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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Guidebooks

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
2 Grande Arête 6b+ *** 18
3 Convoi Exceptionelle 7b+ ** 1
4 Le Sas 5c * 8
5 L'Eau de Là 6b+ * 3
6 Maravilla 7c *** 1
7 Dulf 6b+ *** 5
8 L'Onde Verte 7a+ ** 1
9 Ascenseur Pour le Plasir 7b *** 1
10 L'Haut de Là 7a+ *** 3
11 Hard Saga 7c *** 1
12 Mat 7a ** 1
13 Petit Roque 7a *** 3
14 Rêve de Crémallière 7a ** 2
15 Ultime Limite 7a ** 1
16 Nouvelles Données 7a ** 1
17 Trinquille 7b ** 1
18 Pièce Montée 7b+ ** 1
  Libertine
20 Picolina 7b *** 1
21 Coquillages et Crustacés 7b+ ** 1
22 Du Vent Plein les Doigts 8a ** 1
23 Panettone 7c ** 1
24 Court Message 7b ** 1
25 Libertine 6c+ *** 3
26 Passage aux Aveux 6c *** 3
27 Elle est Douce 7a ** 1
28 Passage a Tabac 6b+ * 4
29 Diagonale 6a ** 7
30 La Buchrie 6b+ * 2
31 Les Trois SÏurs 6a+ * 4
32 Arostiche 5c * 3
  Upper Tier
34 Rataillon 6b * 2
35 Quignan 6a * 2
36 Désaccord Mineur 6b+ * 2
37 Sulmona 6a+ * 5
38 Des Bourgeons Plein les Poches 6a+ 3
39 Vol d'Autochtone 6a * 7
40 Pas Si Tranquille 5c * 4
41 L'Heure Folle 5c * 2
42 Relance et Croise 6a+ * 3
43 La Cerise 5c * 1
44 Local Roc 5c * 4

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