Point Du Midi Tour Of The Cu Deri

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Pointe Dzerat
Pointe Dzérat and the combe Montarquis

Follow the Pointe du Midi south-west couloir then take the couloir Cu Déri to the north east. The first few meters are steep, it then opens into the combe Sauvage (wild bowl). At 1900 meters climb to the col de la Grotte de Montarquis (2103 meters). Descend the south east slopes of the Combe de Montarquis on the right hand side. After a plateau look for a narrow valley on the right hand bank of the bowl (1800m) then point 1657 meters to return to the col de la Colombiere. Otherwise descend to the north to regain the Sallaz carpark. The south-east slopes under the Pointe Dzérat are avalanche prone (one reason why the pass is closed during the winter and especially early spring).

cu ceri couloir
Cu Déri couloir
Mountain RangeBornes
SummitPointe du Midi
Altitude2364 meters (2290 meters col)
Starting AltitudeSallaz 1344m
Vertical1150 meters
Maps3430ET La Clusaz, Grand Bornand
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GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:Pointe-Midi
Grade[1]Danger: 1, Climb: PD+, Ski: 3.2
CommentsWatch out for full depth avalanches on the final south-east facing slope
EquipmentSki Crampons, ice-axe/crampons for the summit
Road Accessle Reposoir then la Sallaz direction col de la Colombiere

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