Jas des Lièvres, south face

2325 meters (7628 feet)

Description

Type: Round-Trip
Sports: Ski-Touring , Snowshoeing
Lowest Point: 1088 meters (3570 feet)
Vertical Climbed: 1235 meters (4052 feet)
Duration: 0.5 day(s)

Created on: 20-Mar-2014 by davidof
Aspect: South
Difficulty: 3.2/E2 1
Equipment: Ski crampons Remarks: The south face of the Jas is prone to large natural avalanches which run the length of the numerous couloirs that descend the face.

Route

Follow the road to the Pont de la Betta then a forest trail to the habert d'aiguebelle (refuge - unguarded). From here you can climb either by the east or south face. To climb by the south face take a large couloir clearly visible then traverse to the left to avoid a rock outcrop. Climb to the summit via a large, open slope. Descend by the same route.

Road Access

From the A41 autoroute take the Brignoud exit then Laval then Prabert. The road is closed by a barrier from the 20th December to around mid March and not cleared at pt 1088 meters, about a km after the village. In the spring you can drive to the Pont de la Betta car park then to the end of the road by a reservoir around 1400m.

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