A vaste and user-friendly site on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, along the Romanche flowing peacefully at the foot of the faces. There is everything here, from 2 to 7, relaxing scenery, the fresh air and the view. Young and old will enjoy it here!
Climbing school in Arsine
Climbing school in Arsine (1)
Climbing school in Arsine (2)

Description: Climbing school in Arsine

Difficulty : 3 > 8a
Start : 1660 m
Number of routes : 69
Lenght of routes : 40 m
Nature of the rock : gneiss
Climbing : dalle
Exposure : north
Approach time : 1 min

Carte IGN Top 25, 3436 ET La Meije
Topo Escalade en Isère, Ze topo tome 2, FFME
Made by the Office of the Mountain Guides, a Climbing Topo about the county of La Meije has been made; all beautiful brand new, on sale at the unbeatable price of 11 Euros ! (63 pages in full color :)

History: Sector equipped by the mountain guide Bruno Soleymieux and E.Benbassath in the 1980s.

The Office of La Grave la Meije's Mountain Guides organizes climbing school trips: 2 h = €33 / pers - 3 to 6 pers (€23 for 10 - year-olds).
Price for family (2 adults + children) = €88
Phone: 04 76 79 90 21 during Summer season and 06 71 37 08 55 off season


  1. Car park

Customers and groups

  1. For beginners / novice

Opening periods

From 15/05 to 30/09.


Free access.


On the road 1091 (Briançon direction) pass Villar d'Arene and turn right to direction " Pied du Col". Then follow right "Refuge de l'Alpe" and park on the parking of the via ferrata just after the Bridge, named " Pont des Brebis ". The climbing area is right there on four spot : 1; 2; 3 to the left of the via ferrata, and number 4 on the right.

Climbing school in Arsine
Villar d'Arène