Climbing school – Les Sables

A lovely, ochre-coloured cliff, discreetly located above the Bourg d’Oisans plain. The routes are mostly high level, between 7 and 8b, although there are some 6s.

About : Climbing school – Les Sables

Start : 1000 m
Number of routes : 15
Lenght of routes : 35 m
Difficulty : 6b > 8b
Nature of the rock : gneiss
Exposure : East
Approach time : 45 min

Cartography : IGN top 25, 3335 ET Alpe d'Huez
Topo Escalade en Isère, Ze topo tome 2, FFME

En bref




From 01/05 to 31/10.


Free of charge

Free access.

Location supplement

From Bourg d’Oisans, take the RD1091 towards Grenoble. In the village of Les Sables, after the hairpin bend and church, turn left at the sign «Ch. De Courbe - 8». The road becomes a track as it gets closer to the mountain. At the end, carry on to the left for 200 m and park opposite the «Sources des Arriveaux» sign (there are also some places 200 m before the sign). Climb up the zigzagging path behind the sign, up to a track. Turn left and follow it along the flat for 15 min (a section goes along the foot of the cliffs and past a large pillar). Look out for a path on the right in the scree. If you go past it, you will see the cliff up on the right.