/ Cannes area in Feb - a good idea?

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mandy - on 07 Jan 2013
Hi all

We have somewhere free to stay in Cannes in February. Does anyone know the climbing in the area and if it would be a good plan that time of year for a winter-sun kind of break?

If so, any recommendations for where to climb? Saint Jennet looks good...

Cheers Andy
tjekel - on 08 Jan 2013
In reply to mandy:

st jeannet is good if a bit polished depending on grades, in addition it's a little higher up and may be colder; two other major places inlude Esterel (Gorge du Blavet with some multi-pitch and some areas closer to the sea, and la turbie with lots of south-facing rock. we've been in all areas either christmas or february, an in many cases, it's nice enough.

thomas
mandy - on 08 Jan 2013
In reply to tjekel: Thanks for your reply...it sounds encouraging. St Jeannet looks good
Cheers Andy
zerog on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to mandy: Just spent the week there over Christmas and was lovely and warm. La Turbie has a better view than Saint Jeannette although both were lovely.

We were trying to get out to Les Calanques near Cassis, the crags down that way look incredible. Also, the Gorge du Verdon is just north/west of Cannes.

Pick up the Cote d'Azur guide http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/france-cote-dazur-2010/
Richard White on 09 Jan 2013
In reply to mandy:

The best areas accessible from Cannes, are in my opinion;

La Turbie - easier routes can be a bit polished, but still a good venue.

Peillon - Gentle 20 minute walk in and out to really good, still unpolished single and multi pitch sport routes. All well bolted with good lower off's.

Gorbio - Not lots of routes, but a nice crag and not too busy mid week.

All about 45 mins drive from the centre of Cannes via the A8. Don't use the coast road as it will take hours.

Some excellent climbing in the Gorge Du Loup and at the top of the gorge at Greollieres but may be a bit cold and damp in February.

Have fun.

Rich.
mandy - on 10 Jan 2013
In reply to Richard White: Thanks, all, for the replies.

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