Climbs 163
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 437m a.s.l
Faces S

Mont Coudon, Sector les Des. © Rog Wilko

Crag features

Coudon is the highest and most northerly of the mini-mountains that surround Toulon. The southern flank of the mountain (and lot of the northern side too) is a long ribbon of high quality limestone in a superb setting. It offers a broad selection of routes with a good spread of grades and a variety of styles here - most teams should find plenty to do here.

Mount Coudon is south facing and catches the sun all day. It makes a good winter venue when the Mistral isn't blowing. It is high enough to catch a bit of a breeze in hot weather although you may also bake. It will dry very quickly after rain and suffers from no seepage.

Approach notes

The cliffs are all reached from above from parking spaces along the narrow Route du Fort Coudon which runs up to the Telecommunications centre in the old fort at the mountain's highest point. The narrow road branches east off the Route de Tourris, 1.3km north from its junction with the D62/D46, the road that loops round to the north of Mount Faron linking the A50 and A57 motorways. This neatly avoids the need to get involved with Toulon city centre.

The cliffs are all approached from above (easy in, harder out!) from one of three parking places.

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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Totally agree with the other comments, went here after a disappointing time at Citerne and was blown away by the quality. Went to Citerne saw 4 people, came here and the crag was rammed, trust the locals they know their stuff!
Zoomer - 28/Oct/11
This must be one of the best crags in France for quality easier routes. The stars here are justified and more. Rock quality excellent especially at right-hand end, bolting normally generous. But be warned - in hot dry and windy weather the road up to the crag may well be closed on account of fire hazard.
Rog Wilko - 22/Oct/11
For the modest climber, this must be one of France's best kept secrets. Had a great session here, 7 routes all worth three stars!
Rog Wilko - 16/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Baudouvin 
2J'y pense et j'oublie5a ***14
3L'as de **club** qui **spade** ton **heart**, **diamond** line5c **4
4Je pense qu'à ça6a **3
5Grégari5c ***3
6Petite Mélanie4c ***12
7Azertyuiop4a ***15
8Que Dalle5a ***12
9Mélissa6a **2
10Pourquoi pas?5a ***9
11Trazybulle3+ ***7
12La tâche3+ ***8
13Baibelino3 ***4
14French kiss5c ***1
15Pim pam poum3 ***8
16No comment6a ***4
17L'initiateur dormeur3 ***3
18Impôt direct6b ***1
19Impôt variante6b+ *1
20T'occupes pas des signaux, mets du charbon5a ***8
21Jackpot5a **4
22Caprice des vieux4c ***4
23Olabaf5a ***8
24Le matin des magiciens4c **5
25Sakapof dissident4c ***8
26Hamma bia5c ***3
27L'âge de glace
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5c **1
28A la recherche du gland perdu
-
4a 1
 Rose Marie 
30Jardin des libellules5a ***3
31Nid des cailles5a ***3
32Finochia6a+ * 
33Paradisiac6a+ ***1
34La "x"5c ** 
35Noctambule6a *** 
36Noctambule Extension6b *** 
37Microcosmos6b+ *** 
38Shiva5c ***2
39Parvati5c ** 
40Mort subite6b+ * 
41L'obscure6c ** 
42Rose Marie6a ***2
43Despérados7a *** 
44Désiré6b+ *** 
45L'insoumise6a+ *** 
46Petit bide6b+ ** 
47Les kaï kaï6b+ ** 
48La coquine6b+ * 
 Grandes Voies 
50Kéops6a+ ** 
51Les trois gouttes d'H2O5c ***1
52La salle de bains5c ***1
53La gélule5c **1
54Layenda6a **1
55Colle qui peut5c *** 
56La saint maclou5c *** 
57Touche pas à mon pof6b+ *** 
58Le chêne4c *** 
59Mélodie aérienne6a ***2
60Rock autopsie6b ** 
61Cacophonie6a * 
62La seule escalade5c ** 
 Sector La Boély 
64La boély5a ** 
65Le grand toit5c *** 
 Sector Bal à Bougival 
67Bal à bougival6a+ *** 
68Armaguédon6a ** 
69Le voleur de Bagdad5a *** 
 Le Petit Surplomb 
71Ballade pour Agnès4c *7
72Les bidasses en folie4c *6
73Banana way4a *7
74Le petit surplomb5a **8
75Carbone 145a  
 Les Dés 
77Cacahuète a roulettes
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2 3
78D03+ 4
79Mongolita3 **5
80D13+ *9
81D24a *9
82D34a *6
83D45a *4
84D55a **5
85D65a **2
86D75c **2
87D86a+ **1
88D96b **1
89Pollux6a **1
90Colargol6a ***1
91La fée railleuse6a ***2
92La belle aux bras daubants6c *** 
 Pepsi Max and Mythe Erra 
94Marjorade6a+ ***1
95Moustrouille6b+ *** 
96Pepsi max5c *** 
97Pitchounette5a **2
98XS5c ** 
99Pipsou-Mimsou4a ** 
100Lauratounette6b **1
101Billy lou Bébéou6c *** 
102Souffre douceur7a+ **1
103Mythe errant7a *** 
104Sanctuaire galactique7b *** 
105Mécanique céleste7b+ *** 
 Canicule and Chronastro 
107Voie ricard7a+ *** 
108A l'aube de l'irréel7b+ *** 
109Canicule7a+ ***1
110L'élan de main qui chante7b *** 
11137.2º le matin7a ***1
112Zen attitude7a+ *** 
113Coucher de soleil6c+ ***1
114On se calme6c ***1
115Patience dans l'Azur6b+ ***2
116Vocalise5c * 
117Parcours sante5c ** 
118A bout de soufflé6a ***2
119Les yeux du désir6c *** 
120Chlorodose7a *** 
121Peur de rien6c *** 
122Les flirts du mâle6b ** 
123Calimero5a * 
124Grisoulite6b **1
125La doumé6a ***2
126Dominette6a ***3
127Feeling6c+ *** 
128Chronastro5c ***1
129Le dalmasso migrateur5c *** 
 Gwendolin and Astérix 
131Le vent t'emportera6b+ * 
132Voie clément5c *** 
133Les bonheurs d'emilie5c *** 
134Chipie bulle (P1)6a *** 
135Chipie Bulle6c ***2
136Gwendoline7a *** 
137Tonton tron7a *** 
138Voie sans nom7a+ ***1
139La dernière tentation7c *** 
140Oxygéne7b *** 
141Lueur d'un soir7a *** 
142La luciole6b *** 
143Misandre6c *** 
144Astérix et périls6b *** 
145Accroche toi au balai7a+ *** 
146Coup de balai7c+ *** 
147Maléfice7c+ *** 
148Les traces du temps7b+ *** 
149Imagine6c+ *** 
150Milagro6a+ * 
151Kata marrant6b+ ** 
152Désespérados6a *** 
 Train d'Enfer 
154Ventura highway6b * 
155L'aziza7a ** 
156Anais6a+ *** 
157A toit de jourer6c * 
158Bagdad café6c+ ** 
159Les hauts ferrés6c * 
160Les enfants du paradis6b * 
161Vendredi 136a * 
162Train d'enfer5c **1
163Come back6a+ ** 
164Sur mesure6c * 
 Gobovol 
166Malibu7b+ * 
167Arc en ciel6c * 
168Tangente6b+ ** 
169Tambu7c * 
170Pyracantha7c ** 
171Gobovol7b ** 
172Peau d'ange8a * 
173Doux frisson7a * 
174La Jean-Marie5a * 
175Violon dingue6a * 

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