Rocher Saint Vincent

Climbs 183 – Rocktype Andesite – Altitude 973m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Very little known outside of Allier and certainly beyond the Auvergne, the Rocher Saint Vincent offers absolutely tons of tremendous routes for lower and middle grade climbers (F2+ to F7a). Most climbs are in the 20m range, but some stretch to 70m (twin ropes are not necessary however as regular lower offs or escapes are placed). The Rocher St Vincent itself is principally a magnificent pillar of volcanic rock jutting upwards from a high forested hillside ridge, but the climbing incorporates a number of the hillside's subsidury buttresses. With many of these buttresses offering 360 degree climbing the hot sun can be avoided or climbed in dependent on desire for a tan and the forest also offers shade. The routes are generally very quick drying and the bolts and lower-offs well maintained.

Access notes
No restrictions.

Situated within 15 miles of the Spa town of Vichy (of mint and puppet World War II government fame). The best approach is to head from Vichy and reach the village of Ferrieres sur Sichon (Boloungerie, Restaurant, post office, campsite, and tourist information which sells climbing guide for whole region and maps). From here take the D995 south east for roughly 10km. The Rocher St Vincent is signposted by a brown sign left, take this and reach a small car park. The main Rocher is sign posted and involves a 5minute walk, while the Pierre Fendue buttresses are 200m further up the road from the car park.

Guidebooks
Top' Allier (2009)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 ROCHER PRINCIPAL 
 PETITE ROCHER 
 DALLE GRISE 
 CASTOR 
 POLLUX 
 ROCHER GREFFIER 
 ROCHER DE L'ENCEINTE 
 PIERRE FENDUE (ROCHER DE GAUCHE) 
9Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique3+
10Toujours plus6b
11Tout Se complique6a
12La Colle en Jette5c
13Kriquiti5c
14La Lionne Elle5c
15Bidule Buck5c
16Couche-culotte4c
17Ariba4a
18Blaise3+
19Object Culte6a
20Cloporte4c
21Quel Bouleau6b
22Lune de fiel5a
23Sassage du Soir3
24Bingo4a
25Haut les mains3
26Dolce Vita4c **
27Tintin au bidet3+
28Crunch4c
29Sika Dur5a
 PIERRE FENDUE (ROCHER DE DROITE) 
31L'alpine3+
32P'tit Pere3+
33P'tit Muscle4a
34Bourach Bouif4c
35Burnes' One5a
36La genie de alpages5a
37Rock and pof6a
38La diedre gris3 **
39Digitale5c
40Propaganda4c
41Prends des gants4c **
42La TraditionalHVS 5a ***
43Oh no, pas la6b
44Syllogisme5a
45NRJ5c
46Mimi Cracra4c
47Ignitron5c
48Legitme Violence6a+
49Souffre Douleur6a
50La lave vaisselle6a
51Club Barbie4c
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