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 
2En Fait6a ***2
3Chauve qui Peut6a+ ***4
4Et Dieu CrĂ©a les RĂ©glettes6a+ *** 
5Le Saigneur des Agneaux6c *** 
6Tu Cherches, tu Trouves7b *** 
7Tattine et Chocolat7a ***1
8Dune7a *** 
9Élixir6c *** 
10Lucky Luke5c ***6
11RĂ©ver peut-ĂȘtre6b ***2
12Nikita7a+ ***1
13Suivez le Guide7a *** 
14El Perfo Pasa6b ***1
 PitonnĂ©e 
16Le Pitonnée5a **2
17Le Pitonnée Direct6a **3
 La Grotte 
19Petit Rayon de Soleil7a * 
20Hungry Heart7a * 
21BĂ©bĂ© au Rhum7b+ ** 
22Changement de Culotte7b ** 
23Deux qui la Tiennent8a *** 
24Bookaro BanzaĂŻ8b+ * 
25Petit Rigaou d'Amour6b ** 
 Dalles Faciles 
27RĂ©ta7a * 
28Un Aigle Noir6b+ ** 
29Romarette6a ** 
30Un Petit Pas6a **3
31Suzette5c *2
32Heureux qui comme Ulysse5a *2
33N'Importe Quoi6a+  
34Coccinelle6a+  
35CalimĂ©ro7a  
36Pierre Louis6a *5
37M.D.6b *5
38Savonnette5a **10
39Lavandette5a **14
40Gros Louis5a **6
41Les Sophies5a **7
42Voyage au Centre de la Terre3+ *5
43Toucan5c **9
44Café Salé4a *6
45Gibolin3+ *9
46Crépuscule3+ **9
47Océane3+ *7
48Philéas Fogg4a *10
49Passpartout4a *10
50RĂ©veille pas Papa3 *6
51La Belle et la BĂąte2+ *5
52Aladin2 *5
53Le Roi Lion2 *5
 Rond Point 
55Picatchou3 *1
56T'inquiete5a *3
57Verticale Limite4a *2
58Diablito4a *2
59No Smoking4c *2
60Chipolata4a *2
61Noa de Coco3+ *2
62Zanzibar3+ **1
63Tataouine3+ **1
64Ma Souris3+ *1
65Little King Kong5a *2
66Big papas5a * 
67Coco vince6b * 
68Coco vince Extension6b * 
69Dame Nature6a *2

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