Col des Trois Pointes - S Face - Col des Trois Pointes - Grandes Rousses - Arves - France
Min / max altitude1880m / 3043m
Duration1 day
Main facingS
Route typeReturn the same way


At the pass, superb view of the Aiguilles d’Arves.


Go up the valley that leads to Lac du Goléon, with the rock lock of Grepon on the end. In winter, if the snow conditions are dangerous, you can rather go through the Cruq des Aiguilles]. Follow the valley bottom passing the refuge of Goléon and along the lake right bank, then go towards to the Lombard glacier, the bifurcation is to the NW just before the tapered ridge that ends at Pointe Salvador. Go up the easy slopes to the pass. In summer, it is often better to cross the Maurian stream at the footbridge NE of the former Carraud refuge. We then finish off trail looking for easy slopes between the two torrents in the face.


By the same route.

  • Orientation SE at the beginning, NE at the level of the lake and the valley, SE to go up to the pass.
  • In winter, pay attention to rocks and the lake which must be well frozen.
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