Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m)
Fine PD Mountaineering at the top of the Petite Verte North Face, Chamonix
The Aiguille d'Argentiere in the background
PD Snow Climbing on the North Face of the Petite Verte
Grands Montets Station and Argentiere in the background, Chamonix Valley
Mollie Preparing to Abseil the North Face of the Petite Aiguille Verte
Fine early summer snow conditions
The 'Crescent Col' Above the Chevalier Couloir
This feature marks the end of the smooth section of the Petite Verte North Face and rock belays can be taken just above the crescent col. From here a variety of good options can be taken to join, or avoid, the normal route.
The Fine Granite Rock Pitches on the WNW Ridge of the Petite Verte
This ridge can be taken more directly if the face is icy to avoid an exposed traverse above the North Face. This gives a more technical option that can be rappelled in descent.
Enjoyable Snowed up Granite Rock Climbing on the Petite Aiguille Verte
This fine flaked wall forms one of several good pitches on the direct ascent of the Petite Verte WNW Ridge
Ice Screw Belay Training on the Petite Verte North Face
With the Aiguille du Tour & Chardonnet Visible in the background.
Topping Out On the Lower Section With the Aiguille Rouges Across the Chamonix Valley
Aiguille de Belvedere & Col Belvedere upper centre
A Team on the Glacial Approach to the the Petite Verte North West Ridge
With the Aiguille d'Argentiere Beyond
Enjoyable Mixed Climbing Training Pitches
On the North Face of the North West Ridge, Petite Aiguille Verte
Good Snow Conditions on the Petite Aiguille Verte North Face
Climbers can be seen on the North West Ridge across the snow face.
Snowy April Conditions On The Crux Wall
An enjoyable ascent in late April 2015 with some ice climbing lower down on the face, good mini mixed pitches and then 3 long rappels on 60m ropes back down the north face.