Desmaison route climbing on Pic de Bure (Dévoluy)

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! That is all what this  Desmaison route represents!

I propose you to go for 600 vertical meters of limestone on the famous Eastern pillar of the Pic de Bure, following 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, the climber an mountain guide René Desmaison.

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

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 will have a phone call and we will take time to discuss about this beautiful project.
  • Then appointment the day before the outing 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 make 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 some long and superb climbing, but it's a project to build well.
  • We will have a well-deserved break on the summit, in a surreal atmosphere surrounded by the famous telescopes of the Pic de Bure observatory.
  • Descent by hiking on easy trail 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 and from the meeting point above Saint-Etienne-en-Dévoluy, about 50 minutes drive from Gap and one hour and a half from Grenoble.
  • 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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