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Tour Rouge

Tour Rouge

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.90428°N / 6.92576°E

Object Title: Tour Rouge

County: Haute Savoie

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing

Season: Summer

Elevation: 9511 ft / 2899 m


Page By: Silvia Mazzani

Created/Edited: Jun 30, 2011 / Feb 19, 2015

Object ID: 725447

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The environment
The environment
Tour Rouge
Tour Rouge

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.

Getting There

Envers des Aiguilles map
Mer de Glace
Mer de Glace

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).


Petit Dru
Petit Dru seen from the hut
Getting Envers des Aiguilles Hut
Near Envers des Aiguilles Hut - Photo Silvia Mazzani

Refuge Envers des Aiguilles mt. 2523 - CAF
Tél. : 06 76 52 61 17 (Refuge)
Tél. : 06 19 26 16 25 (Hors saison)


Routes overview

Tour 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

Meteo Switzerland

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

External Links



Petit DruGetting Envers des Aiguilles HutThe environmentMer de GlaceMer de GlaceViews from the hutTour Rouge
Envers des Aiguilles map