/ Buis les Baronnies - Via Ferrata
3 new via ferratas on the Rocher St Julien for all abilities including a kid's parcours.
The official opening is on the 12th of October by the one and only Catherine Destiville.
There's also a really nice climbing shop and guide's bureau just opened in town and they will be hiring via ferrata equipment.
All looks good.
Cheers Craig. Have they taken the nuts and bolts out of the top hangers of all the routes now so you can get a krab through them? Are all the vias on the north side?
thinking of heading down in the van at the end of october (all being well with my mum... as she's been ill for the last few months too)
what's the weather usually like late october?
PS we have road bikes now and want to do ventoux.. done the off road option on the MTBs a few years ago so fancy the road alternative now :o)
Did I read somewhere that there's now a via ferrata along the top of the crest (what was voie de aretes I think)?
Yay - Ventoux could bee cold at the end of October but the climbing is usually perfect.
I'll try to find out where all the VF's go.
I know the kids one is on the rocks just on the opposite side of the road just before the normal parking area.
Excellent, enjoyed the Crest on our last visit.
> Excellent, enjoyed the Crest on our last visit.
Voie des Aretes used be quite a fun long solo but I could live with it being turned into a vf.
I was back in the UK from the 26th Oct for 3 weeks but when I got back I did ride up there in summer kit with arm warmers. Unbelievable how changeable the weather is up there.
The main snow of the season hits sometime mid November onwards but last year we didn't get anything skiable until the school holidays in February.
Good luck PPG.
Hello there...do you know if the new VFs are open as it were?
I'll also e-mail the guides' office.
> Hello there...do you know if the new VFs are open as it were?
You mean like can you go on them before the 12th? I've no idea.
Yes - best try the guide's office.
We were coming out to the area(again)from the UK this week but will delay a week as the weather looks to be turning unsettled.
Reply from the Bureau des Guides today (so should be operational during October)
Non, désolé, la nouvelle via ne sera pas encore ouverte, elle devrait être opérationnelle courant octobre.
Nous avons notre via ferrata en face sud, ( elle nécessite une corde de 70m et descendeur.)
Ci joint nos tarifs dans cas où notre aide vous serait necessaire.
Sachez aussi que nous avons ouvert une boutique Baronnies sport 59 allée des platanes, ou vous trouverez de quoi vous équiper en cas de besoin (escalade, via ferrata, randonnée ...camping), ou juste pour le plaisir...( ouverture 9h30-12h15 et 16h30 –19h)
Bureau des guides des Baronnies
59, Allée des platanes
26170 Buis Les Baronnies
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