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Sports climbing in France, Orpierre
intro
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.

climbing in France
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:

Camping
Princes d'Orange: +33-4.92.66.22.53, fax -4.92.66.31.08

Gîte d'etape
Les Drailles: +33-4.92.66.31.20, fax -4.92.66.32.76
Saint-Avons: +33-4.92.66.23.68

Hotel
Hotel le Céans: +33-4.92.66.24.22, fax -4.92.66.28.29

Restaurants
Croq'Roc: +33-4.92.66.25.40

For a more complete list contact the Orpierre Tourist Office: +33-4.92.66.30.45

climbing in Orpierre, France
Face Sud-Est and Quatre Heures


Best time of year
Spring and Autumn. It can get too hot to climb in summer.


sport climbing in France


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Getting there
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.



climbing in Orpierre, France

Guidebook
"Orpierre et Val de Meouge" published in French, English and German.
Available in Vertige Sport in Orpierre: +33-4.92.66.28.50

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