Climbs 25
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 3824m a.s.l
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Victor Saunders on the Forbes Arete, Aiguille du Chardonnet © Ben Tibbetts

Crag features

Classic routes such as Forbes Arete and the Migot Spur, with other nice climbs on the north face.

Approach notes

Easily accessed from the Albert Premier Hut in about 2 hours in good conditions. Descent is usually by the Northwest Ridge with multiple rappels.

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More Guidebooks:
Snow, Ice and Mixed (2005)
Mont Blanc Massif Vol. 2 (2002)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Aiguille du Chardonnet summit
summit 2
  Tour Basin
3 Forbes Arête AD 3 *** 221
4 Migot Spur D- 3 *** 115
5 Aureille-Feutren Gully TD 4+ * 8
6 Debruyne-Manu Route TD 3
7 Gabarrou Route 79 TD- 3
8 Escarra Gully D+ 4 ** 12
9 Charlet-Bettembourg Gully TD- 4 * 14
10 Northwest Spur Direct TD- 4
Climb name Grade
  Saleina Basin
22 East Slope (Col du Chardonnet)
23 East Couloir and North-northeast Ridge
24 Couloir of the Fenêtre Supérieure du Tour and NNE Ridge
  Chardonnet Ice Falls
26 Route 1
27 Route 2
28 Route 3
29 Route 4 WI-4+  

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