Located at 1500 meters altitude, with an easy approach and moderate routes. A perfect place to learn to climb.

Sport Rock climbing at the La Culaz climbing area Le Grand-Bornand


Departing from Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
Not allowed to be visited

1500 m
Height of cliff: 20m-30m
Number of routes: 58
Route rating/difficulty: 3a: 2, 3b: 2, 3c: 6, 4a: 3, 4b: 1, 4c: 4, 5a: 4, 5b: 2, 5c: 4, 6a: 5, 6b: 7, 6c: 6, 7a: 2, 7b: 6, 8a: 2, 9c: 1
Type of rock: limestone
Aspect: east facing, sunnier and warmer after 15.00 in the summer.
Approach: 5-10 minutes
To consider: The entire cliff is equipped with 12mm bolts; all anchors are equipped with chains and quick links.
Bring a 60 m rope as well as at least 12 quickdraws. A helmet is highly recommended.

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




Languages spoken : English, French
Languages of documentation : French

Period of practice

From spring to autumn, depending on snow and weather conditions. Inquire about conditions before heading out. You are responsible for your own safety.

  • Parking


Col de la Colombière 74450 Le Grand-Bornand
Departing from : Le Grand-Bornand (74450)
Latitude : 45.966186 - Longitude : 6.421466

Ask for information at the Tourism Office or refer to the guidebook to locate the different climbing areas.

From Le Grand-Bornand, head up the road that leads to Col de la Colombière pass, 1 km before reaching Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, turn left (a sign will indicate "école d'escalade"). Follow this road and the direction signs for 3 km. Parking in the parking lot just past the grove of trees. Take the path along the edge of the forest. You will reach the main cliff in 5 minutes. For the "Sarbacane" and "Hargne" sectors, take the path just to the right of the "Walt Disney" sector.

Information update on 22/09/2017 by Le Grand-Bornand Tourisme