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[img=253591 right]Niard pass traced blue back by the Bénés[/img] ##Ascent From the Lintre to the Pont de la Flée, continue to the bridge over the torrent de Cœur. Just after the bridge take a forest road through the forest towards "les Joux" and then towards Les Frédys. Go around the Chalets de Coeur from above to avoid the steep talweg between the Fredys and these chalets, make a long crossing at the foot of the SE Miaz face (while staying away) and reach the Niard pass on his NW shoulder, this shoulder helps to avoid the dark circles under the pass itself and also to benefit from a better descent line. ##Descending By the same route ####Variant For the return it is possible to reach the Petit Pâtre hut from the pass and then the Bénés to arrive at Cordon le Perret and from there to the bridge of the Flée and the Lintre.
Beginning of this return, blue line on the topo photo.<br/><br/>_This Adventure has been shared under the [Creative Commons Share Alike](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) licence._