Chamrousse via ferrata

Chamrousse via ferrata

3 fontaines via ferrata and Robert lakes now open!


Chamrousse via ferratas

Signage
The via ferratas signposts (green direction strips) at the departure of La Croix de Chamrousse are set around mid-June and then removed in mid-September.
It is extremely inadvisable to access the via ferrata routes by bad weather or
risk of thunderstorm.

2 access to the via ferratas:
  • Approach on foot by Chamrousse 1750 - Croix de Chamrousse path
  • Time for ascent: 2h05 (3 Fontaines) / 2h15 (lacs Robert)
  • Variation in height: 500m
Chamrousse via ferrata

VIA FERRATA 3 FONTAINES

Access: At the top of the resort (Croix de Chamrousse), head towards the Infernet drag lift departure, lower down on the right, then follow the path leading to the start.

Return: By the path: 1h / By gondola: 5 min. to the gondola + 7 min. to go down (enquire about opening times and periods).

Technical description*
  • Departure and arrival height: 2 200 m-2 240 m (40 m)
  • Timing : 1h-1h30
  • Orientation: East
  • Length : 350 m
  • A little difficult to quite difficult
Pleasant crossing route in a high mountain atmosphere. A monkey bridge, a
suspension bridge and a trunk will allow you to clear the couloirs and give you a thrill. Two possible escape exits.
Chamrousse via ferrata

VIA FERRATA ROBERT LAKES

Access: At the top of the resort (La Croix de Chamrousse), follow the path going down to Robert lakes. Go past the chair lift’s arrival and keep straight on. At the col of Les 3 Fontaines, take the path on your left going down to Roberts lakes. Once on the shelf, turn left next to the pond and walk along the cliff until the start.

Return: By the path: 1h05 / By gondola: 10 min. to the gondola + 7 min. to go down (enquire about opening times and periods)

Technical description*:
  • Departure and arrival height: 2 050 m-2 200 m (150 m)
  • Timing : 1h30-2h
  • Orientation: East/South-East
  • Length : 300 m
  • Quite difficult
This via ferrata is slightly more difficult than Les 3 Fontaines. The route is gradual. It consists in clearing walls, separated by platforms and slabs crossings leading to a footbridge. You will exit climbing up a pillar.

*The use of the via is forbidden to unexperienced adults and to under-18s non accompanied by an experienced adult.
 
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