Le Gare rock climbing wall
April - October
Departure:La Bethaz - Valgrisenche.
Difference in level:25 m.
How to get there
Aosta Ovest highway exit. Follow the directions for Courmayeur to the fork for Valgrisenche. After the town of La Bethaz, park on the left side of the road. The wall is immediately on your right before the field.
The Gare wall is near La Bethaz. Like all walls in Valgrisenche, it is made up of granite Gneiss. Thus the climbing style is mainly cracks and crimps. Unlike other walls, route gradient is higher and slightly steep with some roofs. Thus the climb requires resistance and strength plus good technique.
Description of the route
The area was created for the 1989 sport climbing competition. There are 4 main sectors: Gare Est, Cheyenne, Gare Ovest, Muro rosso. The climbing style for all routs is small holds and endurance. The anchoring is good and the distance between pitons is never excessive. It is good practice grounds for onsight climbs and for endurance.
The activity requires technical experience. Alpine guide assistance is recommended.
Descent: The stops have chains and bolts and climbers abseil down.
Minimum, maximum and average route difficulty from 6a to 7c, average 6c.
Total number of routes: 45
Average length is 25 meters with a minimum of 15 meters in the cheyenne sector and maximum of 27 in the gare Est sector.
Other rock walls in the area: Miollet - Valgrisenche