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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

Climbing Season



Weather station 25.5 miles from here

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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Costaud Lulu 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : Secteur Chateau
Great climbing on big holds on a steep start, leading to vertical terrain for a nice finish.Juggy start. Sustained steepness but never a shut down move. Hang in there!This location's small perch has a number of great routes for the grade.Popular, but, deservedly so. ...[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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