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Brec de Chambeyron

Brec de Chambeyron

Brec de Chambeyron

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Ubaye, France/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 44.52870°N / 6.85310°E

Object Title: Brec de Chambeyron

Elevation: 11118 ft / 3389 m


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Created/Edited: Aug 19, 2005 / Dec 12, 2009

Object ID: 154530

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Geographical classification: Western Alps > Ubaye Alps >> > Chambeyron group

Strange pyramid with an inclined plane on top, the Brec de Chambeyron is the most popular and typical summit arround Ubaye valley. This is not the highest summit of the group but the second one after Aiguille de Chambeyron 3411m. "Brec or Bric " is a name used for mountains looking like a "broken tooth".

Routes overview

Normal route (east face) : PD, III at the end.
Paul Agnel, Joseph Risoul 06/20/1878

Access route to mountain base :
Chambeyron hut > 9 colors lake path until Star lake > Col des Terres Jaunes (right of Gypière pass) > dencent along a rock bar, then acent to a yellow gendarme.

Est face direct : IV +
A. Bonacossa 09/24/1935

NE ridge: not solid rocks, not recommended
A. Bonacossa and L; Binaghi 07/19/1936

Bujon Couloir (NE face): snow in winter, 45° max, 2h30
A. Bonacossa and P. Rossi, 1926

North face couloir : D, exposed, stone fall risk, 50° max, 4h
M. et Mme Troendlé, 06/05/1938

North face AD+, IV, stone fall risk.
M. Estruch, R.Caillol, xxx, 09/61

North face DIrectissime, AD+, IV, stone fall risk.
Ivano Ghirardini, winter 1974

West face : Vire Jean coste AD, exposed, stone fall risk. II, III, 4h
Jean Coste, Charles Chavanet, 08/05/1925

West face direct : D, 400hm 6h
R. Bouffetier and Claude Richard 09/08/1961

S-S-West , D, 300m, Not solid rock, stone fall risk 6h

S-S-East ridge, AD , long and Not solid rock.
E. della Valle di Casanova 08/12/11925

www.alpitudes.com-Brec de Chambeyron pictures
sommets.org-Brec de Chambeyron pictures

Getting There

From France:

Ubaye Valley >> Barcelonette > Jausier > La Condamine > Saint Paul sur Ubaye >> Fouillouse > Chambeyron Hut

Durance valley >> Guillestre >> Vars pass >> Saint Paul sur Ubaye >> Fouillouse > Chambeyron Hut

From Italy:
Piemonte : Val Maira >> Acceglio >> Chiappera (Valle del Maurin) > Stroppia Hut

Red Tape

no red tape


St Paul sur Ubaye Altitude : 1470 m. 220 Habitants. Localisation : 21 km N.-E. Barcelonnette
70 Emplacements, Open: 06/15 - 09/15
Phone :
+33 4 92 84 38 31
+33 4 92 84 34 11


Chambeyron Hut, 2626m, close to Premier Lake

74 beds when full open (summer and spring week ends)
35 beds in winter (not guarded)
Access on ta path from Fouillouse small village.
In winter, Avalanche risk on the access route.
ACTIVITIES : Mountaineering - Hiking - Ski mountaineering

Aiguille du Chambeyron (traversée des Aiguilles ) - Brec de Chambeyron -
Pointe d'Aval - Tête de la Frema
Tour du Brec de Chambeyron.Lac des 9 Couleurs

PERIODE : Du 09 avril au 08 mai + W-E sur réservation
du 10 juin au 10 septembre
RESERVATION : auprès du gardien
ADDRESS : Pont de l'Estrech - 04530 ST PAUL SUR UBAYE

ADRESSE : Maison de la Vallée
4, avenue des 3 Frères Arnaud
Tél :
Fax :

Mountain Conditions

The mountain is made of Triasic limestones, usually considered as poor stones for climbing.

Alps meteo forecast 7 days

Maps and Books

Map (France) IGN map 1/25000 : 3538 ET

Map (Italy) :IGC 111 Valle Maira - Accéglio - Brec de Chambeyron (1:25.000)

Escalade en Ubaye, ed. Edisud, CCVU. (ISBN 2-85744-914-3)

Le Massif du Chambeyron , H Gentil, edition OPHRYS (ISBN 2-7080-0499-9)


Brec de Chambeyron on geol-alp.com
Brec de Chambeyron summit on geol-alp.com


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