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This route is a true classic in the Aiguille Rouges. It maintains a fairly consistently difficulty throughout. The 4th and 5th pitches are real beauties with fantastic cracks somewhat anomalous for the Aiguilles Rouges.
Pitch 4 (5.10b): Go up the bolt line on a slabby face until you reach a 10m vertical crack. Pull through this crack, the crux, and belay at the top.
Pitch 5 (4th class): From the belay go to the left and then right until you reach the obvious dihedral with a big crack in the center of it.
Pitch 6 (5.9): Climb up the crack in the center of the dihedral pulling through a few difficult sections to reach the belay at the top.
The easiest way to reach the route is to take the Telepherique to Planpraz and then to Brevent. From here follow the main trail north. At the col continue east (along the ski piste) toward Chamonix. At the second switchback leave the trail and follow a trail of cairns to the trending toward the rock face. At the end of the trail, you'll see a bolt at the base.
Very well bolted.
The following guidebooks have descriptions of this route (and typically many others in the region).