Climbs 32
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 258m a.s.l
Faces N

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Taupe Modele, F5+, La Trinite © Chris Craggs

Crag features

A disused quarry, north-facing and tucked under the motorway - in a selective guide - you have to be kidding! In reality the crag is worth including for several reasons: it is a great hot weather venue, it makes a decent airport day crag as the parking is nearby, and Nice is only 20 minute's drive away; and of course because the climbing is generally excellent!

You won't see many locals climbing here in the winter; it doesn't get any sun, and retains the damp because of its aspect. Despite this, it is possible to get some good days here out of season, bring an extra jumper though! Of course, the reverse of this makes it a great summer crag, shady climbing with steaming sunbathing by the picnic tables.

Approach notes

From the A8 coastal motorway, due north of Nice centre, take the 'La Trinité' exit and drive down towards the town. Get onto the eastern side of the river and follow the D2204 north. At a roundabout, take the road on the right (signed 'Ctre Commercial') and head away from the river. Continue past another roundabout by an large Auchan supermarket for about 800m and turn right onto the 'Boulevard Fuon Santa' towards the Decathlon. The second left up here (sign for the Escalade) is the 'Avenue André Theuriet'. Follow this (narrow and steep in places) for just over a kilometre, until the quarry appears on the right. There is a big parking spot 100m beyond here, on the left.

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France : Cote 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
  La Trinité Routes
2 Courte tisane 4a * 11
3 Echec aux maths 5a * 15
4 Formes ancestrales 4c ** 22
5 Croustillant 4a ** 22
6 Nabot...minable! 5a 10
7 Microbe 2a * 7
8 Excès de vitesse 4a *** 22
9 Capable de tout! 6a * 7
10 Le coup de piézo 6a+ *** 12
11 Besoins naturels 5c *** 16
Climb name Grade
12 Besoins matériel 6c+ *** 6
13 Penchant fatal 7b *** 5
14 L'architecte tonique 6b+ *** 8
15 Bref delai pour les biceps 6a+ *** 14
16 Taupe modèle 6a *** 19
17 Cinq froid c'est dur 5a ** 17
18 Muriel petite sœur dans le ciel 6b *** 10
19 Par le canal de Suez 6a *** 17
20 Un Un voyage qui décoiffé qui decoiffe 7a ** 8
21 Temps de cuisson 6a *** 11
22 Anticalcaire 5a *** 23
Climb name Grade
23 Bonne nouvelle 6b * 10
24 Panne des sens 6c ** 9
25 Écrémé 6a *** 18
26 1/4 écrémé 3a * 5
27 1/2 écrémé 6a ** 13
28 Mini de rien 3a * 2
29 Mine de rien 3c ** 15
30 Super microbe 3a * 10
31 Super vire russe 5a * 17
32 Coup de grisou 4c ** 18
33 Rhaaa plat plat 6a 6

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