Vercors - Omblèze
About Vercors - Omblèze:
In the south west extremity of the Parc Naturel du Vercors. Limestone crag, divided in two parts : La Falaise d'Anse et Les Gorges d'Omblèze. 400 routes, from 1 to 7 pitches. 70 m rope!
Excellent crag, the Falaise d'Anse is very warm from late spring to early fall and provides absolutely NO water, so take some (I drank 2 liters in 4 hours in mid-September). It's facing south and takes the sun from mid-morning to late afternoon. The most left sections of routes can be crowded during the week-end as they are the closest from the parking lot.
The Gorges d'Omblèze, N-S directed, are narrow and deep in the limestone plateau, with a cool and humid microclimate along the small Gervanne River. But as you start climbing, the late morning sun starts warming the east facing walls, and it can be warm too. Few sections are facing west and are in the narrowest part of the canyon, staying cool.
The whole Vercors Massif provides many other famous crags (Presles, Archiane...) and the whole Vercors easily deserves a month trip!!!
More South, in the area of Die, are the crags of Saoû and Pic de l'Aigle, with multi-pitch routes.
|Nearest town or city:||Die|
|Directions:||You can free camp there, but unput the tent every morning and leave no trace! Some people chase the free campers, so it's better to just make a bivy. Please MAKE NO FIRE.
|Latitude, Longitude:||44.83503, 5.18992|
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