Haute Provence

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

Routes

1 boulder problem (8b)
909 winter routes (3...?)
24 dws routes (3...7c)
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...
227
_^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

65 mins

 
Sisteron
Sisteron is a compact and approachable crag, consisting of a large but narrow...
77
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

2 mins

 
Volx
Volx isn't up to the quality of the other crags in this guidebook, but when...
50
_--^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

 
Orpierre
Orpierre is a convenient and popular destination. With sectors ranging from...
211
^^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

 
Bellecombe
Packed with quality routes, and with a sense of scale often lacking in roadside...
41
_^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

5 mins

 
Baume Rousse
Baume Rousse has an amazing spread of quality routes across the grade spectrum,...
92
-^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

12 mins

 
Ubrieux
With a few exceptions, Ubrieux is a crag for those wanting mid-grade routes...
114
^^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Roadside

0 mins

 
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...
309
_-^^
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
Malaucène
While Malaucène (strictly speaking 'Rochers du Groseau') isn't an extensive...
69
-^^^
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
Combe Obscure
Combe Obscure is a sweet little climbing spot consisting of easy-angled slabs...
52
-^^-
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

16 mins

 
Chaine du Grand Travers
This chain comprises two separate crags. On the left is the Rocher du Cayron...
69
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

 
Chaine de Gigondas
A huge fin of rock. The best climbing is on the shady north-facing wall with...
98
-^^^
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

25 mins

 
Chaine du Clapis
The Dentelles is a spectacular area offering characterful climbing, far enough...
190
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

 
Saint Christophe
118
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

 
Venasque
One of the least known areas in this guide, Venasque has a concentration of...
127
_^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Level

1 min

 
Buoux
Buoux (pronounced "bee-you-ks") is the pocket-pulling capital - a mixture of...
434
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

 
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    For Haute Provence

    Libertine (Bellecombe)
    "You have only to buy a local guide. The grades are there just and up to date!!! ..." 30/Apr

    Andropose (Ubrieux)
    "The grade given for this route in the local guidebook (and also painted on the r..." 03/Apr

    Je Vous Salue Marie (Sisteron)
    "Per Rockfax 25m long but actually closer to 40m. Mid height lower off should hel..." 30/Mar

    Gnocchi on Heaven's Door (Baume Rousse)
    "The last remaining vestiges of the little bush have now gone (this spring, I thi..." 27/Jul

    Slip Bouse (Saint Léger)
    "inspect the 4th bolt carefully before committing. if not changed, it is probably..." 21/Feb

    Pique et Lime (Chaine du Clapis)
    "Now extended up to the roof. Maybe a tad over 35m... we were using an 80m. Doesn..." 24/Nov

    Petite Émeline (Chaine de Gigondas)
    "Best easy climb we did in our week" 10/Oct top50

    Les Nouilles de l'Obscur (Baume Rousse)
    "Brutal climbing with a couple of awkward clips, topped off with a boulder proble..." 12/Sep

    Les Crados (Chaine de Gigondas)
    "Desperate!" 30/Aug

    O.K. (Baume Rousse)
    "Quite good if you don't sneak off right into Gnocchi." 24/Aug

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

    Papé (Chaine du Clapis)
    "Really hard for 6b!" 28/Jun

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

    Belote et Rebelote (Chaine du Clapis)
    "Good .1st pitch" 09/Jun

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