ORGON


Mention Orgon to climbers who are reasonably familiar with French climbing and most will assume you are referring to Orgon Canal - a super-steep collection of routes, some of which were once amongst the hardest in the world. This is to mis-judge Orgon almost entirely, as the great majority of the climbing here consists of low- to mid-grade routes on largely slabby or vertical rock. There are, of course, steeper sections, like the Canal, but really there is something for everyone from grade 3 to grade 9. The facts that there is a campsite right in the middle of the place, and that it is so easy to get to, even without a car, make it surprising that it is not more popular than it is.

Routes

331 sport routes (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Petit Cirque
A small but pleasant amphitheatre of rock. Take care at the base as a slip could lead to a rapid...
27
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

15 mins

332
Pte Sikamole
A great wall with technical routes up a shield of excellent rock.
18
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

14 mins

334
Pointe de la Découverte
A collection of short routes in a fine position.
12
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

15 mins

336
Babylone
No description as yet.
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

338
Papy
No description as yet.
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

6 mins

339
Acteur's Studio
A short crag, but the routes can pack a lot in.
23
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

340
Sentinel and Pilier Nord
The Sentinel is an impressive free-standing rock. Behind it is Pilier Nord, which only has a few...
15
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

342
Le Grand Cirque
A superb crag, one of the best at Orgon with soaring lines up immaculate rock.
20
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

344
Secteur du Haut
Another superb piece of rock with plenty to go at.
12
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

345
C'est pas du Pan
An isolated sector consisting of a superb steep slab, it is well worth the effort of the approach...
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

346
Secteur Oublié and La Grotte
The furthest crag at Orgon has a rather specialised offering - just three hard routes. Follow the...
5
Sport
Sun and shade
Up and down

20 mins

347
Pilier Sud and Les Grottes
Pilier Sud has a couple of two-pitch routes in fine positions, Les Grottes has a mix of excellent...
16
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

349
Brèche Sud and Mur du Six
A fine collection of routes, invariably on superb rock; a good place to start.
43
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

5 mins

350
Mur Notre-Dame
The first crag you reach when approaching from above. The routes on the right-hand side are all...
22
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

2 mins

352
Dalle du Camping
Technical routes up some very good rock, unfortunately the approach is a bit of a pain - it is...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

15 mins

353
La Quatième Dimension
No description as yet.
4
Sport
Early morning sun
Roadside

0 mins

355
Canalissime
Though chipped, glued and polished, the routes at the left end of the Canal sector take on an...
23
Sport
Morning sun
Roadside

0 mins

357
Bronx
For a while, this sector held some of the hardest routes in the world, and made Orgon a...
20
Sport
Early morning sun
Roadside

0 mins

360
Tchao - Left
The left-hand side carries on the theme of the main crag but thing get quickly more friendly as you...
17
Sport
Sun and shade
Roadside

0 mins

362
Tchao - Right
No description as yet.
14
Sport
Early morning sun
Roadside

0 mins

365
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