Orpierre - the Climbing village
Orpierre - a village dedicated to climbing. Already from the village you can see the imposing walls and peaks. Much is within walking distance of Orpierre. The village offers a campground, bars, grocery stores and even a small climbing store. Only climbing you have to do yourself.
8 different climbing walls with different orientations offer climbers the opportunity to climb in the sun or in the shade, depending on the season.
With the 2016 edition of the climbing guide, one is offered the current state of development on the surrounding walls - 679 pitches are now waiting for diligent repeaters. In the sport climbing area, there are currently 347 single-pitch routes and 60 multi-pitch routes. In the so-called "equipped adventure sectors", a total of 37 long routes with 3 - 7 lengths (max. 170 climbing meters) can be found.
The climbing guide is now trilingual throughout. The introductory information on the region, history, etc. is also available in three languages, which is not the norm by French standards.
The guide is again very clear and descriptive succeeded. Good approach sketches and topos leave no questions. Orientation, access time, slope of the wall and difficulty range of the respective sectors are clearly presented in pictograms. In addition, at the beginning of each chapter there are detailed descriptions of the respective area or sector.
Area: southern France; 130 km south of Grenoble in the Region Provence-Alpes – Côte d`Azur
Difficulties: 3c - 8c french scale
Protection: sport climbing conditions
Season: all year round
Language: French / English / German