TRé LA TêTE


A wild and remote part of the Mont Blanc Massif that can only be reached by a long walk up from the valley. There is very little in the way of technical climbing, but low- to mid-grade alpinists after something a bit quieter than the usual Chamonix classics should look no further. The modern and unique Refuge des Conscrits (which serves as the base for the peaks here) is a lovely place to spend a night too. The hut features some interesting and unusual architecture and is based around a large spiral staircase, although its best feature is the stunning front terrace with a staggering view.
Across the glacier from the hut are the Tré le Tête peaks themselves, which are not often climbed these days but they give an impressive backdrop to the area and, for the adventurous alpinist, provide some wonderful and remote mountaineering. We've described the traverse of the peaks in addition to the superb traverse of the Dômes de Miage and several low-grade routes on Mont Tondu.

Routes

5 trad routes (F...AD+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Mont Tondu
Despite being relatively low altitude and non-technical, Mont Tondu does not seem to be on the...
3
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Up and down

60 mins

Dômes de Miage
A wild and remote chain of peaks that provide the lower grade alpinist with an amazing trip through...
1
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

120 mins

Aiguilles de Tré la Tête
This long and remote traverse sees relatively few ascents but if you make the effort to get to it,...
1
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

180 mins

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