The "Pointe Percée" is the highest peak of the Aravis, 2752m ... it is an iconic summit of the limestone pre-alps.
You can access the top of the summit by different ways of quotations PD to ED, since the Col des Annes (1725m), the winter and the spring it is rather a race of snow, the summer and the autumn a hiking where it is necessary to pull the rope on some technical passages.
The most frequented routes are:
- The normal way PD difficulties
- The Cheminées de Sallanches PD +
- The Arête du Doigt TD-
The height of the difficulties is about 450 meters.
It is possible to sleep and eat at the refuge of Gramusset to cut the race in 2 parts, the departure is from the place called "Les troncs " at Grand-Bornand 1256m or "Col des Annes" (1723 m), from there, direction Gramusset refuge (2151m) (Walking time 1H30 to 2H)
The sunset is beautiful on the Pointe Perçée, as well as the sunrise.
From the refuge towards the west face of Pointe Percée, a path winds the mountain by means of vires and flagstones that make it possible to reach the summit southwest ridge (aerial). 3 to 4 hours of climbing from the refuge.
The descent is made by the same route or by the "Cheminées de Sallanches"
Level of climbing 2 to 3 a max: Little difficult.
Schedule: 5 to 7 hours depending on conditions
Descent: 2 to 3 hours
Approximately 1030m of elevation gain to the Summit at 2752m