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Climbs 65
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 791m a.s.l
Faces W

Crag features

A good crag with a small set of steep routes. Many of the pitches are quite long - up to 35m - and sustained. There are several other developed cliffs on this rocky hillside.

The crag faces west and stays in the shade until 2pm or later - a useful consideration in hot weather. It faces towards the prevailing winds, but is quite sheltered and dries quickly unless the rain has been particularly persistent.

Approach notes

Follow the D8 from Tarascon-sur-Ariège to Niaux. In the centre of the village, take the road on your left, signposted to the Grotte de Niaux. After 100m, turn left which leads to the show-cave entrance and large car park by a huge iron art installation. Note that the gate a few hundred metres before the cave entrance may be locked shortly after the cave closes to the public. If you're expecting a late finish it would be wise to park outside the gate and walk from there.

From the parking, walk round the front of the iron sculpture and descend a path (slippery after rain) for 5 minutes, before veering right at a junction with a red arrow on a tree. The path then rises gradually up leftwards for 10 minutes before a sharp right switchback. About 45m after this, look out for a small path (cairn) on your left. This smaller path leads up and then leftwards to the crags.

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