Lillaz rock climbing wall
from 01/05 to 30/09
Departure:Lillaz - Cogne
Difference in level:60 m.
How to get there
Aosta Ovest highway exit. Turn right towards Cogne. After Cogne, go to the town of Lillaz. Leave your car in the parking lot at the beginning of town.
Mountain climb with a view of the area’s famous waterfalls, mountains and glaciers, ideal for rock climbing newcomers and beginners. Compact rock with horizontal holds.
Description of the route
Wall ascent: follow the paved road closed to traffic that climbs the Urtier valley or take the path that starts behind the hydroelectric power plant. Follow the road or path to the marked curve (sign for the gym) where you can already see the wall. Follow the path over the stones to the wall base. You can also reach the wall on a scenic path that climbs along the famous waterfalls. 15 minutes using the path, 20 minutes following the road, 30 minutes from the waterfalls.
The Lillaz wall has always been a climbing gym for the Cogne alpine guides who bolted and re-bolted it. Climbing is always on ledges and some routes are ideal for beginner climbers even if bolts on easier climbs are sometimes a bit distant. Routes can be climbed on two cords and abseiled down.
The activity requires technical experience. Alpine guide assistance is recommended.
Descent: Top rope on shorter routes, abseil on longer routes.
Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 3b to 5c, average 4c.
60 meter long cord recommended.