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Arête des Bosses / Goûter Route 
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Perroux-Profit Goulotte 
Tour Ronde North Face 
Vent du Dragon 

Vallée Blanche Basin  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,400'
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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)

This is by far the most visited sector in the Mont Blanc range due to the ease of access by téléphérique from both the French and Italian sides of the range and the availability of superb huts (Refuge des Cosmiques and Rifugio Torino). It can be a safe destination for a day outing or a base destination for multi-day adventures.

Getting There 

Take either the téléphérique to top of Aiguille du Midi from Chamonix or the téléphérique from the small hamlet of La Palud just outside of Courmayeur on the Italian side to the Torino hut station.

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Vallée Blanche Basin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Vallée Blanche Basin :
Tour Ronde North Face   AI2-3 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 1150'   
Goulotte Chéré    AI4     Ice, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1150'   
Arête des Bosses / Goûter Route   PG13     Alpine, Grade III   
Cosmiques Arête   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2 M4     Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Vallée Blanche Basin
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 2

Vent du Dragon AI4 M5+  Europe : France : ... : Vallée Blanche Basin
A modern classic that is not in most guidebooks, it is a good introduction to mixed climbing and fiddling with rock gear for protection but never too serious or difficult. It shares the same start as Perroux-Profit Goulotte route. P1 is a 60m snow and ice gully with some easy mixed. Belay on the left side underneath a slanting corner with one fixed pin as part of the belay. P2 30m of thin ice or no ice up a slating corner, rock gear mandatory depending on the ice, belay underneath a narrow iced...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Blanc, Mt Maudit, East Face, Kuffner Ridge cent...
Mt Blanc, Mt Maudit, East Face, Kuffner Ridge cent...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt Blanc du Tacul, East Face, Deep, sun-shade cent...
BETA PHOTO: Mt Blanc du Tacul, East Face, Deep, sun-shade cent...
Rock Climbing Photo: descent from Aiguille du Midi
descent from Aiguille du Midi
Rock Climbing Photo: refuge des Cosmiques
refuge des Cosmiques
Rock Climbing Photo: it can be a busy place
it can be a busy place

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