Pointe Percée

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.

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.

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