This site is located at the pass of La Grande Marianne, 25 minutes from the refuge in the direction of the Col des Galinettes and the refuge du Gd Bec.
This site currently offers 3 routes. A 4th route is under construction.

Sport Les Contreforts de la Grande Marianne climbing site Champagny-en-Vanoise


Departing from Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)

Access via Champagny-le-Haut, starting from the hamlet of Le Bois
High mountain rock climbing (major routes) in the area of the Plan des Gouilles refuge (2347m) > 2h30 walk from the Le Bois car park.

The first pitches of these routes can be used as windmills. Descend by abseiling or on foot.

Equipment p1
Height 92 m
5 short pitches of sustained 6a
A few pitches in 6b
Well-put together but very steep route
Abseiling possible: 50m rope
Descent on foot: 30m rope is enough (recommended)
Equipment: 10/12 quickdraws - 50m rope if abseiling - 30m rope if descending on foot, i.e. a return to the foot of the route in 10 minutes.

Equipment p1
Height 50 m
2 pitches of 5b with 1 pitch of 5c (L2). Continuous difficulties
L1: ideal for moulinette
Abseiling possible: 50 m rope
Descent on foot (recommended) with a short 15m abseil - 30m rope
Equipment: 10/12 quickdraws
Return to the foot of the route in 5 minutes.

Equipment p1
Height 50 m
2 pitches in 5b with 2 steps in 5c. L2 shared with BALOU route
L1: ideal for moulinette
Abseiling down the route possible: 50 m rope
Descent on foot (recommended) with a short abseil of 15 m - rope of
Equipment: 10/12 quickdraws

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    The particularity of this climbing site is that it is a high-altitude cliff and therefore subject to freezing and thawing phenomena. It is therefore advisable to wear a helmet.
    You climb at your own risk.


    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.
    Variable depending on weather conditions and conditions on the site.


    73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
    Departing from : Champagny-en-Vanoise (73350)
    Latitude : 45.43472 - Longitude : 6.738138

    • Not accessible in a wheelchair

    More informations

      Information update on 20/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Grande Plagne