Climbing and mountaineering

Climbing and mountaineering
Climbing and mountaineering

Enthusiastic local fans committed themselves thoroughly to open numerous climbing walls and beautiful ways in prestigious areas such as Pain de Sucre, Séolanes, Saint-Ours or Méclans (climbing wall) 3km from Rioclar.

The climbing sites around

Méolans Revel

Chaudon, 3 minutes from the campsite Rioclar, on the right after la Fresquière, at 1,5 km from the junction you’ll find a parking lot and an information board very close to the 100 ways, from 4 to 8b which are dispatched from the area.

Le Pont Vouté

Commune of St-Paul-sur-Ubaye, after Serenne on the way to Maljasset, South east side, 29 ways from 2 to 6c+. Climbing level 5c and autonomy required for this climbing.


Commune of St-Paul-sur-Ubaye, about 10 well equipped ways.

The climbing school is small but the place is so magical that we must go...

The most beautiful peaks Ubaye

Le Brec du chambeyron

3 389 m, commune of St-Paul-sur-Ubaye.

L’Aiguillette du Vallonnet

2 931 m, commune of Meyronnes.

L’Aiguille Pierre André

2 812 m, commune of St-Paul-sur-Ubaye.

Mountain views
Calm and pleasure during breaks in the mountains
Views of mountains
Spectacular view at the top
Peak in summer
Peak under the summer sun

Access: At St-Paul-sur-Ubaye direction Fouillouse, after the village take a path direction Chambeyron mountain hut (2 h 30) then follow the path of the Lake des 9 couleurs (1 h 15). Some difficulties, level difference 765 m from the hut, recommended in July and August, and September.

Access: on the road of Larche shortly after Meyronnes take the direction of the village of St-Ours. Follow then the path to the pass Vallonnet, after the shepherd hut go directly towards the peak: 2 TD ways and + de 300 m, the way on the west side is classified trad-climbing .

Access: Stop in Maljasset (end of the asphalt road) and from there follow the path direction Mary pass (1 h 30 to 2 h) to the foot of the peak. Normal way 80 m, North West exposure, easy, climbing school for the army. 6 other ways, 200 m level D+ to TD.

Need more information?

At the campsite reception, you will find some information and topo-guides of the valley. The guides’ office in downtown Barcelonnette will provide you with all the necessary information with pleasure.


Great location with a town close by. Enough to do (paintball, rafting). Nice animation team with hot english girl.

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