Cabagnou's in between rocks line

Vallnord

A steep line requiring an hour long access hike.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
737 m
Ascent
22 m
Descent
301 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
41˚
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Cabagnou's in between rocks line Map

Description

From the "Creussans" chairlift turn left and follow the hike onto "Pic de Cabagnou line". The walk does take a lot of time as the line takes 1 hour to reach. Take the line after the ridge. The area gets a lot of sun as it faces East so make sure there's enough snow before heading in as wet snow can be found, or some frozen snow in the morning. The line is steep (up to 50 degrees) and the exact line is dictated by cliffs. A good weather window is needed in order to avoid getting lost in the area, which would be a major problem due to the cliffs. Avalanche risk is pretty important due to the steepness all around the face. The line finishes on the red piste "L'Estany" which leads back to "La Coma" ski area.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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