Aiguille du Pouce Guide

  • Grade context: FR
  • Ascents: 6

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Table of contents

1. Aiguille du Pouce 2 routes in Crag



All Alpine climbing

Lat / Long: 45.972925, 6.858850


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


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.


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


Don't leave trash in mountains.


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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