Climbs 209
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 235m a.s.l
Faces all

Mike Owen, Action Discrete, Secteur Le Discret (St Cezaire), Alpes Maritimes, France. © Nicolas Lesage

Crag features

It is posible to climb all year, although it can be humid in December and January, due to the close proximity of the river. The crags offer some of the best tufa climbing in the south of France. However, there are some big runouts (apparently recently requipped: MO 9/3/12) on the original north-facing secteur (accessed by the via ferratta).

Approach notes

There are topos and a map on Niceclimb.com and jegrimpe.com (under "Olivier Germain").

All these cliffs, generally called "St Cezaire", are located in the bottom of the valley approximately 5km between St Cezaire and Mons along the D105.

The first 3 are located approximately 200m before the bridge crossing the river "Siagne", where a small roads branches to the right underneath some very big cliffs: Secteur Roi du 7/Bruno is immediately above; Secteur EDF (you need to be discreet here, but climbing is tolerated) is just after the metal gate, 200m further on, barring access by car (park just before it on the left); Kalymnos is found by following the road on foot from the EDF parking until, just after the big house, a path on the right ascends upwards, turn left immediately after the 2nd bend (level with the roof of the house) and traverse northwards for approx 100 to 200m then up to the cliff, via one in situ handline.

The other 3 cliffs are located either side of the river "Siagnole" by following a path on the left bank for 500m and either traversing the river (for the south facing secteur) or by ascending the hillside and a short via ferrata. Park your car just after the bridge over the "Siagne" at the road junction. Parking can get busy here at weekends in summers due to family picknics.

Secteur Jean Marc Genevois is above the car park for Secteur EDF: a path leads up steeply opposite the left end of the parking, then traverses right under a cliff to eventually reach a chain, then up and back left passing another chain and eventually arriving at the right side of the cliff after about 10 mins.

Le Discret is about a 30 minute walk and quite complicated to get to without help from a local. See the map to locate parking (please don't block the road). From the barrier take the uphill fork, then skirt left below the hydro-electric station over a metal bridge and up the hill to the canal. Follow the path besides the wall for a kilometre or so (the path goes up and down several times) to arrive at a steep uphill section. After a couple of minutes the path goes back down hill.Take the worn (but easy to miss) path that doubles back on the left. Follow this steeply down hill, past lots of hand lines to arrive at the crag. The crag is in the shade until around 2pm, so is best in spring and autumn.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Le Royaume du Sept - Secteur Bruno (St Cezire 6) 
2Route 1
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7b * 
3Route 2
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7b ** 
4Route 3
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7a ***1
5Route 4
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7b+ ***2
6Route 5
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7a+ ***1
7Route 6
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7b+ ***1
8Route 7
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7a+ ***1
9Route 8
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7b ***1
10Route 9
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7c+ **1
11Route 10
-
7b+ **1
12Route 11
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7c **1
13Route 127b+ *1
14Route 13
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7b+ * 
15Route 147b ***1
16Route 157a * 
17Route 167a+ ** 
18Route 17
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7a ***2
19Route 187b ***2
20Route 19
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7b **1
21Route 20
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6c **2
 Secteur EDF (St Cezaire 1) 
23Unknown Name 1
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6c+ * 
24Unknown Name 2
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5c * 
25Unknown Name 3
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6b+ **3
26Unknown Name 47a *3
27L'Eveil
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7b+ **1
28Unknown Name 5
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7c ***2
29Unknown Name 67b ***2
30Resistanzia8b *** 
31Unknown Name 77b **1
32Le Bal des Vampires7b+ ***2
33Twist Again7c+ ***1
34Twist a Bras8a **1
35A Bras Qu'a des Bras8a+ * 
36AC/DC
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7b **1
37Unknown Name 8
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7c  
 Secteur Kalymnos (St Cezaire 4) 
39Ce Bourrin D'Antonin
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7b+ *1
40Stupeur et Tremblements
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8a+ *2
41Connexion Girl7b ***1
42Quelle Aventure
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6c *1
43La Pieuvre
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7b ***2
44Shamallow Shoes
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7a+ ***4
45Search les Prises7c+ **2
46Cendrillon Today7c+ *1
47Fidgy, c mon amie6c ***5
48Ferraro Rocher
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7c **1
49Arts Plastocs7b+ *1
50Vers la Lune
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8a * 
51Objective Zero
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7b+ *1
 Face Sud (St Cezaire 2) 
53Climb 16b+ 1
54Climb 25c 1
55Climb 36c * 
56Climb 47c **1
57Climb 57c+ **1
58La deuxieme voie de Titi
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8a **1
59La premier voie de Titi8a ***1
60Climb 67b+ ** 
61Climb 77b ***1
62Colo Re6c+ ***1
63Climb 97a+ ***1
64Climb 10
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7b+ ***1
65Climb 11
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7b ***1
66Climb 127a+ ***1
67Climb 137b *1
68Climb 148a * 
69Climb 157c  
70Climb 167b ***1
71Petite Enterprise7a+ **1
72Climb 177b *1
73Climb 18
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7a+ **1
74Climb 197c ***1
75Climb 207c **1
76Climb 21
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7a ***1
77Climb 22
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6c+ *1
78Climb 23
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7b *1
79Climb 24
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7b *1
80Climb 25
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7b ***1
81Climb 267a+ ***1
 Face Nord: En Haut (St Cezaire 3) 
83Gregouillette
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7a  
84Granytorex
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7b+ * 
85Ca Gratte Et Ca Passe
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7c **1
86Charlie Go
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7c * 
87Titi Et Gros Minet
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7c+ **1
88Judas Mon Guide
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7c ***1
89Tuscanosaure7c+ * 
90Master Killer7c+ ***1
91Sublime Demensia8a ***2
92Devine Intervention Direct8a ** 
93Devine Intervention7c+ ***1
94Partie Cachee8b+ *** 
95Attitude8a+ ***1
96Coup De BouleProject  
97Symphonie Et Destruction
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8b **1
98Chaud Crane
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8a ***2
99Massacre Au C1007b ***2
100La Fou Moi La7a **2
101Cent Peur Et Sangliers
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7a *1
102Falaise A Brutes7a+ ***2
103Les Milles Secousses7b **2
 Face Nord: En Bas (St Cezaire 5) 
105Not Known
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5c  
106Again Unknown
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6b+  
1074eme Etoile
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6b+ *1
108L'Anello Magico
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7a+  
109Le Fossile7b+ *2
110Luna Cool6b ***6
111Comme Des Pas Qui S'eloignent
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6c+ ***4
112Nouveau Niveau
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7a **7
113Voie 9
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7a **4
114Les Ours Sont-ils Maniaques?
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7b ***5
115Joystick
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7c **2
116Il Naso D'argentoProject  
117L'Ethique Au Tacquet
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7c+ **2
118Terreur Nocturne7c+ ***2
119Les Bertots En Vacances8b * 
120Bord De Levre8b * 
121D'Est En Ouest
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8a+ ***2
122Scorpions
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8a ***2
123Marcsupitami
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7a+ ***5
124Meme depart de Marcsupilami
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7a+ *1
125Toute Le Bonheur Du Monde
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7a *4
 Le Discret 
127La Révolution des Flanby
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6c 1
128Pour Une Poignee De Sel
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7a *1
129Moody L1
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6c  
130Moody L1 + L2
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8a  
131C'est dément
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6c+ ***1
132Vent De Terre L1
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6c **1
133Vent De Terre L1 + L2
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7c+ **1
134Rectification L1
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6c+ *1
135Rectification L1 + L28a  
136L'erreur est humaine7c 1
137Chapeau Pointu
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6b+ **3
138Chapeau Pointu L1 + L28a 1
139La Lune comme une etoile de Mer L1
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6c  
140La Lune comme une Etoile de Mer L1 + L2
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7a  
141La Lune comme une Etoile de Mer L1 + L2 + L38a+  
142Le bonne cause L1
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5c  
143Le bonne cause L1 + L27a+  
144Douche froide L1
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5c  
145Douche froide L1 + L2 (sortie gauche)
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8a  
146Douche froide L1 + L2 (sortie directe)
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8a+  
147El Percolator8a+  
148Culbuto L1
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6c  
149Culbuto L1 + L28a+  
150You fuck my rope7c  
151La Taille Ça Compton L1
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7b+  
152La Taille Ça Compton L1 + L2
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8b  
153L'homme de Vénus
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8b  
154Et clac le doigt L1
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8a+  
155Et clac le doigt L1 + l28a+  
156Le Diable Est Dans Les Details8a+ ***2
157Inch of dust L17c+ ***2
158Inch of dust L1 + L28a ***1
159Hilti Base Jump L18a ***2
160Hilti Base Jump L1 + L2
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8a+ *** 
161Action Discréte L1
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7a+ **2
162Action Discréte L1+ L2
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7c **1
163Polisson Avenue L1
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5a 1
164Polisson Avenue L1 + L2
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7b+ **1
165Faut pas étre cardiaque
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7b  
 Secteur Jean Marc Genevois 
167Nell
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6b+ *2
168Bas le Voile
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6b *1
169Un Monde Imparfait
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7a+  
170OGM, Non Merci
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6b+ ***4
171Les Lois du Marches L1
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7a **2
172Les Lois du Marches L1 + L27c *** 
173Au Bonheur des Gammes
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7a ***1
174Grimpe et Basta
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6c+  
175Pane, Amore et Fantasia
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6c+  
176M'en Bati Sieu Nissart
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6c+  
177Vous Etes Ce Que Vous Grimpez
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7a  
178Restons Motive L1
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6c+  
179Restons Motive L1 + L2
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7c+  
180Et Un, Et Deux, Et Trois Essais L1
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7a *1
181Et Un, Et Deux, Et Trois Essais L1 + L2
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7b+ ***1
182Grimpe Attitude L1
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7a+ *1
183Grimpe Attitude L1 +L2
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7b **1
184Prenons de la Hauteur L1
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6c+  
185Prenons de la Hauteur L1 + L2
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7a+  
186Terra Incognita
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7b  
187Les Souliers de Jean
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7b  
 Les Malines 
189Symphonie de Printemps6b 4
190Le Grand Demenagement5a 2
191La Memoire et la Mer6a+ 4
192Aligators 1176a+ 2
193Impasse Kadavresky6c+ 5
194Maeta6a 4
195Fourmidable6a 4
196Arrhes du bonheur
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6b+ 1
197Enfin la plague
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5c 2
198Le lion du panshir
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7a **3
199Helly holy mekanik quantik
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7a **1
200La colère d'Eole
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5a *1
201GSXF 750
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7a *1
202Bleau, ça colle!
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7a+ ***1
203Blondin
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5c *1
 Village 
205La lune comme une etoile de mer
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7a **1
206Nee Sous X6b 2
207Tire Pas Trop Fort
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5c 3
208Les Guerrieres Rouges6b+ 2
209Meditation Sentimentale6c 1
210Waldo4b 1
211Climb 2 (Le Village)6a 1
212Arque en ciel7b 1
213Mato6c 1
214Vol au-dessus de la Siagne7a 1
215Climb 12 (le Village)7a+ 1
216Vitamine B52
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6b 1
217Robin6a 1
218Siame5c 1
219Le Def6a+ 1

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