CHAINE DU CLAPIS


The Dentelles is a spectacular area offering characterful climbing, far enough away from tarmac roads to make it feel unspoilt, but close enough to make it convenient. The biggest of the Chaines presents a huge south-facing wall of perfect rock.

Routes

187 winter routes (5a...8b)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Chagrin d'Humeur
The first sector you come across is a popular spot, with plenty of slabby routes up excellent rock....
34
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Vires Rouges
Some brilliant technical wall climbs with some almost-as-good steep slabs to go at. This sector is...
25
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Vistemboir
A justifiably popular sector with a number of good two and three pitch routes that feel quite airy....
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Nébuleuse
A wide wall with mostly single pitch routes that don't get a huge amount of attention. The quality...
37
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Gillou
The most impressive sector at the Dentelles with plenty of big, steep, hard routes to choose from...
26
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Lune de Miel
In sharp contrast to the wall to the left, the routes here are slabby and technical. The rock is...
45
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Blocus
A concentration of great slab routes, the best of which run for two pitches or more.
7
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For CHAINE DU CLAPIS

    Pique et Lime
    "Now extended up to the roof. Maybe a tad over 35m... we were using an 80m. Doesn..." 24/Nov

    Viva la Vida
    "This route is now finished. Three pitches: 5b, 6a, 6a+, the last of which is the..." 28/Jun

    Belote et Rebelote
    "Good .1st pitch" 09/Jun

    Vistemboir
    "Pitches 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 can be easily combined. L3 is rather 5. Beautiful p..." 08/Oct

    Bénédetti
    "A great combination of pitches. P.1: Steep with good holds and jams. P.2: Crim..." 29/Oct top50

    Bénédetti (P1)
    "More like 6a+ for an onsite. Superb but continually bold, steep climbing. Not fo..." 21/Jan

    Jardin
    "Excellent. Can be lead in one 40m pitch (with enough quickdraws)." 17/Jun

    Chagrin d'Humeur
    "Excellent clibing. Crux harder than Nikita 6a+ round the corner." 02/May

    New Baby
    "First part just feasible with a 70m rope, put a knot at the end of it! Mounting ..." 23/Jan

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