Chamonix is a world-class area for mountaineering and rock climbing that is famous all over the world. Nowhere else has as much quality rock, spectacular peaks and spires, as well as the highest mountain in Western Europe – Mont Blanc at 4,810m.
Rockfax have just published a new Chamonix rock climbing guidebook. It is a selective guidebook describing the very best rock climbs and mountain routes around Chamonix and Mont Blanc. This guidebook really does cover all aspects of climbing in Chamonix, from topping out on Mont Blanc, spectacular peaks, huge towers and spikes, classic long ridges, to intimidating north faces and valley sport climbing. In total nearly 600 routes are described that are shown on superb colour photo topos, detailed maps and comprehensive route descriptions.
15 multi-pitch alpine areas are covered, which are Glacier du Tour, Glacier d’Argentière, Glacier de Talèfre, Grandes Jorasses, Envers des Aiguilles, Plan de l’Aiguille, Aiguille du Midi, Helbronner, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Blanc – France side, Mont Blanc – Italian side, Tré la Tête, Aiguilles Rouges – Brévent, Aiguilles Rouges – Planpraz, and Aiguilles Rouges – Index.
7 valley sport climbing areas are covered, which are: Servoz, Les Gaillands, Les Mottets, La Joux, Les Chéserys, Vallorcine, and Barberine.