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Les Gorges du Verdon (L'Escalès)

Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
InformationMany additional skills about progressing, belaying, escaping technics ... are necessary for multipitch routes security.
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Aspect(s) : All     Altitude : 900 m
Approach between 1 and 60 min rapelling.    Kids friendly ? foot of the crag dangerous for young kids.

Informations :

More than 300 routes, from 5b to 8c , spread over many crags   Bolting : traditionnal climbing, sport climbing
Max Height : 350 m.
Rock : limestone.    Characteristic(s) : vertical Vertical, steep wall Dévers.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, water erosion pockets, cracks.
Legendary route(s) : 
Les braves gens ne courent pas les rues 8b ; Un crime passionnel 8b
  • Dingomaniaque 6c 1st female 6c by Marisa Montes on 1980.
  • Pichenibule 6c/A0 1st 6c/A0 in the world by John Bachar on 1980. 2nd 6c/A0 in the world sent by Patrick Berhault on 1980. 1st female 6c/A0 sent by Marisa Montes on 1980.
  • Fenrir 7a+ 1st 7a+ in the world by Patrick Berhault on 1977.
  • Caca Boudin 7a+ 2nd 7a+ in the world by Patrick Berhault on 1977.
  • Pichenibule (en libre) 7b+ 3rd female 7b+ by Catherine Destivelle on 1985.
  • Polpot 7c 4th 7c on sight in the world by Jerry Moffatt on 1984.
  • ? 7c 5th 7c on sight in the world by Didier Raboutou on 1985.
  • Scéance tenante 8a 5th 8a on sight in the world by Stefan Glowacz on 1988.
  • Red comme la justice 8c sent by Charlotte Durif on 11 MOIS_08 2010
  • Further information(s) : This is the "Les Dalles Grises" sector location.

    Locations :

    Area : France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Castellane, La Palud-sur-Verdon.
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      Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   43° 46' 30" N Longitude :   6° 23' 5" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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