Climbs 134
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 
25La mauvaise foie6a+ *2
26Le goujon foiré6a **4
27Le retour du père forateur
-
5a *2
28Le coté obscur de la fosse5b 3
29Le parfum de Katiska6a+ **4
30Une gentille Jalbertade and Co6a **2
31Ptehicala huhu cahumpa5c *3
32Ey! Pitchou
-
6b  
33Marisa
-
6a 2
34La sans nom?
-
6b+  
35Lizye
-
6c+  
36Alexia6b **2
37Bienvenue sur Mars6a  
 Cave 
 Secteur Koan 
40L'isolée6a+ *9
41Malix6c *3
42Malix (Right hand finish)6c+ **2
43La spirale7a **3
44Wolf7b+ **1
45Abysse7c ***1
46Phoebe Directe7c *** 
47Phoebe Droite7c ***4
48Super Phoebe7c+ *** 
49Amalthee8a ***1
50Super Amalthée8a+ ** 
51Petite ourse8a+ *** 
52Petit ourse (to first lower off)
-
7b *3
53Koan8b ** 
54La Grande Ourse8b *** 
55La guerre des mondes8b+ ** 
56La petite monstre6b+  
57Combat des chefs7c+ ** 
58Démons et merveilles8b *** 
59Talisman8c *** 
60Aladin7b+ * 
61Le gènie7c+ * 
62Masque minéral7c+ * 
63Marsupilami7b+ ***10
64Super Marsupilami8a+ *** 
65Galilée7a+ ***17
66Armazing8b+ ** 
 Tsunami 
68Demay Demay 26c **11
69Mort aux vaches8b * 
70Mort aux vaches (pitch 1)6b+ **11
71Pégase (1)6b **24
72Pégase (1+2)8a+ ** 
73Riglos8a **3
74Riglos (pitch 1)6a *22
75Tsunami7c+ **3
76Greystock (1+2)7c+ ***2
77Greystock (1)6b+ *8
78Angkorvat7c+ ***2
79Metis8b+ ** 
80Tupacamaro direct8a+ ** 
81Tupacamaro8a ** 
82Andeavor8b+  
83Vent Solaire8a ***2
84Les portes du soleil8b+  
 Right 
 Altair 
87Cross Road Left7c **2
88Cross Road Right7b+ ***5
89Altair7b **6
90Altaïr (pitch 1)7a+ **4
91Objectif Lune7a+  
92On a grimpe sur la Lune7a+  
93Tamata et l'Alliance7b+  
94Amazone7b * 
95La Nébuleuse du Crabe (direct)7a *4
96La Nebuleuse du Crabe6c **5
 Corvus 
98Bonzai6c+ *1
99Hale Bopp6a *5
100Hale Bopp Droite6b+ *2
101Le cru crux lent7b+ * 
102Corvus7c 3
103Corvus (pitch 1)6a+ ***3
104Corax7a+ * 
105Corax (pitch 1)6b *1
106Clair de lune6c **6
107Clair de lune (1)5c **3
108Malo6a **6
109Uranus6a+ **6
110Palo5c *10
111La croisière s'embusque5c **6
112Si Si! C'est fil mais pa dur6c *4
113Unknown Slab6a+ ***6
114L'anti Genat6a *4
115Banana slip5c **7
116Les pendules à l'heure6a *5
117107 Proof4c 5
118Premiére américaine5a *4
119Danke la balayette6a *3
120Délicats tes seins5c **3
121L'échelle à spits5b *3
 Maeva 
123Solitaire
-
6a+  
124Yes poetes c'est delicat7a+ **1
125I am what I am
-
6b+ **1
126Timing serré
-
7c * 
127?
-
Project  
128Qui séme le vent recolte l'ouragan
-
Project  
129La place de vérité
-
7a+  
130Boomerang
-
7c ** 
131Samouraï8a+  
132Les doigts d'un jour
-
8b  
133Parfum d'automne
-
6b+ * 
134L'homme de l'errance
-
7b  
135Crotouille
-
6a  
136Maeva
-
8a * 
137La belle et le bad boy
-
8a+ * 
138Faux pas rêver
-
8a+  
139Les tâches se détâchent
-
7c+ ** 
140Sans peine et sans fatigue
-
7c ** 
141Le silence est d'or7b+ **1
142Wassup6c+ *1
143Monsieur voyage
-
6b  
144Salut Bob
-
6a  

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