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Vallee Blanche (White Valley)

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Aiguille du Midi 

Vallee Blanche (White Valley)  


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Description 

THE climbing arena above Chamonix.

The area surrounding Mont Blanc includes routes on Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Blanc, les Grandes Jorasses, and a hoard of other awesome mountains, big and small. Access huts to begin climbs, or just check out the scenery.

Shame on mountainproject users for not adding this area until 2011.

Getting There 

Take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi, or if you're broke and full of energy, walk 3000 vertical meters to the alpine wonderland.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vallee Blanche (White Valley):
Cosmiques Arête   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Aiguille du Midi
Rebuffat (Southeast Face)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches   Aiguille du Midi
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Featured Route For Vallee Blanche (White Valley)
The Southeast face of the Aiguille du Midi.

Rebuffat (Southeast Face) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : France : ... : Aiguille du 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

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