Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 384m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

A fine crag with a dramatic outlook over Toulon, and some excellent long pitches on fantastic grey rock. The easy accessibility and sunny sheltered nature of the crag are added bonuses. 

The crag faces due south and is sheltered both by the bulk of Mount Faron and by its bowl-shaped nature. It can get very hot here, even in winter. It is largely sheltered from the Mistral.

Approach notes

Téléphérique is the highest of the three crags described on Mount Faron and the key to getting to it is to aim for the lower station of the Téléphérique. The coastal A50 (eastern) and A57 (western) motorways have a 2.5km section of ‘normal’ trunk road passing through the centre of Toulon, just north of the port. Turn north from the end of either motorway (signed 'Toulon Centre'). Mount Faron and its Téléphérique are sign-posted from the city, if in doubt, keep heading due north (uphill).

Once at the Téléphérique station, drive past it as the road - the Boulevard de l’Amiral Vence - bends left and becomes the Cornice Emile Fabre and eventually the Route du Faron. This is a narrow, winding road which leads round past the parking for Citerne and on up the one-way system. Park on the third hairpin bend (busy at weekends) with a viewpoint over to the right. The crag is visible from here and is reached in 5 minutes via a good track.

Guidebooks

France : Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur covers the famous cliffs of Calanques, Sainte Victoire and the Verdon and also includes some of the great venues around Toulon, the sunniest city in France. Plus there is the popular winter venue of Châteauvert, the less well known Esterel and Châteaudouble area. Add in Saint Jeannet and a selection of cliffs in the Nice area and this will become an essential volume for any climber.
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23Mourir de rire6b+ *** 
24Laisse béton5c ***1
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26Petites vermines4a **3
27Sam is fat7b * 
28Le seigneur du fleuve7a+ *** 
29Voyage6b *** 
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32Delph6b *** 
33Papa Tango5a ***3
34Traquenard6a+ *** 
35Super Félix (P1)6c+ * 
36Super Félix6c+ *** 
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39Le palanquin des larmes7a *** 
40La fissure6a+ *** 
41Quatre6b *** 
42Cinq6a *** 
43Six6a ** 
44Octobre rouge6a * 
45Crache ton venin6c * 
46Les chevaux de feu6b+ *** 
47Les mots pour le dire6c+ *** 
48Regards et sourires5c ***1
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