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Southern Alps Rock Climbing 

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Getting into the crux on Esperanza


From Gap down to the Mediterranean coast, following the Italian border.
includes the Gorge du Verdon and Ceuse.

Getting There 

Major airports would be Marseilles and Nice, you can also drive in from Italy.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.9 miles from here

104 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',36],['3 Stars',50],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Alps

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Alps:
Les sucettes à l'anis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Katina   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Harley Davidson   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Saint Georges Picos   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Biograpie
La Javanaise   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Esperanza   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Angel Dust   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
La Petite Illusion   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
Pourquoi Pas   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 100'   Ceuse : Un pont sur l'infini
Super Mickey   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 75'   Ceuse : Secteur Cascade
Blocage Violent   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
San John's Pecos   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
Berlin   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
Le Privililege du Serpent   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Cascade
Makach Walou   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 85'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
Couleur du Vent   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Ceuse : Secteur Berlin
Carte Blanche   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 80'   Ceuse : Secteur Demi Lune
Les Colonnettes   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 100'   Ceuse : Secteur Biograpie
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Rock Climbing Photo: 'la javanaise' on the left and 'gre blanc' on the ...

Gre Blanc 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Europe : France : ... : Secteur Demi Lune
A newer line and also one of my favorite climbs at the Demi-Lune. I don't think i'll ever get tired of doing this one. Classic Ceuse face climbing on pockets and edges up a slightly overhanging orange wall. Start on good pockets which slowly get smaller until you make thin moves out left which lead to a sequential crux over a slight bulge at 40ft. More thin moves on shallow pockets lead through a couple big pockets good enough to shake out on. One more final crux through the final bulge (tricky...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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