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Description

Les Petites Jorasses is a small cliff in the town of Vizille, near Grenoble. It is limestone with a height rising to about 25m. Routes are all bolted, with names and grades in small metal plaques bolted to the cliff at the base of each route.

There is a nice field area along the base, with a few trees for shade and it is a pleasant area for picnics or a family outing.

Google map link for approximate location of the cliff: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=45.077892,5.775054&num=1&sll=45.077318,5.772412&sspn=0.031521,0.06403&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=45.07793,5.774957&spn=0.004296,0.009645&z=17

As there are some quite easy routes, this would be a fine crag for learning to climb or learning to lead sport climbing.

(M'excusez, SVP, je n'ecrit pas bien en francais.)

Access issues

ATTENTION! Due to a landslide this crag was CLOSED in 2013. Climbing is still prohibited (last checked: 2016).

Approach

2 minutes.

Park of Route D'Uriage (D524), then walk up Impasse Lesdiguieres to where it turns right, and go through the gate/door (was painted green in 2008) into the field. Cliff should be obvious on the left after a short bit.

Routes

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Grade Route

(pas de bloc 6b)

Variant finish. (pas de bloc, 7a)

(pas de bloc, 6b)

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