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Supposed to be F6a+!!!!!! © Mike Rhodes

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Sport climbing venue par excellence with unusually good selection of low to mid grade climbs. Climbs are about 5 minutes from the car parking with a gorgeous river to cool off in if/when it gets too hot !

The easier climbs go into shade in the afternoon.

Approach notes

NB There is currently a cloud hanging over much of the route de grimpe with crags off limits. This does not seem to be the case with Tautavel and most of Vingrau, but you have been warned !

Climbed in Tautavel today - as mentioned before there's a sign that says about enjoying the "leisure prospects" of the gorge (climbing in particular). Plenty of parties climbing there today so regardless of an "official ban" I think it would be safe to say anyone who's keen would be able to rock up (pun intended?) and climb. Shame that some of the local climbers leave their ropes up while they go for a swim and take up lines but otherwise an absolutely astonishing crag and gorge!
JonoDHawkins - 27/Jun/15
Any updates as to the situation in this area would be great- at the moment the official French site says all the crags are still closed- http://www.ffme.fr/site/falaise-liste.html?DEPARTEMENT=66
steve4736 - 08/Mar/15
Update to previous comment: I climbed at the Gorge w/c 16/02/15. It has been extensively rebolted very recently - the bolts/resin look new and the old bolts can be seen lying around on the rock, so must be since the December floods. In addition, 2 large new signs have gone up extolling the leisure possibilities of the gorge area which specifically mention climbing as an activity. Furthermore, I could see no sign of the 'Interdit' notice which was there in 2013. So, I'm personally happy to climb there, BUT I haven't checked this through the tourist office so you should make your own choice.
jandyd05 - 23/Feb/15
See previous commment (Jul 13) re Tautavel and other route de grimnpe climbs. Climbing in the area is technically 'interdit' but Tautavel is still being climbed by french locals, spaniards and ex-pat brits. The bolt failure in question was not at Tautavel but more recently bolted venues - so its your choice, climb at own risk!
jandyd05 - 02/Feb/15
Told by the staff in Tautavel Tourist Info (23/1/15) that they no longer stock the guidebook as all climbing at Vingrau, Tautavel and Maury is 'interdit'.
Andy Say - 02/Feb/15
Route de Grimpe crags have access problems since bolt failures (epoxy) 2yrs ago. Tautavel has some notices posted but no 1st bolt-hangars removed and no policing. Climbed here July 2013 no probs.
LeeWood - 27/Jul/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Le Gouleyrous - Les Terrasses
2 Ni dieu, ni bete 4a 4
3 Commes des betes 4a 4
4 The Factory 5a 4
5 Chauffe l'esargot 5a 5
6 Caram ! 5a 4
7 Poco Loco 5a 4
8 Spindrift 5a 5
9 Chambre avec vue 5a 5
10 Water low 5a 4
  Le Gouleyrous - petit baigneur
12 Tequiero 6a ** 2
  Le Gouleyrous - Initiation
14 Gordi
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5c * 1
15 Gorda
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5c * 2
16 Buena Vista
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5c * 4
17 La Tranquility
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5c * 2
18 Els pingos 4a 5
19 La rue 3a 5
20 Les pygmees 5a 8
21 Salsa pareil 4a 6
22 Adibou Pitch 1 4a 3
23 Adibou Pitch 2 5a 3
24 Duredure 3a 3
25 Emboulingue 5c 4
26 Le Thym 4c 1
27 Le Chene 4c 2
28 Et moi 5a 2
29 Et toi * 5a 1
30 Ariel * 5b 1
  Le Gouleyrous - Destin Farceur
32 Fossil de Mai
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3a 1
33 Nobody Home
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5a * 3
34 Hey You
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6a * 4
35 Cri de Panique
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6b 5
36 Paradice Plaza
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5c * 4
37 Turlututu 5c * 1
38 Le Jardins de babylone
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6a *** 3
39 Le Destin Farceur
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5c *** 5
40 Kaya
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5c *** 2
41 Amazone
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5a ** 1
  Le Gouleyrous - A corps et a cris
43 La Corde Cassee
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6c ** 1
  Le Gouleyrous - Balcon Droit
45 Palabre 6a+ ** 1
46 Peau de Chagrin 6b+ *** 1
47 L'Esprit Equipe 6c ** 1
48 Les Seins de Glaces 6a ** 1
  Le Gouleyrous - La Plage
50 Venga
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8a ***  
51 Craspouilles
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6c * 1
  Le Gouleyrous - Poignees d'amour
53 Danebad 6c *** 1
54 La Ultima Olla 7a *** 1
  Le Gouleyrous - Le Pilier
56 Petite Trainee 7a+ ** 1
  Le Gouleyrous - Grotte Techno
58 El diablo 6c 1
  L'Alzine (Gauche)
60 Elisa 6a 2
61 Isabel 6a+  
62 Marie 5b * 1
63 Bimbarole volant 5c * 1
64 Ni maître ni dieu 6a+ * 1
65 Langoustines 6b+ *** 2
66 La Fille Sans Coeur
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6a+ * 3
67 La forme sauvage 6b * 1
  L'Alzine (Droite)
69 Une Tranche de Vie
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6a 2
70 Histoire d'O2
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5c * 2
71 Sacrilege
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6a * 3
72 Ca va, Ca vient
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5c * 2
73 Easy Way
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5c * 2
74 Aurelie
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5c * 1
  St. Martin - Gauche
76 Danger Tir de Mine 6b+ ** 1
77 Comme une Cri de Coeur 6c+ *** 1
78 Intime Conviction 7a *** 1
  ST.Martin - Droite
80 Journée Ordinaire 6b+ ** 1
  Alentou - Amont
82 Tetras Cassé 6b+ * 1
83 8 Goujons Pour Un Heron 6c ** 1
84 Vol d'un Corps Beau 7a ** 1
85 L'Ere des Aigles 6a 1
86 Vers Double pour une Alouette 6c+ * 1
87 Prelude *
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6a *** 1
88 Wizard's Song *
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6a ** 1
89 Cours Forest * 6b *** 1
90 Chauffe Catala * 6c *** 1
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