Climbing site – Les Cornettes de Bise

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    The Cornettes de Bise massif (2432 m) offers a great diversity of routes, about sixty. There are three sites: Cornettes, Pavis and Velan, all of which have easy access via the Bise road.

    The southern and western sectors of Cornettes de Bise (2432 m), and their sixty tracks of all levels, form the largest group. It is subdivided into three well individualized faces. The WNW slope, commonly known as West Pillar, located on the left of the Pas de la Bosse is the first visible when one is at Bise Cottages. On the other side of the Pas de la Bosse, at the edge of the Sérauquin corridor, you can turn to the SSE side, usually called the South Face, a superb and imposing wall that drains a good part of the “all” beautiful roads of the region. This long and beautifully sunny slope extends to the sector Toper bordered by the corridor of Calaz. The north-eastern slope, above the Chaudin valley on the Swiss side, is more suitable for ski touring than for climbing, even though the …

    The south-eastern face of Pavis (2077 m) which dominates the lake of Darbon and loops the north-west valley above Bise. This beautiful wall, well individualized offers some escalations of medium level to abominably difficult.

    Finally the Dent du Velan (2090 m) form a narrow and short wall which dominates in the south the neck of Ugeon and north the valley of Novel. There are some climbs of little altitude uneven or not equipped, but easy.

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    • For experts / practiced


    From 15/06 to 15/10.


    Animaux : Refused


    Free access.


    10 route des Frasses
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

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    • Mountain location

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    • French