Undoubtedly the most breathtaking and run-out via cordata in the Gorge.
You should not suffer from vertigo there! For a specialized audience only. First experience in rope manipulation and abseil recommended.
Starting from the top of the Escalès cliff (350m high), the first four very exposed rappels will bring you 180m below, on a terasse in the middle of the cliff. This may require a certain level of boldness and willingness !
From the terasse, we will move horizontally for about 400m, using fixed ropes. This will provide you a closer contact to the rock. We will move on slabs and use the rock to move forward.
The surrounding of this traverse is breathtaking. It ends up at the top of the rappel route named « Les rideaux de Gwendal ». After a few more abseil, we finally touch the ground to join the amazing hiking track « sentier Blanc-Martel ».
One of the cars will be at the end of the « Blanc-Martel », in the « couloir Samson »( A shuttle has to be done in the morning).
Get ready for the adventure !
Adventure course access: Traversée des Cataractes
The meeting point is at the exit of the Palud sur Verdon following the direction of Castellane.
100 meters after the supermarket 8 to Eight is a parking on your left, park here, you are at the point of appointment.
GPS coordinates: 43.8053, 6.256098
Adventure course localization: Traversée des Cataractes
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