Rock climbing a the La Forclaz climbing area

  • escalade
South-facing cliff at 1250 meters altitude in a small, hidden valley.
Altitude: 1250 m
Height of cliff: 30m-50m
Number of routes: 41
Route rating/difficulty: 4b: 1, 5b: 1, 5c: 4, 6a: 5, 6b: 2, 6c: 2, 7a: 3, 7b: 6, 7c: 4, 8a: 3, 9b: 11
Type of rock: limestone
Aspect: south facing
Approach: 10 minutes
To consider: certain pitches are more than 40 meters long. Bolted for sport climbing. Bring 14 quickdraws and a 70 meter rope.

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) -
  • Reception :
    • French
    • English
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • For beginners / novice
From spring to autumn, depending on snow and weather conditions. Inquire about conditions before heading out. You are responsible for your own safety.
Directions to :
Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.950039
Longitude : 6.411571
Ask for information at the Tourism Office or refer to the guidebook to locate the different climbing areas.

From Le Grand-Bornand head towards Chinaillon. At a hamlet called "Les Nants" turn left (follow sign indicating: "Le Mont"). Traverse the small hamlet of Le Mont and continue 100 m to the end of a dirt road. Park here. Head down the forest road on the left. After 200 m follow the path to your right (sign indicating: La Tannaz). 300 m later you will reach the base of the cliff. 10 minutes.
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escalade Rock climbing a the La Forclaz climbing area
Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
Le Grand-Bornand