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heelhookrc


Apr 1, 2014, 5:42 PM
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France climbing trip  (Europe: France)
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Hi

I'm going to be making a trip through france this summer and wanted to get ideas on the best places to visit. I'm mostly searching for sport climbing. Thanks for the suggestions!


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Shanna


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Re: [heelhookrc] France climbing trip [In reply to]
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What range of grades do you want to climb? Gorge du tarn is amazing esp if climbing 5.12 and higher.


sonso45


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My favorite is Gorges du Verdon. Awesome exposure and many routes to choose from. Easy approach, usually drive to the top of the climbs.

Orpierre is good for a less ambitious climber too; some hard stuff but mostly reasonable grades and ease of access.

Calanques near Marseille are awesome; just have to catch shade in summer. Can't beat the seaside climbing.


heelhookrc


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Hey!

Thanks for the beta! I'm looking for something around 5.11c.

Thanks!


winabago


Apr 6, 2014, 3:27 AM
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Hey,
I will go to Calanques at the end of April, too.
Very excited to look forward for this climb.
Any body can give some ideas on it?
Will buy you a drink after a climb in Calanques. Wink


sonso45


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The Verdon has a shady side in summer. It will get hot and the Calanques may be closed due to fire hazard then, too.

En Vau had a high concentration of climbs in your range. Bring a rack of nuts, single cams and hexes with slings etc. We brought a 70m.

Did a few classic routes. One, Doigt de Dieu was very polished at the start. A 5.10 spire over the water.

We also did this pillar over the beach: Pilier droit de la Passerelle. I left the rack behind and soloed lots.




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