Alpi-Trail: Crochues Traverse (Aiguilles Rouges)

The Crochues Traverse is one of the most classic scrambling of the Aiguilles Rouges. After a quick climb, we switched to trail running to Col des Montets and Argentière, enjoying a full day outdoor.

View from the top of Aiguilles Crochues (© P. Gatta)
View from the top of Aiguilles Crochues (© P. Gatta)

Approach: from the top of the Index chairlift take the trail leading to the top of la Floria ski lift and continue to the Col des Crochues (45 minutes).

Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)
Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)

The route is graded PD/4a-3c.

Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)
Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)

We made the traverse (moving together) in about 1hr.

Chamois in the Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)
Chamois in the Crochues Traverse (© P. Gatta)

The traverse ends at the Col des Dards, time to put the rope in the rucksack…

Col des Dards (© P. Gatta)
Col des Dards (© P. Gatta)

…and start running.

Running with Chardonnet in background (© P. Gatta)
Running with Chardonnet in background (© P. Gatta)

Trail from Lac Blanc (© P. Gatta)
Trail from Lac Blanc (© P. Gatta)

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