LES GOUDES


Les Goudes is the most westerly of the Calanques, a super and isolated feeling spot, it is best avoided on sunny weekends when half of Marseilles like to visit the place. There is an excellent variety of climbing here, short and easy, long and hard and all stations in between. Sunny or shady, single pitch or multi-pitch, slabby or overhanging - it has the lot. Only a smallish selection of the climbing available is described, for a more detailed overview consult the local guidebook.

Routes

104 sport routes (3...9a)
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
Lapinodrome
A small and relatively insignificant cliff but with easy access and afternoon shade. Good for short...
8
Sport
Early morning sun
Level

5 mins

Alpinodrome
Similar to neighbouring Lapinodrome, though with a harder set of climbs to go at. Again it offers...
10
Sport
Early morning sun
Level

8 mins

Escalier des Géants
By far the best of the three small cliffs hereabouts with a good set of routes in a sunny sheltered...
37
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

La Grotte de l'Ermite
An impressive pillar forming a long outside wall with some good multi-pitch routes and a steep cave...
25
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

La Paroi Jaune
A superb section of wall in a sunny setting, with a great set of routes in the black zone. Most of...
14
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Le Pin
The tall white face has a great selection of multi-pitch sport routes, a selection of which is...
10
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

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