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Poligny - Le Trou de la Lune

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About Poligny - Le Trou de la Lune:

Poligny is a small city in the Jura where an excellent Comté cheese is made : just stop in the cheese shop on the main place of the town!

Sunny limestone cliff, in the shade until early afternoon (except the right part which can be very warm!), Poligny provides routes up to 32-35 m : so don't forget to bring a 70m rope. The 70 routes or so are on a pocketed limestone, sometimes cracked : all routes are of excellent quality, slabs and overhangs. They are equipped with glue in rings and fixed hangers on bolts though some olds pitons are still present (just history...). Warning : some routes require trad gear (don't ask me what kind...). The routes are often technical, requiring a lot of balance and only few routes are purely physical (Oasis lactique for example). Last point : many routes criss-cross.

Nearest town or city: Poligny
Easy. To go to Poligny, exit highway A39 at the Poligny signs, or take route N83 between Dole and Lons-le-Saunier.
To go to the cliff : look for it over the city of Poligny : it's the one on the left (with a telecom pole on top), not the one o the right (with the catholoc cross). So take the route that leaves the city by its upper access, then turn left after a restaurant, direction Chamole.
Park on the small parking area (aprox. 8 places) at the far right of the cliff - the road is tengential to this extremity of the cliff.
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