Mountain track on a developed length of about 300m.
Access: 15 min before arrival at the Grand Bec refuge and about 50 min from the terminal parking lot of Plan Fournier

Sport Big rock climb : Eau de Mai - Pointe de la Vuzelle (face Nord) Planay


Departing from Planay (73350)
Not allowed to be visited

Activities: Mountain Rock (Great Way)

• Difficulty onset altitude: 2220m
• Configuration: Face
• Main Orientation: North
• Type of route: loop / return to track or refuge
• Course time: 4 hours
• Overall rating: D
• Commitment: II
• Objective Risks: X2
• Quality of equipment in place: P1
• Rock Exposure: E2
• Free listing > oblig.: 5a+ > 4cA0

L1 5b < 5a
L2 5b with 1 step of 5c (to see!)
L3 4b - 5a - 4a
L4 4a
L5 3b max
L6 easy path
L7 5a with 1 step 5b
L8 easy path
L9 4a - 4b
L10 3c - 4a
L11 3b max
L12 4b - 5a

Exit of the track at the level of the first cross side of refuge.

Descent : Walking at best in the side side hut of the gd Bec between grassy slopes and some projecting rocks. About 30 minutes or so.

• 12 lengths from 20 to 30m.
• Relay with 2 points.
• Climbing courses taking place on quartzite rock (alas with sometimes vegetation, typical in Vanoise...)
This path is nevertheless to be avoided after heavy rains. In these conditions, it is better to wait for the rock to dry.
• Some easy passages pass through small grassy or scree vessels.
• Other good climbing passes should be cleaned up as you climb.
• In some places, the rock needs attention!....
• Track fully equipped with 10 or 8 ankle alternation + platelets.

• Minimum 12 delusions.
• A few straps to avoid pulling the rope.
• Free carabiners, 50m fastening rope.

History of the itinerary:
Path opened between automn 2013 and July 2015 by Jean-Marc Granger and David Chevassu.

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    Free access.


    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 31/10.
    Spring to autumn, according to snow conditions and on your onw responsabilities.


    73350 Planay
    Departing from : Planay (73350)
    Latitude : 45.41573 - Longitude : 6.727932

    More informations

    Information update on 25/10/2019 by Communauté de Communes Val Vanoise - Vallée de Bozel Tourisme