The storming of the Bastille

Equipment : Rock climbing site, Via ferrata

The capital of the Alps owed it to itself to possess such prestigious equipment. Almost right in the heart of Grenoble, this athletic equipment accentuates the historic heritage of the city.

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The itinerary “The storming of the Bastille” includes 2 parts over around 950 m (cliff + path)

The first part moves up the cliffs of the Vicat cirque, followed by a path through the Guy Pape park. The second part goes up the west cliff of the Bastille and leads to a ditch (150 m of path) which crosses a cliff inside barracks, 50 m below the summit of the Bastille.

Level : AD+ to D, D to TD (2 escapes)
Duration: 2 x 45 min. + 15 min. of liaison between the two parts (more on crowded days)
Length: 250 m + 300 m
Vertical drop: 120 M + 110 m
Orientaiton: west
Season: Almost year round
Rules for the descent: the gates to the jardin des Dauphins are open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from April 1 to Sept 15 and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Sept. 16 to March 31.

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Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused

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