Vosges - Lac Blanc, Rocher Hans

An interesting granite crag in a beautiful location with multi pitch routes up to 70m in length. The routes are well bolted and finish on the top of the large pinnacle "Rocher Hans" that overlooks Lac Blanc. A couple of friends and wires may still be useful, depending on the route. The area is a popular tourist destination, with bathing in the lake when it is hot enough in the summer. The routes themselves are rarely crowded.  A statue, allegedly of the Virgin Mary has been installed on the top of Rocher Hans, although when viewed from any angle that it is possible to view it from, this erection takes on a completely different shape. Also of interest, Lac Blanc has a hydroelectric system that connects it with lac Noir, water pumped up during the night and let down during the day. To it's credit, the environmental impact of this goes almost unnoticed.

Region
France - Vosges
Rock Type
Granite
Altitude
1100m
Number of routes
20
Range of Routes
5a - 7c
Faces
South West

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Voie normale 5a 70m

Takes the easiest line up the front of the cliff . 5a; 4c; 5a; 4c

10 Unknown 5c 70m **

Three pitches to the top 5b; 5c; 5b. Descend by a short abseil to the col on the east side above the car park.