Climbing in the Calanques - Marseille - France

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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 28, 2013 - 12:21pm PT

Another easy to reach crag - Vallon Des Escampons in the Morgiou area. It's 5 minutes walk from the bus stop to reach the crag. Around 20 routes, 20-30 meters high, grade 5b-6c.

Morgiou, Vallon Des Escampons
Morgiou, Vallon Des Escampons
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Marlow

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OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2014 - 05:07pm PT

Morgiou on old postcards - climbing where ever you turn...
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Les Cabanons - upper left
Les Cabanons - upper left
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L'Abri cotier
L'Abri cotier
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2014 - 03:31am PT
Les Calanques: A Personal History of the People and the Climbing. An article by Bernard Vaucher in Mountain 103, 1985.
Claude Cassin on La Traversee Sans Retour, Calanques
Claude Cassin on La Traversee Sans Retour, Calanques
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2014 - 04:06pm PT

Easy climbing in the Calanques (wise use of GoPro)
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 21, 2014 - 10:16am PT
Hmm,

I think I'd already scanned that article and posted it up with a link to this thread!

Steve

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
Steve.

You certainly did and thanks for doing... now it's both linked and posted in the thread. ;o)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 04:05pm PT

The Calanques - a digital map:
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.218187,5.442009,10141m/data=!3m1!1e3
dags

climber
May 1, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
I'll be heading over to the Calanques in May with a friend, and was wondering if a single 70m will be enough for the rappels we will encounter on the multipitch routes. I purchased the vtopo guidebook, and it suggests 2 50m ropes, but if a 70m is adequate we would prefer to travel with it. Any advice?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2014 - 01:33pm PT

Cliffs around the village Morgiou

The village Morgiou you find at the "bottom" of the fjord in the middel of the photo. The white wall above Morgiou on the right side is Cret St Michel where you find many easier multipitch routes. At the right end of the photo you see a long wall where the stone has a darker colour (the middle part of the wall). This is Paroi des Toits where you find some of the hardest overhanging routes in the Calanques. Above the village on the left side you find Les Cabanons (hidden in the photo).

The village Morgiou is at the "bottom" of the fjord. The white wall ab...
The village Morgiou is at the "bottom" of the fjord. The white wall above Morgiou on the right side is Cret St Michel. At the right end of the photo you see Paroi des Toits with some of the hardest overhanging routes in the Calanques.
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Cret St Michel
Cret St Michel
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Paroi des Toits
Paroi des Toits
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Morgiou. The cliff in the upper right corner of the photo is Les  Caba...
Morgiou. The cliff in the upper right corner of the photo is Les Cabanons.
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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2014 - 02:00pm PT

Climbing on the white cliffs above the sea close to the fishing village Sormiou. A great video posted by Tim G. on another thread: http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/pocket-pulling-and-pinnacle-hopping-on-the-french-riviera-%7C-epic-aerials-by-the-green-twins-ep-3/600474
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