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Provence Rock Climbing 

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Summer can be brutal in the south of France, imagine hitting 40°c in the shade! Plan well, bring lots of water, take a look at the orientation of the cliff and as locals do, hide somewhere in the shade between 1pm and 3pm (you probably wont find anything open apart for a McDonald at those times).

The nice option during that heat can also be to join the crowds cooling themselves off in the Mediterranean.

As the heat and dryness increase, so does the risk of fires, they're extremely destructive and you can even be charged for smoking in the outdoors.

Stay informed with the local tourist offices (and pick up free wifi) for closed areas. Mind the creatures, you have some notoriously vicious wasps/hornets as well as scorpions and venomous snakes that inhabit the area.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur AKA PACA located in the South East of France.
This along with the Alps is probably the most known climbing area in France,

PACA official website

Previously called "Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées". The area is very well known for its deep gorges, beautiful plateaus bordered by ominous cliffs.
It's pretty clear why the Protestants ended up building their fortified cities in this area during the religion wars (1562-1598).

Occitanie official website


Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Hautes-Alpes (05), Alpes-Maritimes (06), Bouches-du-Rhône (13), Var (83), Vaucluse (84)

Ariège (09), Aude (11), Aveyron (12), Gard (30), Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Hérault (34), Lot (46), Lozère (48), Hautes-Pyrénées (65), Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Tarn (81), Tarn-et-Garonne (82)

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Weather station 14.1 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Trying to hold the swing

Bar Bitterique 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  Europe : France : ... : Gorges Du Tarn
This is a short bouldery route in the Secteur Gullich, which is a small crag so named for the small pockets and gymnastic moves on the routes here. Bar Bitterique takes the center line up the steepest section of the wall and strings together a sequence of powerful, dynamic moves on small pockets with some strenuous clips along the way. A really nice climb and somewhat atypical for the Tarn....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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