Belvedere di Fosse rock climbing wall
from 01/05 to 30/09
Departure:Pont - Valsavarenche
Difference in level:75 m.
How to get there
Aosta Ovest highway exit. Follow the directions for Courmayeur. After Villeneuve, turn right for Valsavarenche. After the town of Introd, turn left for Valsavarenche. Once in Pont, turn right and park near the road bar.
The wall is one of the many that, over the town of Pont, was chosen by the Valsavarenche alpine guides due to its excellent rock quality and the wall gradient that permits ideal beginner climbs and climbing courses in unique settings with a view of the Gran Paradiso mountain chain – so close you can see climbers on their ascent to the top.
Description of the route
Wall ascent: from the parking lot, head towards the stream and follow the path to the wall.
The wall is clearly visible from the road and made up of ledges on the field at the base. For this reason, the Valsavarenche administrators believed in the alpine guides and funded the bolting and access path creation. The wall is mainly for free climbing but there are cracks typical of granite that help aided climbing. These walls are between average and high mountain heights but the micro climate created on sunny days lets you climb wearing a t-shirt. About 15 minutes to the left is a 7 length route with maximum 5c difficulty rating called “facing paradise” where you can add fast protections for more safety. Stainless steel bolting is excellent.
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 4b to 6c+, average 5c.
Total number of routes: 27
Average length is 30 meters with a minimum of 18 and maximum of 75 meters.
Other rock walls in the area: Parete delle Guide a Pont – Valsavarenche.