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Gorges du Loup

Alpes Maritime, FRANCE

Climbs 337 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 241m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
This is a great place to climb on steep tufas. It is possible to climb all year round though, after prolonged wet weather, some of the crags stay wet until late spring (especially Deverse). Spring, summer and autumn are the best times. There is shade on the Deverse side until around 2pm and shade on the Jurassic Park side from around 1pm.

Unfortunately, there are several manufactured routes at Deverse and Jurassic of the 2 finger pocket variety. Thankfully, there are plenty of great natural routes.

Access notes
Most of the crags are up stream from the village of Pont du Loup (however La Jungle and Karaoke are down stream from Pont du Loup). The crags are accessible from the D6, between La Colle sur Loup and Bramafan (apart from Jurassic Park, Cayenne and Les Pistones which are accessed from the D3 between Gourdon and Bramafan).

Access for the crags is described from the furthest up stream. The orientation is given for each cliff.

L'Iroquoi (east): is immediately on the left before the 2nd tunnel driving up the gorge. Park either after the tunnel on the left, or down the road in a layby. (1 min).

Deverse (west): park on the left immediately after the 1st tunnel driving up the gorge. The official path goes up the hill approx 50 metres down the old road around the outside of the tunnel. (5 mins).

La Piscine (west): park in one of the small laybys near a sign for the Auberge de Courmes (approx 500m before the 1st tunnel). Follow the path up hill, which starts on the right of the dry canyon next to the sign. (15 mins).

Le Phasme (west): park in a layby on the right (5 cars) just after an obvious entry/view point on the left. Follow the stone wall back down the road until a path on the right leads down to the crag (where the wall finishes). (2 mins). It is possible to get to Mesa Verde from here by following the path towards the green bridge across the river (hand line in place for the final bit before gaining the bridge). (6 mins).

Mesa Verde (east): either follow the approach described above for Le Phasme or park in the village of Pont du Loup. Follow the path from the sweet shop car park up stream (20 mins).

L'Hermitage (east): Same approach as for Mesa Verde but continue walking another 5 mins and scramble up the hillside to the obvious large compact crag. (25 mins).

Les Pistones/Jurassic Park/Cayenne (east): approx 5 km after the village of Gourdon and 100m after the 2nd set of hairpin bends there is a track leading down hill on the right. Park on the road and follow the track down until the water pipe. Turn right and follow the pipe down stream through 6 tunnels (head torch needed). The path for Les Pistones goes uphill just after an inscription (Picardie 29/05/98)in the concrete and just after the 1st inpection cover about 100m after the 6th tunnel. Continue for Jurassic. Cayenne is after 2 more small tunnels at an obvious bend in the pipe. (30 mins).

Parcours du Sante (south east): From the small roundabout in the village of Gourdon, drive in the direction of Jurassic Park along a long straight section of road. Pass the obvious field and pull in at the pinic area on the right (approx 200m from the roundabout and before the 1st bend). Park here. Walk towards a sign on the edge of the cliff, then trend left down and then back right to the base of the cliff. (5 mins).

Karaoke (south): park on the right approx 3 km after passing Les Rives du Loup campsite near a wire mesh fence (2 cars). The path goes uphill from a couple of white plastic bollards, then traverses along a more obvious path past a rocky outcrop, then follows a less obvious steep and narrower path heading towards a prominent rocky col. Take care to descend to the crag from the rocky col (easily missed). (20 mins).

La Jungle (north): park on a very sharp bend approx 1.5 km from the junction with the D7. Cross the road and step over the road barrier. Follow a path down to the river. Wade across the river and ascend the steep wooded slope past several hand lines to arrive at the left end of the crag. (15 mins).

Guidebooks
France : Côte d'Azur (2010),
Out of print: L'Escalade dans les Alpes-Maritimes (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 DEVERSE SATANIQUE  
2Les Gravures Des Sloppy Joe6c 5
3Sika et Gomorrhe6b+ 3
47pm JP Show8c ** 
5Inga9a  
6Ingaf8B ** 
7PuntX9a *** 
8Hot Chilli Beans Volcano8b+ *** 
9SatanX8b **1
10Deverse Satanique8a ***7
11Dies Irae8a+ ***1
12Satan Petit Coeur7b **5
13Eva8a  
14Super Mekanik8a *1
15Mecanik Destructif7c ***10
16Cascade8a 5
17Zoulman8b ** 
18Magma8b+ * 
19New Power Generation8b **2
20New Power Sacrifice8b+ *** 
21Ultimate Sacrifice8c+ ** 
22Oudai8b+ ** 
23Oudai/les Maux de la Fin8c *** 
24Soul Sacrifice8b ***1
25Last Soul Sacrifice8c ** 
26Qoussai8a+ ** 
27Qoussai/Les Maux de la Fin8c *** 
28Quenelle Trophy8c ** 
29Quenelle Trophy/Les Maux de la Fin8c+ *** 
30Asai8c ** 
31Total Eclatch8c ** 
32Kinematrix9a *** 
33Honk8b+ ** 
34Karoshi8b+ *** 
35Orgasmabras8b+  
36S.I.K.A. 18a ** 
37S.I.K.A. 28b ** 
38Trip Tik To Nik9a *** 
39Super Tango8a+ ***1
40Tango To Nik8c ** 
41Abyss9a *** 
42Destin Anime L17b+ *1
43Le Destin Anime L1 + L27c+ **1
44L'Ariere Boutique L17c+ *1
45L'Arriere Boutique L1 + L28a **1
46La Vitrine L17c *1
47La Vitrine L1 + L28a **1
48Caligula L17c+ **1
49Caligula L1 + L28a **1
50La Ligne Noir L17a+ *1
51La Ligne Noir L1 + L28a **1
52La Ligne Noir L1 + L2 + L38a+ ***1
53Vie d'Ordure L17b+ *2
54Vie d'Ordure L1 + L27c * 
55Once I Had Friends L17b+ ***2
56Once I Had a Friend L1 + l27c+ **1
57Once I Had Friends L1 + L2 + L38a **2
58Pas Vu, Pas Pris L17c **2
59Pas Vu Pas Pris L1 + L27c+ **1
60Pas Vu, Pas Pris L1 + L2 + L38a **2
61Gamma Citron8b  
62Fear Factor8a+  
63Turbinator7c+ ***2
64Vigor8a * 
65Kombinator8a+ * 
 L'ARCHE DE DEVERSE  
67Le Dragon Mange-bamboo7b **1
68La Pieuvre Guili-guili6c+ **1
69Sots Du Loup6a+ *1
70Coquin Colin L18a **1
71Coquin Colin L1 + L28b ** 
 DEVERSE HAUT  
73Projet KevProject  
74Jambon BeurreProject  
75Pan BagnatProject  
76Club Poulet7b  
77Maxi CosyProject  
78El Bonito8b  
79Sans NomProject  
80Retame7c+ ***1
81Rock'n'Rolla L18b  
82Rock'n'Rolla L1 + L28c  
83Fatal Bazooka8b  
84Kid Kinda7b+ ***1
85Bratislaboy L17c ***1
86Kouroukoukou8b+  
87Atum8c  
88BoratProject  
89Godzilla8a **1
90Issue de Secours7a+ *1
 LA PISCINE, GORGES DU LOUP  
92Orange8a ***1
93Tout ce qu'il faut ou il faut7c  
94Clementine7b+ ***1
95Alzheimer7b+ *1
96Le Truc7c ***1
97Un Passe Charge8a ***1
98Soleil Rasta L17b ***1
99Soleil Rasta L1 + L28a ** 
100Bouge Tes Fesse L16c * 
101Bouge Tes Fesse L1 + L28a ** 
102La Tour de Pise6c * 
103Gran Turismo L16c * 
104Gran Turismo L1 + L27c **1
105Si C'Est Dur7a+ *1
106Playback7c **1
107Piercing L16c *1
108Piercing L1 + L27b+ **1
109Star a Tous les Etages L17a+ **1
110Star a Tous les Etages L1 + L27c+ ** 
111L'Homme Fort du Moment8a ***1
 GROTTE DE L'IROQUOI, GORGES DU LOUP  
113Pendant que nounours hiberne7a+ 1
114New 7a7a *1
115Depart A Droite7a+ * 
116?7b+  
117Conscience Futuriste7a+ 1
118L'Exception Lionel6c+ **1
119Sollicitation Paradoxiale7a+  
120Les Cordes Liees7b **1
121La Cadastrophe7c *1
122Operation Sac a VinProject  
123Chico Cherche Chiquette8b+  
124JoelProject  
125Les Cotacons7c+ ***1
126Pas de Grelot Pour Noel7c+ **1
127"7c+" Number 18a  
128"7c+" Number 27c+  
129"7c+" Number 37c+  
130Le Tabouret du Fakir7b+ ***1
131Tromperie Tactile7c ***1
132Orgasme d'Ours7c+ * 
133Enculerie Atomique8a * 
134En Attendant la Grand Fauceuse7b+ **1
135Fouf Enough6c **1
136La Voie des ces Dames7c ***1
137Genou y es-tu7b ***1
138Name Unknown7c  
 LE PHASME  
140Gospel a Harlem7a+  
141Pret a Consommer7a+  
142Reunion Tupperware7a **1
143T'es vraiment une chevre L16c **1
144T'es vraiment une Chevre L1 + L27a ***1
145Hereda Incursio6c *1
146Maximus focus7b ***1
147Nouvelle voie6c  
148Ultimate Doume L16b+ **1
149Ultimate Doume L1 + L27a+  
150Chasseurs de chamois7a  
151Connexion6c ***1
152Leonidas et le Lycan7a+ **1
153Yogi master7a **1
154Le stadium6c  
155Les agapes de la varappe6b+ **1
156Flagrant delit6c ***1
157Mulot genocide6c+  
158La parole est un tresor7b  
159Parabellum7c+  
160Dernier trimestre7a  
 KARAOKE  
162Les Rapports De Monsieur Muller6b+ **1
163Bomber Woman7a ***1
164Aurel Est Hardi7c ***1
165AOC La Baleine Par Bibi-phoque En Palmes8a ***1
166La Salle C'est Cruxial7a **1
167Combien Ca Coute7a+ ** 
168Bourricot Bouffe7a ** 
169Merci Flo8a+  
170La Guele Du Monstre7c 1
171De Lor Entre Les Mains8a  
 LA JUNGLE  
173Arachnide L16a+ *3
174Arachnide L1 + L27a 1
175P'tite insupportable nocturne L17b 1
176P'tite insupportable nocturne L1 + L27b+  
 Climb nameGradex
177Comme quoi, le caca tient L16a+ **2
178Comme quoi, le caca tient L1 + L27a+ **3
179BB Geek5c **2
180BB Geek L1 + L26c **1
181Mon ami Pierrot7c+  
182Samourai8b  
183Parceque je le vaux bien7b+  
184Sceptique Eric6b+  
185Une liane pour Mowgli7a ***2
186Le livre de la jungle6c+ ***3
187Poilues les guepes!7a **1
188Sans Nom7a ** 
189Quand Ballo n'est pas la, Mowgli equipe7a  
190De la terre et des hommes6b 4
191Ptit insupportable diurne6b+  
192Ligue de Protection des Ouvreurs6c 1
 MESA VERDE  
194Jungle Boogie7a+  
195Quelque chose plutot que rien7b  
196Axel's New 8a+8a+ *** 
197Carnage Forest8a *** 
198Tonio Saucisse8b  
199Direct Start to Tonio SaucisseProject  
200Beer Fest7b+ **1
201Pizza party7c **6
202Situation Explosive8a 2
203Les Nicois recidives7c ***2
204Les Nicois font du ski L17c **2
205Les Nicois font du ski L1 + L27c+ **2
206Pas de Bras, pas de Chocolat7a **11
207Pas de Bras Pour Les Nicois Font Du Ski7c **1
208Same Player Shoot Again7c **3
209Willy Wonka L16c+ ***13
210Willy Wonka L1 + L27c ***1
211De la terre au ciel7b ***11
212La Resistance c'est Maintenant7c **2
213Contrat Premier Envol L16c+ **13
214Contrat Premier Envol L1 + L27b **4
215Contrat Premier Envol L1 + L2 + L37b+ **1
216Ma vie en l'air L17a+ *8
217Ma vie en l'air L1 + L27c **1
218Plat de Resistance7b+ **3
219New 8a+8a+  
220Castle Rock L17a+ ***9
221Castle Rock L1 + L27b+ **5
222Arrowhead8a ***3
223Petit Poucet7c+ *6
224Walou la Voie8a ** 
225L'Ogre/Petit Poucet8b  
226Connection Projet PHP/Arrowhead7c **1
227L'Ogre/Projet PHP8a  
228Projet PHP7b+ **1
229Sitting Boule7a+ **6
230Hopi Birthday7a ***13
231Barefoot Words7b **5
232Ca va merder7b+ **2
233PH36c **5
234Name Unknown 26c  
 CAYENNE  
236Action Reaction6c *2
237Name Unknown7a **1
238La Legende de Bibi-Phoque7b+ * 
239Zitounette7b ***3
240Et On Finit En Sardaigne7c  
241A Strap Titi7c **1
242Poulet Boulets7b ***4
243Sika Casse Couilles7c+ **1
244Welcome to the Jungle8a ***1
245Cedric n'aime pas les Slash8a+ ***1
246Cayenne7c+ ***4
247Cayenne Fufu8a **1
248Hong Kong Fufu8b  
249Shakti7c+ ***1
250Shakti Plus7c+ ***1
251Mesquinieres8a+ ** 
252Incinerator 318b * 
253Septembre Noir7b ***2
254Dieu Ne Joue Pas Aux Des7a+ ***5
255Holy Chicken Salad7b *1
256Palmasoutra7a+ ***2
257Kokopeli7b ***2
258Marc Attack7b+ ***2
259Inconnu L'Orient Express7b+ * 
 JURASSIC PARK  
261Jurassic Back7b+ **1
262Le Farceur d'erosion6b+ *4
263Perfotactyle7a+ ***9
264La Proue Total8a **1
265Paleolactique8a *1
266Prisetorique8a **1
267Thermotactique7a *1
268La Queue du Diable8a+ ***1
269Homo Sa Pince7b ***6
270Diplodocus 16c ***11
271Diplodocus 27b+ **4
272Diplodocus 38a ***4
273La Queue du Diplodocus8a+ ***8
274Tamaka8b  
275Grand Tamaka8b+  
276Le Dernier Empereur8b+  
277L'homme du neant des dalles7b+ ***8
278Cro-Minus8a+  
279Crokus8b  
280Crokusaka8b+  
281Cro-Magnon8b+  
282Stonehenge, la dance des geants8b  
283Name Unknown8b  
284Name Unknown 27c  
285Psycho-Pat8a+ ***1
286La Grotte a Nounours8b+  
287Zubble8c+  
288Enzubble9a  
289Nounours a la Discoteca8b  
290Calme Ta Joie7c+ 1
291La Discoteca8b+  
292Golgoth 138b+  
293Total Minus8c  
294La Totalite8c  
295La Cote Obscure8c+  
296Predator8a  
297Amazonia7b * 
298Amazonia Direct6c+ 1
299Australopicotheque7b+  
300Winnibyd7a+ *1
301Lucy7a+ 1
 SECTEUR BEN/LES PISTONES  
30317c  
304Extension to 1Project  
305Starshine7b+ **1
306Extension to Starshine7c  
30737a+ 1
30846c+ 1
309Lost in America7a ***1
310Extension to Lost in America7a+ ***1
311Just Full Power7c+ * 
312Gorillaz7c **1
313Un Ruby De Plus8b *** 
31487a **1
31596b+  
316106a+  
317Sultans of Swing7c ***1
318116a+ 1
319Extension to 117b+ **1
320126a+  
 L'HERMITAGE  
322Super Louise6a *** 
323Les Chasseurs de Miel6a *** 
324Camille danseuse Étoile5c ***1
325Les Jardins de Lumière6b ***1
326Mai6a+ *** 
327Douche Surprise5c *** 
328Le Survol de l'aigle6a *** 
329Automne Melancolique6b+ *** 
330Tolérance Demagogique6b *** 
331Pour Ceux qui Revent le Jour6b+ *** 
 PARCOURS DU SANTE  
333Colle un timbre6a 2
334Le Cedricade7b+  
335Le 4+ d'Indien Creek6b 1
336Chapelet les paires6c 2
337Jean-Michel Guiness7b  
338Vertical redemption7b+  
339Arque-moi si tu peux7c+  
340Pornographie a Seynes7c  
341Bibi Multipitch7b+  
342Le syndicat des methodes7b+ 1
343Methode anti-celibat6c+  
344Jul be backProject  
345Pour un pacte biologiqueProject  
346Le belayeur balayeProject  
347Cacoine7b 1
348King Route8a 1
349Abdenenbourg8b  
350Voie de Blaise8a  
351Nouvelle voie d'AxelProject  
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