Yvoir is a great climbing area for beginners and intermediate climbers, the crag is very family-friendly and a dry-toilet can be found between "école" and "petit Lierre".
The crag consists of multiple sectors, and the style at all of them is slabby-friction climbing. Upon arrival, you might think you'll walk up the limestone slab with ease, but don't be fooled.

The crag faces south, which makes it a great winter venue. At weekends it can get busy as it is a popular destination for many climbing clubs and schools.

Dalle Impériale is very suitable to learn all kinds of multi-pitch techniques. It's also highly suitable to learn trad-placements.

Yvoir is maintained by KBF, the Flamish Climbing Federation.
KBF sets the following rules:
1) Be able to prove membership a Belgian Climbing Federation, or a written allowance of KBF (Klimjaarkaart for the Dutchies). Members of other National Federations (DAV, CAF, CAI, OeAV,...) are welcome too.
2) Know the risks of the game, and behave appropriately
3) No camping, no fire, keep noise to a minimum
4) Respect nature, fauna, and flora - do not remove plants
5) Carry out what you carry in, take trash if you see any
6) New routing, bolting, and maintenance are forbidden without the explicit permission of KBF
7) KBF is responsible for maintenance
8) If you notice dangerous situations, KBF should be notified
9) Groups of more than 10 need to ask for permission in advance
10) park only in designated spots

📚 A paper guidebook is available from the kbf webshop


First climbs were done in 1930 - 1932. By the end of the 1970s, 20 routes were opened.
In 1995 KBF took the maintenance to its responsibility.


Climbing has been limited!

This crag is located on private property and maintained by the Klim- en Bergsportfederatie. This federation manages and rents the property and is responsible for the crag, the access, the surrounding forest, and the environmental permits necessary for establishing climbing routes and (re)bolting existing routes.
Many Belgian climbing areas are located in a sensitive Natura 2000 protected environment. Therefore please respect the place and it's rules to avoid any issues.
Access is limited to members of an official climbing federation or alpine club affiliated with either the UIAA or the IFSC.
🇧🇪 For Belgian climbers, this means they will have to be a member of the Club Alpin Belge (CAB) or the Klim- en Bergsportfederatie (KBF).
🇳🇱 Dutch climbers will have to be a member of the Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsport Vereniging (NKBV) and will need to buy a so-called "klimjaarkaart".
🌎 Climbers from other countries must be a member of an official climbing federation or alpine club. By being a member you will support the stewardship of the Belgian Crags as well as the development of new climbing areas.

The crag is located along the N947 on the East of the river Meuse between the villages of Godinne and Yvoir.
Coming from Brussels (E411), take exit 16 and drive West on the N941. Once you reach the river, turn left (South) onto the N947. After 15,7km you will reach the crag.
🅟 Park only in the marked parking areas.

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The crag is located on the other side of the railway. To get to the crag, you will find a tunnel passing under the railway. Do not cross over the railway in any case! A picture of the tunnel can be found in the photos.
For sectors "Les Couennes" and "Comics Wall" you do not have to cross the railway, the approach is trivial and can be found from the map-section.