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Aiguilles de Chamonix Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 45.895, 6.8936 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Aiguilles de Chamonix are the peaks north of town.

Getting There 

Can approach on foot from the Chamonix valley or much easier to take the Aiguille du Midi tram to the Plan de l'Aiguille station or the train up to Montenvers.

Climbing Season

For the Chamonix Mont Blanc area.

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Aiguilles de Chamonix

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aiguilles de Chamonix:
Arête des Papillons   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 820'   Aiguille du Peigne
Lepidopteres    5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'   Aiguille du Peigne
Contamine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1640'   Pointes Lachenal
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Featured Route For Aiguilles de Chamonix
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Contamine 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : Pointes Lachenal
Start on the right of a dihedral, via a small crack which leaves directly from the glacier (UK-5a /US-5.8). Climb a slab on the left (UK-4a /US-5.5) to reach a broad crack that you climb until a large ledge (UK-5a /US-5.8). Then climb a small dihedral (UK-5a /US-5.8) to reach a quartz ledge. On the right, a 40m crack in UK-5a /US-5.8 leads to the ridge. Halfway up this pitch, there is a variant via another crack on the left, then on the right, which leads to the same belay, (same difficulty). St...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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