Authentic XIX century French Farm
St Etienne en Dévoluy
HAUTES-ALPES (05) SOUTHERN France
Bed & Breakfast
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.
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.
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
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