OverviewRocher 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 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).
No restriction on this site.
Wear a helmet when you climb and take your trash away with you.
The nearest camp site is located in La Clusaz :
Camping Plan du Fernuy
1800 rte des Confins
74220 La Clusaz
Tel : 04 50 02 44 75
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
|Cinoche||12||1||3a to 6a+
|Passion||7||1||6b to 7c+
|Rêveries||7||1 to 3||5c to 7b+
|Quatre Vents||8||1 to 3||4b to 7b+
|Funambule Suicidaire||8||1 to 2||5c to 7c
|Vaisseau de Pierre||8||1 to 2||6a to 7b+
|Grand Toit||6||1 to 2||5c to 8a/A1
|Arbre Mort||6||1||4c to 6a+
|Pilier de l'Echelle||5||1||4c to 7b
|Soleil des Loups||7||1 to 2||6a to 7c
|Guides||10||1 to 3||3b to 6b
|3 longueurs en 2||7||1 to 3||5a to 6c
|Coupe-Coupe||5||1||3c to 5c+
Book, Map & Weather
The best climbing guidebook : Escalade Massif Bornes Aravis
The best map : La Clusaz/Le Grand Bornand
And for weather forecast : Meteo France