Roc des Boeufs - Traversée des arêtes

The Hogs Back or la Traversée des arêtes des Roc des Boeuf is a long ridge climb on excellent rock with superb views of the Bauges, lake Annecy and Mont Blanc. Although described here as a scramble there is one short, hard, bolt protected section (5c/6a or A0) as well as numerous grade III sections. The route goes up the East side to the steepest part of the ridge, and then follows the ridge for several hundred metres to the highest point before descending the West side. Take a 50m rope, slings, screwgates, a couple of friends and a few quickdraws.

Region
France - Bauges
Difficulty
IV - technical climbing
Quality
Gold
Time required
1.5 hours to the start, 3 - 4 hours for the ridge and just over 1 hour descent