Climbs 26
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 789m a.s.l
Faces W

Crag features

Small collection of routes mainly in the '7' grades. Steep nature on good quality limestone and pleasant tufas. Sheltered in the early morning but can be hot in the afternoon.

Approach notes

Park at Grotte de Niaux then follow the path down left underneath the ugly sculpture. After a short descent take the obvious branch which contours on the right. After several hundred metres a switchback in the path takes it back South at a higher level. Shortly after this a smaller path leads off leftwards back to the North. Follow this a hundred metres or so to the crag.

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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.
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More Guidebooks:
Niaux Limestone (2011)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Le petit fer à cheval 6a+ * 3
2 L'oeil du faucon 7a *** 9
3 Lemming 6c * 1
4 Desman des Pyrénées 6b+ * 2
5 La,il faut jeter Jules .... 7a ** 1
6 La salsa du lézard 7b ** 1
7 Le Pacte De Loups 7c *** 3
8 Le Pas De L'ours 7b+ *** 3
9 Incantation 8b+ **  
Climb name Grade
10 La prophétie 8a **  
11 Chivas 7c+ ***  
12 Sur les traces du Yéti 8a+ ***  
13 Shaman 7c+ **  
14 Tichodrome 6c  
15 Blanche hermine 7a *  
16 Hirundo 7b+ *  
17 De lard, pas de cochon 7c+ *  
18 Canelle 8a+  
Climb name Grade
19 L'aigle noir 7a+ **  
20 Le lièvre et la tordue 7b+ *  
21 L'oeil du cochon 7b+ **  
22 L'oeil du serpent 7b *** 1
23 Libellule 7b *  
24 Chien loup 7c **  
25 Le chamois d'or 7a **  
26 Le dièdre et la tortue 6c *** 3

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