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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
Credit: Michel Piccoli
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
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2014 - 09:17am PT

Morgiou - Janselme dynastie
Morgiou - Janselme dynastie
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Am I boss or am I boss!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 30, 2014 - 09:30am PT
^^^ The dood goes on a busman's holiday in Sicily methinks.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2014 - 09:32am PT
Close Sicilian connections, no doubt... ^^^^
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2015 - 12:18pm PT

Marseille - Le Vieux Port
Marseille - Le Vieux Port
Marseille - Le Vieux Port
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The smells and sounds of the old harbour - the ocean, the old wooden ships, the iron, the ropes, the voices, the stone on the ground...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2015 - 01:01pm PT

Marseille this Monday:

A housing estate in Marseille was sealed off after gunmen shot at a police vehicle hours before the French prime minister, Manuel Valls, was due to visit the city.

Residents reported that about 10 young hooded gunmen were patrolling the streets of the Castellane estate on scooters on Monday morning, looking for a rival gang and firing Kalashnikovs into the air.

When the first police vehicle arrived at the estate, another gang member who was posted inside one of the estate’s tower blocks shot at it with a rifle.

About 100 special forces police were dispatched to search the area, where about 7,000 people live. Riot police were posted at entrances to the estate and a creche was evacuated.

Later on Monday, police reportedly found seven Kalashnikovs and about 20kg of cannabis as well as a large sum of money in an apartment in Castellane. Police were still searching for the gunmen.

The gunfire happened as Pierre-Marie Bourniquel, the departmental director of public security, was checking that the area was safe before the prime minister’s visit.

Valls was due in Marseille to congratulate local officials and police on their clampdown on crime in the city. He was expected to be accompanied by the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, and the education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem.

Le Figaro reported that Bourniquel and an accompanying police chief had come under fire as they arrived at the estate in a police car with its siren on. The shots passed two or three metres from the vehicle and no one was injured.

Police said the shooting was linked to a dispute over a drug deal between two rival gangs.

Bourniquel told Agence France-Presse that he and other officers were in three vehicles that were targeted: “We were shot at when we got there. We were in clearly marked police cars.”

The 1960s housing estate where the French footballer Zinedine Zidane grew up is in one of Marseille’s notorious crime-ridden suburbs.

Drug traffickers regularly turn parts of the estate into no-go areas for police and outsiders, and local authorities plan to demolish at least one high-rise block in an attempt to make the area easier to monitor and control.

Last week the local infants’ school was broken into, and the neighbouring primary school was set alight over the Christmas period.
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