Rock Climbing Paths: Rock Climb in Courmayeur / Aosta Valley

 
 

Here are some rock climbing walls in the Aosta Valley.  For more rock climbing gyms see the link at the bottom.

Lillaz rock climbing wall – ideal for newcomers of rock climbing and beginners.  Mountain climb with a view of the area’s famous waterfalls, mountains and glaciers, ideal for rock climbing newcomers and beginners. Compact rock with horizontal holds. Route difficulty from 3b to 5c with an average of 4c; Opening times May till September More info...

Rock wall path map: Villair – Courmayeur
Rock wall path map: Placche di Pré de Bar, Val Ferret - Courmayeur

Villair rock climbing gym - The rock is well-worked compact granite with cracks, crimps and jugs making it a more athletic climb requiring good hold techniques. It is thus ideal for climbers who seek both satisfaction and a good work-out. Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 5c to 7c, average 6c.  More info...

Singlin rock climbing gym - Singlin is the name of the hamlet that includes the various walls in the gym. Wall exposures and gradients vary to provide different types of climbs, from ledges to athletic cliffs and endurance routes. The context is clearly middle mountain with beautiful surrounding views. More info...

Paretone rock climbing gym - The wall is legendary - it marked the passage from classic climbing routes to modern sport routes. It is highly popular with northern climbers in the spring and fall due to the excellent and special rock quality.  Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 5c to 7a, average 6a.  More info

Vaud rock climbing gym - The wall is ideal for climbing initiation, especially in the summer with the low valley walls are too hot. The climb is generally on a single pitch with good holds.  Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 5b to 7c, average 6a. More info...

For more rock climbing gyms in the Aosta Valley click here.

Via Ferrata
Via ferrata is Italian for ‘route with irons’, and the ferrate are mountain routes pre-equipped with fi xed cables, steps (stemples), ladders and bridges, allowing walkers and climbers to access terrain without needing to use their own ropes and belays – and without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling. Although no real climbing ability is needed, via ferrata does demand a steady head for heights.
 
-  A classic route is the Borelli bivouac trail from Courmayer which takes you up to Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, one of the symbols of mountain climbing in the region.
- From Valtournenche, Val del Lys , or Valgrisenche and Val veny  - there are a few nice interesting Via Ferrata's. Climb along a vertical ladder for 20m or 30m
- Valtournenche , Point Gorbeillon, with the view of Mattehorn is a fantastic route with a cable bridge - (and a touch of adrenaline)!