Pic de la Corne - Normal Abondance route - Col de Damoz des Moulins - Chablais - France

Pic de la Corne - Normal Abondance route

Col de Damoz des Moulins - Chablais - France

Min / max altitude1128m / 2084m
Duration1 day
Main facingSE
Route typereturn_same_way
Snowboarding possible

From Prétairié (1128m), take the 4×4 track first traversing the clearings then wooded slopes before reaching the high mountain pasture of Serranants (chalets -1403m). Continue to the SW in the direction of the rocky mass of Mont Brion. Slightly farther on before reaching the base of its cliffs (1520m), fork on the right (W) and go up the broad slopes becoming increasingly steep leading to the Damoz les Moulins pass (1837m). Then go up towards N to the S ridge of Pic de la Corne, first slightly wooded then well cleared. The S summit is preceded a few metres under the top by a beautiful wooden cross. The central summit, of equivalent altitude, is slightly more difficult to reach (traversing the E slope).

Descent by the same route. Before reaching Serranants on the return, it is possible to cut across a small rather well cleared scoop facing E, and here find the ascent route to the hairpin turn of the 4×4 track.

From Damoz des Moulins pass, you can easily complete the W face Mont Brion (S3/S4).

The last slopes under Damoz les Moulins pass are rather steep (30/35°) but broad and not exposed.

Primarily facing E therefore in the sun rather early but the cliffs of Tavaneuse and Brion bordering the route on the S side protect it slightly. The slopes under the pass are in general quite snow covered but sometimes avalanchous.

Access: Start from the Prétairié parking lot (1128m): traverse centre of Abondance and take the Charmy road passing in front of the Essert cabin lift, to the Prétairié parking lot (narrow and often frozen road).

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