Climbs 140
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 992m a.s.l
Faces S

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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.
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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 ** 5
27 Le retour du père forateur
-
5a * 3
28 Le coté obscur de la fosse 5b 4
29 Le parfum de Katiska 6a ** 6
30 Une gentille Jalbertade and Co 5c ** 4
31 Ptehicala huhu cahumpa 5c * 5
32 Ey! Pitchou
-
6b 2
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+ * 10
41 Malix 6c * 3
42 Malix (Right hand finish) 6c+ ** 3
43 La spirale 7a ** 6
44 Wolf 7b+ ** 1
45 Abysse 7c *** 1
46 Phoebe Directe 7c ***  
47 Phoebe Droite 7c *** 7
48 Super Phoebe 7c+ ***  
49 Amalthee 8a *** 5
50 Super Amalthée 8a+ **  
Climb name Grade
51 Petite ourse 8a+ *** 3
52 Petit ourse (to first lower off)
-
7b * 4
53 Koan 8b ** 1
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 *** 1
59 Demons et Merveilles (to first lower off)
-
8a+ *** 2
60 Talisman 8c ***  
61 Aladin 7b+ *  
62 Le gènie 7c+ *  
63 Masque minéral 7c+ *  
64 Marsupilami 7b+ *** 12
65 Super Marsupilami 8a+ *** 2
66 Galilée 7a+ *** 23
67 Armazing 8b+ **  
68 Amulree (to first lower off) *
-
7b *  
69 Amalthee (to first lower off) *
-
7b * 1
  Tsunami
71 Demay Demay 2 6c ** 16
72 Mort aux vaches 8b *  
73 Mort aux vaches (pitch 1) 6b+ ** 17
74 Pégase (1) 6b ** 31
75 Pégase (1+2) 8a+ **  
76 Riglos 8a ** 3
77 Riglos (pitch 1) 6a * 26
78 Tsunami 7c+ ** 3
79 Greystock (1+2) 7c+ *** 2
80 Greystock (1) 6b+ * 8
81 Angkorvat 7c+ *** 2
82 Metis 8b+ **  
83 Tupacamaro direct 8a+ **  
84 Tupacamaro 8a **  
85 Andeavor 8b+  
86 Vent Solaire 8a *** 4
87 Les portes du soleil 8b+  
  Right
  Altair
90 Cross Road Left 7c ** 2
91 Cross Road Right 7b+ *** 6
92 Altair 7b ** 6
93 Altaïr (pitch 1) 7a+ ** 4
94 Objectif Lune 7a+  
95 On a grimpe sur la Lune 7a+  
96 Tamata et l'Alliance 7b+  
97 Amazone 7b *  
98 La Nébuleuse du Crabe (direct) 7a * 4
99 La Nebuleuse du Crabe 6c ** 5
Climb name Grade
  Corvus
101 Bonzai 6c+ * 1
102 Hale Bopp 6a * 6
103 Hale Bopp Droite 6b+ * 3
104 Le cru crux lent 7b+ *  
105 Corvus 7c 3
106 Corvus (pitch 1) 6a+ *** 4
107 Corax 7a+ *  
108 Corax (pitch 1) 6b * 2
109 Clair de lune 6c ** 6
110 Clair de lune (1) 5c ** 3
111 Malo 6a ** 7
112 Uranus 6a+ ** 7
113 Palo 5c * 11
114 La croisière s'embusque 5c ** 9
115 Si Si! C'est fil mais c'pas dur 6c * 6
116 La Paisnam 6a+ *** 10
117 L'anti Genat 6a * 7
118 Banana slip 5c ** 11
119 Les pendules à l'heure 6a * 10
120 107 Proof 4c * 11
121 Ne cherche pas d'ge là-bas 6a *  
122 1Ne cherche pas d'gé la-bas P1 5a * 3
123 Premiére américaine 5a ** 11
124 Les Soudoués 5b * 5
125 Danke la balayette 6a * 5
126 Délicats tes seins 5c ** 5
127 L'échelle à spits 5b * 4
  Maeva
129 Solitaire
-
6a+  
130 Yes poetes c'est delicat 7a+ ** 1
131 I am what I am
-
6b+ ** 1
132 Timing serré
-
7c *  
133 ?
-
Project  
134 Qui séme le vent recolte l'ouragan
-
Project  
135 La place de vérité
-
7a+  
136 Boomerang
-
7c **  
137 Samouraï 8a+  
138 Les doigts d'un jour
-
8b  
139 Parfum d'automne
-
6b+ *  
140 L'homme de l'errance
-
7b  
141 Crotouille
-
6a  
142 Maeva
-
8a *  
143 La belle et le bad boy
-
8a+ *  
144 Faux pas rêver
-
8a+  
145 Les tâches se détâchent
-
7c+ **  
146 Sans peine et sans fatigue
-
7c **  
147 Le silence est d'or 7b+ ** 1
148 Wassup 6c+ * 1
149 Monsieur voyage
-
6b  
150 Salut Bob
-
6a  
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