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La Chambotte

Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
InformationMany additional skills about progressing, belaying, escaping technics ... are necessary for multipitch routes security.
Best time(s) :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Aspect(s) : W-SW     Altitude : 650 m
Approach 5 min on flat ground.    Kids friendly ? foot of the crag comfortable for young kids.

Informations :

More than 300 routes, from 4c to 8c and some projects , spread over many crags   Bolting : big run out climbing, sport climbing
Max Height : 90 m.
Rock : limestone.    Characteristic(s) : dihedral Dièdre, overhang Surplomb, steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical, slab Dalle.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, water erosion pockets, cracks.
Legendary route(s) : 
  • La censure pour les fachos 8c sent by Julia Chanourdie on 21 july 2017
  • Further information(s) : It's THE CRAG to be in Savoie by its size, climbs and wonderful panorama. Its western orientation, and little shade at the foot of the crag, make that one can climb all year round.
    There are no less than 18 sectors totaling over 340 routes. You'll find almost all climbing styles, technical, physical and investments on a beautiful compact limestone, in slabs, steep walls, roofs,
    dihedrals and cracks are the main forms profiles present at the Chambotte.
    Regarding climbing levels, even if there is a lot of 7 and 8, it can be widely pleasure from 6a. Caution, however, climbers coming for the first time in La Chambotte will be surprised at the severity of grades!
    Because again, grades are subjective and belong to those who give them, the main thing being still to have fun climbing and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
    From Aix-les-Bains and Annecy, join la Biolle and Saint-Germain-la-Chambotte. Continue on D991b towards the pass of the Chambotte. Parking lot is 50 m after the pass.
    Carefull : it is strictly forbidden to park your car at the begining of the approach path.

    Locations :

    Area : France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Savoie (73), Aix-les-Bains, Saint-Germain la Chambotte.
    Information  1. Zoom in to get all the rock climbing places 200 km around.
    : Bouldering     : Single pitch     : Multi pitches     : Deep water soloing     : Differents kind of climbing
      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   45° 46' 27" N Longitude :   5° 52' 22" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
      Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   45° 46' 37" N Longitude :   5° 52' 22" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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    Area added by CA
    Digital Guide Books :

    Escalade autour du lac du Bourget
    Autor(s) : CD FFME 73
    Published in march 2017.
    Update in march 2022.