A short history of climbing in the long history of this small medieval village with a rich past, a vibrant present and a promising future, as local life and activities continue to develop.
When I arrived in 1981, Orpierre was a sleepy sun-soaked little village, typical of the time. Life seemed to centre around the summer pursuit of “Pastis- Petanque”.
Force of circumstance and a synergy between local personalities open to ideas. The arrival in 1983 of Pierre –Yves Bochaton, a climber from Lyon and mountain lover, allowed us to develop a solid climbing project. A global view of local development and the equipping of routes allowed a harmonious development.
From running the communal gite to the development of my own gites and the vegetarian restaurant “Le Croq Roc” that I ran jointly with Pierre-Yves from 1986 to 1996, the years have passed with equal pleasure and motivation.