Poingt Ravier

Climbs 95 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1426m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
On the outskirts of the bustling ski resort of Valloire. There are two main sectors.

Sector Via Feratta extends to the R of the start of the Poignt Ravier Via Feratta (surprise, surprise!) and has 26 easier routes listed here. The sector has been recently 'improved' with netting to catch any falling rocks from the VF and the ground has been levelled and gravelled. This has produced 2 of 3 metres of unweathered rock that was previously underground; hence a lot of bouldery starts that feel way harder than the overall route grade. If you can get to the first bolt you're cooking'

Sector de la Chapelle is a more extensive area of rock and as well as a small slab of easy routes has longer routes (single and twin pitch)in the slightly higher grades. The guide describes it as 'tres agreable'.

Approach notes
Access is dead easy. Leave the main section of Valloire heading S to where the road crosses the river. Turn hard R and go down alongside the river. Ample roadside parking. Two minutes walk alongside the fence.

Follow signs the the VF for that sector. For la Chapelle park down by the tennis club. Short walk along a path.

Guidebooks
topo Escalade en maurienne

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 SECTEUR VIA FERRATA  
2Via Ferrata de Poingt RavierVF2C  
3Les Rateaux5a  
4Colomban Noir5a  
5La Pare5a  
6Le Commandraut4c  
7Roc Termier4c  
8L Clappiere4a  
9La Setaz4c 1
10La Pelle3+ 1
11Les Mottets3  
12Les Rochilles4a 1
13L' Aiguille Noir4c 1
14La Rochachille4a 1
15La Mitre4c  
16Thymel5a  
17Roche Chateau5c  
18Le ceinture5a  
19Mont Touvet5a 1
20Mollartot5c 1
21Le Bonhomme6a  
22Poingt Rogereuil6a 1
23Le Thabor5c 1
24La Charmette6b 1
25Les Griffes6a+ 1
26La Tour Notre Dame6a+ 1
27La Plagnette6a 1
28L'Orient6b+ 2
 SECTEUR DE LA CHAPELLE  
30Les marches3 1
31La vache3 1
32Bozen boc3  
33Meraloup4b 1
34Becquot4b  
35Croix portete4b  
36Lagirodiere4c  
37Pratiers4c  
38La Jargette5b  
39Le Riou Blanc3 1
40Tempete5a  
41Bissorte4c  
42Les balais4c  
43Le Gros Crey4b  
44La Chibie4c  
45Less Bataillieres4b  
46Les Terres Rouge4b  
47La Sandonniere3 1
48Le Coburne4a  
49Le Chardonnet3 1
50Crey du Quart3 1
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Just visited sector La Chapelle. Would agree that it is the better crag of the two. Will add some of the Chapelle routes here but might be better to split into two crags at some stage.
Andy Say - 10/Aug/15
Arthur - nothing on la Chapelle mainly because I've never been up there :-)
Andy Say - 19/Aug/13
Sector VF is a decent little crag if you're in the area (but not worth a long drive), some nice technical 6's to keep you occupied for a few hours. Sector de la Chapelle is better for longer and slightly harder climbs, just wondering why there's no info on the climbs there though? I onsighted a route which a local told me is a 6c but it didn't have a name at the bottom (most of the others did).
Arthur.S - 17/Aug/13