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Les Cinq Ânes  


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Elevation: 400'
Location: 50.2258, 4.8923 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Les Cinq Ânes from across the Meuse River.

Description 

Les Cinq Ânes (the five donkeys) is a 70m high crag sporting nearly 60 pitches ranging from 4a to stiff 7c.

Many single and/or multi pitch options available.

Fine, steep and outragious positions available on routes springing forth from the lush forest.

Getting There 

Easiest way may be to take the Sentier des Pêcheurs (the fisherman's trail), then cutting to the right (north) a few switchbacks above the river.

The Sentier des Pêcheurs is located, from the parking area, just past the Friterie restaurant, on the left and descends on steps down towards the river.

Another option would be to take any of the trails down to the river, and, just follow the river on trails upstream until you notice that the really big rocks are coming to an end.

Les Cinq Ânes is located just to the right of Le Mérinos, the most northerly of the really big formations. Le Mérinos is almost directly opposite the Château de Freÿr.


Climbing Season



Weather station 12.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Les Cinq Ânes
A ways off the pitch 1 belay, prior to the traverse to the right onto the edge of the pillar.

Les Cinq Ânes 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Europe : Belgium : ... : Les Cinq Ânes
An undeniable classic. Les Cinq Ânes has fantastic exposure and phenominal position as it climbs up the steep, main prow of the formation.Pitch 1: scramble on low angle rock, gaining the lower angle ridge crest and rising up to the right towards steeper ground. Step to the left and climb a corner system which morphs into a chimney. Belay at the top of the chimney. Around 90 feet long.Pitch 2: climb on bucket holds up and to the right. Traverse to the right gaining the arête (whoo hoo!). ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The steep profile of Les Cinq Ânes just past La Tête du Lion on the right, and Le Mérinos on the left.
BETA PHOTO: The steep profile of Les Cinq Ânes just past La Tê...

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