Les Calanques

Les Calanques, located on the outskirts of Marseilles and spanning all the way to Cassis 20km to the east, is one France's most famous natural beauties. The limestone massif is marked by an impressive, jagged Mediterranean coastline with deep green bays and forging promontories which offer not only breathtaking views and swims but also some of the best and most varied climbing in France - technical slabs, steep overhangs, single pitch extremes, multi-pitch delights, north, south, east or west facing... Les Calanques have it all: sport climbing, traditional climbing, deep water solo, etc.The Massif is divided into 6 main areas: Marseilleveyre, Les Goudes, Sormiou, Morgiou, Luminy and Gardiole. Put together these host a myriad of different crags and a total of circa 2,500 bolted routes and more than 1,000 trad routes.It is forbidden to camp in the park, but Cassis and Marseilles offer various types of accommodations. Depending on the sector, the access can be from one city or the other. Cassis is closer to most of the crags and from the town it is possible to take a boat or walk towards many routes.The best seasons are spring and autumn. Summer is too hot. If the mistral wind blows, it can be tough to climb.

Here are the 101 heroes who already climbed this spot

Don't hesitate to ask them some tips, they are awesome.
Marin Gatellier

Marin Gatellier

Olivier Herter

Olivier Herter

Letizia Aloisantoni

Letizia Aloisantoni

David Deene

David Deene

Olivier Cellière

Olivier Cellière

Mert\' Hein

Mert' Hein

Tim Vercauteren

Tim Vercauteren

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rock-ice-snow.com seb

Marc Modave

Marc Modave

Goubau Colin

Goubau Colin

Adrien Nisan

Adrien Nisan

Gaylord Roukine

Gaylord Roukine

Paulo Saiz Navarro

Paulo Saiz Navarro

Jonas Bücker

Jonas Bücker

Sergio Valdez

Sergio Valdez

Wim Sijbers

Wim Sijbers

Christine Reynaud

Christine Reynaud

Cécile Bossi

Cécile Bossi

Jehan Moingeon

Jehan Moingeon

Pat Demassy

Pat Demassy

Omid Omidan

Omid Omidan

Etienne Lobelson

Etienne Lobelson

Elie Dumas

Elie Dumas

Marcel Slooff

Marcel Slooff

Kartik Krishna

Kartik Krishna

Grégoire Bonnat

Grégoire Bonnat

Bruno Carreel

Bruno Carreel

Steven van Weel

Steven van Weel

Jb Madore

Jb Madore

Andreas Fankhauser

Andreas Fankhauser

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PICTURES OF THE SPOT

Les Calanques by Largeron Damien
Largeron Damien Largeron Damien
Les Calanques by Rainer W. Meichtry
Rainer W. Meichtry Rainer W. Meichtry
Les Calanques by Largeron Damien
Largeron Damien Largeron Damien
Les Calanques by Jeanne METHEL
Jeanne METHEL Jeanne METHEL
Les Calanques by Largeron Damien
Largeron Damien Largeron Damien
Les Calanques by Largeron Damien
Largeron Damien Largeron Damien
Les Calanques by Julien Deslandes
Julien Deslandes Julien Deslandes
Les Calanques by Thomas Omer
Thomas Omer Thomas Omer
Les Calanques by solene combes
solene combes solene combes
Les Calanques by solene combes
solene combes solene combes
Les Calanques by Let Stroke
Let Stroke Let Stroke
Les Calanques by Adrien Nisan
Adrien Nisan Adrien Nisan
Les Calanques by Marc Daviet Photography
Marc Daviet Photography Marc Daviet Photography
Les Calanques by Silvia Pitzalis
Silvia Pitzalis Silvia Pitzalis
Les Calanques by Gaylord Roukine
Gaylord Roukine Gaylord Roukine
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