This Rockfax guidebook for Chamonix describes the very best rock climbs and mountain routes around Chamonix and Mont Blanc. It really does cover all aspects of climbing in Chamonix, from topping out on Mont Blanc, spectacular peaks, classic long ridges, to intimidating north faces and valley sport climbing.
This Chamonix rock climbing guidebook covers hundreds of routes from short sport routes low in the valley to some of the best multi-day alpine routes in Europe – all on perfect granite rock. The guidebook covers 15 multi-pitch alpine areas plus 7 sport crags in the valley.
In total the guidebook covers 589 routes, all of which are shown on superb colour photo topos. Each route has a detailed description (often only a couple of routes per page), plus detailed route approach and descent information. For each area there are superb maps and access information. GPS co-ordinates are given for the parking areas.
The alpine areas covered 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.
The valley crags covered are: Servoz, Les Gaillands, Les Mottets, La Joux, Les Chéserys, Vallorcine, and Barberine.
Published by Rockfax in October 2016 this guidebook is in English text throughout.
Number of pages is 456.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5).