Têtes du Replat

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 44.98730°N / 6.28230°E
Additional Information Elevation: 11292 ft / 3442 m
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Geographical classification: Western Alps > High Dauphiné Alps > Soreiller group

Têtes du Replat is a mountain with two popular often climbed summits. The mountain is part of High Dauphiné Massif, one of the most important high mountain set in the Alps.
Têtes du Replat are on a ridge joining Soreiller mountains and Râteau group. It's very close to the south side of la Meije too. This mountain has two main side: the southern side, named Chatelleret side, mostly dry, and the northern side, named la Selle side is covered by Glacier de la Selle. Note that the name "La Selle" that means "the saddle" is directly coming from the shape of Tête du Replat mountain.
Passing têtes du Replat through Replat pass is the easiest way to go from Vallon de la Selle to Vallon du Chatelleret.
The normal route from both sides is an easy (F) route going to Col du Replat 3335m and from there going to Tête sud du Replat 3428m using the SE ridge (easy rocks).
They are some rock climbing classic routes on the ridges of S and N summits.

Getting There

by car (highly recommended)

Grenoble >> Bourg d'Oisans >> Saint Christophe >> Vallon de la Selle
Grenoble >> Bourg d'Oisans >> Saint Christophe >> La Bérarde >> Vallon du Chatelleret.

It's possible to come from Briançon via Lautaret pass, Romanche valley and Vénéon valley.

For those coming from oversea :
Fly to Lyon international airport. Car (recommended) or train to Grenoble, followed by bus to Bourg d'Oisans and smaller bus up the narrow road to Saint Christophe en Oisans and La Bérarde (3 per day in July/Aug Grenoble to La Bérarde) . Car highly recommended !

Routes overview

Normal Route to Tête sud -Selle side- F
ST Christophe en Oisans >4h> Selle Hut >2h30min> Col du Replat >30min> Tête sud

Normal Route to Tête sud -Châtelleret side- F
La Bérarde >2h> Châtelleret Hut >3h> Col du Replat >30min> Tête sud

S ridge route to Tête Nord-Châtelleret side- PD, 1h30

Pilier Chèze route to Tête Sud-Châtelleret side- D IV+, 4h

Tête du Replat on Julien beausseron web site

Red Tape

No Red Tape except Ecrins National Park rules (no dog, no camping, only bivouak allowed, no fire, no MTB, no destruction of wilderness)
Refer to Ecrins National park rules.

When To Climb

Summer period is the prefered period for mountaineering. Spring period (March-April) for ski mounteneering.


Tél : 04 76 80 23 99
Fax : 04 76 95 47 97
Email : rafting.veneon@wanadoo.fr
Internet: www.rafting-veneon.com

Tél : 04 76 79 20 45
Fax : 04 7679 06 97
Email :
Internet: www.berarde.com

Mountain Conditions

Briançon meteo forecast 7 days
Bourg d'Oisans meteo forecast 7 days
Grenoble meteo forecast 7 days

Mountain huts

Châtelleret hut CAF 2232 m
Access : Saint Christophe en Oisans >>La Bérarde >> Chatelleret valley.
Activities : mountaineering - Rock climbing- Hiking- Ski mountaineering
- Mountaineering routes and summits : Pic nord des Cavales- Gandolière- Râteau- Pic Geny- Têtes N et S du Replat
- High routes : To la Selle hut, l’Alpe de Villar d'Arène, La Grave via Brêche de la Meije
- Ski routes: Brêche de la Meije - col de la Casse Déserte - col du Replat

The hut is guarded some months and weekends:
Spring: usually in April and begining of May
Summer: middle of June to Middle of September
Reservation is mandatory, please contact Gérard Turc:
adress: 5 chemin de la Buissonière - 38860 Les Deux Alpes
phone number :
Hut phone number:

Beds in summer: 70 +20 beds under tent
In winter : 62
The hut belongs to CAF ISERE : 32 avenue Félix Viallet 38000 GRENOBLE
Tél :
Fax :

Chatelleret hut route on Oisans.com

La Selle hut STD

La selle hut on montagne-virtuel.com

Books and maps

IGN Map: 3436 ET

Têtes du Replat routes are described on this useful reference book:
Guide du Haut Dauphiné, tome 1 by GHM and François Labande, éditions de l'Envol
ISBN 2 909 907 155