Back to the list

Alpinist Itinerary : The Eagle Rock (Rocher de l'Aigle)

If you are keen of mountain and want to familiarize yourself with the technical mountaineering and live a unique experience, this is a hike for you ... thrills and panorama beyond reality guaranteed!


In spring: Put your skis on in La Grave, or, even better, Villar d’Arène
and take the Côte Longue moraine up to the immense Glacier du Tabuchet (1800m height gain, 6 hours).

In summer: on foot from the Pont des Brebis near Le Pied du Col, 4 km east of Villar d’Arène (1780m height gain, 6 hours). This route starts off on a good path and then continues on rocky outcrops and névés before reaching the Col du Bec, followed by the north arête of the Bec de l’Homme. The Vire Amieux ledge, with its fi xed cables, leads you onto the Glacier du Tabuchet. From this point, crampons and ropes are needed to reach the Eagle rock.

Contact te Mountain Guides Office

The Ecrins massif is an exceptional space, open to all, whose natural, cultural and landscaped heritages are rare. To protect these riches, the heart of the park is materialized by flags painted blue-white-red, where regulations must be observed. Please take note of it when preparing your hike in order to preserve this collective good on the site.


Overtures :

From 01/05 to 31/10
Accessible during Summer, depending on snow and weather conditions, for more information, please contact the Mountain Guide office of La Grave la Meije : +33 (0)4 76 79 90 21



Itinéraire d'alpinisme, le rocher de l'Aigle - La Grave - © @AdrienMaffei

Place Olivier Messiaen
Le Rocher de l'Aigle
05480 Villar-d'Arêne


Phone : 04 76 79 90 21

Mountain Hut 'de L'Aigle' (FFCAM)

Le refuge de l'Aigle - La Grave - © ©

La Grave

04 76 79 94 74

06 40 37 00 38

Mountain Hut 'de L'Aigle' (FFCAM)

Situated at 3450 m above the Romanche valley, The Refuge de l'Aigle (Eagle refuge) is attached to the Eagle Rock, in one of the most extraordinary sites in Oisans, near the North face of La Meije mountain.

See more

Mountain Guide Office of La Grave

Bureau des guides de la grave - © Alpes photographies

La Grave

04 76 79 90 21

06 71 37 08 55

Mountain Guide Office of La Grave

Experienced mountain guides at your service, to help you achieve your dreams of mountains, from the most contemplative to the most sporty ones.

See more