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Rocher des Aravis

 
Rocher des Aravis

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Rhône-Alpes, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.88033°N / 6.45086°E

Object Title: Rocher des Aravis

County: Haute-Savoie

Activities: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 4593 ft / 1400 m

 

Page By: Andino

Created/Edited: Aug 20, 2007 / Aug 20, 2007

Object ID: 326074

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Overview

Rocher des Aravis is a climbing cliff located deep in the heart of the Aravis range.
It is a good base for practicing and also offers some technical routes in the level 7.
Usually the area is rather quiet and brings a nice mountain atmosphere to the scramble.
Before going for bigger mountains around (Mont-Blanc range), a stop there can be nice to warm-up !
Rocher des Aravis
 

Getting There

Rocher des Aravis is located at the Aravis Pass (col des Aravis).
You can reach it from La Clusaz by taking road D909 heading to Flumet.
The cliff will be on your left-hand side after 6 kms.
To access La Clusaz :

-> from Annecy : D909 east-bound for 36 kms

-> from Chamonix : N205 west-bound to St Gervais (17 kms), then D909 and N212 to Flumet (21 kms).
From Flumet, turn right on D909, towards the Col des Aravis where the cliff is located (12 kms) and then La Clusaz (8 kms).
Access map to Rocher des Aravis
 

Red Tape

 
Rocher des Aravis
 

No restriction on this site.
Wear a helmet when you climb and take your trash away with you.


Camping

The nearest camp site is located in La Clusaz :

Camping Plan du Fernuy
1800 rte des Confins
Le Fernuy
74220 La Clusaz
Tel : 04 50 02 44 75


Climbing Routes

Rocher des Aravis is made of limestone, compact and solid.
The cliff provides up to 3 pitches. A good opportunity to work of rope manipulations.
Note that there is also a Via Ferrata nearby : Pollet-Villard


____Climbing Area________Routes________Pitches________Level____
Cinoche1213a to 6a+
Passion716b to 7c+
Rêveries71 to 35c to 7b+
Quatre Vents81 to 34b to 7b+
Funambule Suicidaire81 to 25c to 7c
Vaisseau de Pierre81 to 26a to 7b+
Grand Toit61 to 25c to 8a/A1
Arbre Mort614c to 6a+
Pilier de l'Echelle514c to 7b
Soleil des Loups71 to 26a to 7c
Guides101 to 33b to 6b
3 longueurs en 271 to 35a to 6c
Coupe-Coupe513c to 5c+
Ruisseau116b


Book, Map & Weather

The best climbing guidebook : Escalade Massif Bornes Aravis

The best map : La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand (IGN 3430ET)

And for weather forecast : Meteo France
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Images

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