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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

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['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]

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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Saphir 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Europe : France : ... : La Saphir
Saphir ascends a long ridge just to the right of the Petite Aiguille. Its five pitches range from 5.6 to 5.9 (according to the chart in the Rockfax book about the Côte d'Azur). The climbing is generally moderate and varied. The decidedly alpine second pitch can be done in two pitches. The next to last pitch is definitely the crux, because it's so polished. But with a little care, it can be handled. Be forewarned, Saphir can get really crowded. So you may find yourself passing or being passed by ...[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
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