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Les Vigneaux (via ferrata)

Les Vigneaux (via ferrata)

Les Vigneaux (via ferrata)

Page Type: Route

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 44.82520°N / 6.52725°E

Object Title: Les Vigneaux (via ferrata)

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Simnel

Created/Edited: Sep 16, 2011 / Sep 16, 2011

Object ID: 746574

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Page Score: 76.66%  - 7 Votes 

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Les Vigneaux Via Ferrata ladder
Ladder section of La Colombier
Viia Ferrata Des Vigneaux
Exposed climbing on La Balme

Situated in the Haute Alps above the village of Les Vigneaux; the crag offers one of the best and most popular Via Ferrata in France.

The climbing is exposed and strenuous and ample sport can be gained from avoiding the fixed gear.

The route starts from the car park sign posted from the Vigneux to Prelles road.

The route divides at about half way at a ledge to the more difficult and longer La Balme (D) on the right or the easier Le Colombier (PD) route to the left.

Getting There

Les Vigneaux Via Ferrata
The via ferrata is siutuated on the crag behind the church

The via ferrata is sign posted from the car park at the entrance to the village of Les Vigneux.

When approaching from Briancon take the turning for Prelles.

Red Tape

Les Vigneaux Via Ferrata

No red tape


Les Vigneaux Via Ferrata la Balme
Last section of La Balme

There is ample camping further up the valley in Ailfroide as well as numerous cheap gites and hotels in the area.

External Links

View from Les Vigneaux Via Ferrata
View from summit to the Pelvoux
Link to map


Via ferrata: A Complete Guide to France
J Chavy and P Poulet


Les Vigneaux

It is essential to use Via ferrata lanyards along with a harness and helmet. Any children or novices should be roped in addition.

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Voted 10/10

It seems to be a beautiful route!

I think that you should change the page type from "Mountain & Rock" to "Route". Your description is more about the route than a mountain description

Cheers, Szani
Posted Sep 16, 2011 1:51 pm


Hasn't voted

Sorted..cheers john
Posted Sep 16, 2011 2:14 pm

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