Climbs 134
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 992m a.s.l
Faces S

One of the best single-pitch routes at Genat: Galilée (7a+/7b) © chez Arran

Crag features

Steep limestone crag in SW France, with a large concentration of routes between F7a and F8c. Climbable all year round, though best to arrive early or wait until after 4pm in summer. Good wet weather venue due to the angle of the rock, and a natural sun-trap in winter - it is possible to climb here even when it is above the snow line. Recent equipping has added a swathe of easier routes, thus making the crag more interesting to a wider audience.

Approach notes

From Tarascon-sur-Ariege, take the D8 in the direction Niaux-Vicdessos. In the village of Niaux, take the D508 signposted Alliat and Genat. After 3.5km (and after the 9th bend), take a track on the left and park in a small quarry. The crag is reached in 2-3 minutes by following a footpath to the right of where the road is blocked by a farm gate.

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Guidebooks

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Niaux Limestone (2011)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Le Labo en Bas
2 Labo en Bas 1
-
6a+  
3 Labo en Bas 2 6a * 1
4 Pichobaco
-
6c+  
5 Pilier
-
6b+  
6 Vipère
-
7a+  
7 Labo en Bas 6
-
6c+  
8 Labo en Bas 7
-
7a  
9 Labo en Bas 8
-
7b  
10 Labo en Bas 9
-
7a  
  Le Labo en Haut
12 Carol-line 7b+  
13 A donde esta?
-
7b  
14 Labo en Haut 3
-
6b+ *  
15 Labo en Haut 4
-
6c  
16 Sahara
-
7b+  
17 Calligramme 7c **  
18 Calliphonie 8a  
19 Symphonie 7c  
20 Ultra-violet
-
7c  
21 Orégon
-
7a+  
22 Bertha la grosse
-
7b  
23 Rouge-queue 6c *  
  Marisa
25 La mauvaise foie 6a+ * 2
26 Le goujon foiré 6a ** 4
27 Le retour du père forateur
-
5a * 2
28 Le coté obscur de la fosse 5b 3
29 Le parfum de Katiska 6a ** 6
30 Une gentille Jalbertade and Co 5c ** 3
31 Ptehicala huhu cahumpa 5c * 4
32 Ey! Pitchou
-
6b 1
33 Marisa
-
6a 3
34 La sans nom?
-
6b+ 1
35 Lizye
-
6c+ 1
36 Alexia 6b ** 3
37 Bienvenue sur Mars 6a  
  Cave
  Secteur Koan
40 L'isolée 6a+ * 9
41 Malix 6c * 3
42 Malix (Right hand finish) 6c+ ** 2
43 La spirale 7a ** 3
44 Wolf 7b+ ** 1
45 Abysse 7c *** 1
46 Phoebe Directe 7c ***  
47 Phoebe Droite 7c *** 4
48 Super Phoebe 7c+ ***  
49 Amalthee 8a *** 1
50 Super Amalthée 8a+ **  
51 Petite ourse 8a+ ***  
52 Petit ourse (to first lower off)
-
7b * 3
53 Koan 8b **  
54 La Grande Ourse 8b ***  
55 La guerre des mondes 8b+ **  
56 La petite monstre 6b+  
57 Combat des chefs 7c+ **  
58 Démons et merveilles 8b ***  
59 Talisman 8c ***  
60 Aladin 7b+ *  
61 Le gènie 7c+ *  
62 Masque minéral 7c+ *  
63 Marsupilami 7b+ *** 9
64 Super Marsupilami 8a+ ***  
65 Galilée 7a+ *** 15
66 Armazing 8b+ **  
  Tsunami
68 Demay Demay 2 6c ** 11
69 Mort aux vaches 8b *  
70 Mort aux vaches (pitch 1) 6b+ ** 11
71 Pégase (1) 6b ** 25
72 Pégase (1+2) 8a+ **  
73 Riglos 8a ** 3
74 Riglos (pitch 1) 6a * 23
75 Tsunami 7c+ ** 3
76 Greystock (1+2) 7c+ *** 2
77 Greystock (1) 6b+ * 8
78 Angkorvat 7c+ *** 2
79 Metis 8b+ **  
80 Tupacamaro direct 8a+ **  
81 Tupacamaro 8a **  
82 Andeavor 8b+  
83 Vent Solaire 8a *** 2
84 Les portes du soleil 8b+  
  Right
  Altair
87 Cross Road Left 7c ** 2
88 Cross Road Right 7b+ *** 5
89 Altair 7b ** 6
90 Altaïr (pitch 1) 7a+ ** 4
91 Objectif Lune 7a+  
92 On a grimpe sur la Lune 7a+  
93 Tamata et l'Alliance 7b+  
94 Amazone 7b *  
95 La Nébuleuse du Crabe (direct) 7a * 4
96 La Nebuleuse du Crabe 6c ** 5
  Corvus
98 Bonzai 6c+ * 1
99 Hale Bopp 6a * 6
100 Hale Bopp Droite 6b+ * 3
101 Le cru crux lent 7b+ *  
102 Corvus 7c 3
103 Corvus (pitch 1) 6a+ *** 4
104 Corax 7a+ *  
105 Corax (pitch 1) 6b * 2
106 Clair de lune 6c ** 6
107 Clair de lune (1) 5c ** 3
108 Malo 6a ** 7
109 Uranus 6a+ ** 7
110 Palo 5c * 10
111 La croisière s'embusque 5c ** 6
112 Si Si! C'est fil mais pa dur 6c * 4
113 Unknown Slab 6a+ *** 7
114 L'anti Genat 6a * 4
115 Banana slip 5c ** 7
116 Les pendules à l'heure 6a * 6
117 107 Proof 4c 5
118 Premiére américaine 5a * 4
119 Danke la balayette 6a * 3
120 Délicats tes seins 5c ** 3
121 L'échelle à spits 5b * 3
  Maeva
123 Solitaire
-
6a+  
124 Yes poetes c'est delicat 7a+ ** 1
125 I am what I am
-
6b+ ** 1
126 Timing serré
-
7c *  
127 ?
-
Project  
128 Qui séme le vent recolte l'ouragan
-
Project  
129 La place de vérité
-
7a+  
130 Boomerang
-
7c **  
131 Samouraï 8a+  
132 Les doigts d'un jour
-
8b  
133 Parfum d'automne
-
6b+ *  
134 L'homme de l'errance
-
7b  
135 Crotouille
-
6a  
136 Maeva
-
8a *  
137 La belle et le bad boy
-
8a+ *  
138 Faux pas rêver
-
8a+  
139 Les tâches se détâchent
-
7c+ **  
140 Sans peine et sans fatigue
-
7c **  
141 Le silence est d'or 7b+ ** 1
142 Wassup 6c+ * 1
143 Monsieur voyage
-
6b  
144 Salut Bob
-
6a  

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