Pointe des Cinéastes

A classic alpine ridge climb from the réfuge du Glacier Blanc, with tremendous views of the Ecrins. The route traverses 5 of the 6 summits along the ridge (it misses out the first southern summit) and then descends the east side, The rock is generally good, the route is exposed and the climbing always enjoyable. It is not too long and can be done in a half day from the hut.

France - Ecrins
IV - technical climbing
Time required
45 minutes to 1 hour from the hut to the start of the climbing, then 2 to 3 hours for the Traversée des Arêtes to the 6th summit

Refuge du glacier Blanc

Map of scrambles and alpine climbs