1 point of interest
RocheclineThe nappe of the Briançonnais, eroded by the climatic conditions, reveals the stages of its journey thanks to the covering layers, such as the summit of Rochecline. The crown of the monarch of Haut Verdon is made of flysch, rock which is made of marl/limestone lamination, with sandstone tendencies, formed under other skies. The surrounding summits, Mont Pelat, Rochegrand, Autapie also bear witness to this unstoppable land-based tidal wave.
From the hamlet of Villars bas, continue on foot on the track which ends at the hut at Herbe Blanche, a few hundred metres after the gate. Take the path which heads to the right. You will continue through a beautiful larch forest.
Then the trees thin out, the slope steepens and the path climbs in zigzags before coming to a flatter section at the foot of the rocky peak of Rochecline.
From this flatter section, the view over the southern face and the Tronchon ravine reveals itself; to the north, the black surface of the slope is rent with deep ravines. From here, follow the rocky spine up to the face of Roche Cline.
At the foot of the latter, continue up the north face in order to go round it; shortly afterwards, a steep slope of fine scree secured by tufts of grass provides access to the summit, which is adorned with a cross made of larch wood.
Follow the same route on the return journey.
- Departure : Hamlet of Villars bas
- Arrival : Hamlet of Villars bas
- Towns crossed : Allos
Access and parking
In Allos, take the D226 towards Lac d'Allos.
At Ferme Ste Brigitte, you can either park or continue on the forest track of Herbe Blanche; continue on the track until you reach a gate which brings it to an end.
Leave your vehicle here.
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