Selle Du Puy Gris From Valmaure

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From Valmaure climb to the Tepey chalets then follow the valley to point 1708 (IGN map). Follow the left bank of the valley leaving the Pierre Barme (1765m) on your left. Follow the bed of the Grand Pesson stream to cross through a gorge below the Rochers Bozon this leads into the final bowl leading to the Selle du Puy Gris (2758m).

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Selle du Puy Gris, south bowl


You can descend the north side of the Selle to the col des Rochers. This keeps powder longer and often has a lower snowline due to the configuration of the valley.

Mountain RangeBelledonne
SummitSelle du Puy Gris
OrientationSouth and East
Starting Altitude1205m
MapsIGN TOP 25 3433 OT Allevard
GPS WaypointN 45.2959° E 06.1435°
GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:Saint-Colomban
Grade[1]Danger: 1, Climb: PD, Ski: 2.2
SnowboardersYes although the valley is a bit flat after the Pierre Barme
Equipmentski crampons
Road AccessA43 -> St Etienne de Cuines -> D927 (col du Glandon) -> St Colomban -> les Roches -> Valmaure


9th March 2007

We left Valmaure under a hot sun at 8am, it would have been better to have left around 7am and descend at 11am rather than 1 hour later. The valley was in good condition with 200 meters of portage.

  • Weather : Very warm and Sunny
  • Avalanche Risk: Moderate (2/5)
  • Participants: David, Gilles
  • Snow level 1400 meters

This is a short video of the Selle du Puy Gris south side

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