Altitude 258m a.s.l
Taupe Modele, F5+, La Trinite © Chris Craggs
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.
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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