More than 130 west-facing pitches, with fixed protection, in two sites:
-The plates rock, beginners' area.
-The cliff of Besson Lake. Suitable for climbers udes to grade 5 and 6 climbs.
The style of climbing varies from area to arera.
They are mostly fairly steep slabs and walls with good holds.
Appropriate climbing skills and equipment are required.
Detailed information on the climbing areas is available from Alpe d'Huez Tourism on request.
Climbing - Lac Besson spot
Site du Lac Besson
Route des Lacs - Falaises du lac Besson38750 L'ALPE-D'HUEZ
Free of charge
From 01/06 to 31/10.
From Alpe d’Huez, take the road leading to Lac Besson and park at the lakeside car park. Take the footpath signposted ‘site d’escalade’ which will take you to the central ‘secteur’, called ‘Ice Bill’ (15 minutes). A sign shows you where the other climbs are, but they are all easily accessible within a 5 - 10 min walk. During the tourist season, the site can also be accessed from Oz-en-Oisans using the Poutran cable car, followed by 15 minutes on foot.