Traverse : Chimneys of Sallanche (up) > Normal route (down) Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006
Quite a long day, but very nice ascent :
From car park (Col des Annes) to Gramusset hut (400m walk - easy hiking)
From Gramusset hut to Col des Verts (400m walk - steep part in scree, at the end)
From Col des Verts to the top (200m climb - very easy with 3 parts in grade II/III).
Harnesses and a 10-15m rope is enough if you climb with un experimented person.
You will find you're way through very easily :
On the hiking part, follow red marks, on the climbing part, follow yellow/green marks (from Col des Verts follow yellow arrows indicating "P.P" (standing for Pointe Percée).
We manage to see the Mont-Blanc before it got trapped in the fog.
On top you have a beautiful view (when the sky is clear) on Aravis, Mont-Blanc, Bornes etc...)
The descent is quite tiring from the summit back to the hut. A lot of "stairs". 2 hours ! Then another hour to walk back to the car park.
Note that :
> You can alternatively start walking from La Clusaz rather Col des Annes. Add another 2 hours.
> Abseiling might be possible in the route you climbed from Col des Verts, as they are 3 or 4 rings sealed on the rock. 50m long I would say