Haute Provence

The routes in this section are from the France : Haute Provence guidebook published in December 2009

Routes

2252 sport routes (3...9a)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Céüse
Widely considered to be 'the best crag in the world', Céüse certainly has the...
199
_^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

65 mins

 
Sisteron
Sisteron is a compact and approachable crag, consisting of one sizeable narrow...
75
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

2 mins

 
Volx
Volx isn't up to the quality of the other crags in this guidebook, but when...
48
_--^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Orpierre
Orpierre is a convenient and popular destination. With sectors ranging from...
203
^^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Bellecombe
Packed with quality routes, and with a sense of scale often lacking in roadside...
40
_^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

5 mins

 
Baume Rousse
Baume Rousse has an amazing spread of quality routes across the grade spectrum,...
91
-^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

12 mins

 
Ubrieux
With a few exceptions, Ubrieux is a crag for those wanting mid-grade routes...
109
^^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Roadside

0 mins

Sheltered
Saint Julien
Dominating the skyline above Buis-les-Baronnies, Saint Julien is an enormous...
88
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

 
Saint Léger
While still a 'work in progress', Saint Léger is undoubtedly already up there...
289
_-^^
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Malaucène
While Malaucène (strictly speaking 'Rochers du Groseau') isn't an extensive...
64
-^^^
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
Combe Obscure
Combe Obscure is a sweet little climbing spot consisting of easy-angled slabs...
50
-^^-
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

16 mins

 
Les Dentelles de Montmirail
The Dentelles is a spectacular area offering characterful climbing, far enough...
449
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

 
Venasque
Venasque has a concentration of very high quality routes with very short...
122
_^^^
Sport
Early morning sun
Roadside

0 mins

 
Buoux
Buoux (pronounced "bee-you-ks") is the pocket-pulling capital - a mixture of...
425
-^^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

 
  • Latest Comments

    For Haute Provence

    Les Ailes du Vizir (Baume Rousse)
    "It's certainly got some hard climbing on small sharp holds but hasn't got any lo..." 19/Aug

    Nom de Bluye (Saint Léger)
    "Runout with one questionable bolt." 23/Jul

    Papé (Les Dentelles de Montmirail)
    "Really hard for 6b!" 28/Jun

    Viva la Vida (Les Dentelles de Montmirail)
    "This route is now finished. Three pitches: 5b, 6a, 6a+, the last of which is the..." 28/Jun

    Belote et Rebelote (Les Dentelles de Montmirail)
    "Good .1st pitch" 09/Jun

    Psychose (Ubrieux)
    "Certainly 6a (much harder than Le Repos du Grimpeur) probably 6a+." 08/Jun

    Des Fleurs Pour Algernon (Orpierre)
    "Great route long and 6b+ easily" 09/Jan

    Clochette Étalée (Céüse)
    "a real sandbag - fine technical climbing to the short fissure threw the final bu..." 26/Nov

    Véga (Sisteron)
    "The start following the crack (and bolts) is much harder than 4+ - in my opinion..." 29/Oct

    Vistemboir (Les Dentelles de Montmirail)
    "Pitches 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 can be easily combined. L3 is rather 5. Beautiful p..." 08/Oct

    Project (Venasque)
    "In the absence of a name from the equipper I'd like to call it Fingersmith.... (..." 28/Sep

    La Fougasse (Les Dentelles de Montmirail)
    "Some stiff pulls on small holds...6a+!" 23/Sep

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