Best Time to Go & ConditionsThe best conditions are generally found in spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) but it is also possible to climb here in summer due to the relatively high altitude. St Leger will stay cool when other southern French crags are too hot, and the climbing is situated on both sides of the valley so shade is easy to find when it gets hot. This also means that some winter sun can be found making the season here a long one.
Getting ThereThe nearest airports to the climbing serviced by budget operators are Nimes and Grenoble-Lyon. These are about 1.5 hours (Nimes) and 2.5 hours (Grenoble) drive from the climbing and are well served by Ryanair. From Nimes head for the E15 towards Orange, then drive North East to Vaison-la-Romanie (D975). The valley lies to the East past a small town called Entrechaux. Turn off the D5 just before you reach Mollans-sur-Ouveze. From Grenoble travel South West towards Valence to pick up the E15 and take the Bollene exit heading East towards Vaison-la-Romanie and see above.
AccessibilityGetting to the valley without a car would be difficult, as the area is very remote. Once you are there the climbing is easily accessible with the closest sectors being less than 10 minutes walk along flat ground.
Accommodation & Provisions
Camping in the car park has caused problems in the past and is strictly forbidden. There is a small Gite near the parking but otherwise campsites can be found around the nearby towns of Vaison-la-Romanie or Mollans-sur-Ouveze.
Vaison and Buis-les-Baronnies are both nearby and have a nice selection of shops, bakeries bars and restaurants. Entrechaux is closer and does have a Spar and a couple of café’s but the selection is pretty limited.