sectors & routes
sector "Le Belleric"
|Orpierre rates as one of the best low-grade crags in France. Nestled in a valley in the beautiful Haute Alpes, its compact grey limestone boasts over 250 perfectly bolted routes between 4a- 6c.
Just a short walk from the sleepy village center, this crag is a must for many.
Le Belleric - perfect slab climbing in France
Food and Accommodation
There are various small supermarkets and a bakery in Orpierre. Accommodation is absolutely no problem. Choose from the following:
Princes d'Orange: +33-126.96.36.199.53, fax -188.8.131.52.08
Les Drailles: +33-184.108.40.206.20, fax -220.127.116.11.76
Hotel le Céans: +33-18.104.22.168.22, fax -22.214.171.124.29
For a more complete list contact the Orpierre Tourist Office: +33-126.96.36.199.45
Face Sud-Est and Quatre Heures
Best time of year
Spring and Autumn. It can get too hot to climb in summer.
Orpierre is situated about 130 km south of Grenoble and 170 km north of Marseilles. Take the N75 Sisteron - Grenoble highway and exit at Eyguians. Continue along the D30 for 8km to Orpierre.
"Orpierre et Val de Meouge" published in French, English and German.
Available in Vertige Sport in Orpierre: +33-188.8.131.52.50