A magnificent steep and committing line backside of the Aiguille Rouge

Statistics

25

m

731

m

46

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

A steep and committing line down the backside of the Aiguille Rouges opens up some great skiing in the right conditions.

Although its East facing aspect means it can be tricky to find in the right conditions.

And you need to be sure about the snow conditions before venturing on this route.

The line itself lower down is threatened from other slopes above you.

It is clear from the start that you are dropping in to a big mountain environment on steep slopes away from the marked runs of the ski resort.

The first turns are the steepest and the couloir opens up and gets wider lower down - although stays steep for some way - the couloir itself is over 400m long.

The route continues down to pick up the forest path that takes you back round to the Planay de Villaroger.