Bastille rock climbing site

Rock climbing site, Climbing site at Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux

  • The Bastille is an urban site overlooking Grenoble, made up of seven sectors on the foothills of the Bastille.

  • The Bastille site is made up of 7 sectors:
    -Les Lames: one of Grenoble’s major sites; it is characterized by a difficult rock formation and a concentration of 8-shaped routes. It is made up of a series of staggered flakes, making for interesting dihedral cracks.
    -Mas d’Oris: a cliff on the left of les Lames, just at the beginning of the access route, level 6a to 7c.
    -La Carrière: rock boulders in all their glory, rounded rocks and exposed boulders in case of fall.
    -La Ciamaïette: cliff on...
    The Bastille site is made up of 7 sectors:
    -Les Lames: one of Grenoble’s major sites; it is characterized by a difficult rock formation and a concentration of 8-shaped routes. It is made up of a series of staggered flakes, making for interesting dihedral cracks.
    -Mas d’Oris: a cliff on the left of les Lames, just at the beginning of the access route, level 6a to 7c.
    -La Carrière: rock boulders in all their glory, rounded rocks and exposed boulders in case of fall.
    -La Ciamaïette: cliff on the right of les Lames. Short and very overhanging routes, level 6a to 7c and up in boulder style.
    -Le Château: surely the least frequented area of the Bastille.
    -Le Père Gras: large gray slab on the right of les Lames. A few overhanging routs to the left, level 6a to 7b.
    -The Rabot boulders: an ensemble of small cliffs in the Dauphins gardens.

    IGN map: 3335 OT
    Altitude: 500 m
    Orientation: west
    Approach time:
    Season: year round

    Rock: limestone
    Number of routes: 110 (+ around 100 boulder passages)
    Minimum height: 15 m
    Maximum height: 60 m
    Level: 4 to 8b
    Style: varied
    Equipment: quality (bolts and runners)