Rock climbing: multi-ptich route on the Roc des Tours

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The Roc des Tours cliff is above both the La Culaz climbing area as well as Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon. Climbing is on average to high-quality rock.
Altitude: 1900m (base of routes)
Height: 100 m
Number of routes: 4
Route rating/difficulty: 5c: 2, 6a: 5, 6b: 4, 7a: 1
Type of rock: limestone
Aspect: west facing
Approach: 1 hour
To consider: Bring 50 m double ropes, 12 quickdraws, and a helmet. All routes are sport bolted with 10 mm bolts. Use good approach shoes. Wait 1 or 2 days to climb here after it rains.

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
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 :
Col de la Colombière
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.942027
Longitude : 6.426699
Ask for information at the Tourism Office or refer to the guidebook to locate the different climbing areas.

From Le Grand-Bornand Village, follow the road that leads to Col de la Colombière pass, and 1 km before reaching Chinaillon, turn left (a direction sign will read "école d'escalade," which means "climbing area"). Follow the road and the arrows for approximately 3 km. The pavement ends for the last 300 meters prior to reaching the parking lot, which is located just after a small grove of trees.
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escalade Rock climbing: multi-ptich route on the Roc des Tours
Col de la Colombière
Le Grand-Bornand
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