A steep N facing S shaped couloir

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266

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Slightly shorter than other couloirs in this area but still a serious, and steep line with an adventurous, committing approach.

At the bottom of the couloir you can join the Col de la Mouche to continue off-piste or join the Chassoure itinerary.

From the Mont Gele lift station, follow the North East ridge first on the south/east side, then on the north side and ridge proper.

Descend / traverse slightly on the North side and then do a short 50m boot pack back up to the top of the ridge near the summit of the Pointe de Chassoure.

From here follow a snow covered ledge and then the North East ridge where you will find the entrance to the couloir, a little before the Banana couloir.

Ski the couloir and continue down to Tortin via one of the other routes.