This is a lesser travelled area because it is overshadowed a bit by Ceuse. The limestone cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the quaint little village of Orpierre. There is a wealth of sport routes of many grades and even some long mixed routes on the Quiquillon.
Haute-Alps Region, 80 miles south of Grenoble and 102 miles north of Marseille
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The Voyage 5.10a International : France : ... : Quiquillon
If you are climbing in France, DO NOT MISS THIS GEM! This route is spectacular! I happened upon it while looking for a different climb and without knowing anything but the name (painted on the rock at the start), couldn't resist such a beautiful line. Their is a difficult traverse over a bulge on the second pitch that was the crux for me. Those that don't like cracks will find the finishing crack to be the crux. Description from the local guidebook which I found in the gearshop after climbing:...[more] Browse More Classics in International