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Climbs 272
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 311m a.s.l
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Crag features

Thaurac is an extensive area with many different crags and buttresses - this guidebook covers less than half of what it has to offer. The area has a good range of single- and multi-pitch routes with short approaches. There are plenty of short, low-grade routes for novices, and if you're looking for adventure, a day on La Grande Face should leave you satisfied.

Crags mostly face south or west, so expect to get plenty of sun here. The exception is Arrache-cœur which gets afternoon shade.

Approach notes

Thaurac lies 45km north of Montpelier, right on the edge of the Parc National des Cévennes.

For the crags near the Grotte, you need to approach from St. Bauzille - follow signs from the main road to the Grotte des Demoiselles (there are plenty of signs) and park at the Visitors' Centre. Note that the road is mostly one-way, so you need to drive all the way around each time. To climb at La Grand Face you can park where the one-way road from the Grotte meets the D986 and save driving all the way around.

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France : Languedoc-Roussillon

The third book in the Rockfax France series covers the extensive and fertile climbing area west of the author's previous guide to Haute Provence. The areas covered largely surround the beautiful Parc National des Cévennes, but also includes crags that are close to the cities of Nimes and Avignon.
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Schweiz Plaisir West Band 2 (2019)

Great crag for low hassle climbing. Crags are about a 10 walk from the Grotte visitor centre where you can get coffee, ice cream and access to toilets! Beware a couple of the top anchors were a little rusty on the surface but feel solid.
samnbuk - 01/Sep/16
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