Pic d'Arcalis East line

Vallnord

A complex traverse and a long walk to the last part of the "Pic d'arcalis".

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
888 m
Ascent
13 m
Descent
345 m
Low Point
2.4 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
47˚
Pic d'Arcalis East line Map

A long access line with a walk required from the "Les Portelles" lift area. Follow "Pic d'Arcalis's left side line"; the walk is not easy and you will need to hike for around 1 hour . Continue straight after the "Pic d'Arcalis" until the last peak of this mountain; this adds about 45 minutes to reach this other part of the mountain. Due to the time of the hike a good weather window is needed as all the lines in this area. As soon as the top of last right ridge take into the gully into your right as main guide and line, remember "Pic 'dArcalis" crossing part can be often wet or frozen what make it difficult. The line gets some good amount of snow fall and East face can make the snow really unstable, the line is really steep until the end of the narrow gully where heavy steep skiing skills are needed. Avalanche risks are pretty important into this area of the mountain due to high steepness. The line finishes on the green piste "Megaverda" which leads back to "La Coma" ski area.

Difficulty

Extreme

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

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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