Le Torrent des Favrands : Cascade des Favrands

Le Torrent des Favrands : Cascade des Favrands


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route_types: loop
durations: 1 day(s)

quality: medium


D   4+  M2    III    P4 


elevation min/max : 1100 m / 1500 m

height_diff_up: 500 m

height_diff_difficulties: 400 m

slope: 90°




Lots of small ice buttresses and in a superb position, though not often in condition.

Approche 45mins

From the Cerro parking near the entrance to the tunnel (customs), cross the road just after the Creusaz bridge and follow the path signposted for the "Cascade du Dard", (steps just after the bridge.)
The torrent des Favrands passes under a little footbridge, just before the snack bar. Go up straight away to the right along the side of the torrent to reach the start of the climbing in 30mins.


L1 : Good climbing if in condition. Can be 60m. Comfortable belay.
L2 : Easy, a little 15m wall at 90°. Tree belay.
L3 : Lots of options, keep to the stream bed if the ice is good.
L4 : Nice wall (40m 85-90°) délicate if the ice is thin. Careful as the flow of water can be high.
L5 : easy
L6 : A good and steep pitch ( 85°)

It is possible to continue for several pitches depending upon conditions.


Walk down by the side of the torrent and the slopes above the tunnel.
It is also possible to continue up the moraine to the Plan de l'Aiguille (for the brave.)


Good and comfortable belays.
Beware! avalanche risk, including purges by gasex installed by the ATMB.

Possible to escape or avoid some of the difficulties.
A long route if you follow it all the way.

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