Tour Rouge m. 2899
Tour Rouge is a fine tower of red protogyn granite rising before the solid bulk of Grepon and situated inside the Envers des Aiguilles group – the south east side of Aiguilles de Chamonix - in Mont Blanc Group's French side. Its magnificent South-East face was discovered at the beginning of 1980; now the face has several routes often attended for their first-class granite. The classic one is “Le marchand de sable”. Tour Rouge’s reputation is also due to its extraordinary environment and its closeness to Envers des Aiguilles Hut.
From Chamonix Mont Blanc by rack-railway to Montenvers mt. 1909. Go down to gain Mer de Glace glacier and rise along the glacier reaching the first large ice-terrace. Near a big yellow arrow painted on a rock in the glacier left orographical side starts the path to the Envers des Aiguilles Hut. The hut is situated in a panoramic position on the last promontory of Aiguille de Roc (2,30 hours from Montenvers).
Refuge Envers des Aiguilles mt. 2523 - CAF
Tél. : 06 76 52 61 17 (Refuge)
Tél. : 06 19 26 16 25 (Hors saison)
REFUGE CAF ENVERS DES AIGUILLES
Routes overviewTour Rouge SE face routes
- Copie Carbone ED sup. 300 mt.
- Le Marchand de Sable TD sup. 300 mt.
- Tentative de coup d’ethique ED sup. 250 mt.
- Hasta-Luego ABO inf. 250 mt.
- Attends-Toi a la pudeur ABO inf. 250 mt.
METEO CHAMONIX M.BLANC
Guidebooks and maps"Le topo du Massif du Mont Blanc" by Michel Piola
- IGN 3531ET St-Gervais les Bains - Massif du Mont Blanc
- IGN 3630OT Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc