available in several languages, including English, at Chamonix's Maison de la Presse bookstore, across from Snell Sports (the place to go if you need gear!). This book includes everything in the valley plus some, but not all, climbs in the Aiguilles Rouges.
-There are a couple of guidebooks for the Aiguilles Rouges, but they're all in French. The newest has excellent pictures--I'll post more about it soon!
This section covers crags in the entire valley; depending on the time of year, most are easy to access via public transportation.
Weather station 15.1 miles from here
33 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles Rouges
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Featured Route For Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles Rouges
Rebuffat (Southeast Face) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
: ... : Aiguille de Midi
The ultra-classic moderate rock climb of the Vallee Blanche.Climbs immaculate granite up the sunny southeast face of the Aiguille du Midi, and then a simple 10-meter rappel back to the cable car station.After sampling the best granite in the Sierras and Colorado, I can say that the rock on the Rebuffat route, particularly the lower pitches, is hard to beat....[more] Browse More Classics in International