/ Climbing areas on the way to Ailefroide?

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charley - on 16 Apr 2014
Hi,

We're thinking of heading to Ailefroide again this August, planning on driving and staying in the campsite.

We want to try and break the journey up a bit. First stop will be Font for a day or two.

Can anyone recommend any other climbing areas that are in the right direction? Looking mainly for sport or trad, low to mid grades.

Cheers,
Scott_vzr on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to charley: Annecy has a variety of climbing around it and a nice lake for swimming.



Dave Williams - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to charley:

Buy a copy of Bourgogne (i.e. Burgundy) Onsight (2003) by Jingo Wobbly and you might never even get as far as Ailefroide! :)

Covers a multitude of good climbing around Dijon and Macon. Interestingly, there's a seemingly mint copy on sale on Fleabay at this very moment ...

HTH

Dave
Doug on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to charley:
Any number of options, not far from 'bleau are the cliffs in Burgundy, & once you get to the Alps you're spoilt for choice & much depends on your route. In your place I'd be tempted to go to the Vercors (Mont Aiguille & others)

Have you seen
http://loisirs.ign.fr/sites-naturels-d-escalade-en-france.html ?
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charley - on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to charley:

Thanks for the suggestions guys - big help with planning the trip. Thanks for the tip about the guidebook on Fleabay as well, will keep an eye on that.

Cheers
Rog Wilko on 16 Apr 2014
In reply to charley:

We like this place:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=10368

It is a beautiful quiet spot, not too far from the motorway and the rock is granite which is quite a nice change for a French sport crag.

As well as the local topo it's also in the Jingo Wobbly Bourgogne guidebook.
clp123 - on 21 Apr 2014
In reply to charley:

Try Cormot like most crags in Burgundy not that far from motorway.Most crags are well covered by the Jingo Wobbly guidebook.
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Rog Wilko on 22 Apr 2014
In reply to clp123:

> Try Cormot

.... if you like steep shiny sandbags ;o)

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