Crolles via ferrata in Chartreuse (Isère)

Duration : ½ day

France, Northern Alps

Level : from beginner to expert

from 45 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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The via ferrata of Crolles is currently closed, with no scheduled reopening date.

A few kilometres from Grenoble, I suggest you come and visit this spectacular via ferrata located between Crolles and Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet in the Chartreuse massif. Here the setting is wild and the view is breathtaking over the Grésivaudan valley and the Belledonne massif (if the weather is good, you can even see Mont Blanc in the distance!).

After climbing on a pillar, the "Vire des Lavandières" takes you to the foot of the spectacular Oule waterfall which you cross while trying not to get too much water. You will then continue alternating vertical and horizontal parts to finish by the famous ladder of the "Maquisards" to reach the plateau of the Petites Roches.

More info about the via ferrata "La Vire des Lavandières" on

There is also the possibility of doing a "pull on the arms" part by taking the "The Great Dihedral" variant. It is indeed a pull on the arms and the emptiness digs under the feet! Vertiginous ambiance is guaranteed!

More information about the via ferrata "Le Grand Dièdre" on


  • We will meet in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet (Isère), about 40 minutes drive from Grenoble or Chambéry, at the funicular arrival car park.
  • It takes half an hour of downhill hike to reach the departure of this beautiful via ferrata.
  • Arrived overthere, we have to climb up with the bars to arrive just under the car park!
  • To end and reach the car we will hike for about 3 minutes.
  • The classic route of the "Vire des Lavandières" and the itinerary reserved for the experts "Le Grand Dièdre" have the same departure and separate after one quarter of the route.
  • We need about 4 hours for the complete loop.

Things to bring:

  • A pair of sport shoes or mountain shoes.
  • A small backpack with a bottle of water and some snack.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the climbing instructor.
  • Loan of technical equipment (harness, helmet, via ferrata lanyards).

Price is 50€/pax., group rate 45€/pax. (6 persons minimum), for the classic route of the "Vire des Lavandières".

Price is 55€/pax., group rate 52€/pax. (6 persons minimum), for the expert route "Le Grand Dièdre".

The price does not include

  • Transport.
  • Food.
  • 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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