GORGES DU LOUP


A huge, impressive gorge with masses of rock, cutting into the hills to the north west of Vence. There is a lot of climbing here, though much of it is very hard, and due to seepage and shade, several of the cliffs come into their best in the summer months. Listed here are routes on two large cliffs at the lower end of the gorge. It is worth a ride through the gorge to investigate the amount of rock and some impressive waterfalls - it all makes Cheedale look a bit weak.

Routes

113 sport routes (5+...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 Page
Mesa Verde
A popular crag, steep and with an good selection of hard routes. Much of the rock stays dry in the...
28
Sport
Morning sun
Level

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered

0

294
L'Hermitage
A fine crag with a good selection of orange and red spot multi-pitch routes in an exposed setting...
10
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

30 mins

0

297
Deverse
A super-steep crag (originally known as Pupuce Surplomb ) with a massive collection of hard to very...
13
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
sheltered

0

300
Cayenne
This steep crag is home to 20+ steep routes/variations up some fine tufa-encrusted walls. They get...
23
Sport
No sun
Downhill

32 mins

Seepage
sheltered

0

303
Jurassic Park
The right-hand of these two popular crags is home to another 40 routes/variations on the steep and...
39
Sport
No sun
Downhill

30 mins

Seepage
sheltered

0

304
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