Cap Canaille Rock Climbing
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Euan Cameron, Luc-514
History (Admin Only): Luc-514 approved this area Jun 25, 2019
Three main kinds of climbing rock on Cap Canaille: sandstone, limestone, and puddingstone (large-stone conglomerate). At least one of its classic multi-pitch routea ("Bienvenue chez Damoclès") includes all three.
In addition to multi-pitch routes and single-pitch crags, Cap Canaille also has seaside traverse routes and deep-water soloing (DWS).
* Escalade - La Ciotat, by G.Bernard, G.Drouot, H.Guigliarelli.
* Calanques Climbing, by Jean-Louis Fanouil + Cedric Tassan (English version of the select pink "Calanques Escalade" French guidebook).
Distinctive feature seen from the Sea is the Semaphore building / tower (lat long approx N43.1748 E5.5742) -- useful for finding the way to some climbing routes.
The tops of many of the multi-pitch routes in the central and west areas are reached from parking areas on the Route des Cretes road (which connects high between the cities of La Ciotat and Cassis).
Non-climbing . . .
Kayaks and other kinds of boats can be used to explore from either of the two cities (some small islands and one fjord near La Ciotat) - (several fjords and at least one sea cave in range of Cassis).
Beaches: La Ciotat has interesting small rocky beaches, and Cassis has one the best sand beaches in France (or nearby Italy).
Road-cycling: Can make a loop between the two cities with the Route des Cretes forming one side. The descent East from the Route des Cretes to La Ciotat is beautiful and fun (but the connection west to Cassis has some very steep sections).
Plant viewing: Parc du Mugel has a sizable collection of species of outdoor plants on view.
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