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Calanques de Marseille Rock Climbing 

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More than 3000 routes on the perfect white limestone just over the Mediterranean sea. The routes are mostly sport (2440 single and multi-pitch routes) with few trad (996 routes) and some deep water solo. The area is open all year round with some restriction during the summer (protected area and fire hazard) which may be really hot. Both remote and short approach wall exist. This area is divided in Calanque (kind of a fjord)

Getting There 

The set of mountain is just south from Marseille.
see following site for restriction during the summer

Climbing Season

Weather station 18.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Calanques de Marseille

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Calanques de Marseille:
Saphir   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   Calanque d'En Vau : La Saphir
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Les Traces du Passe 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Europe : France : ... : Le Bec de Sormiou
p1 5.6 : warm up going up and rightp2 5.9+: go up end right to a distinct crux were the route is slightly overhanging. 2 more meters to the belay.p3-5 5.9 : continue up and enjoy the rock and the viewp6 5.8 : continue up and enjoy the rock and the view...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Eric Can
May 7, 2013
I am planning on traveling to the Calanques soon and was very interested by the deepwater solo opportunities. So far, it seems that many such sites require a small kayak or dingy, does anyone have suggestions for places that do not require this or on locations to rent a small boat?


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