Climbs 63
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 152m a.s.l
Faces E

John Wilson on Tout L'effet d'une Fee (F7a), Les Actinidias, Ardeche © Stuart S

Crag features

A small but significant pair of crags. Sector Le camping is a friendly spot just above the campsite. In contrast, the main crag has a concentration of very accessible hard routes up a jaw-dropping leaning wall. Next to the campsite is a charming beach, with potential for some serious deep-water soloing and even greater potential for some serious sun-lounging.

Both walls are east-facing, and get plenty of shade in the afternoon, making this a good venue for lazy starts in the summer months. Expect it to get a bit chilly at other times of the year as the trees provide a lot of shade in the mornings.

Approach notes

To approach the left side of the crag, approach as for Mazet along the D453 but continue driving up the hill for a couple of hundred metres until you see a sign to the right for Camping Actinidias, turn down here and park opposite the entrance to the car park. During off season this car park is closed, but there is enough space at the entrance for a few cars. Access the Camping sector by walking back up the road about fifty metres, and following a trail to the right - just above the campsite. To access the main crag - Actinidias Renep - walk down the river-side and follow a path, heading down-river, around the perimeter of the campsite. Do not enter the campsite - unless of course you are staying there.

 

 

The alternative approach is quicker for accessing the right-hand side of the crag, and there are a lot more spaces to park. Continue along the D452 past a T-junction until you reach a layby on the left and an extensive parking area in the trees on the right. There are some large trail-maps at the side of the road. Park here and pick up a path that is marked with yellow dashes (it goes left at the first spilt and right at the second). This leads downhill until you reach another path that follows the river. Turn right and you will shortly appear at the right-hand side of the crag.

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Guidebooks

France : Languedoc-Roussillon

The third book in the Rockfax France series covers the extensive and fertile climbing area west of the author's previous guide to Haute Provence. The areas covered largely surround the beautiful Parc National des Cévennes, but also includes crags that are close to the cities of Nimes and Avignon.
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Out of print:
Sector camping has been closed due to enlargement of the campsite since 2013.
tjekel - 06/Nov/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Le Camping 
2Maraboum5c **8
3Patchamama6b+ *1
4Vol Sur un Nid de Frelons6a *5
5Tilt6a+ *4
6Le Retour du Lisse6a 4
7Castapiane6b+ **5
8Vol du Marcassin6c ***2
9Les Pantouflards5a *8
10To Mine or Not to Mine5a *9
11La femme du brac5a * 
12Du Chewing-Gum Plein Les Bottes4a **6
13Unknown4a  
14Suisse Again5a 5
15Aqui Lou Marie Lou4c 4
16Vertige5c **10
17Rataplan7a **1
 Rénep Left 
19Mur-mur OubliéProject  
20Prise de Tete7a *3
21Un Deux Toit7b *1
22Le Mauvais Oeil du Piton7a+ * 

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