Sisteron is a compact and approachable crag, consisting of a large but narrow fin of rock, with slabby, sunny routes on one side, and a few shady, steep routes on the other. The rock quality is excellent, though the slabby routes tend to have cleaner rock than the steep ones. As a destination, it's not extensive enough for a base, but makes a good alternative to Cse if you're feeling like having an easy day and can't face the walk-in.
Sisteron has a small climbing shop which also offers shoe resoles. If you look hard, you will find it at 12 Rue du Grand Couvert - tourist information should be able to offer a map and directions as it's well hidden.


76 winter routes (4c...Proj)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
La Faille
A highly unusual place consisting of two walls that largely face each other. The south-facing wall...
No sun
Up and down

2 mins

South Face
An impressive steep slab with excellent rock and an array of compelling lines - not one for a hot...
Lots of sun!
Up and down

2 mins

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  • Latest Comments


    "The start following the crack (and bolts) is much harder than 4+ - in my opinion..." 29/Oct

    La Dulfer
    "The topo in the Rockfax is completely wrong (there's a surprise)" 15/Oct

    "Interesting slabby climb with ambiance in the 2nd part" 23/Nov

    "Really enjoyed this route. Everything in the right place! Lin Marsh" 13/May top50

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