Climbs 123
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 * 
 Marisa 
25Le retour du père forateur
-
5a *1
26Le coté obscur de la fosse5b 1
 Cave 
 Secteur Koan 
29L'isolée6a+ *9
30Malix6c *3
31Malix (Right hand finish)6c+ **1
32La spirale7a **3
33Wolf7b+ **1
34Abysse7c ***1
35Phoebe Directe7c *** 
36Phoebe Droite7c ***3
37Super Phoebe7c+ *** 
38Amalthee8a *** 
39Super Amalthée8a+ ** 
40Petite ourse8a+ *** 
41Petit ourse (to first lower off)
-
7b *2
42Koan8b ** 
43La Grande Ourse8b *** 
44La guerre des mondes8b+ ** 
45La petite monstre6b+  
46Combat des chefs7c+ ** 
47Démons et merveilles8b *** 
48Talisman8c *** 
49Aladin7b+ * 
50Le gènie7c+ * 
51Masque minéral7c+ * 
52Marsupilami7b+ ***9
53Super Marsupilami8a+ *** 
54Galilée7a+ ***14
55Armazing8b+ ** 
 Tsunami 
57Demay Demay 26c **11
58Mort aux vaches8b * 
59Mort aux vaches (pitch 1)6b+ **10
60Pégase (1)6b **23
61Pégase (1+2)8a+ ** 
62Riglos8a **3
63Riglos (pitch 1)6a *22
64Tsunami7c+ **3
65Greystock (1+2)7c+ ***2
66Greystock (1)6b+ *8
67Angkorvat7c+ ***2
68Metis8b+ ** 
69Tupacamaro direct8a+ ** 
70Tupacamaro8a ** 
71Andeavor8b+  
72Vent Solaire8a ***1
73Les portes du soleil8b+  
 Right 
 Altair 
76Cross Road Left7c **2
77Cross Road Right7b+ ***5
78Altair7b **6
79Altaïr (pitch 1)7a+ **3
80Objectif Lune7a+  
81On a grimpe sur la Lune7a+  
82Tamata et l'Alliance7b+  
83Amazone7b * 
84La Nébuleuse du Crabe (direct)7a *3
85La Nebuleuse du Crabe6c **5
 Corvus 
87Bonzai6c+ *1
88Hale Bopp6a *5
89Hale Bopp Droite6b+ *2
90Le cru crux lent7b+ * 
91Corvus7c 3
92Corvus (pitch 1)6a+ ***3
93Corax7a+ * 
94Corax (pitch 1)6b *1
95Clair de lune6c **6
96Clair de lune (1)5c **3
97Malo6a **6
98Uranus6a+ **6
99Palo5c *10
100La croisière s'embusque5c **6
101Si Si! C'est fil mais pa dur6c *4
102Unknown Slab6a+ ***6
103L'anti Genat6a *4
104Banana slip5c **7
105Les pendules à l'heure6a *5
106107 Proof4c 5
107Premiére américaine5a *4
108Danke la balayette6a *3
109Délicats tes seins5c **3
110L'échelle à spits5b *3
 Maeva 
112Solitaire
-
6a+  
113Yes poetes c'est delicat7a+ **1
114I am what I am
-
6b+ **1
115Timing serré
-
7c * 
116?
-
Project  
117Qui séme le vent recolte l'ouragan
-
Project  
118La place de vérité
-
7a+  
119Boomerang
-
7c ** 
120Samouraï8a+  
121Les doigts d'un jour
-
8b  
122Parfum d'automne
-
6b+ * 
123L'homme de l'errance
-
7b  
124Crotouille
-
6a  
125Maeva
-
8a * 
126La belle et le bad boy
-
8a+ * 
127Faux pas rêver
-
8a+  
128Les tâches se détâchent
-
7c+ ** 
129Sans peine et sans fatigue
-
7c ** 
130Le silence est d'or7b+ **1
131Wassup6c+ *1
132Monsieur voyage
-
6b  
133Salut Bob
-
6a  

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