Climbs 120
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 992m a.s.l
Faces S

One of the best single-pitch routes at Genat: Galilée (7a+/7b) © chez Arran

Crag features

Steep limestone crag in SW France, with a large concentration of routes between F7a and F8c. Climbable all year round, though best to arrive early or wait until after 4pm in summer. Good wet weather venue due to the angle of the rock, and a natural sun-trap in winter - it is possible to climb here even when it is above the snow line. Recent equipping has added a swathe of easier routes, thus making the crag more interesting to a wider audience.

Approach notes

From Tarascon-sur-Ariege, take the D8 in the direction Niaux-Vicdessos. In the village of Niaux, take the D508 signposted Alliat and Genat. After 3.5km (and after the 9th bend), take a track on the left and park in a small quarry. The crag is reached in 2-3 minutes by following a footpath to the right of where the road is blocked by a farm gate.

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Guidebooks

France : Ariege

The Ariège region of Southern France is the compact area where the Ariège River cuts through the Pyrenées on its way from Andorra to the coast. There is a lot of high quality climbing in the area with a superb variety of rock types to go at; from the soaring granite slabs of the Dent d’Orlu, to the steep limestone bulges of Génat. Limestone, granite and gneiss are on offer and routes vary in size from boulder problems to long epics of over 20 pitches. The area has a long and intriguing history and offers plenty to do apart from the climbing, including mountain walking, caving, river rafting, skiing and checking out the many ancient castles. Factor in the year-round climbing, easy access from northern Europe and plenty of high quality accommodation in the area and it is easy to see that the Ariège region has lots to offer. This guidebook covers all the major climbs on the crags covered. It details sport routes and longer mountain trad. There are also sections on mountain walks and other activities.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Niaux Limestone (2011)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Le Labo en Bas 
2Labo en Bas 1
-
6a+  
3Labo en Bas 26a *1
4Pichobaco
-
6c+  
5Pilier
-
6b+  
6Vipère
-
7a+  
7Labo en Bas 6
-
6c+  
8Labo en Bas 7
-
7a  
9Labo en Bas 8
-
7b  
10Labo en Bas 9
-
7a  
 Le Labo en Haut 
12Carol-line7b+  
13A donde esta?
-
7b  
14Labo en Haut 3
-
6b+  
15Labo en Haut 4
-
6c  
16Sahara
-
7b+  
17Calligramme7c ** 
18Calliphonie8a  
19Symphonie7c  
20Ultra-violet
-
7c  
21Orégon
-
7a+  
22Bertha la grosse
-
7b  
23Rouge-queue6c * 
 Cave 
 Secteur Koan 
26L'isolée6a+ *9
27Malix6c *3
28Malix (Right hand finish)6c+ **1
29La spirale7a **3
30Wolf7b+ **1
31Abysse7c ***1
32Phoebe Directe7c *** 
33Phoebe Droite7c ***3
34Super Phoebe7c+ *** 
35Amalthee8a *** 
36Super Amalthée8a+ ** 
37Petite ourse8a+ *** 
38Petit ourse (to first lower off)
-
7b *2
39Koan8b ** 
40La Grande Ourse8b *** 
41La guerre des mondes8b+ ** 
42La petite monstre6b+  
43Combat des chefs7c+ ** 
44Démons et merveilles8b *** 
45Talisman8c *** 
46Aladin7b+ * 
47Le gènie7c+ * 
48Masque minéral7c+ * 
49Marsupilami7b+ ***7
50Super Marsupilami8a+ *** 
51Galilée7a+ ***13
52Armazing8b+ ** 
 Tsunami 
54Demay Demay 26c **11
55Mort aux vaches8b * 
56Mort aux vaches (pitch 1)6b+ **9
57Pégase (1)6b **22
58Pégase (1+2)8a+ ** 
59Riglos8a **3
60Riglos (pitch 1)6a *22
61Tsunami7c+ **3
62Greystock (1+2)7c+ ***2
63Greystock (1)6b+ *7
64Angkorvat7c+ ***2
65Metis8b+ ** 
66Tupacamaro direct8a+ ** 
67Tupacamaro8a ** 
68Andeavor8b+  
69Vent Solaire8a ***1
70Les portes du soleil8b+  
 Right 
 Altair 
73Cross Road Left7c **2
74Cross Road Right7b+ ***5
75Altair7b **6
76Altaïr (pitch 1)7a+ **3
77Objectif Lune7a+  
78On a grimpe sur la Lune7a+  
79Tamata et l'Alliance7b+  
80Amazone7b * 
81La Nébuleuse du Crabe (direct)7a *3
82La Nebuleuse du Crabe6c **5
 Corvus 
84Bonzai6c+ *1
85Hale Bopp6a *3
86Hale Bopp Droite6b+ * 
87Le cru crux lent7b+ * 
88Corvus7c 4
89Corvus (pitch 1)6a+ *** 
90Corax7a+ * 
91Corax (pitch 1)6b * 
92Clair de lune6c **6
93Clair de lune (1)5c **2
94Malo6a **6
95Uranus6a+ **5
96Palo5c *8
97La croisière s'embusque5c **4
98Unknown Slab6a+ ***3
99L'antigenat
-
6a 1
100Banana slip5c 2
101Les pendules à l'heure
-
6a 2
102Name Not Known
-
4c 2
103La 1ere américaine
-
5a 2
104Danke la balayette
-
6a  
105Délicats tes seins5c  
106L'échelle à spits
-
5c  
 Maeva 
108Solitaire
-
6a+  
109Yes poetes c'est delicat7a+ **1
110I am what I am
-
6b+ **1
111Timing serré
-
7c * 
112?
-
Project  
113Qui séme le vent recolte l'ouragan
-
Project  
114La place de vérité
-
7a+  
115Boomerang
-
7c ** 
116Samouraï8a+  
117Les doigts d'un jour
-
8b  
118Parfum d'automne
-
6b+ * 
119L'homme de l'errance
-
7b  
120Crotouille
-
6a  
121Maeva
-
8a * 
122La belle et le bad boy
-
8a+ * 
123Faux pas rêver
-
8a+  
124Les tâches se détâchent
-
7c+ ** 
125Sans peine et sans fatigue
-
7c ** 
126Le silence est d'or7b+ **1
127Wassup6c+ *1
128Monsieur voyage
-
6b  
129Salut Bob
-
6a  

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