Crolles via ferrata (Chartreuse, Isère)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to confirmed

from 42 € / p. from 4 to 10 persons

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Crolles via ferrata (Isère) is accessible from the funicular. It will drop you near his departure.

This via ferrata offers an extraordinary route along the cliff that connects Crolles and Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet through 3 routes of different difficulties:

Sangles route:

Departure from Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, by the trail of the Pal de Fer. You leave the trail and cross the path of the funicular by a 20m long bridge. You then join the upper part of the Vire des Lavandières, at the height of the walkway. Exit possible by the Ladder of the Maquisards but you can also continue the turn to the Ladder of Hell (the latter part being more airy).
• Slightly difficult to difficult.
• Possibility of mid-term exit.
• Length: 700m.
• Duration: 2h

La vire des Lavandières:

Course of medium difficulty with vertiginous passages. After the common section of the Belvedere pillar (AD), you will take the Vire des Lavandières, followed by a very steep wall, then the Chemin de Ronde to the top of the large waterfall where the exit is by the Ladder of the Maquisards.
• Slightly hard to hard.
• Little athletic.
• Globaly vertiginous.
• Succession of steep areas and large and comfortable sections.
• Length: 800m.
• Duration: 3h30.

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Le grand Dièdre:

Athletic and vertiginous, reserved for people in very good sports condition and perfectly mastering the techniques related to the use of specific equipment. After the common section of the Belvédère pillar (AD) pier, you will take the Vire à Vélo, then climb the Grand Diièdre (continuous slope) and the Martinets scale to follow the Chourère belt before crossing the Hell scale.
• Extremely difficult inf.
• Very athletic, great continuity.
• Very dizzying overall.
• Steep wall with overhanging areas.
• Length: 600m.
• Duration: 4h.

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For a matter of organization, only groups of at least 4 persons are accepted.


  • Departure: 9am (morning) or 1pm (afternoon).
  • Meeting place: to be defined together.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Equipment required for the activity (harness, lanyard with absorber and helmet).
  • Photos!

Price: 45€, discount for groups: 42€ / pax from 6 people.

The price does not include

  • Transport.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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