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Old 19.04.2009, 22:25
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Climbing in Neuchatel

Hi All,

I'm a student from Ireland working in LeLocle (Neuchatel) who enjoys climbing.

I'm just wondering if there are any english or german speakers in these french parts, who could sho me about?

I did some hiking and found a nice sports crag about 4 km NE of les brenets, so if anyone is planning a trip up here, I'd be more than willing to tag along for a belay!

Also I'm interested in joining the CAS/SAC if anyone knows all the details?

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Duncan
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Hi
I've just moved to Zurich from Belfast and am also looking for a climbing partner. I'm a bit rusty but am keen to do any trad/sport/alpine. Zurich is quite far from Neuchatel but I don't mind traveling a bit.

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Old 20.04.2009, 19:11
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

we could always meet halfway!

I've only found sports climbing in my area, which works out cheaper if you didn't bring a trad rack with you. (though it's not as manly! )

I've never tried alpining, wouldn't mind trying it after a bit of training.
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

It's a good thing I brought my rack with me then
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

I'm always up for some rock climbing but I'd rather not go that side of the lake ideally. I'm nearer Fribourg and somewhere like Gastlosen is good if it's in condition yet, midweek is also better for me if I'm not otherwise engaged.
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Hi Guys

I am around week days to climb, I am about an hour from Gastlosen(assuming I have found the right place just near Lausanne).

PM me if anyone fancies hooking up.

Steve
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Hi,

Its a while since anyone replied to this thread but ...

I'm just wondering whats available near Neuchatel in terms of sports climbing/bouldering?

I found one boulder in Bole :-) (tks to google)

http://www.bimano.ch/gebiete/bole

Cheers
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Old 13.05.2012, 13:16
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

There is lots of climbing around NE/VD areas. The via ferrata at Creux du Van is closed until July as it is a nesting site for rare birds- but keep it in mind for later in the year:

La Via Ferrata du Tichodrome

La Via Ferrata qui surplombe le village de Noiraigue sur sa falaise nord parcourt 550 mètres à fleur de vide. Personnes sensibles au vertige s’abstenir, amateurs de sensations fortes et de panoramas hallucinants bienvenus. La dénivellation avoisine les 150 mètres, les enfants de plus de dix ans peuvent participer, accompagnés et encordés, naturellement.

Attention : pas d’échappatoire possible. Il va sans dire qu’il est strictement interdit de décrocher le câble, sous n’importe quel prétexte, tout au long du parcours. Le risque est mortel en cas de chute. Ne pas s’engager en cas d’orage, de pluie ou de neige, ne parcourir la Via Ferrata que de bas en haut, lire les instructions de sécurité qui jalonnent le parcours.

A pied, on accède au départ de la Via Ferrata de la gare des Ponts-de-Martel (45 minutes), de la gare de Noiraigue (1 heure) ou du restaurant du Haut de la Côte (10 min.)

Horaires :
Chaque année, le parcours est fermé du 1er janvier au 31 juillet, période de nidification du faucon pèlerin, du faucon crécerelle et du tichodrome échelette.

Tarifs :
La Via ferrata du Tichodrome est gratuite. Les dons de soutien sont bienvenus (CCP 17-734506-1)
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Hi Odile,

Cheers for the info but I was thinking more of bouldering/sports climbing,

I mainly boulder and sometimes do single pitch sports routes.

Though I did check out photos of Creux-du-Van and it does look spectacular :-),

Thanks
Kevin
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Just wanted to added some info to this thread in case somebody else comes across it

- There is a climbing club with a great bouldering wall in Avenue Edouard Dubois.
http://www.asenaline.ch/pageAccueil.php

- There is a outdoor gear shop in Peseux
http://www.defi-montagne.ch/

- A good bouldering site for switzerland in general, with a few small sites around Neuchatel
http://www.bimano.ch/

- Topo for sports climbing
http://www.topostation.com/fr/d/suis...-jura_278.html
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

How are you getting on Duncan? We are not too far from you - hope to organise a BBQ for the Neuchatel area and crowd later in Summer - hope you can come. Been to Creux-du-Van yet?
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Yaaaaaaaaay BBQ! Make it after the 7th August please.
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Digressing a bit here - but yes just for you - mid August then! When are you off ob hols?
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

Has anyone tried the wall at Avenue Eduard Dubois? How does it work? Can you go if you're not part of the club? I found somewhere near Fribourg but it's a bit far without a car.
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The Via Ferratta at Creux-du-Van is now opened (always late season due to rare nesting birds in the area).

And the BBQ here for EF members will be Saturday 8th September- with a walk and lunch at Creux-du-Van on the Sunday 9th.
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

It's my birthday on the 7th, so I guess I'll be doing something in the evening on the 8th (or possibly the 7th). What time is the BBQ? I guess I probably won't be there on the Sunday!

Regarding climbing, I would prefer to train on an indoor wall for a bit before having a go outside.
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BBQ will be lunch-time on the 8th!
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

I'll be there, possibly not feeling so perky if I decide to go out on my actual birthday rather than Saturday night!
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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

So using the wall at Avenue Edouard Dubois. is very straightforward.

There are no official opening times, but all members have a key. Non members just show up when the wall is opened by members. Mon - Thurs evenings after 6pm is probably best.

Its 90% bouldering with a really good selection of wall angles but there are some routes as well.

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Re: Climbing in Neuchatel

How much does it cost? I explored the website but couldn't really find the info I needed. Do they have equipment you can rent? Do you do your own belaying?
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