Singlin rock climbing wall
April - November
Departure:Singlin - Valtournenche
Difference in level:8/130 m.
How to get there
Châtillon highway exit. Turn right towards Saint-Vincent and then towards Aosta on state road 26. At the round about, turn right towards Valtournenche. Singlin is just after the valley capital.
Singlin is the name of the hamlet that includes the various walls in the gym. Wall exposures and gradients vary to provide different types of climbs, from ledges to athletic cliffs and endurance routes. The context is clearly middle mountain with beautiful surrounding views.
Description of the route
The walls are all visible from the road that leads to Cervinia and are made of green rock (serpentinous), smoothed in some parts by glaciers. For this reason, it is hard to find holds on steeper walls except for the cracks typical of this rock. Climbers will find both easy and difficult walls and faces with athletically challenging climbs. These walls have always been climbing gyms for the Cervino alpine guides, many of whom trained for the more challenging “Gran Becca” climb. Multi-pitch routes are set for modern climbs and never too easy. The most interesting sectors are the gym and ledge sectors, the Gouffres di Bousserailles sector and the large wall.
The activity requires technical experience. Alpine guide assistance is recommended.
Descent: Stops include chains and belays or Munter hitches. Climbers are either belayed down on a 60 m cord or abseil on longer routes.
Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 3c to 7b+, average 6a.
Total number of routes: 59 in different sectors.
Average length is 20 meters with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 130 meters.