Vallorcine - le Buet - Dalle de vallorcine

Vallorcine - le Buet - Dalle de vallorcine

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  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 282 - Martigny
  • Swisstopo - 1344 - Col de Balme
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc



elevation: 1250 m

waypoint_type: climbing_outdoor

rock_types: granit
climbing_outdoor_types: single

rain_proof: exposed

children_proof: dangerous

routes_quantity: 19

best_periods: jun, jul, may, sep, oct, aug

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quality: medium




elevation: 1250 m

height_max: 100 m


climbing_styles: slab



Popular crag giving an excellent introduction into multipitch climbing. Often used by guided groups.

More than one pitches routes : click hier.

Means of descent

Either abseil back down the route, awkward if other climbers are about, or preferably follow the chains leftwards to an easy descent down ladders.


Recommended “fun five” routes

Croc Mignons

Le Plantigrade Magnésophage

Recommended “Fun Day” climb

Pilier de Vallorcine

This route takes the obvious rib, (pillar) at the righthand end of the crag. Several variations are possible, generally the route is slightly easier on the right. Four pitches of 4a to 4c.

External resources

Crag Climbs in Chamonix Burnier, Potard Vamos 2005/2011

pedestrian access

From the Vallorcine railway station/ski lift carpark take the little road across the railway and then turn right to walk through a field to a signpost pointing left for the “ecole d’escalade”. Follow the path upwards through the trees to the foot of the crag.

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