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
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Falaise de l'Escalés
Dalles Grises 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Europe
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This route is an excellent introduction to the gorge and provides exciting positions. With afternoon thunderstorms this route can feel very committing. Best to get an early start. I led the final 3 pitches with a thunderstorm rolling up the gorge and light rain starting to fall. Big thanks to Brian Tinsen for selecting this excellent route. 1st Pitch - 5.10a Climb a crack that leads to elegant jug hauling. 2nd Pitch - 5.10a Continue up an slabby groove with jugs and face climbing. 3rd Pitch - 5...[more] Browse More Classics in International