Écrins
via ferrata route

La Colombier Les Vigneaux

Grading

April – November

Timing
20 Mins

Walk in

3 Hours

Via Verrata

40 Mins

Walk out

Details
450M

Length

390M

Ascent

South

Slope Aspect

3536 OT

Map IGN Number

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How to use the via ferrata guide's

Description:

Next to the village of Les Vigneaux are two great routes. They start at the same point and split about half way up the route, both are long and can feel exposed.

From the sign in the parking follow the main path as it zig-zags up to the base of the cliff.  The start scrambles up rock holds with the odd staple (some of the rock holds are getting polished), mainly traversing and gaining height steadily, as it cuts back on its self it gets steeper with more staples.  At around half way the route splits, the blue Facile goes left.  It takes you on an easier line following traverse’s and rock staples.  There is a ladder attached in an unusual way gives great views, and a great photo opportunity as you near the top. From the top follow the footpath to a major track, this heads down in to Les Vigneaux, with a sign back to the parking, or go in to Les Vigneaux village with a drinkable water fountain and follow the road back.

Warning this route is a bit of a sun trap and can get very hot in the summer midday sun.

3536 OT

Map IGN Number

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