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Freyr

Ardennes, BELGIUM

Climbs 517 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
Dominating the Meuse, the 'Rochers de Freyr' is the most important climbing area in Belgium. The 120m high 'kalk' limestone site counts of 7 main crags and 8 secondary crags, with over 600 routes in all varieties. The routes are in all difficulties, from 3 to 8c. It is generally well bolted as the BRT regularly replaces bolts.

Freyr is very popular with Belgian, Dutch, and southern England climbers who hone their skills here on weekends before heading to Chamonix to tackle the Aiguilles. It's a great stop over point if driving through Europe. A 60m rope and 10-12 draws are all you need though some bring small wires to avoid the runouts.

The Freyr topo guidebook is available at climbing shops in Belgium or at the 'Bar Chamonix' located just above the crag. The topo is in French but the locals are pretty friendly and willing to provide beta. Don't miss the great Belgian beer over at the Cafe Chamonix. A good pint or two of Grimbergen Dubbel will quench the thirst of a thirsty climber!

Also worth checking out is the Falcon Guide, Rock Climbing Europe by Stewart M. Green, which offers a nice section on Freyr. Best of all it is in English with YDS ratings - very helpful.

Important! The crags are managed by the CABBAC. Access to the Colébi is strictly forbidden! Technically you must belong to an Alpine Club to climb there (AAC, BMC, DAV, BMC, CC etc). There is also a small camp ground and hut (hot shower at back!) at the top of the crag that can be used for 2 Euros per night. The crag guardian will come around to collect payment.

Belgian Alpine Club: http://www.clubalpin.be

Online climbing Guide (In French): http://www.ping.be/~ping1122/freyr/escalade.htm

Guidebooks
Freyr (2006), Selected Rock Climbs in Belgium and Luxembourg (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 LES FISSURES GEORGET / LA DALLE ECOLE / CARRIERE  
2La Fissure Aval4 1
3La Fissure Centrale3 1
4La Dalle3 3
5La Fissue Amont4 3
6Le Bachot4 2
7L'Universitaire6a 2
8La Certificat D'etude5+ 1
9Tous Au Jardin3+ 2
10Les Petits Chefs3+  
11Maman Bobo3+ 1
12Le Petit Prince3+ 2
13Histoire De Rire4 1
14Loup Y Es-Tu ?4+ 1
 MÉRINOS  
16Dido6c+  
17Gros Loukoum7c  
18Thao Pantin7b  
19Green Peace7b+  
20Sans Foi Ni Loi8a  
21Shingen8b  
22Variohectotor8b+  
23Mudra8a  
24Chamonix Bad Night7c+  
25Alec / Cristina7a+  
26Un Soir7b  
27Rhoani6b  
28Zanzibar5+  
29L'Enfer Vert D'Acapulco6a  
30Copacabana5+ 2
31L'Ecureuil5 4
32Depart Mailleux4 2
33Depart Radis4+ 1
34Anais6a 1
35Depart Duval4 3
36Le Merinos3+ 12
37La Savonnette4 2
38Le Pont Des Soupirs6a+  
39La Cheminee Des Lillois4+ 1
40Le Petit Pet4+  
41Le Beau, Le Vrai Nano5+  
42Nuits K'Aline6a  
43Y'a Pas De Lezard6a 1
44Debilapof5+ 1
45T'as Le Look6a 1
46Deviation Poids Lourds6a+ 1
47Les Crepes5+ 4
48Mickey Mousse6a+  
49Disney Land6a 4
50La Familiale4+ 2
51La Fissure De 55+  
52Le Georgette6c  
53Le Lezard6c  
54LaVariante T'Kint7a  
55Les Buses6a+  
56Champion6c  
57La Bave...5+  
58Les Hermétiques6a ** 
59Inner Limits5+ ** 
60Engrenage6a  
61Engrenage Directe6b  
62L'Hysterique6a  
63Le Petit Navet6a  
64La Spoutnik7a  
65La Comete6c  
66La Legende D'Orion7a+  
67La Jaunisse5+  
68La Marmotte5+  
69Super Zone6a+  
70Super Vol-au-Vent6a+ * 
71Lux4+  
72Super Lux6a  
73L'Asiatique6a 1
74La Diane6c+  
75Smeerlap6b  
76La Gamma6a+  
77Caresse Buccale6a+  
78L'Eden6a  
79Le Beatnik6b 1
80La Fissure De La Casserole5  
81La Pegase6a  
82Wanted Gratton6b  
83Les Anciens Belges5+  
84Le Baba Au Rhum6a 1
85Full Metal Plaquettes6c * 
86Avenue Chlorophylle5+ *1
87Les Pierres Tombees5+  
88Caca Saucisse6a  
89Le Radius4+ 3
90Le Primus5 4
91Just You And Me5+ 1
92Le Beefsteak5 7
93Bleue4 **5
94Le Cubitus4 9
95Les Profiterolles a Fagot4 2
 5 ANES  
97Au Balcon Du Cine Majestic6a  
98La Can-can6a+ 1
99Oncle Picsous6b  
100Le Jardin D'Allah4  
101Les 5 Anes4+ 12
102La Traversee Bourgeois4 4
103La Fissure des 5 Anes6a+ **3
104Pulpius5 2
105La Licorne6b  
106La Brigitte6c  
107La Therese6a+ 1
108La Sylvia7c  
109Ligne De Fuite7b  
110J'La Trouve Chouette, Pas Vous ?7a+  
111Le Tour De Cochon6c 3
112Souvenir Eternal7b+  
113Pino-Prati5+  
114Le Scarabee6a 2
115Le Gentil Saddam6b 1
116Les Taches Rouges6a+ 3
117Le Culot Qui Manque6a+ 3
118La Galere6a  
119Le Parapluie6a+  
120Attention Aux Bush6a  
121La Sanglante6b 3
122The Joint7a+  
123L'Envie Folle6b+ 1
124La Faucille7b 2
125Le Pilier Cromwell7a  
126Sirop de Limace7a+  
127Caricolles Mutagenes7c  
128Gasteropode Hallucinogene7b  
129Escargots Trempes7a+  
130Limacon Defonce7b+  
131La Andre Capel6c+  
132La Capel Directe7a  
133Je Ne Suis Pas Celle Que Vous Croyez7b+  
134La Fesse D'Huitre5  
135Bidulette7a+  
136L'Oeil De Bronze5+ 1
 TETE DE LION  
138La Tete De Lion5 13
139Les Plagistes3  
140Youcoulele7b  
141Cocobeach7a  
142Le Super Dentier6b+  
143Le Dentier6a  
144Le Castor6a  
145Une Ardeur D'Avance6b+  
146Adrenaline6b  
147Masch Mallow6b  
148Trio Fingers6b+  
149Encore Un Verre8a  
150Front 2427c+  
151God Save The Queen8a  
152La Sirene6c 2
153Lachez Les Fauves7c  
154Cocaine Fingers7a+  
155Sauvez Les Baleines6b  
156Barracouda7a  
157Heroine7a+  
158Chez Max Coiffeur7a+  
159La Focquet6c 3
160La R26a 1
161La Catherine6a 3
162Le Radar6a+ 1
163La Vie D'Artiste7a+  
164La Tjetten6a+  
165La Tjetten (direct)6c  
166Puissante Morsure5+ *4
167La Lili7c+ 1
168La Grune4+ *1
169Ex-Fan Des Sextos7a  
 LE PAPE  
171Les Portes Du Chaos6c+  
172John Bee Delight Watch8a  
173Banzai8b  
174Le Pilier Davaille7b+  
175Le Surplomb Davaille8a  
176Le Nez Du Davaille7b+  
177Plaisir Ephemere6b  
178Freedom6c  
179Realite Du Zen6c+  
180La Frite Physique7a 1
181Blues Comme L'Enfer6c+  
182Megaflops7b+  
183La Saga Des Clones7c  
184Le "Z"6c  
185Mama Ganja6b  
186Les Tourtereaux6a 2
187Samarkande6c 2
188Les Murs Ont Des Oreilles6c  
189Belle ISA6a 1
190La Herman Buhl6c  
191La Physique Solaire7b+  
192Les Mots Bleus6a+ 2
193La Tire Ligne6b 2
194Hazewee A Laeken7a+  
195Robocop7b  
196Jules De Chez... En Face7a+  
197De Mesmaeker7b+  
198Bourrin Malin6b+  
199Ventru Velu6c+  
200La Francaise6b+  
201Elegance7a  
202Le Pape6a 1
203Les Couulles Du Pape6b+  
204Torre Molinos6b  
205Les Paves Du Nord6c  
206Les Groenlandais6a+  
207Debiloff Profondicum6a  
208Divine Evidence6b+  
209Ho Polo Si ...7a+  
210Te Quiero7b  
211Le Bout De La Piste7b+  
212Tais-Toi Et Rame6b+  
213La Diabolique6a  
214Jurassic Park5+  
215Ambiance Eigerwand6a+ 1
216Soeur Marie Therese Des Batignoles6c  
217A La Poursuite Du Diamant Vert6c  
218L'Aventurier De L'Arche Perdue6a  
219La Traversee Des Dieux Qui Bichent6a+  
220La Marie - Francoise4  
221La Nadege5+  
 AL LEGNE  
223La Trans FreyrienneED1  
224L'Al LegnePD+ 3
225L'HypothenuseAD+ 8
226L'Amour5+ 4
227Le Chainon ManquantD+ 1
228La LecomteTD 2
229La DirettissimaTD 5
230Le Zig-Zag5+ 5
231L'Echec du SiecleED1 3
232Le PilastreTD  
233La Traversee Des 6 JoursD+  
234La Variante Duchesne Au PilastreTD  
235Le RabD+  
236Par Thor6a  
237Le Super Couloir Du Trouillard7b  
238Jacquouille La Fripouille6a  
239L'Arete Jongen5+ 4
240La Serenade6a 1
241Le Schmilblik6a  
242Le Parrain De Juliette6a 2
243Le Spigolo5 5
244Crazy Cracker8a  
245Sortie Des Flamands5+ 1
246Les Punaises De Madagascar6a  
247Pico Le Heros6b+  
248Le Mur D'Alec6c+  
249Foule Sentimentale6b+  
250Fou-Four A La Montagne4+  
251Pull Marine6a+ 1
252Variante Merlot5+  
253Kekete D'Acier6c+  
254Caramel Mou6a  
255Espirit Jedi (cool)6c  
256Espirit Jedi (banzai)7a  
257Les Petoles6a+  
258Full Monty6a 1
259Marchand De Cailloux5+ 1
260Khumbu7c  
261Les 5 Soeurs De "Terres-Neuves"7a+ 1
262La Croisiere Fantastique7a  
263Vive Les Femmes7b  
264Aragorn7c  
 Climb nameGradex
265Nina Hagen7a+ 1
266Feux D'Artifice6b+ 2
267Sad Viscious6c  
268Middle Rocky 26b 3
269Ryckie Banlieue7a  
270Fifi Pied D'Acier6c+ 1
271Love Me Tender6a 3
272Lonesome Zorro6a+  
273Boulevard of Dreams7b  
274La Pilule7a  
275Mephisto7c  
276Variante De L'Hypo7a+  
277Adios La Drache6a  
278Turbo Cool6a  
279Jumbo Speed6c+  
280Les 3 Saurets6c+ 1
281Variante Des 3 Saurets6c  
282J'Ai Tout Pour Plaire7b  
283La Barbier7b+  
284Vade Retro6b+  
285L'Enfant6b 2
286Extreme Idee7a+  
287Utopia7a+  
288Kid Moulinette7b  
289Lunatic Dance7b  
290Double You7a  
291Les Adventuriers De L'Entresol7a+  
292Heros A Tout Faire7c  
293La Cerise (depart Pilastre)7a+  
294La Cerise (depart Propaganda)7b+  
295Art of Noise7b+  
296Le Grand St Bernard5+  
297Les Paquerettes3  
298Petit Crack5  
299Petit Bull6b  
300Chocolat Bleu6a 1
301Kiekefred5+  
302Le Zygomar5+ 1
303Zigmund Bunker7a+  
304Challenger6b+  
305Macadam Cowboy6c+  
306Dynamite Jack7b+  
307Alliance8b  
308Predator7b+  
309Le Diedre De L'Echec4  
310Minstral Gagnant7c+  
311La Claudio6a+ 1
312The Wall6a  
313L'Aroc7b+  
314Pretty-Ballerina6b+ 1
315La Folie Furieuse6c 1
316La Folie Furieuse (Directe)6c+  
317Mongolito7a  
318Going Wild6c+  
319Reivax Au Bongo7b  
320La Grippe Intestinale6b+  
321La Super Grippe7a  
322Le Feuillet Du Feu Sacre5+  
323Le Feu Sacre7a  
324Bo Derek7b  
325Fraises Des Bois7a+  
326La Cerise7a+  
327Manathan Transfer7b+  
328Duel Au Soleil7c  
329Big Bang8a+  
330Ted Gilette7c  
331Fiesta Del Biceps7b+  
332Tartine De Clous7b  
333Slip A Clou8a  
334Le Clou8c  
335Razor Blade8c  
336Masque A Gaz8b  
337Gainsbar A La Barre7a  
338La Vire Des Betes2  
339Schwarzenegger8a  
340Ninja7c+  
341Bayou Minou8a+  
342Full Force8a+  
343Carabistouilles8b+  
344Morgane De Toit8a  
345Exquise Louise7c  
346Troucage7c  
347Soleil Du Matin7b  
348Samboa7c+  
349L'Empire Du Soleil Levant (Ninja)8a+  
350L'Empire Du Soleil Levant (Bayou)8b  
351Banegger8a  
352Polymorphisme8a+  
353Univers Zero8a  
354Doee 2 C7a  
355Vibrato8a+  
356Karkass8a  
357Carapass Aluminium7a+  
358Les Prises Taillees6b+ 3
359Excalibur8a  
360Jolie Promenade8b  
361Ocean7a+  
362Tabularasa8a  
363Esperanza8b+  
364Cool Cat8a+  
365La Vie Est Un Long Fleuve...8b  
366Question D'Honnetete7a+ 1
367La Route Du Rhum6b  
368La Rab Directe5+  
369La cuite Van Denabeel6b  
370L'Appendice5+  
371Les Pantins De L'Apocalypse6b 1
372L'Ascendante4 2
373Egyptomanie6c  
374Les Noisettes5 1
375La Tortue5 1
376Le Comptoir Du Cham5+  
377La Quentin5+  
 PUCELLES  
379Infraction Grave5 4
380Miss Magie5+ 5
381Ceda El Paso6a+ 1
382O'Clock Tick Tock6c+  
383Secret D'Etat7c  
384Nuit D'Ivresse7b  
385Siderurgie Conquise7b+  
386Peche Au Kiwi7b  
387Plus Ou Moins Net7a  
388Games Boys7a+ 1
389Www.millenium.con7a+  
390Noir Desir6b+  
391Vague Bleue5  
 AUTOURS  
393La Pulpe5+ 2
394Loop The Loop6b  
395Secoue-Moi6a+  
396Daan7b+  
397A Ton Etoile7a  
398Dodeskad'en5+ 1
399La Sitelle5  
400Les Benevoles5  
401Les Pinconnettes5+ 1
402Kagemusha6b  
403Le Fromage6a  
404Topo Pour Etre Honnete4+  
405Spigologie3+  
406Hamster Jovial5+  
407Le Buis Defendu5+ 1
408La Vache6a+  
409Cafe Export7b  
410Brett For President6b+  
411Civet De Marcassin6b+  
 LOUIS-PHILIPPE  
413L'Arete Du Louis-PhilippePD 1
414L'Integrale Du Pire LouisTD  
415Des Pommes Et Des Pas Mures5  
416Le Beau Georges6c  
417L'Horreur Dans Le Musee6b  
418La Honte De La Jungle6c+  
419Bonbon, Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat7a+  
420Topolina6a  
421Banane Metallique6a  
422La Ragazza De Finale6b 1
423CDT Costaux Biscotaux5 2
424La Fuite Au Cul5+ 1
425A L'Ombre Des Cocotiers6a 5
426Deux Chevaux Noirs6b+ 1
427Cap'taine Coeur De Miel6c 1
428Cap'taine Coeur De Miel Directe6c+ 1
429La Liedekerke6a  
430Superliedekerke6b  
431Aeroplane Blinde7b  
432Aeroplane Klaxon7c  
433Zap Mama6b  
434Monalisa Klaxon7b  
435Marcelle Du Chamonix7b+  
436Fritographie8b  
43713, Boulevard Du Vol8a  
438Le Fakir6a  
439Le Super Yoyo6a  
440Le Yoyo5+ 2
441La Corde Magique6b+  
442Le Sabre6c+  
443Le Turban6b+  
444Professeur Bras De Beurre6a  
445Y'A Pas D'Heures Pour Les Braves7a+  
446Ni Vu Ni Connu7c  
447Good Good7a+  
448La Voie Des Trous5 4
449Ballade D'Enfer5+  
450Le Pilier Des Snuls3+  
451Tarzouille6a  
452Le Toit Du MondeA1 1
453Qomolungma8a+  
454Namche Bazar8b  
455Lubna Directe7b  
456Lubna6c  
457Acide Lactique6b+  
458Ca Roule Abdoul6a+  
459El Pietro Pericolo5+ **1
460Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles5+  
461La Mignonne3+  
462Rentre Gagnant5+  
463Only You6a  
 LA JEUNESSE  
465Just Navy5+  
466Terminus Pour Un Heros6a  
467Fellation Prohibee6a  
468Les Caprices De Bea5+  
469L'Envie Molle5  
470L'Appel De La Savane6b 1
471L'Ancienne JeunesseAD- 7
472Le Caillou-Qui-Bique3+ 3
473Les Filles Du Bord De Mer5+ 2
474Tout Chez Moi L'Habite4+ 6
475Idiots Savants4+ 8
476La Pipe5+ 2
477Bande D'Enfoires6a 1
478La Yank4  
479La Voronov5  
480La Pipette4 1
481La Combine Des VahinesD  
482L'Eperon Croz5+  
483L'Eperon Walker6a 2
484La Barbe4 5
485La Variante Bibiche5+ 2
486La Belle-Mere5 8
487La Grand-Mere3 3
488La Traversee Sans Nom4+ 1
489Be Careful With That Axe Eugene6b  
490La Madone6b 2
491Madonna6c 1
492Scaramouche6a  
493Manon6b 2
494A L'Ombre De La Pluie6b 2
495La Melampyre6a+ 2
496Poupee Rose6a+  
497Tunderflash6b 1
498La Nouvelle Jeunesse4 ***3
499La Belle Recompense5 1
500Le Tsoin-Tsoin6a+ 2
501Fra Diabolo5+  
502La Traversee Serge3+ 1
503Tokapi6b  
504Welcome to the Machine7a 1
505Hercule Poivrot7a+  
506La Mimi6a  
507Antwerpia6b  
508Nougat Roc6a+  
509Cecile Sproutch Raider5+ 1
510La Petanque Sous Les Tropiques6a+ 1
511La Rue De La Paix6a 2
512Le Capitaine Haddock4  
513La Bande A Cailloux6b 1
514Negresses Vertes6a 3
515L'Egenie Des Alpages5+ 2
516La Rue Lepic5  
517Tristes Tropiques6a+  
518"Pas" En Levrette Pour Les Beaufs6a  
519Raymonde Bidochon4+ 1
520La Culbute6a 1
521Culbute Raymonde Dans Les Orties6a  
522Raymonde La Science6a 1
523La Chauve-Souris3 3
 UNKNOWN (PLEASE ADD MORE INFO)  
525Le Pouillot Veloce4+ 1
526Le Cabitus3+ 1
527Ren Je Rot2 1
528La chauvre-sourisF3+ 1
Access notes
Located 90 minutes SE of Brussels, this collection of towers and buttresses host a heap of steep routes on fine pocketed limestone. From Dinant, drive in direction of Beauring, via Anseremme. Continue up to the Plateau de Freyr and park the car opposite the Chamonix bar. All crags are situated on the west side of the road that overlooks the river.

Other Nearby Belgian Crags:

~Marche Les Dames - along the Meuse river east of Namur. A nice collection of one pitch wonders in the shade. The trade routes are slick but its worth a look. Hundreds of routes and crowded on weekends.

~Dave - south of Namur along the Meuse. A nice roadside crag with an equal portion of 2-3 pitch beginner routes and overhanging routes in the 6-7 range. Nice location if rain is expected.

~Yvoir (Rocher Paradou). A few minutes south of Dave lies this nice slab along the Meuse. 20-25 routes on quality rock (and a porta-john installed by the local alpine club). Camping nearby in Yvoir.

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Sadly, Cafe Le Chamonix burnt down a couple of months ago - just a shell remains. Hopefully the owners will restore it soon, since it was one of the best 'climber's' bars in Europe...
Ben1983 - 22/Jul/13

NOTE - according to the guide book "the grades are based on the french scale, only they have been revisited a la blege and are therefore slightly more severe". As some of the other comments have mentioned. if you're new to Freyr start off climbing the easier stuff to get a feel for the grading shift (i.e. a Blege 5c is more like a French 6c)
Rob Hirst - 14/May/12