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Climbs 58
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 3901m a.s.l
Faces all

The snow couloir on Flèche Rousse - Aig. d'Argentière. Chamonix, France. © Ulrik Hasemann

Crag features

A high snowy peak with a wide range of classic route on snow, ice and rock.

Approach notes

Access is possible from the Argentiere hut for climbs on the south side of the peak and from the Saleina hut for the North Face.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  South Face (Argentiere Side)
2 Whymper Route PD+ * 9
3 Alchimixte D-  
4 Deschamp-Ravanel Gully
-
TD  
5 West Couloir of the Charlet-Straton Ridge
-
PD  
6 Glacier du Milieu PD+ * 151
7 Josephine Icefalls
-
D+  
8 Couloir Oblique
-
PD  
9 Flèche Rousse Ridge AD 3 *** 45
10 Jardin Ridge
-
D 2
11 Minaret Gully
-
TD-  
12 South Couloir of the Minaret
-
AD  
13 Oxford Couloir
-
D+ 1
14 Y Couloir AD ** 33
  Le Plateau (Pt 3177m)
16 South Ridge (Le Plateau)
-
AD 4
17 Cascade Nina
-
TD-  
18 Central Diedre TD *** 14
19 Single Bleu TD+ *** 5
20 Fureur de Vivre
-
TD+ 5
  Vierge d'Argentière
22 Ciao Vinc ED1  
Climb name Grade
23 Une saison en Enfer ED1 1
  North Face (Saleina Side)
25 North-East Couloir
-
D  
26 Nouveau Venu
-
D+  
27 Left-hand Route of the NNE Face of the Fleche Rousse
-
AD+  
28 Tobi
-
D+  
29 Right-hand Route of the NNE Face of the Fleche Rousse
-
AD+  
30 Left-hand Route
-
AD+  
31 Hadjilazaro Route
-
AD  
32 Barbey Couloir
-
AD  
33 Voie des Amis
-
TD-  
34 Gabarrou-Jouve Route
-
TD-  
35 Messner Route D ** 1
36 Ligne Perdue
-
D  
37 Bettembourg Route D 2
38 Dutch Route
-
D  
39 North Face Direct
-
D  
40 Classic North Face AD+ *** 5
41 North-West Ridge
-
AD  
42 Pirate * ED1 *** 1
  Aiguille du Genepi
44 South Ridge D ** 21
Climb name Grade
45 Mort de Rire TD- *** 18
46 Un eclat de rire * 6a *** 2
47 Grouille-toi y'a Pépé qui gueule * 6b+ ** 1
  Le Minaret
49 South-East Spur
-
V+ *** 19
50 South Face Direct
-
V+ *** 1
51 Mine Adorée
-
V+  
52 Versant Satanique ED1 7
53 Voyage en Pierre Sainte * 6c *** 1
  Plateau du Jardin
55 Diédre Central *
-
6a 2
56 Voie des Toits *
-
6c ** 1
  Aiguille du Refuge
58 Le Gateau de Riz D 5b ** 35
59 Radieux Actifs TD+ 2
60 Casier Judicieux ED1 **  
61 Defence d'Obeir TD+ ***  
62 Juge et Partie ED2 ***  
63 T'es qui toua? TD ** 1
64 Bettembourg Right-hand M 4
65 Doux Refuge TD+ 2
66 Bettembourg-Gillet TD+ 1
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