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