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Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix

Route:

Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix - France

Category:

Rock Climbing, Mountaineering

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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 rack of cams with you as they can be a little spaced.

A 25m abseil and some scrambling leads to the descent route and back to the hut.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate. This 300m rock route is in an alpine setting, and previous multipitch experience is highly recommended!

Length (in metres):

310m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix – Champex – Cabane d'Orny

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

June – November

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Comments/notes:

The Cabane d'Orny is a great base for a wide variety of alpine mountaineering and rock climbs. There is good rock climbing directly behind the refuge which is well bolted and perfect for a climb after walking up to the hut on day 1.

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

📷: @skiascent

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2 days ago

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Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

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3 days ago

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Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

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Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

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Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

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