Pas du Pin, East Couloir Traverse

2203 meters (7228 feet)


Type: Loop
Sports: Ski-Touring
Lowest Point: 1080 meters (3543 feet)
Vertical Climbed: 1265 meters (4150 feet)
Vertical Descended: 1265 meters (4150 feet)
Duration: 0.5 day(s)

Created on: 13-Feb-2015 by davidof
Aspect: East
Difficulty: 4.2/E2
Equipment: Ski crampons, crampons. Remarks: Avalanche risk at the base of the Pas de Pin couloir (slabs on West side, purges on east side). Cornice on east side of the Pas du Pin.


From the Car park at Prabert follow the road then forest trail to the East to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge) at 1740 meters. Continue to the ENE to the base of an obvious couloir between the Pas de la Coche (right) and the Col de l'Aigleton (left). Climb to the summit (cornice) and descend the east side. Near the end of the couloir avoid a small rock band by a left/right. You can descend in the Combes valley to the forest at 1600 meters and then rejoin the Venetiers valley by the Aigleton or the Pas de la Coche depending on motivation and snow conditions (the S.W. facing Aigleton is more likely to have spring or crusty snow.

Road Access

Grenoble/chambery -> Brignoud Exit -> Laval -> Prabert -> Terminus (1088m in winter) Pont de la Betta (1300m in Spring)


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