Freyr

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

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
 LES FISSURES GEORGET / LA DALLE ECOLE / CARRIERE 
2La Fissure Aval4a
3La Fissure Centrale3
4La Dalle3
5La Fissue Amont4a
6Le Bachot4a
7L'Universitaire6a
8La Certificat D'etude5c
9Tous Au Jardin3+
10Les Petits Chefs3+
11Maman Bobo3+
12Le Petit Prince3+
13Histoire De Rire4a
14Loup Y Es-Tu ?4c
 MÉRINOS 
16Dido6c+
17Gros Loukoum7c
18Thao Pantin7b
19Green Peace7b+
20Sans Foi Ni Loi8a
21Shingen8b
22Variohectotor8b+
23Mudra8a
24Chamonix Bad Night7c+
25Alec / Cristina7a+
26Un Soir7b
27Rhoani6b
28Zanzibar5c
29L'Enfer Vert D'Acapulco6a
30Copacabana5c
31L'Ecureuil5a
32Depart Mailleux4a
33Depart Radis4c
34Anais6a
35Depart Duval4a
36Le Merinos3+
37La Savonnette4a
38Le Pont Des Soupirs6a+
39La Cheminee Des Lillois4c
40Le Petit Pet4c
41Le Beau, Le Vrai Nano5c
42Nuits K'Aline6a
43Y'a Pas De Lezard6a
44Debilapof5c
45T'as Le Look6a
46Deviation Poids Lourds6a+
47Les Crepes5c
48Mickey Mousse6a+
49Disney Land6a
50La Familiale4c
51La Fissure De 55c
52Le Georgette6c
53Le Lezard6c
54LaVariante T'Kint7a
55Les Buses6a+
56Champion6c
57La Bave...5c
58Les Hermétiques6a **
59Inner Limits5c **
60Engrenage6a
61Engrenage Directe6b
62L'Hysterique6a
63Le Petit Navet6a
64La Spoutnik7a
65La Comete6c
66La Legende D'Orion7a+
67La Jaunisse5c
68La Marmotte5c
69Super Zone6a+
70Super Vol-au-Vent6a+ *
71Lux4c
72Super Lux6a
73L'Asiatique6a
74La Diane6c+
75Smeerlap6b
76La Gamma6a+
77Caresse Buccale6a+
78L'Eden6a
79Le Beatnik6b
80La Fissure De La Casserole5a
81La Pegase6a
82Wanted Gratton6b
83Les Anciens Belges5c
84Le Baba Au Rhum6a
85Full Metal Plaquettes6c *
86Avenue Chlorophylle5c *
87Les Pierres Tombees5c
88Caca Saucisse6a
89Le Radius4c
90Le Primus5a
91Just You And Me5c
92Le Beefsteak5a
93Bleue4 **
94Le Cubitus4a
95Les Profiterolles a Fagot4a
 5 ANES 
97Au Balcon Du Cine Majestic6a
98La Can-can6a+
99Oncle Picsous6b
100Le Jardin D'Allah4a
101Les 5 Anes4c
102La Traversee Bourgeois4a
103La Fissure des 5 Anes6a+ **
104Pulpius5a
105La Licorne6b
106La Brigitte6c
107La Therese6a+
108La Sylvia7c
109Ligne De Fuite7b
110J'La Trouve Chouette, Pas Vous ?7a+
111Le Tour De Cochon6c
112Souvenir Eternal7b+
113Pino-Prati5c
114Le Scarabee6a
115Le Gentil Saddam6b
116Les Taches Rouges6a+
117Le Culot Qui Manque6a+
118La Galere6a
119Le Parapluie6a+
120Attention Aux Bush6a
121La Sanglante6b
122The Joint7a+
123L'Envie Folle6b+
124La Faucille7b
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'Huitre5a
135Bidulette7a+
136L'Oeil De Bronze5c
 TETE DE LION 
138La Tete De Lion5a
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
153Lachez Les Fauves7c
154Cocaine Fingers7a+
155Sauvez Les Baleines6b
156Barracouda7a
157Heroine7a+
158Chez Max Coiffeur7a+
159La Focquet6c
160La R26a
161La Catherine6a
162Le Radar6a+
163La Vie D'Artiste7a+
164La Tjetten6a+
165La Tjetten (direct)6c
166Puissante Morsure5c *
167La Lili7c+
168La Grune4c *
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
181Blues Comme L'Enfer6c+
182Megaflops7b+
183La Saga Des Clones7c
184Le "Z"6c
185Mama Ganja6b
186Les Tourtereaux6a
187Samarkande6c
188Les Murs Ont Des Oreilles6c
189Belle ISA6a
190La Herman Buhl6c
191La Physique Solaire7b+
192Les Mots Bleus6a+
193La Tire Ligne6b
194Hazewee A Laeken7a+
195Robocop7b
196Jules De Chez... En Face7a+
197De Mesmaeker7b+
198Bourrin Malin6b+
199Ventru Velu6c+
200La Francaise6b+
201Elegance7a
202Le Pape6a
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 Park5c
215Ambiance Eigerwand6a+
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 - Francoise4a
221La Nadege5c
 AL LEGNE 
223La Trans FreyrienneED1
224L'Al LegnePD+ **
225L'HypothenuseAD+
226L'Amour5c
227Le Chainon ManquantD+
228La LecomteTD
229La DirettissimaTD
230Le Zig-Zag5c
231L'Echec du SiecleED1
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 Jongen5c
240La Serenade6a
241Le Schmilblik6a
242Le Parrain De Juliette6a
243Le Spigolo5a
244Crazy Cracker8a
245Sortie Des Flamands5c
246Les Punaises De Madagascar6a
247Pico Le Heros6b+
248Le Mur D'Alec6c+
249Foule Sentimentale6b+
250Fou-Four A La Montagne4c
251Pull Marine6a+
252Variante Merlot5c
253Kekete D'Acier6c+
254Caramel Mou6a
255Espirit Jedi (cool)6c
256Espirit Jedi (banzai)7a
257Les Petoles6a+
258Full Monty6a
259Marchand De Cailloux5c
260Khumbu7c
261Les 5 Soeurs De "Terres-Neuves"7a+
262La Croisiere Fantastique7a
263Vive Les Femmes7b
264Aragorn7c
265Nina Hagen7a+
266Feux D'Artifice6b+
267Sad Viscious6c
268Middle Rocky 26b
269Ryckie Banlieue7a
270Fifi Pied D'Acier6c+
271Love Me Tender6a
272Lonesome Zorro6a+
273Boulevard of Dreams7b
274La Pilule7a
275Mephisto7c
276Variante De L'Hypo7a+
277Adios La Drache6a
278Turbo Cool6a
279Jumbo Speed6c+
280Les 3 Saurets6c+
281Variante Des 3 Saurets6c
282J'Ai Tout Pour Plaire7b
283La Barbier7b+
284Vade Retro6b+
285L'Enfant6b
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 Bernard5c
297Les Paquerettes3
298Petit Crack5a
299Petit Bull6b
300Chocolat Bleu6a
301Kiekefred5c
302Le Zygomar5c
303Zigmund Bunker7a+
304Challenger6b+
305Macadam Cowboy6c+
306Dynamite Jack7b+
307Alliance8b
308Predator7b+
309Le Diedre De L'Echec4a
310Minstral Gagnant7c+
311La Claudio6a+
312The Wall6a
313L'Aroc7b+
314Pretty-Ballerina6b+
315La Folie Furieuse6c
316La Folie Furieuse (Directe)6c+
317Mongolito7a
318Going Wild6c+
319Reivax Au Bongo7b
320La Grippe Intestinale6b+
321La Super Grippe7a
322Le Feuillet Du Feu Sacre5c
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+
359Excalibur8a
360Jolie Promenade8b
361Ocean7a+
362Tabularasa8a
363Esperanza8b+
364Cool Cat8a+
365La Vie Est Un Long Fleuve...8b
366Question D'Honnetete7a+
367La Route Du Rhum6b
368La Rab Directe5c
369La cuite Van Denabeel6b
370L'Appendice5c
371Les Pantins De L'Apocalypse6b
372L'Ascendante4a
373Egyptomanie6c
374Les Noisettes5a
375La Tortue5a
376Le Comptoir Du Cham5c
377La Quentin5c
 PUCELLES 
379Infraction Grave5a
380Miss Magie5c
381Ceda El Paso6a+
382O'Clock Tick Tock6c+
383Secret D'Etat7c
384Nuit D'Ivresse7b
385Siderurgie Conquise7b+
386Peche Au Kiwi7b
387Plus Ou Moins Net7a
388Games Boys7a+
389Www.millenium.con7a+
390Noir Desir6b+
391Vague Bleue5a
 AUTOURS 
393La Pulpe5c
394Loop The Loop6b
395Secoue-Moi6a+
396Daan7b+
397A Ton Etoile7a
398Dodeskad'en5c
399La Sitelle5a
400Les Benevoles5a
401Les Pinconnettes5c
402Kagemusha6b
403Le Fromage6a
404Topo Pour Etre Honnete4c
405Spigologie3+
406Hamster Jovial5c
407Le Buis Defendu5c
408La Vache6a+
409Cafe Export7b
410Brett For President6b+
411Civet De Marcassin6b+
 LOUIS-PHILIPPE 
413L'Arete Du Louis-PhilippePD
414L'Integrale Du Pire LouisTD
415Des Pommes Et Des Pas Mures5a
416Le Beau Georges6c
417L'Horreur Dans Le Musee6b
418La Honte De La Jungle6c+
419Bonbon, Chocolate, Caramel, Nougat7a+
420Topolina6a
421Banane Metallique6a
422La Ragazza De Finale6b
423CDT Costaux Biscotaux5a
424La Fuite Au Cul5c
425A L'Ombre Des Cocotiers6a
426Deux Chevaux Noirs6b+
427Cap'taine Coeur De Miel6c
428Cap'taine Coeur De Miel Directe6c+
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 Yoyo5c
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 Trous5a
449Ballade D'Enfer5c
450Le Pilier Des Snuls3+
451Tarzouille6a
452Le Toit Du MondeA1
453Qomolungma8a+
454Namche Bazar8b
455Lubna Directe7b
456Lubna6c
457Acide Lactique6b+
458Ca Roule Abdoul6a+
459El Pietro Pericolo5c **
460Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles5c
461La Mignonne3+
462Rentre Gagnant5c
463Only You6a
 LA JEUNESSE 
465Just Navy5c
466Terminus Pour Un Heros6a
467Fellation Prohibee6a
468Les Caprices De Bea5c
469L'Envie Molle5a
470L'Appel De La Savane6b
471L'Ancienne JeunesseAD-
472Le Caillou-Qui-Bique3+
473Les Filles Du Bord De Mer5c
474Tout Chez Moi L'Habite4c
475Idiots Savants4c
476La Pipe5c
477Bande D'Enfoires6a
478La Yank4a
479La Voronov5a
480La Pipette4a
481La Combine Des VahinesD
482L'Eperon Croz5c
483L'Eperon Walker6a
484La Barbe4a
485La Variante Bibiche5c
486La Belle-Mere5a
487La Grand-Mere3
488La Traversee Sans Nom4c
489Be Careful With That Axe Eugene6b
490La Madone6b
491Madonna6c
492Scaramouche6a
493Manon6b
494A L'Ombre De La Pluie6b
495La Melampyre6a+
496Poupee Rose6a+
497Tunderflash6b
498La Nouvelle Jeunesse4a ***
499La Belle Recompense5a
500Le Tsoin-Tsoin6a+
501Fra Diabolo5c
502La Traversee Serge3+
503Tokapi6b
504Welcome to the Machine7a
505Hercule Poivrot7a+
506La Mimi6a
507Antwerpia6b
508Nougat Roc6a+
509Cecile Sproutch Raider5c
510La Petanque Sous Les Tropiques6a+
511La Rue De La Paix6a
512Le Capitaine Haddock4a
513La Bande A Cailloux6b
514Negresses Vertes6a
515L'Egenie Des Alpages5c
516La Rue Lepic5a
517Tristes Tropiques6a+
518"Pas" En Levrette Pour Les Beaufs6a
519Raymonde Bidochon4c
520La Culbute6a
521Culbute Raymonde Dans Les Orties6a
522Raymonde La Science6a
523La Chauve-Souris3
 UNKNOWN (PLEASE ADD MORE INFO) 
525Le Pouillot Veloce4c
526Le Cabitus3+
527Ren Je Rot2
528La chauvre-sourisF3+
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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