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Aiguille du Pouce Guide

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 6

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Thomas Weber Campbell Gome Fouvinc Matthew Browne Michiel

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Table of contents

1. Aiguille du Pouce 2 routes in Crag

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Seasonality

All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 45.972925, 6.858850

summary

A remote and large wall in the Aiguilles Rouges. Have some old classic routes.

description

Introduction to Chamonix slab climbing and route finding along ridges (descent).

access issues

No. Fixed ropes down gully into basin below wall. Crampons and Ice axe may be needed on approach and descent early season.

approach

Walk from l'Index teleferique over col de Floria descending into valley behind.

ethic

Don't leave trash in mountains.

history

Developed in 1960's

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Voie des Dalles

A classic slab climb with some tricky route finding. A few bolts guiding the way over the slabs, otherwise small cams and nuts. Depending on season you may need crampons and axe for approach & descent.

FA: Kintzeler, Mallon & Marutzi, 1967

5c Alpine 400m, 15
2 Voie des Français

Climb up center of face L of big corner.

FA: Kohlmann, Saint-Armand & Mazeaud, 1960

6a+ Alpine 350m, 15

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Pop
5c Voie des Dalles Alpine 400m, 15
6a+ Voie des Français Alpine 350m, 15
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