Climbing guidebook for crags around Grenoble (Alps)
Climbing around Grenoble
For the climber, Grenoble is perfectly located, at the crossroads of the limestone massifs of Vercors, Chartreuse and Belledonne. The crags span from the urban sites suitable for the climbing session just after work to multi-pitch routes in high altitude; there is something for everyone and at all levels.
We offer digital guidebooks of sport crags and multi-pitch routes equipped by the bolter association ECI team members. These sites are targeting a wide audience of climbers and are therefore not too elitist.
The digital climbing guidebook around Grenoble is still in development.
The following digital guidebooks are already available (currently only in french):
Le Désert des Froussards : 19 routes – main difficulty 6b/6c
Varied and well-equipped climbing on beautiful grey-white limestone. In the shade from 1 p.m. it is an ideal crag for the Summer
Saint Paul de Varces: 90 routes – main difficulty 6b+ to 7c
Long cliff facing south, perfect for the off-season. Climbing on crimps at various inclination (slab, vertical and overhang) embellished with a few tufas.
Désert de l’Ecureuil: 65 routes – main difficulty 6a to 7a
Climbing is very pumpy and requires a good route reading except for the left part of the crag where climbing is more technical.
This crag demanded a lot of work to clean it of loose rocks and reinforce some holds with Sika glue.
La Petite Corse: 27 multi-pitch routes and one single-pitch sector
La Petite Corse ( the small Corsica) is a collection of 27 well-equipped multi-pitch routes on beautiful colored gneiss. The routes are closed bolted and the grades are pretty cool (with a mandatory grade rarely exceeding 5c). The atmosphere is airy without being austere and the view is wide and extends from the Grandes Rousses to Mont Aiguille. The fauna is always present, and ibexes, chamois and vultures will be your climbing companions.