A magnificent route with incredible views over the Vénéon. Unmissable! The proximity of the waterfall makes this a wild, exotic experience. This is an even, technical climb.
About : Climbing : les délices de Notre Dame
IGN Map 3336 ET
Guide: Oisans Nouveau, Oisans Sauvage - Jean-Michel Cambon - 2007
From 01/05 to 15/10.
Take the road towards Villard-Notre-Dame. Drive through the hamlet of Le Creux and park on the second hairpin bend (km post 5). The path goes down from the outside of this bend.
Following cairns, walk down to the top of the waterfall through pastureland and coppices (around 10 mins.). Cross the stream at the small pool just at the top of the waterfall.
Abseil down the route on the right-hand side (7 abseils of 45m). Take care to follow the route on the second abseil (move over to the left), instead of going straight down, in a slab under the small overhang. Recovering the following abseil on the left calls for a complicated swing.