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Parat Seigneur route – Aiguille de Praz-Torrent

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.


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.

From: 590 €


You have some prior experience climbing or mountaineering. You know basic techniques and basic maneuvers (belaying, rappelling, basic knots). You can follow French 5 (5.8) on rock and French AD in the high mountains.
  • Dates on demand
  • Guiding ratio 1:2
  • 1 day climb
  • Available June – November
Fleece or woollen layers
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Sun hat
Climbing shoes
Climbing pants
Approach shoes
Long sleeve shirt
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
Technical gear
60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik
Technical gear
Chalk bag
Technical gear
Climbing backpack 20L
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Included in price

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 in price

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.


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.