Climbs 64
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 152m a.s.l
Faces E

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John Wilson on Tout L'effet d'une Fee (F7a), Les Actinidias, Ardeche © Stuart S

Crag features

A small but significant pair of crags. Sector Le camping is a friendly spot just above the campsite. In contrast, the main crag has a concentration of very accessible hard routes up a jaw-dropping leaning wall. Next to the campsite is a charming beach, with potential for some serious deep-water soloing and even greater potential for some serious sun-lounging.

Both walls are east-facing, and get plenty of shade in the afternoon, making this a good venue for lazy starts in the summer months. Expect it to get a bit chilly at other times of the year as the trees provide a lot of shade in the mornings.

Approach notes

To approach the left side of the crag, approach as for Mazet along the D453 but continue driving up the hill for a couple of hundred metres until you see a sign to the right for Camping Actinidias, turn down here and park opposite the entrance to the car park. During off season this car park is closed, but there is enough space at the entrance for a few cars. Access the Camping sector by walking back up the road about fifty metres, and following a trail to the right - just above the campsite. To access the main crag - Actinidias Renep - walk down the river-side and follow a path, heading down-river, around the perimeter of the campsite. Do not enter the campsite - unless of course you are staying there.



The alternative approach is quicker for accessing the right-hand side of the crag, and there are a lot more spaces to park. Continue along the D452 past a T-junction until you reach a layby on the left and an extensive parking area in the trees on the right. There are some large trail-maps at the side of the road. Park here and pick up a path that is marked with yellow dashes (it goes left at the first spilt and right at the second). This leads downhill until you reach another path that follows the river. Turn right and you will shortly appear at the right-hand side of the crag.

Access Advice

Sector Camping is now closed. The camp site has devloped some hiuts underneath it and removed the bolts.

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France : Languedoc-Roussillon

The third book in the Rockfax France series covers the extensive and fertile climbing area west of the author's previous guide to Haute Provence. The areas covered largely surround the beautiful Parc National des Cévennes, but also includes crags that are close to the cities of Nimes and Avignon.
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Sector camping has been closed due to enlargement of the campsite since 2013.
tjekel - 06/Nov/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Le Camping
2 Maraboum 5c ** 10
3 Patchamama 6b+ * 1
4 Vol Sur un Nid de Frelons 6a * 5
5 Tilt 6a+ * 5
6 Le Retour du Lisse 6a 5
7 Castapiane 6b+ ** 5
8 Vol du Marcassin 6c *** 4
9 Les Pantouflards 5a * 8
10 To Mine or Not to Mine 5a * 10
11 La femme du brac 5a * 1
12 Du Chewing-Gum Plein Les Bottes 4a ** 7
13 Unknown 4a  
14 Suisse Again 5a 6
15 Aqui Lou Marie Lou 4c 5
16 Vertige 5c ** 11
17 Rataplan 7a ** 1
  Rénep Left
19 Mur-mur Oublié Project  
20 Prise de Tete 7a * 3
21 Un Deux Toit 7b * 1
22 Le Mauvais Oeil du Piton 7a+ *  
23 Le Laurier 6a+ * 9
Climb name Grade
24 Jabot force j'arrive pas 8a * 1
25 Les Ailes du Désir 8a+ *  
26 L'eau á la Bouche 8c *  
27 Bivouac Interdit 8a ** 1
28 Le Tailleur de Pierre 7c *  
29 Le câlin du serpent 8a+ *  
30 Prise par Derrière 6c+ **  
31 Héroïc Terrien 6b+ ** 1
32 Le Petit Donneur d'offrande 7c *  
33 La Pollux 7b+ **  
34 Promenons nous dans les Bois 7c *  
35 Le jour et la nuit 7a+ ** 1
36 Céréales ou Chocolat 8b **  
37 Alien vs Predator * 5a ** 7
  Rénep Right
39 Mutation 7a * 6
40 La Vie Tumultueuse d'un Vilain 7b+ **  
41 Un été au Parfum de Citronelle 7b+ *  
42 Tout l'effet d'une Petite Fee 7a ** 9
43 Détente au C4 7c+ **  
44 En attendant le charpentier de valgorge 7c+ *  
45 Deux temps trois mouvements 8a+ *  
46 Expression Féline 8a+ **  
Climb name Grade
47 Expression Bovine 8a+ **  
48 Elle m'a fait des Pieds pour un Concerto 8a+ **  
49 Délicatessen Project  
50 Diversion Project  
51 L'œil du Cyclope 8a **  
52 Le Cauchemar de nos Rêves Project  
53 Ethique en Toc 7c ** 1
54 La Voie du Veve 7b ** 4
55 Les Dentelles De Daphnee 6c *** 11
56 Les dentelles de daphnée right-hand 7a **  
57 ? ?  
58 New 8a 8a **  
59 La Voie Royale 8c **  
60 États d'âmes 8a **  
61 La Carotte Atomique 6c ** 2
62 Zenzibar 8a **  
63 Pince moi je Rêve Project  
64 Le Grand Combat 8a ** 1
65 Poumapi bBarabo 7b+ * 2
66 Les Cryptos du Plein-air 7b * 1
67 Bretelles d'accès 5c * 2
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