SUGITON


Sugiton is located in the heart of the Calanques. Although only a minor Calanque with a couple of tiny beaches, the dramatic scenery and acres of rock make it a prime destination. From the towering brown walls of the Paroi des Toits to the soaring ridges and faces of the Aiguille de Sugiton, there is a lot to choose from here. As ever there are many more climbs and cliffs than are described in this book, consult the local guide for more details if you are exploring this fascinating area. A variety of cliffs means there is something here for most conditions. The routes described on the Aiguille du Sugiton get afternoon shade, the Paroi des Toits faces southwest and can be a furnace on summer afternoons. It is one of the area's prime venues on Mistral days and is steep enough to stay dry in the rain. Seepage can be a problem after prolonged wet spells.

Routes

120 winter routes (3...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
Dalle de l'Échelle
The small (30m!) clean slab of rock to the right of the ladder that gives access to the Southeast...
5
Sport
Morning sun
Up and down

30 mins

sheltered
Aiguille de Sugiton - East Face
A fine face of rock with some excellent multi-pitch routes and also some single-pitch ones too. It...
17
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

30 mins

Aiguille de Sugiton - North Face
The classic arete that faces towards the descent track into Sugiton, though in fact the easiest...
3
Sport
Morning sun
Up and down

35 mins

Paroi des Toits
A magnificent venue with a whole host of huge steep pitches, well bolted and in a great setting....
95
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

40 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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