A timeless and wild route in the Aiguilles Rouges massif on excellent quality rock. Very varied climbing, with up to 6a of difficulty, offering views of the Tour and Argentière glaciers. If you are lucky, you may spot the majestic Bouquetin on route.

PARAT SEIGNEUR ROUTE - AIGUILLE DE PRAZ-TORRENT

350m of varied climbing in remote part of the Aiguilles Rouges

From 460.00€

Price per guide for a group of 2 climbers maximum. 

   

Intermediate tech level

 

1 day climb

 

Guiding ratio 1:2

 

Available June - November

Aiguille de Praz-Torrent (2 573m) - This small exposed needle to the north of the Aiguille Rouge massif has some magnificent routes on its south east side, climbable from level V. 

The Parat Seigneur route was one of the first to be opened on its SE side, in 1069. The climb follows an elegant line on good quality rock all the way to the top. The final pitch offers fantastic ridge style climbing with some fairly exposed passages to get the blood pumping. The descent is mostly on foot involving a few rappels. 


L1: 3c/5b dihedral and cracks
L2: 5a cracks
L3: 5b dihedral
L4: 5b dihedral
L5: 6a small overhang
L6: 3c/4a descending
L7: 5b chimney
L8: 5c fist crack
L9-top: 3c alpine style ridge between the summit and the descent.

Itinerary

Hike up to the base of the Aiguille de Praz Torrent from Col des Montets (1h30 – 2h). Climb the route to the summit of the Aiguille de Praz-Torrent (2 573m) (3h – 4h). The descent is on foot with some abseils which will take you back to the base of the route (1h).

Level Requirements

Technical level

You need to be able to climb efficiently in the 6a range (following) to be comfortable and quick enough throughout the route. 

Physical level

The approach to reach the climb is relatively long (about 2 hours) thus a very good physical fitness is required for this day long itinerary.

Equipment

Clothing

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Sun hat

Sun hat

Climbing shoes

Climbing shoes

Climbing pants

Climbing pants

Approach shoes

Approach shoes

Long sleeve shirt

Long sleeve shirt

Technical gear

Climbing harness

Climbing harness

3 x Screwgate carabiner

3 x Screwgate carabiner

Belay device

Belay device

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

Lanyard

Lanyard

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik

Chalk bag

Chalk bag

Climbing backpack 20L

Climbing backpack 20L

Other essentials

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Included or not

Included

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide - a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not Included

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Insurance

Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.