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Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m)

The Petite Aiguille Verte

A classic short alpine mountaineering route above the Chamonix Valley

Quality Mixed PD Scrambling on the Petite Verte 'Normal Route'

Alpine Mountaineering in Chamonix

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

Les Drus North Face

With Mont Blanc Beyond

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.

The Middle Of 3 Long Abseils Down The North Face

3 Rock Anchors were used today to abseil the face.

Snowy April Conditions & Atmospheric Clouds On The Petite Aiguille Verte

With the Chamonix Valley nearly two and a half thousand metres below!