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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Guidebooks

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
2 Le Corbeau et le Rosbif
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6c  
3 Tarzan 6b+ *  
4 Gatina 5c *  
5 L'alongeuns 6a * 3
6 Tronche de Conque 6b * 2
7 Wedge 4c ** 18
8 Quick Piss 6a ** 20
9 Directe Chien 6c * 5
10 Chien de plomb 6a ** 4
11 Reemon 5c ** 7
12 Gaffe au Bloc 5c ** 12
13 Atilla 5c * 10
14 Smooth Operator 6b ** 3
15 Codis Faux 5c * 11
16 Voie de Gue 5c ** 20
17 Grodej 5a * 8
18 Fox Fodder 5a * 11
19 Beau Dard 5c ** 15
20 Maya 5c * 16
21 Rio 3 * 12
22 Blackie 4a * 21
23 Catastrophe 5a * 22
24 Sade 6a 27
25 Petitdej 6a * 12
26 L'amitie Internationale 6a+ * 1
27 Tigronasse 6a * 9
28 Vicious 6b * 2
29 L'œil perdu 6c * 2
30 N'a qu'un œil 6c * 3
31 Sauvage 4a * 12
32 Angos
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6a 3
33 Big Jim
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6a  
34 Poulpe
-
4a 4
35 Prima
-
5a 4
36 Seconda
-
3+ 4
37 Terza
-
3 5

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