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Vénosc - Les Étroits Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,135'
Location: 44.98818, 6.10509 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Jan 6, 2017
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Local museum very much worth a stop and look see.


A "gneiss" climbing area on the road into the heart of the Écrins massif.

Due to a landslide in 2002, the area is now more limited and contains 22 routes at a mostly moderate level. Grade range from 3 to 6b.

Steep, dark rock from 10 to 25m high. The rock is a very short hike from the road and has a sunny, southwest aspect.

Main climbing season here mostly summer, but, doable at the start of May through the end of October.

A fun stop if spending more time at the end of the road (La Berarde) and a quick pump is desired.

Very worthwhile is a stop at the alpine climbing museum in Saint-Christophe-en-Osians. They have Mummery’s ice axe (and they're not giving it back!)!

Getting There 

Take the D530 towards Vénosc. Les Étroits is 1km west of Vénosc.

Parking located at the bridge over the river Vénéon on the south side of the road and possibly at a small spot further east on the north side of the road, right under the crag.

A short five minute hike from the car leads to the rock.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Alps area.

Weather station 24.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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