Climbing and Via Ferrata

La Grave is a paradise for climbers and other cliff enthusiasts. There are several climbing spots, ranging from beginner to expert level. There are two Via Ferratas in the area around la Meije and several more in the vicinity.

The Via Ferratas of La Grave - La Meije

A  Via Ferrata is a route that enables you to climb a cliff wall with the help of specific equipment: cables, steps and ladders. Il's a fun activity that it is possible to do with kids from 7 years. If you don't have climbing and via ferrata experience, go with a mountain guide.

Sur la Grave, ou aux alentours, vous trouverez plusieurs via ferrata selon votre niveau : la via ferrata d'Arsine pour les premiers pas en verticalité, ou bien la via ferrata de la mine du Grand Clot ou du Voile de la Mariée pour les plus sportifs.

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Via ferrata d'Arsine - © DEBAS Alexandra

Arsine Via Ferrata

Arsine, Villar-d'Arêne

Arsine Via Ferrata

This itinerary alternates walls and grassy ledges but without any overhang.
It is ideal for beginners who want to get used to the void.
The via ferrata is well equipped and there is an…

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Grand Clot mines Via Ferrata

The advantage of this via ferrata is both sporty and cultural. Cultural because you will discover, through information panels all along the via ferrata, the history of miners of yesteryear,…

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Via Ferrata 'Le Voile de la Mariée'

The Cascade de la Pisse via ferrata is no soft touch! Athletic, long and airy, this is a real first step into the vertical world! Sensations and scenery 100% Oisans!

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Climbing

Around La Grave you will find climbing spots for all levels of proficiency.

Beginners

Four climbing crags (graded from 3 to 7c) are available: LE GRAND CLOT, LES FREAUX, LES AYES in LE CHAZELET, ARSINE in Villar d’Arène (ideal for children) and RIVOIRE at the Tunnel du Grand Clot.

Long routes

There are also several multi-pitch routes in the area that are equipped, including La Cascade and the Jongleur and Planète sectors of Les Fréaux, as well as the Eperon des Marmottes in Arsine.

From the les Téléphériques des Glaciers de la Meije cable car at 2400m: Peyrou d’Amont, the Refuge Chancel and at 3200m, Pointe Trifide and Pic de La Grave.

Guide book

For sale in sports shops, newsagents, at the Tourist Information in La Grave and at the mountain guides’ office.

Climbing spots

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Les Balmes climbing school

Climbing school site fully equipped with boulders between 15 and 25 m.

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Climbing learning area Les Freaux

This site is divided into four sectors, which are all sunny and enjoyable. When you turn your head, you will be dazzled by the majestic beauty of the Dame La Meije. There is some fine,…

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Ecole escalade Arsine - Alexandra Debas - © Alexandra Debas

Climbing school in Arsine

Arsine, Villar-d'Arêne

Climbing school in Arsine

A vaste and user-friendly site on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, along the Romanche flowing peacefully at the foot of the faces. There is everything here, from 2 to 8, relaxing…

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Grande voie Pierre Aiguille Arsine - A.Debas - © Alexandra Debas

Arête de Pierre Aiguille - Grande voie

Pont des Brebis, Villar-d'Arêne

Arête de Pierre Aiguille - Grande voie

A short ridge route in two parts, one easy and one more difficult. Perfect route for discovering the big routes

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Les Ayes climbing school

The sector is perfect for exploring a range of very different routes. From steep walls on crispettes to slabs of magnificent granite, this sector, with its panoramic view of the Meije and…

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WHERE TO RENT CLIMBING AND VIA FERRATA EQUIPMENT

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Juge Sports shop

11 route départementale 1091, Villar-d'Arêne

Juge Sports shop

Marie and Erick welcome you warmly in their shop located at the doors of the Ecrins National Park, in Villar d'Arène. Come and push the door to rent a bike and enjoy the scenery of the…

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Devanture magasin de sport Skiset La Grave - © Skiset La Grave

SKISET Sports Shop

Route départementale 1091, La Grave

SKISET Sports Shop

For your ski hire, trust mountain professionals: SKISET La Grave ! At the heart of the village of La Grave la Meije, the team of the shop is waiting for you to help you choose the…

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Objectif Meije - Magasin de sports - La Grave - © ©F.Julliard

Magasin de sports - Objectif Meije

Route départementale 1091, La Grave

Magasin de sports - Objectif Meije

Facing the cable car of the Glaciers de la Meije, Objectif Meije is the specialist in mountain activities. This store is happy to welcome you and to advise you.

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SnowLegend shop

Chalet SnowLegend, La Grave

SnowLegend shop

Rental E-bike, freeride ski, touring ski, snowboard, split-board, avalanche airbag,
safety avalanche pack. Sale Rossignol, Picture Organic Clothing, Jones snowboard, Mammut, Julbo, Plum,…

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Climbing and Via Ferrata with a guide

The mountain guides and climbing instructors can take you climbing or on a via ferrata.

 

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Escalade avec le Bureau des Guides - © ©O.Giroud

Rock climbing courses with the the Guide Office

Depending on your level of experience we offer courses focused on natural site or indoor, to allow you to go further in your favorite activity.

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Via ferrata with the Bureau des Guides de La Grave

Via Ferrata in the Ecrins and Oisans regions
Climb one of the via ferrata in the Hautes Alpes or Isère in the La Grave la Meije area, supervised by a La Grave instructor or mountain guide!…

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Petit Pilier by the waterfall with Aventure Verticale La Meije.O

New for 2020!
In a magnificent setting, the small pillar by the waterfall offers great climbing routes.
A short hike leading to a simple climb to discover a majestic view.

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Bureau des Guides de la Grave - © Bureau des Guides de la Grave

Major climbing routes with the Bureau des Guides de la Grave

Grandes voies d'escalade sauvage en Oisans et Ecrins, entre Isère et Hautes Alpes!

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Climbing classes with Odile climbing instructor

Get your fill of thrills during a climbing session. Discover a fun and sporty activity while verticality. Take the time to discover, to initiate yourself and why not to exceed your limits.…

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Guided tour of the Grand Clot Silver Mines with Odile, climbing instructor

Enjoy a day of vacation to make your children discover the all new via corda of La Meije and the history of the vertical mines of Oisans county ! Great time of happiness guarenteed !
For…

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