Climbs 36
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 894m a.s.l
Faces S

Jürgen Zapp on Sade, Col d'Ayen © KevinGibbs

Crag features

A pleasant little crag in a lovely sunny setting. It feels a bit more like climbing in the Yorkshire Dales than the mighty Verdon, and the small, well-protected routes here offer a good contrast to the soaring epics of the main gorge. Many of them are very polished, such is the popularity of the crag.

Approach notes

600m east of the Col d'Ayen, opposite a solitary farm house, a track heads down into a small bunch of trees, the entry is steep. Park here and head downhill to pick up cairns that trend left to the edge cliff. Scramble (carefully) down to reach the narrow ledge-system that runs under the face. The ledge at the foot of the face is narrow and exposed; not a great venue for children.

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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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Col d'Ayen Routes 
2Le Corbeau et le Rosbif
3Tarzan6b+ * 
4Gatina5c * 
5L'alongeuns6a *2
6Tronche de Conque6b *2
7Wedge4c **18
8Quick Piss6a **19
9Directe Chien6c *5
10Chien de plomb6a **4
11Reemon5c **6
12Gaffe au Bloc5c **12
13Atilla5c *10
14Smooth Operator6b **3
15Codis Faux5c *9
16Voie de Gue5c **18
17Grodej5a *8
18Fox Fodder5a *11
19Beau Dard5c **15
20Maya5c *16
21Rio3 *12
22Blackie4a *21
23Catastrophe5a *20
24Sade6a 25
25Petitdej6a *10
26L'amitie Internationale6a+ *1
27Tigronasse6a *9
28Vicious6b *2
29L'Å“il perdu6c *2
30N'a qu'un Å“il6c *3
31Sauvage4a *12
6a 3
33Big Jim
4a 4
5a 4
3+ 4
3 5

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