La Joux

1250 m

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Information

General

General

elevation: 1250 m

waypoint_type: climbing_outdoor

rock_types: gneiss
climbing_outdoor_types: single

rain_proof: exposed

children_proof: very_safe

routes_quantity: 52

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

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quality: medium

orientations

orientations

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maps_info

maps_info

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

Rating

Rating

climbing_rating_max: 7b

climbing_rating_min: 3b

heights

heights

elevation: 1250 m

height min/max : 6 m / 70 m

Style

Style

climbing_styles: slab

Access

Access

Licence

Licence

description

Gives good, technical climbing on compact gneiss. Recently equipped by Roland Ravanel and the UCPA Argentiere guides.
A pleasant and calm ambiance in the woods near a stream, with views across to the Verte and Drus.

pedestrian access

From Chamonix. drive towards Argentiere. Just after the avalanche tunnel take a sharp left across a narrow bridge towards La Joux. Park at the La Joux station. Cross the railway then go up to the right and into the forest, The crag is signposted , 10 mins.

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