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Authentic XIX century French Farm
St Etienne en Dévoluy
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The area of "Massif du Dévoluy" offers excellent climbing on superb quality French limestone. The 'Les Etroits' adjacent to the 'La Tourtette' guest house has 44 climbs ranging from 4C to 7B difficulty with a maximum height of 30m, climbing guides for the 'Les ètroits' are available free from the St Etienne en Dévoluy tourist information office.

Sites No Climbs Grade Facing Maximum Height
Les Etroits 44 4C to 7B South 30 m
La Paroi du Colombier 1 VD 6A max South East 150 m
Le Pierroux 3 5A to 7A South/East 250 m
Bure 1 VD + 6C max East 600 m
Les Gillardes 8 VD to ED West 300 - 500 m
Obiou 1 D+ North  
Grande Roche 1 ED 7A West 500 m

The most up-to-date guidebook is "Grimpeur dans les Hautes Alpes" and available at La Tourtette.

In addition to traditional climbing, give the 'Via Ferrata' a try, 2 minutes walk from La Tourtette, a secured traversal through the Souloise Gorges, the second harder section (Vertigo), is equipped with metal guides in places for accesibilty for all levels of climber and offers the best view of this fascinating gorge.

Useful Links

FFC - Federation of French Climbing

BMC - British Mountaineering Council (General climbing information)

Planet Mountain - Useful guide to climbing in the Hautes-Alpes.

Le Devoluy - Tourist Information web site for 'Le Devoluy'

Via Ferrata - Web site dedicated to the Via Ferrata Secured Gorge Climbing.

Additional Links - Links to Climbing Guides/Maps

Page Last Update:19 October 2004  |  Contact: tremaine.halluin@libertysurf.fr