Escalades: Jura, Vaud, Chablais, Bas-Valais, Sanetsch

Author Claude & Yves Remy
Published Privately published (2010)

The guidebook covers the area north of Lake Geneva, the Rhone valley down to Martigny and also the area around Leysin and Les Diablerets. 287 pages, 36 areas each with several crags, and the crags are covered comprehensively, i.e. both easy and hard routes are included. For hard routes (6b/c+ upwards) a much better option than the filidor Extreme West which has almost no coverage for this area. For easier routes it includes many smaller crags not in Plaisir West, the only notable omission from Plaisir West being Pissevache, although Plaisir West also includes two crags south of the Rhone valley between Martigny and Sion, namely Bramois and Pierre Avoi. Almost impossible to get outside of Switzerland (except by ordering off the internet?!), they have it in Passe Montagne in Monthey for about 55 Swiss francs.

Crags covered by this Guide
Valais West crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Rocher de Barme57LimestoneSE
Sanetsch, Switzerland175LimestoneSE
Sex du Corbeau54LimestoneNW
Vaud crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Dent d'Hautuadon5Limestoneall
Diamant - Leysin34LimestoneS
Le Tour D'ai34LimestoneSW
Les Avants28LimestoneS
Les Diablerets32LimestoneNW
Miroir d'Argentine10LimestoneN
Pierre du Moelle62LimestoneS
Rochers De Naye6LimestoneS
St. George45LimestoneSE
Tete aux Chamois24LimestoneS
Villeneuve (Scex du Châtelard)35LimestoneN