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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
Traversing the Calanques (Vertical 62 1993)
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Good-feel walking in the Calanques. An heroic effort by the old lady.

Circuit des calanques Morgiou - Sugiton de Luminy-Marseille:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xve665_circuit-des-calanques-morgiou-sugiton-de-luminy-marseille_travel#.USZpJB2vGSo

Edited: ddriver - May, June, July, August, first half of September - Almost always too hot!
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Feb 21, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Anyone interested in climbing at les Calanques this June? I want to go, but need a partner / leader.

Is June a good time to be there? Not too hot?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 2, 2013 - 03:51am PT
Un parc National
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2013 - 04:18am PT
Les Calanques
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
A great website/blog with a lot of photos presenting the climbing in les Calanques - Compagnie Des Moniteurs d'Escalade Du Littoral: http://cmel.over-blog.com/categorie-427906.html

Paroi Des Toits
Paroi Des Toits
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 04:02pm PT

A reportage about the poisoning of the Calanques (for those who understand French): Sur Calanques Une Histoire Empoisonnee by Valérie Simonet.
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
La Candelle, Sugiton, Les Calanques (Vertical Mars 2000)
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L'Arete de Marseille
L'Arete de Marseille
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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Sugiton - geology
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The formation of the Calanques
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Marseille - geology
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Source: Decouverte geologique de Marseille et de son environment montagneux
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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Georges Livanos Le Grec
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Le Grec - Vertical Avril 1995
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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
Marseille: A history og violence
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
Moussu T E Lei Jouvents - A La Ciotat
Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
Les Calanques - an old map
Roy Tore Fallaas
Roy Tore Fallaas
Credit: Rebuffat and Ollive - Calanques 1949
from G. Rebuffat and G. Ollive's book "Calanques" 1949
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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 5, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
The Tour just passed through Marseille, and any climber had to have checked out the crags along the route. At least I did.
Lovegasoline

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 6, 2013 - 02:46am PT
Wow Marlow thanks for posting all this cool info!
I had an art residency in Cassis for three months in the autumn 16 years ago so I brought my rack with me [one of the best (and free) digs I've ever had: duplex and terrace on the water at the harbor inlet across from the lighthouse, small secluded topless beach below, emerald green water]. My experience was that the Calanques wasn't an easy place to find a partner. My time there was spent hiking or solo top roping.
It's a stunning area. The view from the rock down into the inlets were full value and btw, completely on topic for a climbing related boob thread!
I'm gonna dig into all the cool stuff you posted.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Lovegasoline

Three months in Cassis in the autumn 16 years ago must have been a dream. I have never lived in Cassis, but I have climbed most of the routes at Dalle de Port Miou Vallon.

Some Cassis pictures taken during the walk to the crag 1998
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Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jul 6, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Great stuff!

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
La Ciotat (east of Marseille and Cassis)

Deep water soloing on conglomerate rock:
http://mpora.com/videos/HsRzd8Ck7

The rock - http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poudingue
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 7, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Zinedine Zidane about La Castellane, Marseille (2004 interview): 'I am first of all from La Castellane and Marseille,' ... I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. Wherever I go, La Castellane is where I want to go back to. It is still my home... It is true that it is still a difficult area, what is called in French a quartier difficile. But I think there is also a special culture there. I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough. I know players such as Bruno Cheyrou and Anthony Le Tallec, who should do well in Liverpool for this reason. My passion for the game comes from the city of Marseille itself. Unfortunately I can't go back there as much I want to...'

The whole article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2004/apr/04/sport.features

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