|Pic de Rochebrune|
Pic de Rochebrune: eastern slopes
|Elevation||3,320 m (10,890 ft)|
|Prominence||1,019 m (3,343 ft)|
|Listing||Alpine mountains above 3000 m|
|Location||Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France|
|Parent range||Cottian Alps|
|Easiest route||from col d'Izoard|
The Pic de Rochebrune (or Grand Rochebrune or, simply, Rochebrune) is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the French department of Hautes-Alpes.
The literal English translation of Pic de Rochebrune can be dark rock peak or brown rock peak.
The mountain is the highest summit of the Central Cottian Alps.
The Pic de Rochebrune is located on the northern border of the regional nature park of Queyras (Parc naturel régional du Queyras ), established in 1977.
The easiest route to reach the summit starts from the Izoard pass. It requires some climbing skills.
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