Pointe du Cret

Elevation (feet): 10,899
Elevation (meters): 3,322
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.03895
Longitude: 7.3659
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Geneve
Convenient Center: Sion

Thanks to J. Vranjes for adding this peak.

Pointe du Cret (3322 m) is a non-striking peak yet in a beautiful environment, attractive in view of Bivouac des Pantalons Blancs (3280 m) that is located just a few hundred meters of it.

Avoiding weekends will most certainly imply a night alone in the refuge, with both a wood stove and a gas cooker available, and plenty of snow outside for water. It has 17 sleeping places in a half-circle around the stove, wood available in the separate shed. No guardian; visitors spending night there are expected to drop 20 SF in the box on the wall. The route is a non-problematic walk from the dam of Lax de Dix, over Rochers du Bouc. The time needed from the dam is about 3:30 hours. Crampons are not essential.

Thanks to J. Vranjes for this description.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #22338 - by J. Vranjes on Aug 15, 2012
    Walked from the car parking at de Dix dam (2100 m), passed the Barma hut (2458 m) and continued over Rochers du Bouc. Arrived to destination after 3 hours and 30 minutes. Simple walk all the time...