Saint Léger du Ventoux Rock Climbing
The mile long cliffline of the South Face of St. L...
The limestone cliffbands of St. Léger du Ventoux make up the excellent, not to be missed, climbing destination near the village of Saint Léger du Ventoux in south eastern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The generally north/south facing walls rest in a quaint, quiet valley at the base of the immense massif of Mount Ventoux (1911m/6269ft). There are plenty of routes with a great variety of climbing. The limestone here isn't as compact as other neighboring climbing areas and the climbing here is reminiscent of the 'new school' style (without the soft grades) one would normally expect to find in Spain. There is not much for food shopping in the area, but there is an excellent bakery in Savoillans, the next village over. There is 'free' camping(bivy spot/not technically legal) near the village as well as several gites to stay in. There is a great fountain to fill up on water in the village of Saint Léger du Ventoux as well as a super nice and clean bathroom next to the fountain for that after coffee/pre-climb movement.
From the village of Saint Léger du Ventoux, drive about 750 meters east on D 40 and turn left on a small, narrow road which decends. This road is probably 1 km long and ends directly at the parking lot. This is also the road which leads to the more popular climbers gite.
Climbing Season For the Southern Alps area.
Weather station 8.4 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
Featured Route For Saint Léger du Ventoux
Chapeau pointu 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Europe
: ... : Face Nord
Pretty fun climbing (climbing is always fun right?) up a slightly overhanging whiteface in the center part of the main wall. Powerful climbing on good rock leads to a definite boulder problem gaurding the anchor. Work this out and then try not to fall making the final moves to the anchor. Well spaced bolts, but relativly safe. This is route is about half the length of all the other routes in the general vicinity, so it makes for a nice low commitment project, onsight, free solo, no chalk nak...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Looking up at the Face Sud. The Face Nord is just...
The tiny village of Saint Léger du Ventoux and cl...