REI Community
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Belzébuth T 
Bisbille T 
Face Nord T 
Face Ouest T 
Face Ouest directe T 
L'aiguille T 
Lavallée directe (var) T 
Le Bidoule T 
Midnight Express T 
Ochra T 
Super Dupont T 


YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a R [details]
FA: Red Austin, 1947
Page Views: 119
Submitted By: Simon Marchand on Jun 30, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]
Belay area at the base of l'Aiguille.

Site access fees - Frais d'accès MORE INFO >>>


Starting from the ledge easily accessed from the "Cheminée" route, go staight up to a large horizontal crack, move left the the arete, then back up to the summit.

Careful, beginning of the climb is on a slab where the only protection easily installed will be a "00 Mastercam". It's a bit far to reach even for someone tall and the previous pro will be far from you. From the horizontal crack, protection is correct and easy, but bring long slings to reduce the drag from zigzagging to left and back to the summit.


Start by climbing up the obvious "Cheminée" route left of Fatman's Misery. The route starts from the ledge, where 2 bolted anchors are located.


On the top are bolted anchors and chain allowing to rap down on either side of the "Aiguille" or to set up top ropes.

Photos of L'aiguille Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of l'aiguille
Summit of l'aiguille

Comments on L'aiguille Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About