Climbs 41
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 800m a.s.l
Faces S

grande arete, edge on © Seymore Butt

Crag features

Packed with quality routes, and with a sense of scale often lacking in roadside sport climbing, Bellecombe is a gem of a crag that has something for everyone. The three pitch Grande Arête is an obvious line to go at, and if you're up for some run-out 6b+ crack climbing, have a go at Dulf while you're at it.

The crag faces south, and gets plenty of sun, though the starts are shady when the sun is low. Due to its exposed position, it's not an ideal venue when it's cold and the wind is blowing.

Approach notes

From Bellecombe-Tarendol, take the second unmarked unsurfaced track on the right when leaving the town in a northerly direction. Soon the crag is in full view. Park at a small layby on the left, opposite a track leading down to a river crossing. Follow this to the start of Grande Arête. For the rest of the routes, a maintained path leads up along the base. To get the Upper Tier, follow the steep path past all the lower sectors, then follow fixed ropes left across the face.

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France : Haute Provence

The first in a series of selective guidebooks, France: Haute Provence presents many of the finest sport climbing destinations in the world together in one clear and colourful book. Covering all the best areas from the magnificent walls of Céüse in the north to the impeccable climbing playground of Buoux to the south, this book has a lifetime’s worth of climbing waiting on its pages.
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More Guidebooks:
Avignon (2006)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Grande Arête 
2Grande Arête6b+ ***18
3Convoi Exceptionelle7b+ **1
4Le Sas5c *8
5L'Eau de Là6b+ *3
6Maravilla7c ***1
7Dulf6b+ ***5
8L'Onde Verte7a+ **1
9Ascenseur Pour le Plasir7b ***1
10L'Haut de Là7a+ ***3
11Hard Saga7c ***1
12Mat7a **1
13Petit Roque7a ***3
14Rêve de Crémallière7a **2
15Ultime Limite7a **1
16Nouvelles Données7a **1
17Trinquille7b **1
18Pièce Montée7b+ **1
20Picolina7b ***1
21Coquillages et Crustacés7b+ **1
22Du Vent Plein les Doigts8a **1
23Panettone7c **1
24Court Message7b **1
25Libertine6c+ ***3
26Passage aux Aveux6c ***3
27Elle est Douce7a **1
28Passage a Tabac6b+ *4
29Diagonale6a **6
30La Buchrie6b+ *2
31Les Trois SÏurs6a+ *4
32Arostiche5c *3
 Upper Tier 
34Rataillon6b *2
35Quignan6a *2
36Désaccord Mineur6b+ *2
37Sulmona6a+ *5
38Des Bourgeons Plein les Poches6a+ 2
39Vol d'Autochtone6a *6
40Pas Si Tranquille5c *3
41L'Heure Folle5c *2
42Relance et Croise6a+ *3
43La Cerise5c *1
44Local Roc5c *4

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