Le Canyon (Le Rif d'Oriol)

Climbs 40 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 1082m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features

An impressive small canyon with unique bands of horizontal limestone that gives interesting, technical climbing. Ideal for summer as the climbing (especially the north side) is almost constantly in shade, there is often a cool breeze through the canyon - welcome on hot days but can make the crag very cold in low temps.

Popular with families and guided groups. Range of grades and most parties can expect to have at least one good day here.

Access notes

Park at the obvious large layby on the switch backs along the L'Argentiere - Briancon road. A fixed corde protects the descent.

Briancon climbs, escalade haut val durance, Queyras (2015), Escalade en Brianconnais, Haut Val Durance, Queyras (2010), Grimper dans le Haut-val Durance (2002)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Le voyage du Chanik6b 1
3Route 27c ** 
4Route 37a **3
5Route 47a+ ** 
6Aquaroc6a **9
7Top Moumoute5b 2
8Ici l'ombre6a **9
9Heliophobie6c ** 
10Plus la peine de frimer6c+ **1
11Route 106c+ 4
12Route 117b+ **2
13Route 127b **3
14Le prince du baquet6b **3
15Route 146c **1
17Aziz7b **1
18Fracture Head7a+ **2
19Moije.com5b 4
20La Tuerie d'Oriol8a ***1
22Intervol Blonde6c+ ***3
23Comme vous voudrez6a **7
24Route 237b+ ** 
26De neuf en huit8a  
28South Route 16a **2
29South Route 26c  
30Pitou plein pot6a+ **4
31South Route 46a+  
32South Route 56a+ 2
33South Route 67b ** 
34South Route 76c **2
35South Route 87b ** 
36South Route 98b+  
37South Route 107c ** 
38South Route 116c  
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