Routes : Europe : France : 12- Massif Central, southern part with foothills : La Capelle (bouldering)
La Capelle (bouldering)
About La Capelle (bouldering):
La Capelle is a small bouldering area near Uzès (45 km northeast of Nîmes and 40 km northwest of Avignon) offering 300 problems on a redish coarse sandstone or sometimes quartzite, ranging from F2 to F8a. The area is divided in sections of boulders, not so easy to distinguish one from each other. The area is also called the Chaos of La Capelle or "La Baume des Gaulois"...
La Capelle is on a private land and is on top of a small and peaceful village, so please RESPECT A FEW EASY RULES : no fire, park on the church place and nowhere else, respect the no trespassing signs, spare chalk.
|Nearest town or city:||Nîmes, Uzès|
|Directions:||From Avignon, drive westwards on N100 to Remoulins-Pont-du-Gard ; from here, drive north to Pouzilhac on N86 then west on D101 and D279 to La Capelle-Mesmolène.
From Nîmes, drive north to Remoulins-Pont-du-Gard on N6086, then sea above (or go to Uzès, then to La Capelle on D982). In La Capelle, PARK IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH and nowhere else, then walk up left of the church to a small place with large plane trees (100 m), and walk up 100 more meters to the trail at the beginning of the area called "La Baume des Gaulois".
|Latitude, Longitude:||44.05091, 4.53373|
|When to Climb:||Autumn Spring Winter|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Week|