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Aiguilles de Chamonix (Plan de l'Aiguille)

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Aiguilles de Chamonix (Plan de l'Aiguille) Rock Climbing 

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(Despite the above title, 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.

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season

For the Mont Blanc Range area.

Weather station 13.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aiguilles de Chamonix (Plan de l'Aiguille):
Frendo Spur - Aiguille du Midi   AI3 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 3950'   
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The route meanders up the spine of the spur looking for the line of least resistance until the upper rock section is exited left on a slanting dihedral that goes around 5.8. The upper third of the route starts off on a steep aesthetic snow ridge followed by steep ice slopes, up to 80-degrees for two to three pitches either exiting left or right around the rock buttress at the top. The ice is steeper if going left. It is also possible to go directly up the upper rock buttress as done on the fir...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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