Le Paradou - Tours de Castillon

Le Paradou - Tours de Castillon

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  • IGN - 3043OT - St-Martin-de-Crau - Les Baux-de-Provence - Les Alpilles

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General

elevation: 40 m

waypoint_type: climbing_outdoor

rock_types: calcaire
climbing_outdoor_types: single

rain_proof: exposed

children_proof: very_safe

routes_quantity: 31

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quality: medium

orientations

E W S N

Rating

climbing_rating_max: 7a

climbing_rating_min: 3a

climbing_rating_median: 6a

heights

elevation: 40 m

height_max: 15 m

Style

climbing_styles: slab

Access

description

Small climbing area near Maussane, where most of the routes face NNW; therefore, they are in the shade, but exposed to the mistral.

The site lays out in 4 major sectors:
- S face: 3 isolated routes at level 4, very short and good for beginners.
- N face: the first sector encountered is the beginner area, with 7 routes from 3 to 5a.
- N face: the second sector is for adepts, with 6 routes from 6a+ to 7a.
- N face: the last sector is for intermediates, with about a dozen routes from 4+ to 6a+.

A cable links most of the belay anchors.

Means of descent

Rappel or top-rope.

pedestrian access

From Maussane, follow the St Martin de Crau road for 2km. In a wide bend to the left, take the right (signed "le Paradou"). The outcrop is soon visible. Park on the side of the road.

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