Percée (Pointe) Climber's Log
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|bcrowell2||lots of fun |
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012
|Lots of snow still in the Alps in early June. Very enjoyable ascent from Col des Annes.|
|Posted Jun 30, 2012 8:38 am|
|johan||Normal route |
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009
|Blue sky, -5 degrees Celsius with 15 cm of fresh snow made it rather slippery and difficult. My friend who summited 5 times before said it was the most difficult time so far and luckily we had a 30 min rope with us to save the day.|
Wonderful views and highly recommended even though steep at times.
|Posted Nov 15, 2009 8:32 am|
|A very enjoyable moderate scramble. A few loose rocks but definitely bulletproof compare the the Canadian Rockies. No need for a rope unless with inexperienced scramblers.|
|Posted Oct 14, 2007 1:16 pm|
|Andino||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
|Posted Aug 28, 2006 12:58 pm|
|Thomas Gurviez||Route Climbed: normal route by refuge de Gramusset and west face Date Climbed: July 1993|
|Nice rocky trail at the end, be careful with the rock falls|
|Posted Feb 7, 2005 5:09 am|
|tne||Route Climbed: Normal from GR bornand Date Climbed: 2002-07-10|
|Nice weather, nice walk.. Recomended for advanced hikers|
|Posted Feb 27, 2003 2:23 am|