Elevation: 6 ft
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Shared By: Gini Kramer on Nov 6, 2013
Admins: Euan Cameron, Luc-514, David Riley
Access Issue: Summer closures Details

Description

En Vau is probably the jewel of the Calanques de Marseille. The climbing is excellent and the location is spectacular. Because En Vau is very popular, it is best avoided on weekends. The rock can be polished because folks have been climbing there for over 100 years. Route in En Vau are bolted, but, unlike other areas in the Calanques where the bolts seem to be about 3 feet apart, the bolting can be rather runout. So it's a good idea to bring a set of nuts and maybe a few small cams.

Getting There

There are two approaches to En Vau and both require a bit of hiking. The first option is to park on route D559, which runs between Cassis and Marseille and follow the red/white trail, about a 90-minute walk. You can no longer park at Col de la Gardiole (as old guidebook claim), making this much longer than it used to be!

The other is to park at Port Miou and take the GR98-51 trail. This involves less distance and takes half as long but is more crowded and parking may be full on weekends.

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