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Submitted By: Joshua McDaniel on Dec 9, 2011
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Description 

This is a lesser travelled area because it is overshadowed a bit by Ceuse. The limestone cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the quaint little village of Orpierre. There is a wealth of sport routes of many grades and even some long mixed routes on the Quiquillon.


Getting There 

Haute-Alps Region, 80 miles south of Grenoble and 102 miles north of Marseille


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17 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Quiquillion from the town of Orpierre

The Voyage 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : France : ... : Quiquillon
If you are climbing in France, DO NOT MISS THIS GEM! This route is spectacular! I happened upon it while looking for a different climb and without knowing anything but the name (painted on the rock at the start), couldn't resist such a beautiful line. Their is a difficult traverse over a bulge on the second pitch that was the crux for me. Those that don't like cracks will find the finishing crack to be the crux. Description from the local guidebook which I found in the gearshop after climbing:...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Vertige Sport, the local climbing store, In Orpierre
Vertige Sport, the local climbing store, In Orpier...
Main climbing parking lot at Orpierre
Main climbing parking lot at Orpierre
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