10 Mins outside of Morzine is the Rochers De La Chaux in Bas Thex. We’ve not had a chnace to climb there yet with the summer lifts being open it’s all been biking and walking so far so we headed up to reccy the crag for the inter season when the lifts are shut.
The ‘Elephant’s Nose’ as it’s know locally, the site of the Rochers De La Chaux
Routes through the trees, difficult to see the bolts on these photos but all the routes are incredibly well protected with bolts every 3-4m. Our adventure weeks next summer will definately be including several days climbing here. There are over 90 routes, most of them grade 4-5 with multi-pitch routes and some via-feratta. This makes it well within any intermediate climber to have an excellent 3-4 days climbing on a wide variety of routes.
All the routes are clearly marked and really well protected. It’s hard to get over just how many different routes there are.
Scoping out the start of the 90m multi pitch route