Climbs 50
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 912m a.s.l
Faces SW

A lovely 7b+ at Roquefixade in the Ariège © chez Arran

Crag features

Impressive but slightly old-fashioned limestone crag below the Cathar chateau of Roquefixade, to the west of Foix in the French Pyrenees. Most of the climbing is in the 6a-7c bracket, though there are a few good, easier routes. Bolts are good but except on the hardest routes tend to be more spaced than on other sport crags in the area.


Approach notes

The village of Roquefixade is approximately 15km east of Foix and 5km west of the small town of Lavelanet, in the foothills of the Ariege Pyrenees. As you arrive, bear left along a road that contours around the bottom of the village and park in a small public parking space. If this is full, continue along the road another hundred metres or so, and park on the verge making sure there is room for agricultural vehicles to pass. To reach the crag, take the road up to the village square then follow the signs to the Chateau. Access time 5-10 minutes.


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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Main Crag 
2Mignon6b *3
3Mignonette5a 3
4Sucette à l'acide7b+ * 
6Poséidon7b+ **1
7La sacado5c * 
8Snoopy pète6a+ **1
9La restrouvada4c **6
10Nikita6b ** 
11L'envie folle6a+ **1
12La dalle6c ***6
13Pepsi6a+ *2
14Le grand dièdre6b **5
15La fissure en demi-lune6a  
16Bénénuts6c+ * 
17Nuts6b *2
18Gédurdur6b ** 
19Le pilier rouge7a **1
2015 Ans Après7b * 
21Sikadur pour prises mobiles7b **1
22Pinocchio7a **1
23Pinocchio Right-hand6b ***1
24Gedoverte5c **4
25Pascalou5c 1
26Costo Balèse6a+ * 
27Lifting7c *1
28El milagro8a+ ** 
29Persil7c+ *1
30Caféine7b+ * 
31Camomille5a **12
32La séparationA1  
33Plan inclinéA1  
36À chacun son enfer7a+ *1

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