Arselle climbing site

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Arselle climbing site
Chamrousse 1700


Arselle school climbing site (Village du Bachat)
Rocky ridge appropriate for beginners thanks to its close holds and its routes level (40 routes from 3 to 5c/6a)
Spot in Chamrousse 1700
Practical level : beginners (grade from 3 to 5c)
Approach time : 10 mn
Favourable time : from May to October

- Range : Belledonne
- IGN map : 3335 OT
- Altitude : 1664 m
- Rock : gneiss
- Number of routes : 40
- Minimum height of the routes : 15 m
- Maximum height of the routes : 20 m
- Rock practise : walls, slabs with blocks
- Rock Orientation : East
- Equipeurs : Marc Durdan, Yves Gersquiers, Claude Vigier…

Because of the bog which is makes part of the plateau, but also the landscape, botanic and faunfaunistics, the Arselle's plateau is a protected natural reserve. There is a prefectorial decree for its biotope. The aim is to preserv it this area, from its flora to its fauna.
    General informations
    • Grouping by age (EN) :
      • Dedicated to families with children
      • Grouping by age (EN)


    Free access.


    Site d’escalade de l'Arselle
    Chamrousse 1700
    GPS coordinates
    Latitude : 45.097882
    Longitude : 5.879059
    From the plateau de l'Arselle parking area, walking down until the Salinière restaurant.
    The rock is situated on the other side of the plateau. You will enter here in a natural reserve called ENS.
    Do not cross the plateau by foot, it is important to avoid this one on the edge of the forest.
    From the terrace's restaurant, take the cross skiing track, on your right side, in direction of west, until the edge of the forest. Then, take the Brimbelles track, on your right side, right going to the South.
    The track brings you on a path where a huge spruce is on the top of a bump. The Arselle'rock is situated just at the back, it is easy to go from the right side of the spruce, following the narrow footpath.
    • Internal criteria :
      • Chamrousse 1700
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