Climbs 64
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 240m a.s.l
Faces SE

Colin Binks on Philéas Fogg (4a) Dalles Faciles at Lierres © Chris Craggs

Crag features

Lierres is a small, sheltered canyon cut into the lower slopes of Mount Faron. Usefully there is an easy slabby section, an area of steep wall climbs and a cave full of desperates. The area is sheltered from the wind though, in the depths of winter, the slabby walls and the cave see precious little sunshine. The enclosed nature of much of the cliff means it is rather slow to dry, after rain there are better cliffs in the area. Many of the easier routes are very polished, an application of Sika to some of the holds has helped reduce the problem - a little.

The crag is sheltered and sunny, except in the depths of winter when surrounding hills block the sun. Seepage can be a problem. It is a good crag when the Mistral is blowing.

Approach notes

Lierres is the final crag covered on Mount Faron, and, as with the others, start by aiming for the lower station of the Téléphérique. The coastal A50 (eastern) A57 (western) motorways have a 2.5km section of ‘normal’ trunk road passing through the centre of Toulon, just north of the port. Turn north from the end of either motorway (signed 'Toulon Centre'). Mount Faron and its Téléphérique are sign-posted from the city, if in doubt, keep heading due north (uphill). At the Téléphérique station, turn right, in front of the station access on to the Montée Saint-Charles, and drive 350m to an odd, oblique cross-roads. Go straight across this to locate the parking on the outside of a sharp right bend across the valley in 250m. The path leads up into the canyon, the nearest routes are only five minutes away. Lierres Rond Point is a couple of minutes further up the road, but not yet on the one-way system.

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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
  Lucky-Luke
2 En Fait 6a *** 2
3 Chauve qui Peut 6a+ *** 4
4 Et Dieu Créa les Réglettes 6a+ ***  
5 Le Saigneur des Agneaux 6c ***  
6 Tu Cherches, tu Trouves 7b ***  
7 Tattine et Chocolat 7a *** 1
8 Dune 7a ***  
9 Élixir 6c ***  
10 Lucky Luke 5c *** 6
11 Réver peut-être 6b *** 2
12 Nikita 7a+ *** 1
13 Suivez le Guide 7a ***  
14 El Perfo Pasa 6b *** 1
  Pitonnée
16 Le Pitonnée 5a ** 2
17 Le Pitonnée Direct 6a ** 3
  La Grotte
19 Petit Rayon de Soleil 7a *  
20 Hungry Heart 7a *  
21 Bébé au Rhum 7b+ **  
22 Changement de Culotte 7b **  
23 Deux qui la Tiennent 8a ***  
24 Bookaro Banzaï 8b+ *  
25 Petit Rigaou d'Amour 6b **  
  Dalles Faciles
27 Réta 7a *  
28 Un Aigle Noir 6b+ **  
29 Romarette 6a **  
30 Un Petit Pas 6a ** 3
31 Suzette 5c * 2
32 Heureux qui comme Ulysse 5a * 2
33 N'Importe Quoi 6a+  
34 Coccinelle 6a+  
35 Caliméro 7a  
36 Pierre Louis 6a * 5
37 M.D. 6b * 5
38 Savonnette 5a ** 10
39 Lavandette 5a ** 14
40 Gros Louis 5a ** 6
41 Les Sophies 5a ** 7
42 Voyage au Centre de la Terre 3+ * 5
43 Toucan 5c ** 9
44 Café Salé 4a * 6
45 Gibolin 3+ * 9
46 Crépuscule 3+ ** 9
47 Océane 3+ * 7
48 Philéas Fogg 4a * 10
49 Passpartout 4a * 10
50 Réveille pas Papa 3 * 6
51 La Belle et la Bâte 2+ * 5
52 Aladin 2 * 5
53 Le Roi Lion 2 * 5
  Rond Point
55 Picatchou 3 * 1
56 T'inquiete 5a * 3
57 Verticale Limite 4a * 2
58 Diablito 4a * 2
59 No Smoking 4c * 2
60 Chipolata 4a * 2
61 Noa de Coco 3+ * 2
62 Zanzibar 3+ ** 1
63 Tataouine 3+ ** 1
64 Ma Souris 3+ * 1
65 Little King Kong 5a * 2
66 Big papas 5a *  
67 Coco vince 6b *  
68 Coco vince Extension 6b *  
69 Dame Nature 6a * 2

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