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Aiguille du Peigne

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Arête Des Minettes T 
Arête des Papillons T 
Lepidopteres  T 
Voie Contamine, West Face of Gendarme Rouge(Red) T 
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Aiguille du Peigne Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,472'
Location: 45.8966, 6.8977 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric_Dacus on Jan 11, 2012
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Arête des Papillons on a busy day


Climbers (lookers) right most peak of the Aiguilles. Easiest access as it is almost directly above the Plan station. Can be shady for most of the day due to its northern aspect.

FA in 1906 by G. Liegard, R. O'Gorman, J. Couttetand, and J. Ravanel.

Getting There 

Gettign to the base of the Arete des Papillons is 20-30 minutes if you take the tram. Approaching other routes will be longer as you have to go up and around that ridge on either side.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Aiguille du Peigne

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aiguille du Peigne:
Arête des Papillons   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 820'   
Lepidopteres    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Arete des Papillons as seen from the descent.

Arête des Papillons 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : France : ... : Aiguille du Peigne
Beautiful and very enjoyable ridge traverse, quite aerial in sevral sections. The route follows the ridge that climbs de Aiguille du Peigne, sorting through four different towers on either side. Easiest descent is through the Papillons Coloir, completely dry in the summer, with a couple of rappels.As per comments 5.8 A0 (Aiding off 2 pins) is the most common rating, going without is 5.10-....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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