Percée (Pointe) Climber's Log

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bcrowell2 - Jun 30, 2012 8:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2012

lots of fun  Sucess!

Lots of snow still in the Alps in early June. Very enjoyable ascent from Col des Annes.


MtnMagic - Oct 14, 2007 1:16 pm

Gramusset route  Sucess!

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.


Andino - Aug 28, 2006 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Traverse : Chimneys of Sallanche (up) > Normal route (down)  Sucess!

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


tne - Feb 27, 2003 2:23 am

Route Climbed: Normal from GR bornand Date Climbed: 2002-07-10  Sucess!

Nice weather, nice walk.. Recomended for advanced hikers

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