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 
2Le defi des elfes
6a *3
3L'appel de la foret6a+ **3
4W'ENSA's Story5c ***7
5Que la fete commence enfin
6a ***3
6a ***3
5c ***11
8GR5 variante5b ***12
4a **3
4c ***8
4a ***4
12Merguez cramee
5a ***10
13La Foetiti
5a **8
14Hot Dog
5a ***13
15Raclette5b **11
4c **10
5a **12
 Grande falaise 
19Ariane6a *2
20Ici Mieux qu'a Cote6c+ *2
21Dolby Street6c **5
22Les Delices De Tentatation7b ***3
23Gare au gourou7c+ **1
24Colossal Fitness7c **2
25Big Ben
7b+ ***2
26Terreur Aveugle
7a+ ***5
27Secret defonce
7c ***1
28Quatrieme Dimension
7b+ ***2
29Savoie fer7b+ ** 
30Monsieur Propre
7a+ **2
31Regarde les hommes tomber7b+ ***1
32Clef en Main6b **2
33Ou vas-tu Bazile6c *3
 Rocher de l'echelle 
35Johnny fais-moi mal
7a+ **2
 Via Ferrata Du Mont 
37La Traversee TotaleVF4A **11
38La Grande BoucleVF4A ***14
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