|16:15:00||Summit||1930||South-East||0/200||Breakable Crust||2||Refrozen corn, stable|
|16:30:00||West face||1850||West||0/150||Corn||4||Glide cracks visible on the face|
Snowline Up/Down: 1000 meters (3281 feet)
Avalanche Risk: 2
Route Taken: as topo
Road Access Clear
Vertical Climbed: 940
meters (3084 feet)
Distance: 8 km
Weather Sunny, cool wind from west stopped snow transforming too much.
I'd been away for a few days, bad weather so no skiing lost. I got back around noon on Wednesday. A glorius day of sun and blue skied. Not too warm. Maybe a chance to get in a quick west face. I'd fancied the Barres de Tencovaz in the North Chartreuse above the small but excellent ski area of le Granier.
I arrived at the car park at 2.30pm. There was still a lot of snow on the runs but the lifts had been silent for a fortnight. A quick climb on spring snow to the summit then I followed recent tracks up through the woods to the base of the couloirs where I met a skier. He had not been able to go further due to lack of crampons. I left him to ski down and climbed directly the 100 meters to the summit plateau. Not easy going on some near vertical slopes. A quick traverse to the summit which I reached at 16h10 then back down by the main ski route. The snow was excellent still and the forest very skiable. Back at the car well before 5pm, mission accomplished.