Ski Touring: Chamrousse Couloir de la Via Ferrata - 2,253 m. (7,392 ft)

Thu, 30 April 2015


Minimum altitude: 1,998 meters

Slope Aspect: North-East

Trip Reports

Vertical Descended: 255 meters

Rating: 4.2


From the Croix de Chamrousse (summit of ski runs) follow the ski slopes east to the entrance of the Casse Rousse couloir (black piste). Climb to the north west to the plateau of the Casse Rousse and traverse around to the north side of pt. 2225. You will find a couloir facing North East with a bridge at mid section. The bridge is part of the via ferrata. The couloir is around 40 degrees over 150 meters.

The couloir is fairly steep with a short crux under the bridge. The exit is marked by a rock outcrop. Generally ski to the left of this. The exit of the couloir can be avalanche prone. Return via the ski lift.

Access: Grenoble -> Uriage -> Chamrousse 1650

Equipment: Helmet

Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Chamrousse


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