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Valley crags

International > Europe > France > Northern Alps > Chamonix Mont Blanc


The famous peaks and multi-pitch routes of the Mont Blanc massif and Aiguilles Rouges range get all the press, but the Chamonix valley has worthwhile cragging: good rock, no access problems, and fine views of those famous peaks.

Cliffs and rocks and crags within walking distance of an road drivable with a 2-wheel-drive normal-clearance passenger vehicle are included under this "Valley crags" part of Chamonix on MountainProject.

For more sport crags in the larger region within an hour or two driving from Chamonix,
See this area page for Haute Savoie crags.

some of the Chamonix valley crags ...
  • Vallorcine
  • Les Ch├Ęserys
  • La Joux
  • Les Gaillands

and at least one boulder ...
  • La Pierre d'Orthaz

Info -- There is at least one sport-climbing guidebook in English which also includes more crags beyond Chamonix area, and at least one general Chamonix climbing guidebook which includes description of some of the valley crags.

Getting There

Of course most of these crags are most easily reached with a motor vehicle, but many can also be accessed from a train station or shuttle bus.

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On top of the Aguillette d'Argentierre
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