Rock climbing in the Verdon Gorge, one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Climb the steep, white and over 400m tall cliffs with routes of all styles and grades.
Gorge du Verdon is world famous for its excellent quality limestone rock.
Located in the heart of Provence in southern France, with white cliffs and startling turquoise-green color river.
The Verdon Gorge is located in Southern France in the region of Alpes de Haute Provence. Impressive in size and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful river canyons in Europe, the bright turquoise of the Verdon river shimmers against the massive limestone walls that tower either side of it.
The Gorges du Verdon limestone is well known for its quality and challenge, however it is also the perfect training ground for beginner climbers to master the techniques of multi-pitch climbing. The gorge offers amazing bolted and traditional multi-pitch climbing routes - you'll find everything from perfect cracks to overhanging walls and technical face climbs. With over 1000 routes in the area, you never have to climb the same one twice!
The massive choice and variety of routes makes this area popular with beginners and experienced climbers alike; some routes are accessed on foot via tunnels that lead into the bottom of the gorge, whereas you'll abseil into others from above.
Verdon Gorge is the perfect destination offering good quality climbing and great cuisine in the amazing environment and climate of the Haute Provence. This is an unmissable trip for any climber.
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You have solid experience in the mountains or rock climbing. You’ve already completed multiple ascents graded French AD or harder and long, multi-pitch rock climbs. You are self sufficient with the basic equipment and safety techniques of multi pitch rock climbing. You can lead climb up to French 5 on rock/ gym and alpine routes up to French PD. You can follow up to French 6a-6b on rock and alpine routes graded French D.