Aiguille d'Orny is the jewel of the climbing sector of Orny. Developped by the Orny hut guardian Raymond Angeloz, the climbing routes are on an extraordinary structured and colored rock.
The Orny needle is a summit of the chain between Arpette valley in the north and Orny combe in the south. This chain spreads in eastern direction coming from Trient glacier. The highest point near the Trient hut is the rock chaos of the Pointe d'Orny (3271 m). No comparison with the fine shape of the needle. In eastern direction we find the Arpette collar, the Arpette needles with the Aiguille de la Cabane, the Breya collar and the Breya summit near Champex.
Start point Orny hut over Champex
You will need to get to Martigny than follow the road first to Sambrancher than to Orsieres than to Champex lac; if you are coming from Italy or the Grand St. Bernard area you will only have to head for Orsieres than Champex Lac.
Once in Champex head for the Chairlift, once at the top of the chairlift follow the trail to Cabane d'Orny.
8 climbing routes with 200 meters level difference. All instructions are written in a big notebook at Orny hut. Ask the guardian Raymond Angeloz !
Best known :
- Classical SW face : D
- Jérémiade S face route : TD/TD+
- Quiche moraine : TD/TD+
The rock is ochre, sometimes a bit fussy but the climb is very homogeneous.
No red tape. Free car park near the chair lift.
When To Climb
From june to september
Climbing in the Orny sector
There are many other climbing possibilities in the Orny sector :
1) Plan de l'Arche : 20 routes
2) Les Calanques : 1 route
3) Ecole d'escalade : 16 routes
4) Côté Parc : 5 routes
5) Aiguille de la cabane : 5 routes
- Bon accueil
6) Gendarmes d'Orny : 11 routes
7) Côté Jardin : 10 routes