Desmaison route climbing on the Pic de Bure (Hautes-Alpes)

Duration : 1 day

France, Southern Alps

Level : 6b top rope with an experience of multi pitch routes

from 690 € / p. 1 person

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A myth, a vertical adventure, an unforgettable day and a beautiful achievement in the Dévoluy massif climbing guidebook!

I propose you to go for 600 vertical meters of limestone on the famous Eastern pillar of the Pic de Bure, via a clever path where it is better to open the eyes. This route offers you a fun climbing in the footsteps of a great name of mountaineering, René Desmaison.

Having climbed this route several times, I will be happy to guide you there in total serenity, on this famous climb of the Dévoluy massif and of the Hautes-Alpes.

If you are a fan of technical multi pitch routes, we can also go climbing on the magnificent granite of the Rébuffat route at the Aiguille du Midi in the Mont-Blanc massif.


  • Contact me via the booking form and then we'll have a phone call and we will take time to discuss about this beautiful project.
  • Then appointment the day before for a material and logistics briefing. The best is to  bivouac not far from the departure of the route, because the sequence of the approach and the route makes a long day!
  • Climbing takes place on a beautiful pillar with generous holds, along a bold and adventurous route where you should not get lost under penalty of wandering!
  • This Desmaison route on the Eastern pillar of the Pic de Bure offers a superb climb, but it's a project to build well.
  • A well-deserved break at the summit, in a surreal atmosphere surrounded by the telescopes of the Pic de Bure observatory.
  • Descent on foot by an easy route but again, not so easy to find!

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide.
  • Collective equipment (rope, quickdraws, cams, etc;).
  • Safety equipment (radio, talkies, first aid kit, etc.).
  • Bivouac equipment if needed.

The price does not include

  • Transport to the meeting point.
  • Your food.
  • Drinks.
  • Repatriation insurance (mandatory).
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Bivouac.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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