SAINT LÉGER


While still a 'work in progress', Saint Léger is undoubtedly already up there with the other great masterpieces of French sport climbing. There's no hiding the fact that this is a hard crag, but there are enough gems in the mid 6s to justify a visit if you're not quite up to the 7s and 8s.

Routes

289 sport routes (5+...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
Fi, Flo, Floty
The furthest described section sets the theme of steep starts leading to vertical headwalls. The...
27
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

sheltered
146
Andalouse
The domain of big smooth face climbing. This sector has a refreshing supply of routes in the mid...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

sheltered
148
La Démocraie du Plus Fort
A smaller wall than its neighbours but what it lacks in height, it makes up for in difficulty. It...
15
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

sheltered
150
Praniania
An impressive sector with some incredible hard wall climbs and a number of awe-inspiring projects.
27
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

sheltered
152
Piedra Salvage
Unlike the other crags on the south side of the river, you can get plenty of afternoon shade here -...
21
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

25 mins

sheltered
154
Le Mythomane
The mega-steep back wall is the home to some ultra-hard routes - the steepness alone provides some...
13
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

25 mins

sheltered
156
Le Torcheur d'Éléphant
This west-facing wall gives a bit of shade for those who make early morning starts. Un Torcheur is...
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

sheltered
157
Va Comme le Vent
This west-facing wall has little of interest except for the routes on its far right-hand side, near...
14
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
158
L'Œil du Loup
A varied sector, the routes around here have been developed more recently than most, and so will...
13
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
159
Le Voleur de Pésanteur
A popular spot with mixed groups due to the close proximity of the steep, sustained routes in the...
16
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

sheltered
160
La Farce Tranquille
The main event at Saint Léger when it comes to steep, sustained tufa climbs. A sector for the...
28
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
162
Slip Bouse and Milési
After passing the initial overhanging sector, this is the first developed part of the crag you...
43
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
164
North Face
Lying on the opposite side of the river to the remainder of the crags, the North Face is mostly a...
46
Sport
Early morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

sheltered
166
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