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Description 

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
calanques13.com/acces-calanque...

Climbing Season



Weather station 18.3 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Marie-Jacqueline 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : France : ... : Cap de Morgiou
Great traverse over the Mediterranean Sea. It starts 30 meters below the top of the plateau, descents (!) 5 pitches to the Sea and regains the plateau with two pitches...[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?

Thanks