Tautavel

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces all

Crag features
Sport climbing venue par excellence with unusually good selection of low to mid grade climbs. Climbs are about 5 minutes from the car parking with a gorgeous river to cool off in if/when it gets too hot !

The easier climbs go into shade in the afternoon.

Access notes
NB There is currently a cloud hanging over much of the route de grimpe with crags off limits. This does not seem to be the case with Tautavel and most of Vingrau, but you have been warned !

Guidebooks
Topguide Escalade - Route de la Grimpe vol 2 (2011), Escalade a Tautavel (2007)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 LE GOULEYROUS - LES TERRASSES  
2Ni dieu, ni bete4a 4
3Commes des betes4a 4
4The Factory5a 4
5Chauffe l'esargot5a 5
6Caram !5a 4
7Poco Loco5a 4
8Spindrift5a 5
9Chambre avec vue5a 5
10Water low5a 4
 LE GOULEYROUS - PETIT BAIGNEUR  
12Tequiero6a **1
 LE GOULEYROUS - INITIATION  
14Gordi5c *1
15Gorda5c *2
16Buena Vista5c *4
17La Tranquility5c *1
18Els pingos4a 5
19La rue3 5
20Les pygmees5a 7
21Salsa pareil4a 5
22Adibou Pitch 14a 3
23Adibou Pitch 25a 3
24Duredure3 3
25Emboulingue5c 2
26Le Thym4c 1
27Le Chene4c 1
28Et moi5a 1
 LE GOULEYROUS - DESTIN FARCEUR  
30Fossil de Mai3 1
31Nobody Home5a *1
32Hey You6a *2
33Cri de Panique6b 2
34Paradice Plaza5c *3
35Turlututu5c *1
36Le Jardins de babylone6a ***3
37Le Destin Farceur5c ***3
38Kaya5c ***2
39Amazone5a **1
 LE GOULEYROUS - A CORPS ET A CRIS  
41La Corde Cassee6c **1
 LE GOULEYROUS - BALCON DROIT  
43Palabre6a+ **1
44Peau de Chagrin6b+ ***1
45L'Esprit Equipe6c **1
46Les Seins de Glaces6a **1
 LE GOULEYROUS - LA PLAGE  
48Venga8a *** 
49Craspouilles6c *1
 LE GOULEYROUS - POIGNEES D'AMOUR  
51Danebad6c ***1
52La Ultima Olla7a ***1
 LE GOULEYROUS - LE PILIER  
54Petite Trainee7a+ **1
 LE GOULEYROUS - GROTTE TECHNO  
56El diablo6c 1
 L'ALZINE (GAUCHE)  
58Elisa6a 1
59Isabel6a+  
60Marie5b *1
61Bimbarole volant5c *1
62Ni maître ni dieu6a+ *1
63Langoustines6b+ ***2
64La Fille Sans Coeur6a+ *3
65La forme sauvage6b *1
 L'ALZINE (DROITE)  
67Une Tranche de Vie6a 2
68Histoire d'O25c *2
69Sacrilege6a *2
70Ca va, Ca vient5c *2
71Easy Way5c *2
72Aurelie5c *1
 ST. MARTIN - GAUCHE  
74Danger Tir de Mine6b+ **1
75Comme une Cri de Coeur6c+ ***1
76Intime Conviction7a ***1
 ST.MARTIN - DROITE  
78Journée Ordinaire6b+ **1
 ALENTOU - AMONT  
80Tetras Cassé6b+ *1
818 Goujons Pour Un Heron6c **1
82Vol d'un Corps Beau7a **1
83L'Ere des Aigles6a 1
84Vers Double pour une Alouette6c+ *1
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Climbed in Tautavel today - as mentioned before there's a sign that says about enjoying the "leisure prospects" of the gorge (climbing in particular). Plenty of parties climbing there today so regardless of an "official ban" I think it would be safe to say anyone who's keen would be able to rock up (pun intended?) and climb. Shame that some of the local climbers leave their ropes up while they go for a swim and take up lines but otherwise an absolutely astonishing crag and gorge!
JonoDHawkins - 27/Jun/15
Any updates as to the situation in this area would be great- at the moment the official French site says all the crags are still closed- http://www.ffme.fr/site/falaise-liste.html?DEPARTEMENT=66
steve4736 - 08/Mar/15
Update to previous comment: I climbed at the Gorge w/c 16/02/15. It has been extensively rebolted very recently - the bolts/resin look new and the old bolts can be seen lying around on the rock, so must be since the December floods. In addition, 2 large new signs have gone up extolling the leisure possibilities of the gorge area which specifically mention climbing as an activity. Furthermore, I could see no sign of the 'Interdit' notice which was there in 2013. So, I'm personally happy to climb there, BUT I haven't checked this through the tourist office so you should make your own choice.
jandyd05 - 23/Feb/15
See previous commment (Jul 13) re Tautavel and other route de grimnpe climbs. Climbing in the area is technically 'interdit' but Tautavel is still being climbed by french locals, spaniards and ex-pat brits. The bolt failure in question was not at Tautavel but more recently bolted venues - so its your choice, climb at own risk!
jandyd05 - 02/Feb/15
Told by the staff in Tautavel Tourist Info (23/1/15) that they no longer stock the guidebook as all climbing at Vingrau, Tautavel and Maury is 'interdit'.
Andy Say - 02/Feb/15
Route de Grimpe crags have access problems since bolt failures (epoxy) 2yrs ago. Tautavel has some notices posted but no 1st bolt-hangars removed and no policing. Climbed here July 2013 no probs.
LeeWood - 27/Jul/13