Sun, 26 January 2014
Minimum altitude: 1,080 meters
Distance: 13 km
Slope Aspect: North-EastTrip Reports
Vertical Climbed: 950 meters (3,117 feet)
Avalanche Risk: -
From Prabert (barrier 1088m December to March) follow the road east to 1300 meters (car park), From here take a trail to the right to the Pont de la Betta. 50 meters after the pont take a left on a steep trail towards the lac de Crop. At 1410 meters it joins the GR549. Follow the path to the south west to cross the Pont de Pendules. The valley gets steep, keep to the left hand side, under the lac du Crop. Near the top of the valley leave the GR549 to the left and traverse NW to reach another valley under the Bartlett mountain.
At around 1850 meters traverse a steep slope to reach the NW ridge of the Orionde mountain (there is an unguarded refuge not shown on the IGN map) here. Climb the NW ridge to the summit. Descend the other side to a col. Ski the NE then N slopes to rejoins your climbing tracks (avalanche risk from the Bartlett mountain). Descend to the Pont de Pendules. At the pumping station you can follow a piste cut through the woods to reach the trail that leads to the Pont de la Betta.
Access: Grenoble (A41) -> Brignoud -> Laval -> Prabert
Equipment: Ski crampons
Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Prabert