Rock climbing: multi-ptich route up the Pointe de Chombas

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The Pointe de Chombas tops out at 2468 m. One of the most remote walls of the Aravis Mountains! High-quality 4-star limestone, with multiple routes of moderate difficulty.
Altitude: 2150 m (base of route)
Height of routes: 200 m
Number of routes: 5
Route rating/difficulty: 5b: 3, 5c: 4, 6a: 7, 6b: 6, 6c: 1
Type of rock: limestone
Aspect: west facing,
Approach: 1 hour 45 minutes
To consider:
Bring 50 m double ropes, 12 quickdraws.

Topo: information from the Aravis guidebook (28 climbing areas, 600 routes, 1400 pitches), which you can purchase through the Compagnie des Guides des Aravis (Aravis guide service) - www.compagnie-guides-aravis.com
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From spring to autumn, depending on snow and weather conditions. Inquire about conditions before heading out. You are responsible for your own safety.
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Directions to :
En altitude
74450
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.947629
Longitude : 6.54459
Ask for information at the Tourism Office or refer to the guidebook to locate the different climbing areas.


From Le Grand-Bornand Village, take the road that leads to the Bouchet Valley, and after approximately 4 km, turn left onto the road that leads to Col des Annes pass. Park at the end of the road. From here you have two options:
- Take the trail that leads to the Gramusset hut: 1 hour. From there follow the trail with markings indicating "Chombas" all the way to Chombas' eastern facing escarpment. Follow an easy ledge system (fixed rope in place where needed), and top out on an easily identifiable sub-peak. Traverse horizontally to reach the top rappel anchor (cairns, 45 min from the hut). Total approach time: 1 hour 45 minutes.
-See guidebook for second option.
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escalade Rock climbing: multi-ptich route up the Pointe de Chombas
En altitude
74450
Le Grand-Bornand