Les Rodomonts

Published by Cirrus , 27 February 2008, 00h07.

Region: World » Switzerland » Vaud » Waadtländer Alpen
Date of the hike:24 February 2008
Snowshoe grading: WT3 - Demanding snowshoe hike
Geo-Tags: CH-VD 
Time: 4:30
Height gain: 650 m 2132 ft.
Height loss: 1500 m 4920 ft.
Access to start point:Zu Fuss; Grubenberghütte
Access to end point:öV Rougemont

hiking classification: 3 stars (nice)

In the morning the snow was better. Despite the high temperatures, the clear night caused that the snow had become quite hard, although not always hard enough not to sink in. After quite a desent, we started to climb to Col de la Forcla, and later the three peaks of Les Rodomonts. For the first peak (Rodomont Derriere) there is a steep traverse that can be problematic if the avalanche conditions are not safe, the same holds for the last climb to the summit (WT3). The rest of the ridge is rather smooth and unproblematic. Unfortunately,the snow got again quite wet. After an extensive rest at Rodomont Devant, enjoying the very good views today, we descended towards Rougemont. Already around 1300-1400 m it was necessary to change from snow shoes to hiking boots.

Route: Grubenberghütte- Les Adannes- Col de la Forcla- Rodomont Derriere- Pt. 1738, 1835, 1878- Rodomont Devant- Brevalle- Grands Plans- Rougemont

Wetter: Sonnig und frühlingshaft warm


Hike partners: Cirrus


Slideshow Open in a new window · Open in this window

Post a comment»