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Via Ferrata

Via ferratas provide a first approach to climbing.
They involve climbing a secured route on a rock face using fitted equipment (wires, ladders and foot bridges), wearing a harness but without having to use mountain climbing techniques. Although open to everyone for 8 years onwards, via ferrata is a mountain sport with a number of rules to be followed to ensure you enjoy your mountain experience.

There are 7 very different via ferrata in Oisans waiting to be discovered. 

Specialised equipment

Helmet, harness, a pair of strong shoes, a double shock absorbing lanyard, 30m of rope, two quickdraws, and a belay device.
Equipement can be rented from a number of local sports shops.

Grading

PD/ PeuDifficile = for children and biginners
D/ Difficile = for beginners accompanied by a more experienced climber
D+/ Difficulté supérieure = for the experienced
TD/ Très Difficile = physically demanding routes for the highly experienced.

Who to contact

  • Oisans tourist offices

    Oisans tourist offices
    Contact the tourist offices for details about routes and trails

     
  • Trek leaders

    Trek leaders
    They know most beautiful trails in Oisans… and will take you there!

     
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Via ferrata de Vaujany

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Via ferrata Les Perrons

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Via Ferrata de l'Alpe d'Huez

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