Climbing site - Ribiers
Access: from the village of Ribiers head towards Sisteron on the D948. Leave the village and turn right towards Chatillon. Ther should be a farm on your right and you need to carry straight on along the forest track. To get to the Essaillon crag, take...
This is a small area that is hidden away above Ribiers on a mountain ridge. It attracts climbers who love nature and the calm and tranquility of wide open spaces.
The level of the routes is generally quite hard with few under 6a/b.The crag Pierre Impie is a large south facing spur that you can't miss.
The Essaillon crag is a small overhanging blade-like formation that is 20m high, north facing, and found just below the Pierre Impie Crag. This crag hardly sees the sun n the morning and in the summer (best between may and october). The climbing : steep or slightly overhanging-walls with physical starts. For high level climbers only, with some challenging on-sight climbing on routes which are hard to read. Grades : unconfirmed due to the lack of climbers in this area.
Topo guide :"Grimper dans le Val de Méouge"
All year round.
Subject to favorable weather.