Dorénaz - 450, crag - Vaudois Alps - Switzerland


Vaudois Alps - Switzerland

450 m

Pedestrian access

You can see part of the climbing area as you enter the village of Dorénaz, from Martigny. For the Carrière and Demi-lune sectors take the road through les Follataires and towards Fully for 200m until it is possible to park, (crag visible from the road.)

The site is also easily reached from the “Vernayaz” railway station in about 10mins on foot, (Dalle des Vaudois.) You can see the crag from the station and there is a footpath that crosses the motorway.


Gravière Sector: Routes from 5a to 6c, between 10 and 90m from left to right: No Name Grade
1 6a+
2 5a
3 Hors jeu
4 Chemin obscure 5b
5 Petroleuse 5a
6 Gorge sèche 5b+
7 Beau le caillou 6c
8 Le bonjour d’Amélie 6b
9 Papa peu ordinaire 6a+
10 Variante 5b

Tichodrome Sector 9 routes of 4 pitches, between 5c and 7a;

La Vérité sector: 4 routes of 5 pitches, between 6b and 7a Bouldering Areas Demi-lune sector: About 15 routes of 3 pitches between 5b and 6b.

Vision 2000 sector Dalle des Vaudois Sector About 30, one pitch routes, right next to the parking. . No Name Grade
11 Les cheveux dans les yeux 7b
12 Du brut pour les brutes 6c+ 13 Cagou s’abstenir 6c+ 14 Broute minou 6b+ 15 Vorace 6b
16 Don d’organe 6a+ 17 Variante 5b
18 Jackpot 5b
19 La dalle de Béatrice 6a+ 20 Même pas peur 5b
21 Pas d’embrouilles 6a+ 22 J’embrasse une ombre 6a+ 23 Lierre volant 6a+ 24 Carlo 5c
25 Merci Mo-Lo 5c
26 Le cerisier 6a
27 Sahara 6b
28 Babylone 6a
29 Pipistrelle 6c+ 30 Tel est mon destin 6b+ 31 Tilleul citron 6a+ 32 Arachnophile 5b+ 33 Sourir du Gabon 6a
34 Accès au horreurs 6a+ 35 Au dessus du vide 5b
36 Merci Lucien 5b
37 Bossetriche 5c
38 La fissure 6a
39 Crève la dalle 6c
40 Azid 6b
41 L’ABC 5b+

Arête des Comiques Sector

Sector to the right of the Dalle des Vaudois.

Gravière sector: Ideal for teaching climbing. Very well equipped with belays of two, non-linked, bolts. Up to 40m high. The foot of the routes is not very pleasant, (little shade and some dust, plus the motorway is only 500m away.)

Means of descent

Top roping or abseil


In the Rhône Valley with a very easy access. The longer routes are described under the “summit” Dorénaz