MOUNT COUDON


Coudon is the highest and most northerly of the mini-mountains that surround Toulon. The southern flank of the mountain (and lot of the northern side too) is a long ribbon of high quality limestone in a superb setting. It offers a broad selection of routes with a good spread of grades and a variety of styles here - most teams should find plenty to do here. Mount Coudon is south facing and catches the sun all day. It makes a good winter venue when the Mistral isn't blowing. It is high enough to catch a bit of a breeze in hot weather although you may also bake. It will dry very quickly after rain and suffers from no seepage.

Routes

160 winter routes (3...8a)
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
Baudouvin
An attractive set of slabby routes on good rock in a fine, sunny setting. Some of the routes are...
25
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

5 mins

sheltered
Rose Marie
The left-hand section of the main cliffs has some fine single-pitch routes and a few others, not...
19
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

15 mins

sheltered
Grandes Voies
The showpiece of the cliff, at least if you are looking for multi-pitch routes. As ever with longer...
14
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

12 mins

Descent Areas
Below the launch-pad is a selection of small, accessible Sectors with a pleasant array of climbs,...
24
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

10 mins

Sectors Pepsi Max and Mythe Errant
Two very different walls, both in a sunny and sheltered setting. The lower is steep and juggy, the...
12
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

12 mins

sheltered
Main Wall
A great collection of fine climbs in a super-sunny setting looking out over the city. Many of the...
45
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

8 mins

Train d'Enfer
Just near the top of the slope is this small buttress with almost a dozen routes. It isn't cast in...
11
Sport
Morning sun
Downhill

2 mins

sheltered
Gobovol
A clutch of shortish hard routes, generally they aren't all that good, but they get afternoon shade...
10
Sport
Morning sun
Downhill

1 min

sheltered
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