Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 45.988, 6.915 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tilden Daniels on Oct 28, 2010
Admins: Euan Cameron, Luc-514

Description

This south facing crag is in the Réserve Naturelle des Aiguilles Rouges. It can be climbed from May through November, although snow remains at the foot of the climbs through most of May.

The rock is great gneiss with mostly slab but also some face and crack climbing. Climbs are up to 5 pitches and most climbs are well bolted; however a few climbs might require a very light rack: perhaps a set of nuts and few small to medium sized cams.

Make sure to climb up the one-pitch Aiguillette d'Argentière to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Gaston Rébuffat and pose for a photo.

These southeast facing slabs are across the valley from the Mont Blanc massif with great views of the Aiguille Verte and the Chamonix Aiguilles.

The area is quite popular on warm, summer weekends, but the walk is far enough to avoid the crowds of the Gaillands and Vallorcine.

The area is in several topos including Von Kanel's Plaisir West and Dulac and Perroux's Les Aiguilles Rouges.

Getting There

It is possible to follow a trail from Argentière if you don't have a car. Alternatively you can park at Tré-le-Champs (just before the Col des Montets). Both hikes take about one hour, but the second approach is a bit easier.

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