Climbs 52
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 505m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Stephen Blacket on Vision (5) Combe Obscure © Adrian Berry

Crag features

Combe Obscure is a sweet little climbing spot consisting of easy-angled slabs of flawless grey rock. There are the odd hard routes in amongst the friendlier grades, but they will feel very technical at this angle.

The cliffs are sheltered, and get the morning and midday sun. Seepage is unlikely to be a problem. The left crag gets the sun for longer than the right one.

Approach notes

Combe Obscure lies midway between Malaucène and Bédoin, off the D19. From Malaucène head south on the D938, turning left onto the D19 in the direction of Bédoin. After a few kilometres, you reach La Madeline. On a sharp bend in the road, a rough track, indicated by a yellow walking sign, leads off to the left. Drive a little way up the track and park at the end near an abandoned brick building. Don't leave anything valuable in the car! Walk past the building and continue in the same direction, following a coarse gravel track for about fifteen minutes until you reach the two crags.

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Avignon (2006)
Great crag, well certainly the left side that we visited is, except for the wasps that fly all over the place and dont leave you alone all day, got stung about 20 mtrs up one route, theres no gettin away from the buggers, this was in August, so i guess a bit later or earlier in the year when the wasps are gone its probably a nicer place to be.. Parking is easy, just follow the crap track right to the end, it'll open up into a smallish parking area, 8 to 10 cars, park up then keep on a small track across a field going in the same direction as you come in with the car youll then see the small house as described in the rockfax guide, continue straight on, on a small rocky path..dont be fooled by the other abandoned house and likely looking crag to the left of the car track..
fatbuoybazza - 24/Aug/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Left Crag
2 Percusion 6a * 10
3 Jardin Secret 6a+ * 14
4 Pirate 6b * 10
5 De la Fuite dans les Idées 5c * 20
6 3000 F le Kilo 5c ** 42
7 La Domy 6b * 19
8 Ralépas Grimpe 6b+ * 20
9 Froggy One 6a * 30
10 Vision 5a *** 89
11 Ziziben 6a ** 42
12 La Martine 6c+ ** 9
13 Pas Glop Pas Glop 6b+ ** 20
14 La Calade 5c ** 35
15 La Puce 5c * 31
16 Angoisse 5a * 29
17 Solitaire 5c * 22
18 L'Œil Bleu 6a ** 31
Climb name Grade
19 Les Ailes Brisées 7a+ * 5
20 Olimanu 6b ** 29
21 La Perle Noire 4a * 23
22 Zut Plus de Piles 5c * 9
  Right Crag
24 Le Lechant Mou 6a * 12
25 La Dernière Minute 6c ** 6
26 Hard Pepper 6b+ * 1
27 La Dalle dans le Ciel 7b+  
28 Ushuaïa 7b *  
29 Éléctric 7c *  
30 Picon Fatal 6a+ ** 5
31 Soleil Levant 6a+ ** 15
32 Fou du Pont 7a ** 7
33 Joe le Maxi 6b+ ** 5
34 La Biboufafait 6c+ ** 2
35 Truffe a la Tronçonneuse 6b * 2
36 4487 après JC 7a ** 11
Climb name Grade
37 Saxo 7a+ *  
38 Vibration 6b+ *** 27
39 Le Chandelier 6a+ *** 57
40 Que Fait la Police 7b * 1
41 La Gaffophone 6a+ * 16
42 Speed Sail 5a ** 40
43 Élégance 6b+ *** 30
44 Mariotte 7c * 3
45 La Brise de la Pastille 6b *** 28
46 The Blue Breaker 6a+ ** 20
47 Et Moi Alors 5a ** 33
48 Les Soupirs 5a ** 35
49 Aymondoi 5a ** 24
50 Dupont T 6a * 10
51 Les Broques 6c * 8
52 Dupont D 6a ** 33
53 Naissance 6a ** 34
54 Bons Baisers de Kincon 6b * 18

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