Rocher de l'Envers via ferrata (Chartreuse)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to advanced

from 55 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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Dare to try this romantic "Rocher de l'Envers" via ferrata which justifies a detour to the small village of Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze. In the heart of Isère, at the foot of the Chartreuse massif and close to Grenoble, you will take a magnificent forest walk to reach the start of the via where you will be bordered all along by a succession of natural waterfalls.

The "Rocher de l'envers" via ferrata goes up on 300 meters of altitude difference: it is a very pleasant outing, ideal for the beginners and the children from 9 years. It will delight all nature lovers!

The route starts with an ascending traverse to the left, then descends to the level of the stream to cross it on beams. The via continues on a log ladder laid on the ground which leads to a long upward crossing on the right bank of the torrent to the footbridge of the "cascade oubliée" (forgotten waterfall). From there, the itinerary continues, still in ascending crossing, with many platforms until the "vire du pêcheur" (fisherman ledge), at the end of which some steps and bars lead to the way back. In this final part, you can admire the view on the Grésivaudan valley and on the Belledonne mountains.

If you are interested in other routes in the region, I also offer:


  • Meeting point in Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze, half an hour drive from Grenoble or Chambéry.
  • 40 minutes walk to reach the start of the via, in an atmosphere worthy of a movie.
  • About 1 and a half hour to climb the via ferrata.
  • 45 minutes walk back to the parking lot.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Loan of the equipment necessary to the practice of the activity: harness, via ferrata lanyard  with energy absborber, helmet.
  • First aid kit.
  • Decreasing rate according to the number of participants.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting place in Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze.
  • Snacks.
  • Drinks.
  • Shoes suitable for the activity.
  • 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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