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Water boulder of Callelongue
Bouldering
Water boulder of Callelongue
Marseille
The psycho boulder of the Devil's Hole
Bouldering
The psycho boulder of the Devil's Hole
La Ciotat
Bouldering on the Mugel under the Bec de l'Aigle
Bouldering
Bouldering on the Mugel under the Bec de l'Aigle
Marseille
Altissimo, climbing for all
1-Pitch / Bouldering
Altissimo, climbing for all
Marseille
Traversée calanque de Figuerolles - anse de Gaméou
Bouldering
Traversée calanque de Figuerolles - anse de Gaméou
La Ciotat
Vallon du Saut
1-Pitch / Bouldering
Vallon du Saut
Chateauneuf les Martigues
St Michel d'eau douce
Multi-Pitch
St Michel d'eau douce
Marseille
La Sainte Victoire
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch / TC
La Sainte Victoire
Puyloubier, Saint Antonin sur Bayon...
Goudes Rock - south face
1-Pitch
Goudes Rock - south face
Marseille
Baumettes Park
1-Pitch
Baumettes Park
Marseille
Morgiou
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch
Morgiou
Marseille
Rouvière Mount - bottom area
1-Pitch
Rouvière Mount - bottom area
Marseille
Luminy
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch / TC
Luminy
Marseille
Lou Spigaou - Sormiou
1-Pitch
Lou Spigaou - Sormiou
Marseille
Le Prado
1-Pitch
Le Prado
Marseille
lapinodrome
1-Pitch
lapinodrome
Marseille
The Great Vale - Sanctuary
1-Pitch
The Great Vale - Sanctuary
Roquevaire, Lascours
Black Gorge Arête
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch
Black Gorge Arête
Marseille
Valon des Escampons
1-Pitch
Valon des Escampons
Marseille
Luï d'Aï, les Dalles
1-Pitch
Luï d'Aï, les Dalles
Marseille
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Multi-Pitch
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Marseille
Correns - Châteauvert
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch
Correns - Châteauvert
Correns
Sormiou Col
1-Pitch
Sormiou Col
Marseille
Lun hill
1-Pitch
Lun hill
Marseille
Buoux
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch
Buoux
Buoux
Bibemus bouldering
Bouldering
Bibemus bouldering
Aix-en-Provence
The Sheep Pen
Bouldering
The Sheep Pen
Marseille
Bees Arête
TC
Bees Arête
Subéroque
Anse du figuier
1-Pitch
Anse du figuier
Marseille
The Alpilles
1-Pitch / Multi-Pitch
The Alpilles
Orgon, Paradou...
Sugiton Needle - SW face
1-Pitch
Sugiton Needle - SW face
Marseille
Sugiton Needle - ANPE area
Multi-Pitch
Sugiton Needle - ANPE area
Marseille
L'Abricotier
1-Pitch
L'Abricotier
Marseille
Cret St Michel - Black wall
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Title in french : Cret St Michel - Paroi noire

Type : multi-pitch

Mountains : Calanques

City : Marseille

Medium grade : 5c

Maximum grade : 7a

Minimum grade : 3b

Maximum length : 50m

Walking time : 40mn

Average duration : 2h

Orientation : South-

Sea view : Yes

Mistral Protected : No

The Paroi Noire (Black Wall) of Cret Saint Michel, an imposing cliff overlooking the Morgiou creek is a climbing area that has attracted the multi-Pitch lovers for a long time.

Two fairly easy routes generally give happiness to those who try multi-Pitch climbing for the first time. Otherwise, most of the itineraries are around 6a and you rise to the top in 4 lengths.

The rock is generally good except for some end lines or some easy passages. The equipment is satisfactory but not always quite recent.

Once at the top, it is recommended to avoid abseils and to take the walking path present on both sides of the wall.

The only disadvantage will come from its exposure to both mistral and sun. Especially since the heat is accentuated by the concave side of the cliff; furnace feeling is guaranteed.

One might think that the beautiful view of the creeks would provide some support, nay! This endless sea, symbol of desired freshness, is just one more test...



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Fashion
Lynn Dalaga, the French eleganceMarseille
Guide
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre ClaracMarseille
Hotel
hotel Le Mistral, Pointe Rouge and PradoMarseille
Youth hostel
Youth hostel Marseille BonneveineMarseille
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