/ South of France
Can you recommended some good crags (excluding Ceuse) that are good for climbing during the summer?
the verdon maybe.
Climbing near us in Ariège can be fine and is very popular throughout the summer. There are higher crags with either long fully bolted routes (e.g. Dent d'Orlu) or trad/partly bolted (e.g. Bassiès). Then there are lower lying shady single-pitch crags or either granite (Auzat) or limestone (Alliat, Niaux, Sabart), all of which can be fine during midsummer temperatures.
Plenty of topos on http://cafma.free.fr/plan.htm and feel free to ask here or via our website if you want more specific info or recommendations.
Hi, we've been to Orpierre last year, and it was brilliand. There are faces to every direction (some northerly, some direct south faces) and it was not too hot as it is on about 600-800m altitude.
The sector is regarded as family friendly with difficulties from 3a to 7b basically. So if you're looking for really hard stuff this might not be yours, but the region is great and huge. Route lengths are from single rope pitches up to 5 pitches.
There is a very nice campsite in walking distance (30-45min) to the crags.
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