GORG BLAU


Set high up in the mountains on the long C710 north coast road, Gorg Blau is best considered as a warm weather venue to escape from the heat. The gorge itself consists of a narrowing valley lined with black and red streaked limestone cliffs on each side. The valley leads to a tall dam and hydro electric station which do slightly detract from the otherwise magnificent setting. The climbing itself is fairly extensive although still relatively in its infancy when you consider how much rock there is around. Most of the routes consist of long vertical or slightly overhanging pitches, sometimes following tufas and almost always on excellent quality rock. There are a few easier routes but in reality Gorg Blau is only of any real interest to those operating at 6b and above.

Routes

47 sport routes (4...8c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Sector Es Torrente
The most accessible sector at Gorg Blau has some steep wall-climbing on the left and a number of...
18
Sport
Morning sun
Level

4 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain

0

139
Sector Plaques
This is a huge and complex wall of streaked grey and orange rock. The routes are mostly superb long...
24
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

6 mins

Seepage

0

140
Sector des Cable
A neck-craning piece of rock with a handful of long and impressive lines. This area is spoilt by...
11
Sport
Afternoon sun
Level

4 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain

0

142
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