Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 45.05024°N / 6.45567°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing
Seasons Season: Summer
Additional Information Elevation: 10594 ft / 3229 m
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Overview

Massif des Cerces & Mont-Blanc

This range is located NW of Les Ecrins, near Briançon and Col du Galibier.
The area is ideal for hiking, and rock climbing with peaks around 2500-3000m high.

Lakes, flowers, sweet smells and rock : a perfect combination !


Getting There

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- SW access :
From Briançon, drive NW on road N91 for about 20km up to Le Lauzet.
You can easily park. From there follow trail GR50 to get deep inside Massif des Cerces.

- NE access :
From Briançon, drive NE on D994 up to Nevache for about 20km.
Park there and follow trail GR57 to step into the range.

Staying There

You can either camp or go for a Hut in the mountains :

1. CAMP SITES :

- Camping du Monêtier
Le Village
05220 Le Monêtier Les Bains
Tel : 04 92 46 10 08
Ecrins > Réservoir à Monêtier-Les-Bains


- Camping Les Deux Glaciers
Le Casset
05220 Le Monêtier Les Bains
Tel : 04 92 46 10 08

- Camping de Fontcouverte
Fontcouverte
05100 Névache
Tel : 04 92 21 38 21

- Camping de la Lame
Le Robion
05100 NEVACHE
Tel : 04 92 20 51 91

2. HUT :

- Refuge du Chardonnet
Chardonnet
05100 Névache
Tel : 04 92 21 31 80



Site Description

It is possible to climb on many peaks in Massif des Cerces.
To approach : no glacier to cross, a little snow in June, so hiking boots are sufficiant.
To climb : you will need the usual mountain equipment, including Friends in most of the routes
Massif des Cerces > Arêtes de la Bruyère

Massif des Cerces > Arêtes de la Bruyère

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Massif des Cerces > Roche Robert

1. TOUR TERMIER (3070m) :
SW Face > 6 routes / 200 to 280m / TD to ED
S Face > 5 routes / 220m to 300m / D to ABO-

2. ROCHER DE LA MANDETTE (2400m) :
4 routes / 80m / TD+ to ED-

3. TETE COLOMBE (3020m) :
Paroi Gauche > 2 routes / 160 to 180m / ED+ to ABO-
Ecaille > 4 routes / 100 to 200m / TD to ABO-
SW Face > 5 routes / 220 to 350m / TD to ABO
SE Face > 2 routes / 350m / TD- to TD
SE Pillar > 7 routes / 250 to 350m / TD- to ED

4. ROCHE ROBERT (2399m) :
SW Face > 13 routes / 90 to 170m / AD to ED+
E Face > 9 routes / 120 to 150m / TD to ED
SE Face > 5 routes / 300m / D to TD+

5. ARETES DE LA BRUYERE (2619m) :
Normal Route > N to S Ridge / AD
SW Face > 5 routes / 250 to 280m / TD+ to ED

6. AIGUILLETTE DU LAUZET (2611m) :
W Face > 4 routes / 150 to 300m / TD to ED-
S Face > 6 routes / 150 to 200m / TD+ to ED

7. TOURS DE LA MOULETTE :
Tour 1 SW Face > 7 routes / 300 to 350m / AD to ABO
Tour 2 SW Face > 4 routes / 300m / D+ to TD+

8. POINTE DE BUFFERE (2742m) :
S Face > 2 routes / 170m / AD
E Face > 1 route / 170m / TD-

9. CRÊTE DU DIABLE (2689m) :
W Face > 1 route / 350m / TD+

10. POINTE DU RAISIN (2818m) :
N Ridge > 370m / TD
E Face > 7 routes / 250 to 300m / TD- to ABO
W Face > 2 routes / 300m / TD

11. PAVE DU CHARDONNET (2600m) :
E Face > 2 routes / 200m / TD-

12. AIGUILLETTE DU QUEYRELLIN (2600m) :
Tour 1 SW Face > 5 routes / 150m / TD to TD+
Tour 2 W Face > 2 routes / 200m / TD- to TD
Tour 3 W Face > 4 routes / 350m / TD to ED
Tour 4 W Face > 2 routes / 300m / TD to ED-

And a few more routes on :
Main de Crépin (2940m)
Crête de Moutouze (2862m)
Paroi des Militaires (2000m)
Tour Germaine

Books, Maps & Weather

The ideal handbook is :
Oisans Nouveau Oisans Sauvage (Est)

The ideal map is :
IGN 35350T Nevache/Galibier

And for Weather predictions :
Meteo France > Nevache/Monêtier
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