Climbs 165
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 437m a.s.l
Faces S

A classic 4+ at Baudouvin © Rog Wilko

Crag features

Coudon is the highest and most northerly of the mini-mountains that surround Toulon. The southern flank of the mountain (and lot of the northern side too) is a long ribbon of high quality limestone in a superb setting. It offers a broad selection of routes with a good spread of grades and a variety of styles here - most teams should find plenty to do here.

Mount Coudon is south facing and catches the sun all day. It makes a good winter venue when the Mistral isn't blowing. It is high enough to catch a bit of a breeze in hot weather although you may also bake. It will dry very quickly after rain and suffers from no seepage.

Approach notes

The cliffs are all reached from above from parking spaces along the narrow Route du Fort Coudon which runs up to the Telecommunications centre in the old fort at the mountain's highest point. The narrow road branches east off the Route de Tourris, 1.3km north from its junction with the D62/D46, the road that loops round to the north of Mount Faron linking the A50 and A57 motorways. This neatly avoids the need to get involved with Toulon city centre.

The cliffs are all approached from above (easy in, harder out!) from one of three parking places.

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Guidebooks

France : C?te d'Azur

Côte d'Azur covers the famous cliffs of Calanques, Sainte Victoire and the Verdon and also includes some of the great venues around Toulon, the sunniest city in France. Plus there is the popular winter venue of Châteauvert, the less well known Esterel and Châteaudouble area. Add in Saint Jeannet and a selection of cliffs in the Nice area and this will become an essential volume for any climber.
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Totally agree with the other comments, went here after a disappointing time at Citerne and was blown away by the quality. Went to Citerne saw 4 people, came here and the crag was rammed, trust the locals they know their stuff!
Zoomer - 28/Oct/11
This must be one of the best crags in France for quality easier routes. The stars here are justified and more. Rock quality excellent especially at right-hand end, bolting normally generous. But be warned - in hot dry and windy weather the road up to the crag may well be closed on account of fire hazard.
Rog Wilko - 22/Oct/11
For the modest climber, this must be one of France's best kept secrets. Had a great session here, 7 routes all worth three stars!
Rog Wilko - 16/Oct/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Baudouvin 
2J'y pense et j'oublie5a ***15
3L'as de club qui spade ton heart, diamond line5c **4
4Je pense qu'à ça6b **3
5Grégari5c **3
6Petite MĂ©lanie4c ***14
7Azertyuiop4a ***17
8Quadriceps5a **2
9Que Dalle5b ***15
10MĂ©lissa6a **2
11Pourquoi pas?5b ***10
12Trazybulle4a ***7
13La tâche3+ ***8
14Baibelino3 **4
15French kiss5c ***1
16Pim pam poum3 **9
17No comment6a ***4
18L'initiateur dormeur3 ***3
19ImpĂ´t direct6b ***1
20ImpĂ´t variante6b+ *1
21T'occupes pas des signaux, mets du charbon5a ***9
22Jackpot5a ***4
23Caprice des vieux4c ***4
24Olabaf5a ***9
25Le matin des magiciens4c ***5
26Sakapof dissident4c ***9
27Hamma bia5c ***3
28L'âge de glace
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5c **1
29A la recherche du gland perdu
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4a 1
 Rose Marie 
31Jardin des libellules5a ***4
32Nid des cailles5a ***4
33Finochia6a+ * 
34Paradisiac6a+ ***2
35La "x"5c ** 
36Noctambule6a ***1
37Noctambule Extension6b *** 
38Microcosmos6b+ ***1
39Shiva5c ***3
40Parvati5c ** 
41Mort subite6b+ * 
42L'obscure6c ** 
43Rose Marie6a ***3
44DespĂ©rados7a *** 
45DĂ©sirĂ©6b+ *** 
46L'insoumise6a+ ***1
47Petit bide6b+ ** 
48Les kaĂŻ kaĂŻ6b+ ** 
49La coquine6b+ * 
 Grandes Voies 
51KĂ©ops6a+ ** 
52Les trois gouttes d'H2O5c ***1
53La salle de bains5c ***1
54La gélule5c **1
55Layenda6a **1
56Colle qui peut5c *** 
57La saint maclou5c *** 
58Touche pas Ă  mon pof6b+ *** 
59Le chĂŞne direct4c *** 
60Le chĂŞne4c *** 
61Mélodie aérienne6a ***2
62Rock autopsie6b ** 
63Cacophonie6a * 
64La seule escalade5c ** 
 Sector La BoĂ©ly 
66La boĂ©ly5a ** 
67Le grand toit5c ***1
 Sector Bal Ă  Bougival 
69Bal Ă  bougival6a+ *** 
70ArmaguĂ©don6a ** 
71Le voleur de Bagdad5a *** 
 Le Petit Surplomb 
73Ballade pour Agnès4c *7
74Les bidasses en folie4c *6
75Banana way4a *6
76Le petit surplomb5a **8
77Carbone 145a  
 Les DĂ©s 
79Cacahuète a roulettes
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2 3
80D03+ 4
81Mongolita3 **5
82D13+ *9
83D24a *9
84D34a *6
85D45a *5
86D55a **5
87D65a **3
88D75c **4
89D86a+ **1
90D96b **1
91Pollux6a **2
92Colargol6a ***1
93La fée railleuse6a ***2
94La belle aux bras daubants6c *** 
 Pepsi Max and Mythe Erra 
96Marjorade6a+ ***1
97Moustrouille6b+ *** 
98Pepsi max5c *** 
99Pitchounette5a **2
100XS5c ** 
101Pipsou-Mimsou4a ** 
102Lauratounette6b **1
103Billy lou BĂ©bĂ©ou6c *** 
104Souffre douceur7a+ **1
105Mythe errant7a *** 
106Sanctuaire galactique7b *** 
107MĂ©canique cĂ©leste7b+ *** 
 Canicule and Chronastro 
109Voie ricard7a+ *** 
110A l'aube de l'irrĂ©el7b+ *** 
111Canicule7a+ ***2
112L'Ă©lan de main qui chante7b *** 
11337.2Âş le matin7a ***2
114Zen attitude7a+ *** 
115Coucher de soleil6c+ ***1
116On se calme6c ***1
117Patience dans l'Azur6b+ ***3
118Vocalise5c * 
119Parcours sante5c ** 
120A bout de soufflé6a ***3
121Les yeux du dĂ©sir6c *** 
122Chlorodose7a *** 
123Peur de rien6c *** 
124Les flirts du mâle6b ** 
125Calimero5a * 
126Grisoulite6b **1
127La doumé6a ***3
128Dominette6a ***4
129Feeling6c+ *** 
130Chronastro5c ***1
131Le dalmasso migrateur5c *** 
 Gwendolin and AstĂ©rix 
133Le vent t'emportera6b+ * 
134Voie clément5c ***2
135Les bonheurs d'emilie5c ***2
136Chipie bulle (P1)6a ***2
137Chipie Bulle6c ***2
138Gwendoline7a *** 
139Tonton tron7a *** 
140Voie sans nom7a+ ***1
141La dernière tentation7c *** 
142OxygĂ©ne7b *** 
143Lueur d'un soir7a *** 
144La luciole6b *** 
145Misandre6c *** 
146AstĂ©rix et pĂ©rils6b *** 
147Accroche toi au balai7a+ *** 
148Coup de balai7c+ *** 
149MalĂ©fice7c+ *** 
150Les traces du temps7b+ *** 
151Imagine6c+ *** 
152Milagro6a+ * 
153Kata marrant6b+ ** 
154DĂ©sespĂ©rados6a *** 
 Train d'Enfer 
156Ventura highway6b * 
157L'aziza7a ** 
158Anais6a+ *** 
159A toit de jourer6c * 
160Bagdad cafĂ©6c+ ** 
161Les hauts ferrĂ©s6c * 
162Les enfants du paradis6b * 
163Vendredi 136a * 
164Train d'enfer5c **1
165Come back6a+ ** 
166Sur mesure6c * 
 Gobovol 
168Malibu7b+ * 
169Arc en ciel6c * 
170Tangente6b+ ** 
171Tambu7c * 
172Pyracantha7c ** 
173Gobovol7b ** 
174Peau d'ange8a * 
175Doux frisson7a * 
176La Jean-Marie5a * 
177Violon dingue6a * 

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