Pointe Percée

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The highest peak in Aravis chain, in the Prealps. It can be climbed starting from Col des Annes (1710 m.) where there is a parking, a refuge, and shops selling cheese that is made on the spot. From Col des Annes, you can see Pointe Percée, including its "piercing", a roundish opening in the rock near the summit, that gives the mountain its name. A nice trail crosses the col de l'Oulettaz (1950 m.) and goes up to the refuge Gramusset (2164 m., also called refuge de la Pointe Percée). From here it's only rocks: you first cross a scree field, then scramble up to the summit, cross the ridge, which is quite exposed in a few places, and reach the summit cross. In winter this is also a mountaineering normal route, rated PD+.

An alternative route has chimneys and requires some climbing.

Pointe Percée also offers opportunities for rock climbing.

Elevation (feet): 9,029
Elevation (meters): 2,752
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Latitude: 45.955839
Longitude: 6.555903
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Grand Bornand

Thanks to Agnese for adding this peak.

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