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Calanques de Marseille

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Calanque de Sormiou

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
www.calanques13.com/acces-calanques.html


7 Total Routes


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Arête des Raisins is a fun route, quickly climbed, with great views. Reasonably well bolted.Three pitches:*Pitch 1: climb up the steep but well featured face, a bit run out, clip a bolt and wander up to the right on slabby ramp features. 5.7, 20m.*Pitch 2: Easier ground on somewhat broken terrain leads right to a chimney/crack. Climb up the chimney. 5.5 for around 20m.*Pitch 3: Follow the chimney for around 20m then another 10m of easier terrain to the top of the formation. 5.7. Enjoy t...[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