Le Pas du Roc
Le Pas du Roc is an easy walk that makes you discover the alpine meadows in the middle of the mountains using an unusual path on the cliff side, traced in 1830, which allowed transporting the wood intended for the ovens located in the hamlet of the ” Verrerie.”
- Difficulty: Easy
- Altitude: 1,935 m at Champ Laitier
- Ascent: 1 hour 30 min
- Descent: 1 hour 30 min
- Elevation Gain: 550 meters
- Round-trip: 6.8 km
- Map: IGN 3430 OT
From Thorens-Glières, take the road from the eponymous plateau to a small stone bridge in a right turn after Usillon-Nant-sec. It is possible to park the car to the right of the road.
GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 45.969376, 6.298797
The departure is situated a little before the stone bridge, on the left, where a path climbs (signpost) in a small forest that runs amongst the stumps left by the storm of December 26, 1999. Soon you reach Le Pas du Roc on a cliff very recognizable with its arch you have to get through. Be careful: for about 200 m, the passage is vertiginous. Further on, cross a footbridge over the waterfall visible from the road at the start. The path continues through the forest, following the torrent to a rocky arch, which leads to the vast pasture of Champ-Laitier, point of departure for other hikes (Montagne de Sous-Dine and Roche Parnal).
Take the same route as depicted above.
Photos of Le Pas du Roc
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