Title in french : Le Grand Vallon - Sanctuaire
Type : 1-pitch
Mountains : Garlaban
City : Roquevaire, Lascours
Medium grade : 7a
Maximum grade : 9a
Minimum grade : 6a
Maximum length : 35m
Walking time : 25mn
Orientation : South
Sea view : No
Mistral Protected : YesBig arms, listen, this area is yours! On a superb cliff with a big overhang, you will find some of the most difficult single pitches in Provence. Prominences, edges and hooked holds characterize this difficult area.
Sheltered from Mistral with south orientation, the place is ideal in winter. In summer, the massif is forbidden from July 1st to September 15th.
Other warnings: the site contains traces left by our ancestors more than 4,000 years ago and piercing eyes can therefore identify a small cave painting. Be absolutely respectful of the whole site.
At the Grand Vallon, you will have a clear view of the hinterland of Aubagne and on the Sainte Baume massif. You are also at the gates of Garlaban massif, cradle of the Provençal culture glorified by Marcel Pagnol's novels. A great opportunity for your family to hike while you finish your 7c...