Pointe de Bayère : Éperon SW, voie Ravanel

Pointe de Bayère : Éperon SW, voie Ravanel


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  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 282 - Martigny
  • Swisstopo - 1344 - Col de Balme
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc



route_types: traverse
durations: 1 day(s)
configuration: pillar

quality: fine


5b > 5b

    II    P2 


elevation min/max : 1973 m / 3295 m

height_diff_down: 1322 m

height_diff_difficulties: 200 m

difficulties_height: 2600 m


glacier_gear: glacier_safety_gear





  • From the Grands Montets top station, descend westwards.
  • Follow the right hand edge of the Grands Montets Glacier to its end.
  • Walk along the base of the Bayere wall (cairns) toward an area with large boulders. The path becomes more and more evident.
  • Keep going down to reach the end of the spur.
  • A ski pole broken into 2 parts indicates the start of the route. A belay with two bolts at the base of a corner is visible.


L1 3 20m Gain the belay with 2 bolts at the base of thcorner.
L2 5a 50m Strenuous corner. Belay on 2 bolts.
L3 5c 50m Layback corner (strenuous) with good jams for the feet. Intermediate belay on 2 pegs. Final belay on 2 bolts.
L4 5b 30m Nice climbing up the edge. Broad crack. After the crack traverse to the left into the W face. Belay on 3 pegs.
Variante: after the broad crack continue straight and then to the right (5).
L5 4 50m Climb along broken rocks and finally get to the ridge. Intermediate belay on 2 pegs. Final belay on 2 bolts and 1 pegs.
L6 4 40m Nice slabs. Belay on 2 bolts on the summit ridge.
L7 3 100m Climb along the summit ridge, pass a pinnacle on the left and reach the Pointe de Bayere.


  • Descend the north side toward the Bochard telecabin station 100m lower.
  • Follow the cable line down to the Lognan station.

An alternative consists to start from the Pointe de Bayere and ascend a series of ridges in order to reach the glacier and the top station of the Grands Montets (grade 3).


Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.


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