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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 Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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a look up at the first two pitches of la mer bleu ...

la mer bleu et profonde 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : Eissadon
absolutely beautiful climbing with some of the best quality waterdrop limestone you could ever hope to find.from the first relay just follow the bolts, its pretty self explanatory, just be sure you're starting in the right route !pitch 1:5b 40meters easy face climbing from the relay, treat yourself to a dip in the mediterranean before you set off !pitch 2: 5c 45 meterspitch 3: 5b 20 meterspitch 4: 6a 20 meters starts in a spectacular slab then has a brief diedre and finishes with some face climb...[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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