Climbs 60
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 800m a.s.l
Faces NE

Savoie Fer at the Gorges des Tines in the Haute Savoie. Hilary on the first ascent, 3rd October 91. © jon

Crag features

There are a number of crags at Les Tines, but the most popular are the one closest to the road (Rocher Hubert Ducroz) which is great for beginners (4a-6b) and the main cliff for serious stuff (5c-8c). The beginner's crag is single pitch (but you need a 70m rope to be lowered from the tallest point). The main crag is overhanging and is good on wet days.

On the opposite side of the road is a via ferrata with a number of options for joining and leaving, which gives options for short or longer routes.

Approach notes

Dead easy! 2 minute walk from ample parking off the only road from Samoens to Sixt. Use the same parking for the via ferrate which starts on the opposite side of the road.

Access Advice

Rocher Hubert Ducroz can be over run by climbing schools during the day on school holidays so if you want to climb here go early or in the evening

Fabulous set of crags in a stunning setting! The beginners crag ranges from 4b to 6a and there are a few 2-pitch routes as well. There are a couple of smaller crags higher up (10 min from car) and then the really serious stuff - 6b to 8c - a magnificent, overhanging lump of limestone with a huge roof. The via ferrata is on the opposite side of the road and is a perfect warm-up/down! Lovely snack bar in the (free) car park and the village of Sixt Fer a Cheval is just 2 minutes up the road with bar, restaurant, shops etc. From there the Cirque du Fer a Cheval (listed site) and Cascade de Rouget are a few minutes drive away. All this plus great rafting and canoeing on the river running thru the village and past the crags, and great hiking make for the perfect location for an active summer holiday.
SeanD - 17/Aug/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Rocher Hubert Ducroz
2 Le defi des elfes
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6a * 3
3 L'appel de la foret 6a+ ** 3
4 W'ENSA's Story 5c *** 7
5 Que la fete commence enfin
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6a *** 3
6 Walpetflo
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6a *** 3
7 Ceirdwin
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5c *** 11
8 GR5 variante 5b *** 12
9 Lea
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4a ** 4
10 Bambino
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4c *** 9
11 Luna
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4a *** 5
12 Merguez cramee
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5a *** 11
13 La Foetiti
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5a ** 9
14 Hot Dog
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5a *** 13
15 Raclette 5b ** 11
16 Soupalonion
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4c ** 10
17 Tartiflette
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5a ** 13
  Grande falaise
19 Ariane 6a * 2
20 Ici Mieux qu'a Cote 6c+ * 2
21 Dolby Street 6c ** 5
22 Les Delices De Tentatation 7b *** 3
23 Gare au gourou 7c+ ** 1
24 Colossal Fitness 7c ** 2
25 Big Ben
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7b+ *** 2
26 Terreur Aveugle
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7a+ *** 5
27 Secret defonce
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7c *** 1
28 Quatrieme Dimension
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7b+ *** 2
29 Savoie fer 7b+ **  
30 Monsieur Propre
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7a+ ** 2
31 Regarde les hommes tomber 7b+ *** 1
32 Clef en Main 6b ** 2
33 Ou vas-tu Bazile 6c * 3
34 Longus big phallus 7c *** 1
  Rocher de l'echelle
36 Johnny fais-moi mal
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7a+ ** 2
  Via Ferrata Du Mont
38 La Traversee Totale VF4A ** 10
39 La Grande Boucle VF4A *** 14
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