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Mines du Grand Clôt Via Ferrata in La Grave, Briançon

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Follow an IFMGA-certified guide on this sporty and cultural via ferrata, the Mines du Grand Clôt in La Grave, Oisans, in the.Briançon region.



1 Day

May - Sep




* Enjoy a great cultural and sporty experience near La Grave

* Climb a via ferrata actually located on the site of former silver mines

* Appreciate a spectacular view over the beautiful La Meije peak


We’d like to invite you to discover one of the most beautiful and interesting via ferratas in the Briançon region: the Mines du Grand Clôt in La Grave, in Oisans. This via ferrata offers a wonderful immerson into the history of the ancient miners and a spectacular view over La Meije.

The mines of the Oisans exploited silver, iron and lead for hundred of years, from the 14th Century to the beginning of the 19th Century.This historical via ferrata is located on the site of the former mines that closed down in 1926. It is both a cultural and sporty experience, as it is a quite long round. 

Along the via ferrata, there are information panels with the history of miners of yesteryear. The first sections of steel rope of the via ferrata are located on the site of the old mine. We will see there typical elements of mining activity. We will also see the galleries that were dug by hand in the 7th century. 

Besides, the Mines du Grand Clot via ferrrata allows us to enjoy a memorable view on the plateaus above the village of Chazelet. 

The Mines du Grand Clôt via ferrata is 2000 meters long, and during the climb, there is 793 meters altitude difference. Our departure altitude is 1328 meters and we finish at 2121 meters.  The via ferrata is rated as D difficulty level in France (Difficult), so it is recommended for experienced climbers. 

The starting poing is at Le Grand Clot, 3,5 kilometers before La Grave coming from Grenoble. The arrival point is at the village of Chazelet.

Send us a request if you want to join us on this interesting via ferrata in La Grave. Book your place and get ready to enjoy a great climbing experience in France.  If you are looking for more via ferrata options in France, check out our profile page.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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Departure altitude: 1328 meters Finishing altitude: 2121 meters Length: 2000 meters Altitude difference: 793 meters Difficulty: D (Difficult)

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E-S Adventure Guides



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Gauthier and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Anabelle, Andrea, Andrej, Claire, Christophe, Daniel, Elis, Enrico, Etienne, François, Guillaume, Ivan, Jessy, Julia, Mathis, Mitja, Olivier, and Robin) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Europe.

Whether you wish to climb some of the best mountains in the Alps or go on an exciting bouldering adventure in Fontainbleau, among other amazing options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Gauthier will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



We had a great day with Leo. He drove us to a spot with many problems from easy to hard. He was super supportive and positive and gave excellent coaching and climbing advice. He didn't just give beta but really worked with us on the subtle techniques necessary at Fontainebleau.



Petit couac pendant l'organisation, mais tout est rentré dans l'ordre et c'est très bien passé au final



It was great experience! Leo is an outstanding guide, we enjoyed a lot.



My 12-year-old nephew and I recently spent a thrilling half-day climbing the via ferrata of Les Grands Malades near Namur, and we absolutely loved the adventure. The experience was quite challenging at times, providing us with an exhilarating dose of adrenaline. It’s definitely not for those with a fear of heights. Our guide, Willy, was fantastic—ensuring our safety while being both educational and fun. We completed the via ferrata in two hours and spent an additional hour climbing and abseiling. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend. Thank you, Explore-Share and Willy, for such a great via ferrata tour. We can’t wait to tackle the via ferrata of Marche les Dames next!



My wife and three daughters ages 8,11, and 12. Had a great time. Not a “nose to tail” ride.

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