THAURAC


Thaurac is an extensive area with many different crags and buttresses - this guidebook covers less than half of what it has to offer. The area has a good range of single- and multi-pitch routes with short approaches. There are plenty of short, low-grade routes for novices, and if you're looking for adventure, a day on La Grande Face should leave you satisfied. Crags mostly face south or west, so expect to get plenty of sun here. The exception is Arrache-cur which gets afternoon shade.

Routes

160 winter routes (4a...?)
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
La Grande Face
An intimidating wall, which you're either up for, or you're not. The level of bolting varies from...
26
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

L'Ombre d'un Doute
A very worthwhile sector that has some excellent routes, and a good spread of grades.
20
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

12 mins

Petit Prince
Some steep, hard routes, though not great quality-wise, this sector is more popular for its cave,...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Romane
A popular spot for families due to the supply of low-grade routes, plus some good stuff in the...
17
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

4 mins

Sycophantes
Probably the best of the sectors left of the Grotte - plenty of highly enjoyable wall climbs that...
18
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

4 mins

Falaise de la Grotte
The big cliff right of The Grotte is ever-popular, with a good mix of fine single pitch routes on...
30
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

Mélusine
A popular little sector, with a good range of low- to mid-grade routes and excellent rock. It has...
15
Sport
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

L'arrache-cur
A popular little sector, with a good range of low- to mid-grade routes and excellent rock. There...
21
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

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