L’Aiguillette d’Argentière

Fun climbing on this aesthetic monolith sitting above the town of Argentière in the Chamonix valley.

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L’Aiguillette d’Argentière (right)

We climbed two routes. The first was Le Rébuffat-Terray, 5c, 20m the most direct approach to the top.

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Fergus making his way down
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Two hungover chaps on the refreshing summit of the Aiguillette

The second route was Pyrene, 6a+, 24m on the Gendarme sud-ouest just below the Aiguillette. Super fun route.

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Fergus sending as if he’s been climbing all summer..

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Still deciding whether I love or hate climbing, but the process itself always delivers good times.

We’d started late in the day to avoid the crowds and it worked. A typically stunning view of the Chamonix Aiguilles as we descended back down to the valley.

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