Rébuffat route climbing on Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

Duration : 1 day

France, Northern Alps

Level : 6a top rope

from 450 € / p. from 1 to 2 persons

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Description

The granite of the Rébuffat route on the south face of the Aiguille du Midi is simply exceptional... every climber should come one day to climb it!

Located above Chamonix, in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, this route climbed for the first time by the great mountain guide Gaston Rébuffat is an historic route that does not age, with amazing cracks, and technical and varied pitches.

It has everything to spend an unforgettable day in the mountains with, as a back ground, one of the most beautiful scenery that the climbing planet can offer you: Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc, Dent du Géant, Grandes Jorasses, Tour Ronde, etc. Personally I am a fan!

The price of the outing is 450€ to be divided by the number of participants (2 climbers maximum).

Please find more informations about the Rébuffat route on the Aiguille du Midi on Camptocamp website.

If you are a fan of technical multi pitch routes, we can also head south to climb the Desmaison route on the Pic de Bure in the Dévoluy massif.

Program

  • Appointment at the departure of the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix. The exact time is to be defined at the last moment.
  • Cable car to the top of the Aiguille, then down the snowy ridge with crampons to the foot of the south face, at the departure for 250 meters of perfect granite.
  • Then we climb lightly, pulling a specially designed hauling bag with all the necessary gear.
  • We can also leave some gear at the foot of the route, in which case we'll abseil down and then climb back up the Aiguille du Midi ridge.
  • On the program: technical slab, hand cracks, dihedral, dülfer, etc. Everything comes together on this magnificent route, which is sustained in the grade 5 with a key pitch in the 6a / 6a+ technical grade.
  • Arrival on the terraces of the Aiguille du Midi from where you can admire the exceptional view of the great peaks around: Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc, Dent du Géant, Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille du Plan, etc.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Collective equipment: rope, quickdraws, cams...
  • Loan of harness and helmet if needed.
  • Loan of crampons.
  • Safety equipment: radio, first aid kit...

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting point in Chamonix.
  • Cable car return pass: 75€.
  • Guide's pass: about 25€.
  • Insurance.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
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