Sisteron is a compact and approachable crag, consisting of a large but narrow fin of rock, with slabby, sunny routes on one side, and a few shady, steep routes on the other. The rock quality is excellent, though the slabby routes tend to have cleaner rock than the steep ones. As a destination, it's not extensive enough for a base, but makes a good alternative to Céüse if you're feeling like having an easy day and can't face the walk-in.
Sisteron has a small climbing shop which also offers shoe resoles. If you look hard, you will find it at 12 Rue du Grand Couvert - tourist information should be able to offer a map and directions as it's well hidden.


75 sport routes (4c...8b)
1 sport route (5c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
La Faille
A highly unusual place consisting of two walls that largely face each other. The south-facing wall...
No sun
Up and down

2 mins

South Face
An impressive steep slab with excellent rock and an array of compelling lines - not one for a hot...
Lots of sun!
Up and down

2 mins

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

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

    La Dulfer
    "The topo in the Rockfax is completely wrong (there's a surprise)" 15/Oct

    "Interesting slabby climb with ambiance in the 2nd part" 23/Nov

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