Serre-Ponçon, 1 valley 3 stations to combine cliff climbing, small inititation walls and canyoneering !
Several organizations propose initiation traineeship to show you the basic technics ,improvments traineeship , and children traineeship. To learn more about it, click on the Activities tab : Climbing, via ferrata, canyoneering.
> Falaise de Roche Rousse in Châteauroux les Alpes
34 climbs with different levels 4 to 7b,divided into 3 areas.
> Falaise de Clôt Besson à Crots
29 climbs with different levels 4c à 7a/7b.
+ : splendid view with the Serre Ponçon lake as a background.
Orientation : West/South-west.
Access : at the village of Les Crots take the direction of Gîte de La Draye (10 km) then continue on the forestry way(5 km) til the parking. From the parking it takes 10 à 15 mn walking to get to the two climbing areas .
- 1st area , on the right of the cliff: 14 climbs from 4c to 7a+.
- 2nd area, from the first bridge, turn on the left : 15 climbs from 6a to 7a-7b.
> Aux Orres
20 climbs with different levels 4 to 7a
+ : a ninitiation area specifically equipped for children .
Access : to the station les Orres,take the way of Bois Méan until the forestry road of Pré Paisset (road closed), continue on the forestry road, cross the torrent of l’Eyssalette and les cairns on the left.
"Initiation" from 4 to 6a+ : at 100 m on the left of the cliff, area specifically equipped for children
" L’entre Deux " 6b à 6b+.
" Falaise jaune " 6c à 7a.
> Falaise de Randourière à Réallon
9 climbs from levels 6a to 7a, varied and complex cliff.
> Les Aiguilles de Chabrières à Réallon
6 mountain routes, between 100m and 300 m high. Climb in adventurous areas et and modern equipped climbs. Levels : from 3b to 6b.
> Falaise de la Rochette à Savines-le-Lac
31 climbs with different levels : 4 à 7b/7c
+ : Splendid view on Serre ponçon lake.Available all year long.
The site is equipped and approved bu the F.F.M.E. Altitude 950 m, orientation = south, rocher de poudingue. Climbs sometimes slippery due to high heat.
Access : in front of Savines-le-Lac, RD 641 (Route des Puys), access by car (parking behind the cliff). 31 climbs , divided in 2 areas.
Area 1 : " Initiation " 15 climbs classed 4/6a.
Area 2 : " Dévers " 16 high level climbs 5c/7b+.
Via Ferrata sites
Climbing-hiking accessible to all: initiation of verticality on a perfectly equipped rock, to discover either alone or with a guide.
> Aux Orres
In the valley l’Eyssalette with a beautiful panorama on l’Embrunais and le col de l’Âne, a little walk of 30 minutes will guide you to the 2 areas.
> Le Rocher de Marcelinas
Discovery route , varied and easy. Duration : 2 to 3 hours climbing.
Drop: 80 m, length : 500 m.
> La Cascade
Difficult route for experimented climbers. Duration: 4 to 5 hours of climbing .
Drop : 150 m, longueur : 800 m.
Sport and adventure , canyoneeringis for sure the perfect choice for adrenaline. A mix of walking , climbing and swimming in torrents, you can practice canyoneering either in summer or autumn , when the water level is low. Many sites are available and accessibles but you have to be accompanied by a guide for the initiation.