Climbing and via ferrata

Take to the skies with our climbing and via ferrata activities


The Roche de la Chaux is equipped to welcome young and old climbers from beginners to experienced climbers with more than 100 pitches.

The level of the routes are moderate - from 6a, with 6b up to 6c.
The rock is in good condition and offers the climber a variety of routes and difficulties. Perfect for a memorable experience.

Access outside the snowy season and depending on weather conditions.
Please check with the Vallée d'Aulps tourist office for current access conditions.
Recommended season - spring-summer-autumn.

Crédit photo : Nicolas Eckert


Halfway between hiking and climbing, a via ferrata is a course in height where you evolve on walls equipped with cables, bars, ladders, sometimes monkey bridges or footbridges!
At Rocher de la Chaux - le Bas-Thex, experts can venture on the 2 routes offered.

The eye route -

The "voie de l'oeil" is one of the most difficult routes in France and covers about 270 metres.

  • Two escape routes allow you to join the Tête de l'éléphant route.
  • It takes about 1h30 of effort. An incredible panorama over the village of Saint Jean d'Aulps and its ski area of Roc d'Enfer but also over the Mont Blanc.
  • The return journey is through the woods, along the marked Outteaux path.
  • Difficulty - ED
  • Short lanyard mandatory and roping up strongly recommended.

Crédit photo : Yvan Tisseyre

The way of the elephant's head -

The Tête de l'éléphant route is an aerial route that follows a succession of steep and sometimes overhanging walls.

  • An unforgettable experience with the crossing of the Saint Guérin Bridge on a 10cm wide beam.
  • It takes about 1h30 effort. The return journey is through the woods, along the marked Outteaux
  • Difficulty - D+ (1 hour)
  • Short lanyard is compulsory and roping up is highly recommended.

Crédit photo : Yvan Tisseyre

Strong sensations guaranteed.
Free access.
Activity under your own responsibility.


Hors Piste


Off-piste skiing is undertaken atyour own risk. Beware of tracks heading off-piste, they are not necessarily safe to follow.

Need Information?

Don't hesitate to contact us:

Ticket Offices (winter season):

Saint-Jean d'Aulps: +33 (0)4 50 79 61 24
La Chèvrerie: +33 (0)4 50 73 74 69

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