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Grande Ruine : Pointe Brevoort 3765 m. - Jour 2


La Grande Ruine qui culmine à la Pointe Brevoort (3765 m) est une jolie course d’initiation en neige, assez courte depuis le refuge Planchard

Alpine Climbing Moderate

18 km
676 m
1.8 km
Low Point
2 km
High Point
3.6 km
Grande Ruine : Pointe Brevoort 3765 m. - Jour 2 Map

This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's not remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between May and October. From a low point of 2 km to the maximum altitude of 3.6 km, the route covers 18 km, 676 vertical metres of ascent and 1788 vertical metres of descent. You'll need ice axe, crampons, glacier kit, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


De part sa position privilégiée, à mi chemin entre la Barre des Ecrins et la Meije, sur la ligne de partage des eaux entre Romache et Vénéon, la Grande Ruine constitue un incomparable belvédère sur le massif des Ecrins et l'Oisans versant Vénéon.



May involve slightly more complex glacier hikes, easy but possibly long rock ridges and steep snow up to 45 degrees. Equivalent to PD, PD+

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and October

Equipment required

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends

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