Alpini rock climbing wall
June - September
Departure:Faubourg - La Thuile
Difference in level:30 m.
How to get there
Morgex highway exit. Follow the directions for Courmayeur to Pré-Saint-Didier. Follow the road for La Thuile. Once in town, turn right over the narrow bridge and park.
Classic valley summer wall but with some challenging routes. There are some easy routes on ledges on the sides of the characteristic grotto but the more challenging routes are in the middle on slightly steep rock with good holds.
Description of the route
Wall ascent: Walk along the stream and turn left to the wall.
The wall is clearly visible from the road and is made up of a hole on the left and a slightly steep sector on the right. Given the altitude and the fact that La Thuile is cool in the summer, the climbing season is short but this wall is best on hot days since cool. Since the 50’s, alpine troops have climbed this wall and all the routes have recently been re-bolted with stainless steel material. Holds are rather large and, at times, a bit protruding.
The activity requires technical experience. Alpine guide assistance is recommended.
Descent: Stops have quickdraw chains. Climbers abseil down on 50 m cords. 60 m cords are used for double lengths.
Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 3b to 6b+, average 6a.
Total number of routes: 17
Average length is 20 meters with a minimum of 12 and maximum of 30 meters on combined lengths.