Rochers de Pers

Charbonnel Group

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

A sporty climb accesses a hidden north-facing gem

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
159 m
Descent
615 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
41˚
Rochers de Pers Map

Start as if heading to Col Pers but instead of going over the Col, take off your skis and climb the steepish slope directly opposite. The ascent passes initially above a small cliff and then below another on the south-facing slope above the Combe du Géant piste, before cutting back and following the ridge to a saddle beneath the summit of the Signal de l'Iseran. The long north-facing bowl can hold cold, untracked powder long after a snow fall for a few hundred metres of relatively steep, wide-open skiing which then joins the Vallonnets descent down to the Pont Saint Charles bridge.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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, May

Features

  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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