Aiguille du Peigne (3192m), Voie Normale
The 'Quartz Ledges' on the Aiguille du Peigne 'Voie Normale'
This point is gained via sustained scrambling either up the 'Couloir des Papillons', from the top of 'Les Lépidoptéres' or the Papillons Arete. The Chamonix Aiguilles, Grepon, Charmoz & Bec d'Oiseau beyond.
Quality Chamonix Mountaineering on the Aiguille du Peigne, Voie Normale
This section of scrambling links the lower approach couloir with the excellent easy rock climbing of the upper section.
The Golden Granite Upper Walls of the Aiguille du Peigne
Several pitches of rock climbing (up to 4b) finish off this brilliant Chamonix mountaineering summit
Superb Views Across the Chamonix Aiguilles From High on The Peigne
North Faces of the Col du Plan, Aiguille du Midi & Dome du Gouter
The Final Rock Pitch Before the Peigne Summit Ridge is Reached
Alpine rock climbing on excellent granite and in a superb position
The First of Several Abseils on the Aiguille du Peigne Descent
Initially the descent route takes a different line to the ascent and several abseils give rapid access back to the quartz ledges and the sustained scrambling descent. Very good training for the Matterhorn and other big alpine objectives.
A Steep Granite Groove Provides Access to the Upper Peigne Ridge
Fine steep moves on sunny granite - with big holds & good protection.
Superb Rocky Summer Alpine Atmosphere in the Chamonix Aiguilles
On the final 'Comb' ridge section of the Peigne. Near the summit but there still remains one short steep wall to rappel to get there.
The Fine 'Butterfly Ridge' Section On The Peigne
This upper section of the excellent 'Arete des Papillons' rock climb gives an excellent exposed ridge climb linking the lower Papillons couloir with the lower ramps section of the Peigne ascent. A great position!
Brilliant Exposed Ridge Traverse On The Papillons Section Of The Aiguille de Peigne
The crags fall away dramatically on both sides. Down to the North facing glacier below the Frendo Spur / Midi N. Face to the climbers right and down to the famous hard granite slabs of the Peigne to the climbers left.