Aiguille de Chambeyron

Aiguille de Chambeyron

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.54780°N / 6.85800°E
Additional Information Elevation: 11190 ft / 3411 m
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Geographical classification: Western Alps > Ubaye Alps >> > Chambeyron group

Aiguille de Chambeyron is the highest Ubaye summit. This is the main summit of the southest part of the Alps, between Monviso and mediterranean sea. Aiguille is less known than Brec because it's more difficult to see it from Ubaye valley.
The mountain has 2 summits (the west one is the highest) ans is therefore sometimes named Les Aiguilles de Chambeyron.

The lower par of the mountain is made of triasic limestone but the summit is made of jurassic limestone (more solid).
On the north side of the mountain are 2 small and quite dead glacier : Chauvet Glacier and Marinet Glacier.

Getting There

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

Ubaye Valley >> Barcelonette > Jausier > La Condamine > Saint Paul sur Ubaye >> Maljasset > vallon de Mary

Ubaye Valley >> Barcelonette > Jausier > La Condamine > Saint Paul sur Ubaye >> vallon de Chauvet

Or to come in Ubaye valley throught Vars pass :
Durance valley >> Guillestre >> Vars pass >> Saint Paul sur Ubaye

Routes overview

Normal route (soutern face, on the east side of Gastaldi couloir) : PD, III-.
Christian Almer (father an soon), W.A.B. Coolidge 07/28/1879.

Normal route (north-west face, over vallon de Chauvet) : F, 6h from Pont Voûté.
Christian Almer (father an soon), W.A.B. Coolidge 07/28/1879.

West ridge PD
H Vernet, E. Vernet, G. Vernet 07/31/1898, descending.

North face, Jean Coste couloir AD,
J. Coste, P.Cuilleret 07/11/1926

Couloir Nérot Vernet AD, 4h from Maljasset.
Snow couloir when winter conditions

East ridge, AD
H Daniel, Sambain, 07/14/1931

North face direct, 4h
J. Valot and JP Cinquin, 07/18/1967

South face, D+ 5h
M. Parize and M. Dallot, 09/17/1969

Pieds nickelés route on southern side: D on 200hm
JJ Heller, JP Leymonie

Gastaldi couloir (not recommended because of stone fall) AD, 3h30
P. Gastaldi, G perrotti, 04/22/1894.

Ciecm topo on a south face route

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When To Climb



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)
Night: 6.95 à 13.70 €
1/2 pension / pers. : 18.50 à 20 €

35 beds in winter (not guarded)

Access on a 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 :

CAF Maljasset hut
Nice old house in Maljasset village.
Access : possible to come by car in Maljasset.


1/2 pension/pers. : 30 € - Adhérent CAF : 27 €
Nuitée : 12 € - Adhérent CAF : 9 €


Capacité : 5 chambres + 6 dortoirs

Mountain Conditions

The base of the mountain is made of triasic limestones, usually considered as poor stones for climbing. The summit is made of better jurassic rock.

Barcelonette meteo forecast (7 days)

Maps and book

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)


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