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Category: Climbing

Aiguille d’Orny – Chamonix

Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix Route: Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix - France Category: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: Topping out at 3150m, the Aiguille d'Orny is a great introduction to alpine rock climbing. They are a few routes on it's faces, but we commonly climb the classic south arete. The climbing is pretty steady, mostly in the 3a – 4b range with the odd harder move. Most will climb in rock shoes, unless it's cold of course! Altogether there are around nine pitches leading to the small summit. The climbing is bolted, but it's worth having a small...

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Aiguille de l’Index – Chamonix

Aiguille de L'Index - AD, 4C Route: Aiguille de l'Index, South Arete – Chamonix Category: Alpine Rock Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: One of the most popular routes in the Aiguille Rouge, this striking little summit is well viewed from the lift of the same name. After a walk up the scree and an easy scramble to get across the large grassy ledge, we gear up just before reaching the south arete. The route itself leads up the buttress just to the right of the edge with the crux pitch right at the start. The rock is great to climb...

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Via Corda – Chamonix PD+

Via Corda – PD+ Route: Via corda - Rochers des Mottets - Chamonix Category: Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: A long scramble and climb from the valley floor finishing at a small cafe (Buvette) with fantastic views of the Mer du Glace and the Dru. A long climb of almost 600m, with sections of walking, scrambling and harder pitches of climbing. The rock is very slabby in nature, so dry conditions are important. The bolts are also well spaced, so although the climbing is generally straightforward, a slip would potentially have big consequences for the leader. A fifteen minute...

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Les Gaillands Rock Climbing area – Chamonix

Les Gaillands Route: Les Gaillands Rock Climbing area – Chamonix Category: Rock Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: The friendliest rock climbing crag in the Chamonix valley, with a large number of rock climbs both single and multi pitch. The climbs are all bolted and south facing so therefore dry quickly after rain. There are also a large number of very easy climbs that are suitable for “big boot” climbing whatever the weather. It can get hot and busy in mid summer, although there are some shady spots on the harder climbs. In short, a great training venue, and one...

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