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Pilier Gris S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 45.126, 5.602 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Brian in SLC on Apr 20, 2010
Admins: Euan Cameron, Luc-514
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Description

Mostly south to west facing, this fun crag has great limestone climbing at 1200 meters of elevation just a kilometer to the east of the edge of the town of Lans-en-Vercors and above Furon.

Over 100 routes, from easy 3c to hard 8b, this crag has both single to three pitch routes for every ability level. Great views of forest and the pastoral Val de Lans.

Spring and fall would be the popular seasons here, although it’s possible to climb year ‘round with good weather.

Lans-en-Vercors is a great little town to spend some time in. Affordable lodging, a couple of great restaurants, good (if not great) pizza and a pub or two along with small grocery store, post office, pharmacy, sports store (mostly skiing).

Camping at du Bois Sigu less than a kilometer from town (70 places). The hotel Le Col de L’Arc is recommended for lodging (both rooms and apartments) and dining and is centrally located. The tourist office is an obvious stand-alone building on the west side of town with a staff that’s friendly and helpful for local recommendations.

There are also a number of apartments for rent as well as gites in the area. Recommended is “Les lauzes” located in Les Bernards on the east side of town, and a very short walk to the climbing area.

Getting There

From Grenoble, take the D531 to Lans-en-Vercors or approach via the D106 through Saint Nizier du Moucherotte.

On the east side of the town of Lans-en-Vercors, as one heads out of town on D106 towards St. Nizier du Moucherotte, the road will make a sweeping turn to the left (north) and cross the “Le Furon” watercourse. Just after crossing the creek, look for a road on the right to Montagnes de Lans (the “snow stadium” ski areas east of town).

From town, drive the short kilometer to a large pull out for parking just below the short 10 to 15 minute approach trail to the crag.

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