La Combe Du Giclard

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From the Col du Coq follow the forest road to the north east direction Habert de Pravouta. Climb the fields to the south of the Habert to reach the summit of the Roc d'Arguille climbing through the rock bands. From the summit continue northwards to point 1710 meters (not on the IGN map, take an altimeter) and then turn north eastwards into a large open slope which is steep but fairly short. This could present an avalanche risk. At the bottom of this slope turn left (to the north) and follow some steep cliffs (not shown on the IGN map). At first the woodland is fairly dense. At 1510 meters you come across a forest trail. Follow this to the right (east) for 100 meters then continue down via a more open valley. At 1430 meters follow a new forest trail left for 50 meters. At 1200 meters you come across the same forest trail which zig-zags down to le Perquelin. Follow, more or less, a small valley marked as a path on the IGN map to Perquelin at 950m.

From le Perquelin follow the road east for 50m then take the track to the right which traverses a field (signpost) to the col des Ayes. Quand je suis passe le col était barre par une corniche, remonter vers l'ouest pour franchir le col (1550m).

The Roc d'Arguille is in a protection zone for the Roc Ptarmigan and access is restricted.


Can be done starting at le Perquelin for the Chartoussiens. From the col des Ayes climb to the col de Pravouta via the summer trail. These slopes are prone to avalanche.

Mountain RangeChartreuse
SummitRoc d'Arguille
Altitude1768 meters
OrientationNorth-East, North
Starting Altitude1400 meters / 940 Meters
Vertical825 meters
MapsIGN TOP 25 3334 OT Chartreuse Sud
GPS Waypoint 
GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:col-du-coq
Grade[1]Danger: 1, Climb: F, Ski: 2.2
CommentsThe clearing of the Giclard Rau shown on the map is surrounded by cliffs, don't be tempted to ski here
Road AccessCol du Coq
RefugesHabert de Pravouta?

Trip Reports

26th February 2006

A superb spot that keeps it powder well due to the cliffs and orientation. No-one at the Coq at 8h30. Magnificent ambiance at the Roc d’ Arguille at 9h15. The descent was more or less good as it had already been tracked by a teamp from yesterday. There was some avalanche debris under the cliffs of the Roc d'Arguille and surface hoar, nice to ski, lower down.

  • Weather : Sunny and mild
  • Avalanche Risk: Moderate (2/5)
  • Participants: Alone, crossed some girls in lycra climbing from le Perquelin.
  • Snow level: 900 m

Category: Trip Reports

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