Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c and from 7a to 7c (french grades).
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Aspect(s) : W Altitude : 950 m
Approach 5 min up hill. Kids friendly ? foot of the crag reasonable for young kids.
Between 25 and 50 routes, from 4c to 7c. Bolting : sport climbing
Max Height : 35 m.
limestone. Characteristic(s) : steep wall , vertical . Type(s) of holds : crimps.
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Further information(s) : One of the oldest crags of the Haute-Savoie, consequently the classic routes are polished, especially the starts. The place is quiet in the forest (sun in the afternoon through the trees). The climbing is mostly on a nice limestone but many routes have boulder problems. Varied climbing on steep slabs, sometimes overhanging, often athletic. The crag dries very fast and it's even possible to climb with slight rain without wind. Not too dangerous for children.
Park your car at the side of the road, on a bend between Arâches and Balme (sign «La Mortenaz»). To get to the crag, follow a track which goes uphill along a field then through the forest.
France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Haute-Savoie (74), Cluses, Balme.
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