Bloc a' Orlu

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 869m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Every style of climbing is catered for at the fantastic array of bouldering on perfect granite at the Secteur de la Cour des Miracles.

Located west of the village of Orlu under the outstanding La Dent d'Orlu.

There are 6 circuits:

Yellow for the kids, suitable for very young ones,

Orange to "hone your skills",

Blue gets you on the Font 4 - 5+ ladder,

Red provides Font 5+ to 6b

White is towards the upper end of the scale to Font 7a

whereas the Elite circuit will have you cranking Font 7a+ all the way to 7c+ with some projects at 8a and above ready for the .

Tucked away in a depression within the woods On windless days it can get stifeling.

It is good to have a spotter or a companion to watch out for bears! it can be rather eerie on your own.

Access notes
500m past the village of Orlu (travelling from Ax) a bridge over the river leads to a car park / picnic area.

Walk east back towards the village (on the opposing side of the river) and the first of the bouders will come into sight at the first river bend. From here follow the trail up the hill and into the woods.

Although very tempting, do not camp at the picnic/parking area. There is a campsite at the other end of the Orlu village.

Guidebooks
France : Ariege (2012), Bloc a Orlu (2006)

Climbs at this crag

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50Circuit Rouge - Jete euf6A+
51Circuit Rouge - Ete pluvieuxf6B+
52Circuit Rouge - Reggae Bloc Buzzf5+
53Circuit Rouge - Tube le letef6B
54Circuit Rouge - No.24f6A
55Circuit Rouge - No.25f6B+
56Circuit Rouge - 5 minutes chronof6A
57Circuit Rouge - Derniere minutef6A
58Circuit Rouge - Perce Neigef5+
59Circuit Rouge - Carpe Diemf6B
60Circuit Rouge - No.30f6A
61Circuit Rouge - Chouf' Chouf' Chouf' le departf6A
62Circuit Rouge - Necropolef6B
63Circuit Blanc - Carnassierf6B+
64Circuit Blanc - Tarte aux phalangesf6C
65Circuit Blanc - Florilegef6C
66Circuit Blanc - Picotef6C
67Circuit Blanc - No.5f7A
68Circuit Blanc - No.6f6B
69Circuit Blanc - No.7f6B+
70Circuit Blanc - Ne meurs pas demainf7A
71Circuit Blanc - No.9f6B
72Circuit Blanc - Sine qua nonf7A
73Circuit Blanc - No.11f6C
74Circuit Blanc - Le enversf6C
75Circuit Blanc - le colonf7A+
76Circuit Blanc - Elargo el pief6C
77Circuit Blanc - No.15f7A+
78Circuit Blanc - No.16f7A
79Circuit Blanc - Orlu consecracionf7A+
80Circuit Blanc - Tube le graissef7A
81Circuit Blanc - Fa calouf7A
82Circuit Blanc - La solutionf6C
83Hors Circuit - No.1none
84Hors Circuit - ACTAGf7B+
85Hors Circuit - No.3f7B+
86Hors Circuit - Stereoscopef7C+
87Hors Circuit - Mirage de bab el ouedf7C
88Hors Circuit - No.6none
89Hors Circuit - Tube de L'etef7A+
90Hors Circuit - Le tube a essaif7B
91Hors Circuit - Octopascalf7A+
92Hors Circuit - Octopascalf7C+
93Hors Circuit - Le gibbonf7B
94Hors Circuit - Perce neigef7C
95Hors Circuit - Isotonicf7C
96Hors Circuit - Protocolef7C
97Hors Circuit - Necropolef7B+
98Hors Circuit - El techof7B+
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