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Aiguille du Chardonnet 

Le Tour Glacier Rock Climbing 

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Rock routes are available on south facing aspects of northern peaks or snow/ice routes on north facing aspects of southern peaks.

There is a good boot path along the northern side of the glacier maintained by trekkers which avoids most of the large crevasses. Following this path provides good access to rock routes on the north side of the glacier, or easier (albeit longer) access to ice routes by making a right turn and cutting south across the glacier once you're level with your objective. A direct path from the hut to the southern objectives is also possible, but the terrain is more difficult.

Getting There 

From Le Tour take ski lifts (Charamillon + Autannes) and trail to reach the Albert 1er hut at the foot of Le Tour Glacier. Stay at the hut or campsites are available just past the hut where you can find some privacy but still have access to the huts bathrooms and (potable) running water.

Climbing Season

For the Mont Blanc Range area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Migot Spur, July 2016

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The Migot Spur is the central pillar on the north face of the Chardonnet leading directly to the summit. Ridge can be achieved either by west facing slopes (AD+) or directly by surmounting the north facing rock buttress at its base (D). If taking the west facing slopes, look for a left slanting chossy chimney right after the bergschrund.Follow the snow arete to a rock band which can by bypassed by an ice gully or mixed ground. Stay right after the rock band to avoid the seracs overhanging the le...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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