HORTUS


Hortus is a crag unlike any other in this guide. Although just down the road from Claret, Hortus is not somewhere you will ever find a crowd. In fact, you are likely to have the crag to yourself. The reason for this is that Hortus is a lot more adventurous than your typical French crag. Although there are bolts, you should not rely on your chosen route being a clip-up, and a small trad rack is worth having even if you are confident you won't need it.

Routes

73 sport routes (?...?)
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
Secteur des Dalles
Home to a number of big traditional lines, plus a few more-recent, hard single-pitch routes. No...
8
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

220
Grenoblois
An impressive wall with some adventurous routes - not the best rock, but certainly engaging. Most...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

221
Persévérance
No description as yet.
7
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

222
Pendentif
Following the approach path, this is the first sector you reach. It is very impressive. Descend...
4
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

30 mins

222
Cheminée Arnal
More striking mulit-pitch lines, plus a number of more-recent single-pitch routes from the ledge.
20
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

35 mins

224
Moule à Gaufres
Striking groove-lines and plenty of big routes to follow them. Descend by abseiling down Sybarites...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

226
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