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En vau. Beaches full of delightful scenery.


One of the earliest areas to be explored, En Vau provides a beautiful and secluded (except for the tourist boats) climbing experience. Tucked away in a small valley near Port Miou, En Vau offers a variety routes just above a private beach with turquoise water. The most prominent features include Petite Aiguille and Super Sirene. Super Sirene may have been the first 5.10 in Les Calanques, put up by Paul Guerin and Gaston Rebuffet in 1941. The routes here are sandbagged and very polished after 70+ years of travel. A worthy venture.

Getting There 

From Port Miou, enjoy the pleasent hike for about 45 minutes which filters you to the base of Petit Aiguille.

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Directe de Droite De La Diagnole 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : France : ... : En Vau
This is the most challenging route up the La Petite Aiguille. The pitch offers great, though polished, face climbing up the south face....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Super Sirene, an absolute classic route and a feat ahead of its time.  This three pitch undertaking follows the striking and elegant pillar.  FA, 1941, Gaston Rebuffat and Paul Geurin.
Super Sirene, an absolute classic route and a feat...
En Vau...follow the turquoise.
En Vau...follow the turquoise.
En vau- 1980.  The routes were all polished then!
En vau- 1980. The routes were all polished then!
Great sea level traverse goes for a loooong way.   Just drop into the water when you need to refresh!
Great sea level traverse goes for a loooong way. ...
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By Brian in SLC
Oct 30, 2010

Since there are at least 16 separate areas to climb in En Vau, suggest adding/breaking "Petite Aiguille" into its own "area" and putting the route listed under that area. That way, folks can add Saphir, Sirene, ect and it would be a bit easier to navigate this fine area. Thanks for adding En Vau!