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Elevation: 7,834 ft 2,388 m
GPS: 45.96844, 6.87318
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This area includes the peaks and cliffs on the Northwest side of the Chamonix valley (and extends northeast into Switzerland). Great views across the valley to Mont Blanc and snowcapped peaks, and great views of the Aiguilles de Chamonix rock peaks and walls on the Southwest side of the Chamonix valley.

But the Aiguilles Rouges have generally lower summits and different rock types.

In the history of Chamonix Mont Blanc, this area was largely overlooked as uninteresting for alpine objectives and inferior rock. But in recent decades, visionary route developers pried off much of the loose rock, and drilled bolts for protection. So now it's become a popular area, for not-so-intimidating multi-pitch rock climbs. Generally the difficulty quotations are not as tough as the old-mountaineering grades of the famous granite routes on the Mont Blanc side of the valley.

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This mountain group also extends northeast into Switzerland (where an obvious point of high access is the asphalt road above Finhaut to the Lac d'Emosson). The obvious high access points for the French sectors are Flegere lift and the Brevent lift.

So the key limitation for season of access to the French is dates which those lifts are operating, typically late June to early September in the summer season, and December through mid-April in the winter-spring season. Often the climbing (and hiking) is great also in May and October, but as of 2017 the management does not see fit to operate the lifts then, so it's the approach labor and time is much more.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Aiguilles Rouges

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Fraise des Boatchs
Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 10
La Somone
Sport 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Label Virginie
Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 58
Voie Frison-Roche
Sport 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Cocher Cochon
Sport, Alpine 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Voie Parat-Seigneur
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Crakoukass
Sport 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Ex Libris
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
T’as pas tout lu
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
La Fin de Babylone
Sport 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fraise des Boatchs Index > Aiguille de la Floria
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
La Somone Le Brévent
 10
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport 7 pitches
Label Virginie Planpraz > Clocher de Planpraz
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, Alpine 7 pitches
Voie Frison-Roche Le Brévent
 58
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 6 pitches
Cocher Cochon Planpraz > Clocher de Planpraz
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine 8 pitches
Voie Parat-Seigneur Buet > Aiguille de Praz Torrent
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Crakoukass Le Brévent
 13
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 8 pitches
Ex Libris Le Brévent
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 7 pitches
T’as pas tout lu Brevent Crags
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
La Fin de Babylone Le Brévent
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 8 pitches
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