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.
Climbing school – Les Sables

Description: 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

Customers and groups

  1. For beginners / novice

Opening periods

From 01/05 to 31/10.


Free access.


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.

Climbing school – Les Sables
Le Bourg-d'Oisans