Cote d'Azur

The routes in this section are from the France : Cote d'Azur guidebook published in December 2010

Routes

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Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Sainte Victoire
Rising to the west of Aix en Provence, the first sight of the soaring limestone...
179
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

 
Les Goudes
Les Goudes is the most westerly of the Calanques, a super and isolated feeling...
107
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

 
Sormiou
Heading east from Les Goudes, Sormiou is the first of the proper calanques to...
107
^^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Sheltered
Morgiou
Morgiou is the more easterly of the two most pronounced calanques, complete...
41
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

 
Sugiton
Sugiton is located in the heart of the Calanques. Although only a minor...
121
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

40 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
Calanque d'En Vau
The most classical of all the Calanques, a Mediterranean paradise that has...
45
-^^-
Sport
No sun
Downhill

40 mins

 
Baou de Quatre Ouro
Perhaps the best known of the Toulon cliffs, 'Baou' has a great selection of...
121
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

18 mins

 
Citerne
Citerne is a pleasantly-situated crag named after the huge water tanks that are...
72
^^^_
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

 
Téléphérique
A fine crag with a dramatic outlook over Toulon, and some excellent long...
48
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

 
Lierres
Lierres is a small, sheltered canyon cut into the lower slopes of Mount Faron....
64
^^^-
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

6 mins

Sheltered
Mount Coudon
Coudon is the highest and most northerly of the mini-mountains that surround...
160
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

8 mins

 
Fenouillet
Something a little different, a gneiss crag in a 'gneiss' setting with a good...
40
-^--
Sport
No sun
Level

5 mins

Sheltered
Châteauvert
A lovely set of buttresses tucked away in a sheltered, wooded valley with a...
178
^^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Roadside

5 mins

Sheltered
Baou des Prannes
Baou des Prannes is a magnificent crag, the most impressive in the area. It has...
26
--^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

20 mins

 
Les Marinouns
A fine and extensive crag, set high above the valley floor, with a series of...
83
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

20 mins

Sheltered
Rebouillon
Probably the least-interesting cliffs described here, being rather scruffy and...
49
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

55 mins

Sheltered
Verdon Gorge
The Verdon Gorge is one of Europe's prime climbing destinations; huge cliffs,...
169
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Roadside

5 mins

Abseil
Felines
An extensive south-facing cliff above the Moustiers - La Palud road. Some of...
24
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

 
Le Galetas
A couple of small, slabby and popular cliffs that look out over the upper end...
20
---_
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

 
Les Hauts Vernis
An extensive west-facing crag in a great setting. There are over 80 routes...
64
^^^-
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

 
Col d'Ayen
A pleasant little crag in a lovely sunny setting. It feels a bit more like...
29
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

8 mins

Windy
Gorges du Blavet
A deeply-incised gorge with some imposing soaring granite walls and a...
52
-^^-
Sport
No sun
Level

3 mins

Sheltered
Pic du Perthus
Tucked away in the centre of the Estérel is this fine, rocky peak that got a...
19
-^-_
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

 
Pilier de Soleil
A lovely tower of rugged, red rock. The setting is superb, looking out over the...
27
-^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

Sheltered
Gorges du Loup
A huge, impressive gorge with masses of rock, cutting into the hills to the...
125
_-^^
Sport
No sun
Downhill

30 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Saint-Jeannet
The rocky peak of the Baou de Saint-Jeanet is one of the outstanding features...
263
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

 
La Trinité
A disused quarry, north-facing and tucked under the motorway - in a selective...
32
-^--
Sport
No sun
Roadside

35 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
La Turbie
Situated high above the in-your-face opulence of Monaco, with its packed...
316
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

15 mins

Sheltered
Peillon
A great set of crags in a sunny setting tucked away in the hills a few miles...
149
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

30 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
Gorbio
Another great set of buttresses in a secluded setting, looking out towards the...
53
_^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

Sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For Cote d'Azur

    Haltes passagères (Châteauvert)
    "Long, sustained climbing. Excellent." 18/Jul

    Un voyage qui décoiffé (La Trinité)
    "A superb line, sustained and technical and having done most of the routes on tha..." 21/Oct

    Ordre nouveau (La Turbie)
    "Quality route despite the polish with several multi- move sequences." 13/Nov

    Série limitée (Verdon Gorge)
    "Stays wet for several days following a thunderstorm." 01/Nov

    No problèm' (Châteauvert)
    "The start is rather delicate, but well protected. When you reach first holds, it..." 29/Oct

    Robin des voies (La Turbie)
    "Has been rebolted and now finishes at lower off of variante du puffo" 11/Jan

    Lauratounette (Mount Coudon)
    "Big number of new routes have been opened in this sector since guide publication..." 18/Aug

    Les couleurs du charme (Châteauvert)
    "Completely brilliant, the perfect climb." 16/Jul top50

    Accroche cœur (Sainte Victoire)
    "The second part of this route is very good on rough rock, and well bolted. It is..." 07/Jun

    Hamma bia (Mount Coudon)
    "Second pitch grade 4" 27/Feb

    Microbe (La Trinité)
    "Can be done barefoot with no using hands." 16/Oct

    Le chêne (Mount Coudon)
    "A tricky route. None of the belays are linked with chains for abseiling. Top pit..." 15/Oct

    Sirène liautard (Calanque d'En Vau)
    "Polished, with a crux pitch (2nd) of grade 5. Spaced bolts. Couldn't find the wa..." 02/Oct top50

    Rebouillon de culture (Rebouillon)
    "The tufa finish was a bit gripping..." 29/Sep

    Coco vince (Lierres)
    "A first short pitch gives easily at about 5. a scamper up the slope to the top ..." 15/Sep

    Tolérance démagogique (Gorges du Loup)
    "A great route with pitches 3,4 and 5 being excellent. The approach details in th..." 03/Jul

    Roc ébranlé (Peillon)
    "Sustained climbing but never too hard and enough good holds." 15/May

    Le mur noir (Saint-Jeannet)
    "I did it in one big pitch. The first pitch is really pumpy for 5c. The second pi..." 10/May

    Anticalcaire (La Trinité)
    "The start is steep polished and distinctly awkward but well protected - persever..." 09/May

    La fissure Chamonix (La Turbie)
    "Easier than the neighboring 5+ three routes to the right - there's also an extra..." 29/Apr

    Le magicien d'Oz (Châteauvert)
    "A good route, but very shortlived difficulties. 7a?" 27/Apr top50

    Badabim badaboum (La Turbie)
    "1st Pitch feels easier than 6b" 17/Apr top50

    Danse avec les clous (Morgiou)
    "This route is graded harder in the local Calanques guide." 08/Apr

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