Roche Plane, east face

2166 meters (7107 feet)


Type: Round-Trip
Sports: Ski-Touring
Lowest Point: 1150 meters (3773 feet)
Vertical Climbed: 1010 meters (3314 feet)
Duration: 0.5 day(s)

Created on: 16-Feb-2014 by davidof
Aspect: East
Difficulty: 2.2/E2
Equipment: Ski crampons for the final climb. Crampons to reach the real summit vai the ridge. Remarks: The route is never steep except for the last 150 meters of the Roche Plane with is 30°. The descent is via a series of fields interspersed with summer villages and woods. It is very skiable right to the car park but the east facing slopes see quite a bit of sun.


From the junction at la Frasse behind the recycling climb the field roughly following the summer path to les Maisonettes (1150) passing by a reservoir at 1200m. Continue through the fields to le Chatelard (1400m), les Crozats and le Clou. At le Clou pass between a chalet and a reservoir into the woods. At 1750 meters the woods thin out, turn SW to the Lac Couvert then west to climb to the pt 1993m then around 2050 meters on skis. The true summit at 2166 is generally reached on foot (depending on snow cover).

Road Access

Albertville --> Beaufort -> Directon Areches, take the junction at Le Praz ( 1.5 km before Areches ) park at la Frasse or Les Maisonnette depending on snow cover


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  1. Roche Plane from la Frasse posted by davidof on 2014-02-16

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