Climbs 6
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 649m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

A handful of routes on the limestone slab in the overflow carpark of the 'Grotte de Bedeilhac'. Routes ranging from 5a to 6b currently with room for expansion. Bolted in 2009 and involving some dubious rock!

Approach notes

From the big roundabout at Tarascon-sur-Ariege head to Bedeilhac on the D618 towards Saurat. On entering the village take the 1st turn on the right towards 'Grotte de Bedeilhac', at the Grotte park in the left hand carpark.

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France : Ariege

The Arige region of Southern France is the compact area where the Arige River cuts through the Pyrenes 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 dOrlu, to the steep limestone bulges of Gnat. 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 Arige 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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Poor routes with some dangerous loose rock / blocks. Why it's been included in the new Rockfax guide is strange as it's a real waste of bolts and definitely not worth a visit.
ian Ll-J - 22/May/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Bédeilhac Quarry 
2Easy4c 3
3La variant Isa5c 3
4Jade et Noemie5a *3
5Armand le retour6a 4
6Libellule6b 3
7Le cri de Baudet6a+ 3

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