Falaise de l'Escalés Rock Climbing
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This section of the gorge is where most people climb. Easy access to the majority of the climbs, perfect rock amazing scenery and warm sunshine on your back make it the perfect place to spend a week or two.
Most climbs are accessed from the top with one or two rappels, however, there are a few that start down in the bottom of the gorge. While most of the climbs are located below the rim of the gorge followed by the road as you approach the southern section of the area, you can find a few climb above the road.
Take a little time to scope out the areas. A day hiking along the tops of the cliffs will give you a good idea of whats around, as well as the areas that are popular and ones that are less so.
To reach the majority of the climbs you must take the D23 driving South East from the village La Palud-sur-Verdon. After about 3.5 km you'll reach the first hairpin bend, which marks the start of the climbing areas along this road.
Climbing Season For the France area.
Weather station 25.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Falaise de l'Escalés
Afin Que Nul Ne Meure 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
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A magnificent line that ascends clean rock to the left of the Dalles Grises rappel gully. Only 5 pitches long, this route provides a great intro into the Verdon process of rapping into the Gorge with little way out but up. After the vegetated descent, one may wonder how this vertical route could be any good. 'Afin' does not dissappoint as you follow a progression of amazing side-pulls, pockets, flutes, stems, jugs and a couple of roofs that guard the summit. This route REALLY has it all!P1(5...[more] Browse More Classics in International