Wed, 3 April 2013
Minimum altitude: 1,276 meters
Slope Aspect: SouthTrip Reports
Vertical Climbed: 1,460 meters (4,790 feet)
Classic spring ski tour with a sustained slope at the end.
From the village take the GR549 to the north (Pays Tour des Lac des Sept Laux). At pt 1639m continue to the north to climb a first couloir that finishes on a flat valley. Climb a large SE facing slope that finishes in a flat bowl (Grand Clot). The South couloir is evident. The couloir is fairly steep, you will probably need ski crampons or even to climb the last meters on foot. You reach a col. From here the summit is a few meters to the east. Generally leave skis at the col. Descend by the same route. In the spring a descent around 10-11am is usually good, depending on weather.
Comments on route: Couloir S: 40°sur 100m
Access: Grenoble > 5km before Bourg d'Oisans take the col du Glandon road to Rivier d'Allemont. Using the parking places in the village.
Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Rivier
Description: Descend directly from the summit to the SE to find a small, narrow couloir that is slightly steeper than the classic route - 40-45° over 100m
Description: On the same ridge line as the Belle Etoile but transforms much later than the S due to its aspect. From the Grand Clôt climb to the left of the last summit of the bowl.
Description: From the summit of the Belle étoile descend the east face to the the eponymous lac then climb ESE for 400 meters to the col de la Vache.
Description: From the summit of the Belle étoile descend the north face to 2400. Climb to the col de Vouteret and possible the Dent du Pra. Descend from the col to the fond de belle étoile.