La Duchère - Grand falaise

La Duchère - Grand falaise

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elevation: 1300 m

waypoint_type: climbing_outdoor

rock_types: gneiss
climbing_outdoor_types: single

rain_proof: exposed

children_proof: very_safe

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

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quality: medium




elevation: 1300 m

height min/max : 20 m / 90 m


climbing_styles: slab


The sector to the left, with the longest routes.

Means of descent

By the path, with some cables etc. descending to the right of the crag, (looking down).


Recommended “Fun Five” route : Nain Jaune Attend, A seven pitch classic.
Starts at near the left hand end of the crag, name plate on the rock:
P1 3b,
P2 4b,
P3 4b, harder if wet, (resurgences)
P4 Either the up the wall 5c or the arête on the right, 5b+
Top of the first part, walk over the easy slabs to the right
P5 4b
P6 5b, (awkward move to the right at a little overhang.)
Possible to escape to the left at this point
P7 5b, Long pitch up the third part, can be split.
Do not forget to have your photo taken with the Yellow garden gnome.

External resources

pedestrian access

From the car park opposite the Notre Dame cable car, cross the river and through the park to a track which leads up to the foot of the crag at a mobile toilet. Signposted

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