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Massif de la Clape

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Massif de la Clape  


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Submitted By: JoshuaP on Jun 23, 2010
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Description 

You're moving up a steep crag of orange-gray limestone, clipping bolts above forests of Aleppo pine. The buzzing of les cigale (cicadas) ring in your ears as you peer back over treetops into the vineyards below. In the distance, the fishing village of Gruissan settles into the glassy Mediterranean sea, which itself melts into sky beyond.

Welcome to the Massif de la Clape, a relatively unknown jewel of a crag on a relatively unvisited stretch of French coastline. The massif has six distinct sectors offering sport routes from 5.8 to 5.12b.

Getting There 

Massif de la Clape is situated on the Mediterranean coastline southeast of Narbonne. The whole area belongs to the Languedoc-Rousillion district and is directly on the route from France to Spain (Barcelona).

From Narbonne take D32 toward Gruissan. See map below and check this topo

bit.ly/cFaXoX

for further detail.

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Weather station 25.5 miles from here


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Map to La Clape
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View from the vineyards
View from the vineyards
Looking from the La Crouzade sector toward Gruissa...
Looking from the La Crouzade sector toward Gruissa...
steep, sharp, solid and slippery... Sector La Crou...
steep, sharp, solid and slippery... Sector La Crou...

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By JoshuaP
From: San Francisco, CA
Jun 23, 2010
Great overview of the area here:

bit.ly/9HzVyp