There has long been an absence of a really good guide to the Chamonix Alps covering everything from voie normales to North Faces, from alpine rock to valley crags - here, at last, it is!


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The Chamonix guide from Rockfax covers everything from perfect granite rock routes to magnificent alpine ridges; intimidating north faces to valley sport climbing. It's all here, in a single publication, illustrated with some amazing phototopos, superb maps and with excellent detailed route and approach descriptions.

Chamonix is the most famous climbing area in Europe. Nowhere else has as much quality rock, spectacular peaks and varied mountaineering history. For most climbers a trip to Chamonix is an integral part of their climbing and mountaineering career. When there you want to try everything; perfect granite rock routes, magnificent long ridges, intimidating north faces and then also have some valley sport climbing for the ‘rest days’. Or maybe you just want to tick Mont Blanc. All this is now in a single publication with hundreds of routes ranging from short sport ticks to the best multi-day adventures. It is illustrated with some amazing photo-topos, superb maps and with excellent detailed descriptions. This second edition includes quite a number of extra routes and crags.

Crags and Major Routes Included:
Glacier du Tour: Aiguille du Tour, Aiguille Purtscheller, Aiguilles Dorées, Tete Blanche and Petite Fourche, Aiguille du Chardonnet.
Glacier d'Argentière: Aiguille d'Argentiere, Aiguille du Refuge, Aiguille du Génépi, Le Minaret, Plateau du Jardin, Flèche Rousse, Mont Dolent, Les Courtes, Les Droites, Aiguille Verte - North Face, Grands Montets Ridge, Petite Aiguille Verte, Aiguille Verte - Grands Montets Ridge, Aiguille Grand Montets, Pointe de Bayère,
Charpoua and Nant Blanc: Dru North Face, Dru West Face, Aiguille Sans Nom, Dru South Face, Flammes des Pierres, Moine West Face.
Glacier de Talèfre: Aiguille du Moine, La Nonne, Aiguille Verte - South Face, Les Droites - South Face, Les Courtes - South Face, Pointe Isabelle.
Grandes Jorasses: Petites Jorasses - West Face, North Face, South Face.
Envers des Aiguilles: Aiguille du Plan, Pointes des Nantillions, Bec d’Oiseau, Tour Verte, Tour Rouge, Aiguille du Roc, Grépon East Face, Pointe 3038 de Trélaporte, Pilier des Contes, Lower Slabs of Envers.
Plan de l’Aiguille: Grand Charmoz - North Face, Aiguille de l’M, Petite Charmoz, Grands Charmoz, Aiguille de Blatière, Aiguille des Pélerins, Slabs of the Peigne, Papillons Arête, Aiguille du Peigne, Gendarme Rouge, Col du Plan, Aiguille du Midi - North Face.
Aiguille du Midi: Arête à Laurence, Arête des Cosmiques, Éperon des Cosmiques, South Face, Northwest Face, Midi-Plan Traverse.
Helbronner: Dent du Géant, Aiguille du Rochefort, Aiguille Marbrées, Petite Flambeau, Aiguille de Toule, Aiguille d'Entrèves, Tour Ronde, Mont Maudit, Brenva Spur.
Mont Blanc du Tacul: Arête du Diable, Chandelle du Tacul, Grand Capucin, Petite Capucin, Pointe Adolpe Rey, Pyramide du Tacul, Gervasutti Pillar, East Face, Pointes Lachenal, Triangle du Tacul, North Face.
Mont Blanc: Trois Monts Route, Goûter Route, Royal Traverse, Southwest Face, Frêney Face, Peutérey Integrale.
Tré la Tête: Mont Tondu, Dômes de Miage, Aiguilles de Tré la Tête.
Aiguilles Rouges - Brévent and Planpraz: Brévent South Face, Brévent East Face, Brévent Crags, Mic et Maousse, La Somone and Crakoukass, Jumeaux, Tartiflette and Raclette, Hotel California, Clocher de Planpraz.
Aiguilles Rouges - Index: Aiguille Pourrie, Chapelle de la Glière, Aiguille de l'Index, Aiguille de la Glière, Aiguille du Pouce - South Face, Grande Floria, Aiguillette de la Floria, Aiguilles Crochues, Pointe Gaspard, Tour des Crochues, Aiguille du Belvédère, Belvédère South Face.
Aiguilles Rouges - Vallorcine: Aiguille de Praz Torrent, Tête des Mesures, Mont Oreb, Pointe Vouilloz, Grand Perron, Aiguille du Van, Traverse of Perrons.
Valley Crags: Servoz, Coupeau, Roc Dement, Les Gaillands, Les Mottets, La Joux, Les Chéserys, Vallorcine, Barberine, Gietroz.

By Charlie Boscoe, Luke Davies.

Card cover, 21cm x 15cm, 512 pages.

Second edition 2022.

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