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Elevation: 8,302 ft
GPS: 45.90057, 6.90014
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Shared By: Rui Ferreira on Jul 31, 2015 · Updates
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(This area is for listing ICE, MIXED and SNOW routes only, rock routes should be added elsewhere)

The Aiguilles de Chamonix proudly crowd the skyline above Chamonix and can readily be checked from downtown to see if the ice routes are in condition. They contain a high concentration of ice, rock and mixed routes.

Despite what the climbing season charts say below, the best time to hit the ice routes in this area is in October to early November and then again in late Winter and early Spring. The past Summers have been too hot to find consistent thick ice.

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Either hike up to the Plan de L'Aiguille (2 to 3 hours) or take the Aiguille du Midi telepherique to the midway station (10 minutes ride).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aiguilles de Chamonix (Plan de l'Aiguille)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c AI3 M4 Steep Snow
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Frendo Spur - Aiguille du Midi
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Frendo Spur - Aiguille du Midi
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c AI3 M4 Steep Snow Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine
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