Ariège

The equable climate, a long climbing season and a broad range of other activities on offer make this an attractive region for serious rock-jocks after an intense week of sport but also for families looking for an occasional day's climbing as part of a holiday. With mountain and valley walks, cross country and downhill skiing in the season, road and mountain biking, a variety of water-sports, caves to explore, spas to relax in and ancient castles to visit, there is plenty here to occupy your time.

Routes

11 trad routes (...8a+)
1376 sport routes (...)
1 boulder problem ()
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents


Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Arabaux
Arabaux is a small hamlet tucked under the folds of the Plantaurel, one of a...
21
---_
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

  44
Roc des Abeilles
The Roc des Abeilles is an impressive, yellow-and-grey limestone fin with some...
23
_--^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
48
Le Carol
A pleasant limestone crag on the crest of a wooded ridge, with a fine...
52
-^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

5 mins

Sheltered
54
Roquefixade
A fine lump of old-school rock with the inevitable castle on its crest;...
38
-^^-
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

5 mins

  62
Lavelanet
There are a couple of minor venues close to the small town of Lavelanet....
26
----
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

2 mins

Sheltered
67
La Roche Ronde
A fine dome of a crag in a spectacular setting that overlooks the hamlet of...
25
-^--
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

  74
Roc à Steph
Tucked between the major eminences of Roche Ronde and Calamès lurks the Roc à...
35
-^^-
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

25 mins

Sheltered
78
Calamès
Calamès is one of the most important crags in the whole area, with a superb...
188
-^^^
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
84
Roc de Sédour
This is the fine peak to west of Tarascon and east of Calamès. It has three...
77
--^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

25 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Restricted Access
107
Sabart
An amazing piece of rock, only a short distance from the road (set behind the...
43
__-^
Sport
No sun
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
119
Alliat
An extensive, varied crag with many of the best routes in the Ariège. This fine...
125
_^^^
Sport
Morning sun
Downhill

18 mins

Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
128
Génat
A fine cliff in a quiet and very sunny setting. Many of the routes are hard and...
65
_-^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
145
Le Saut de l'Ours
A good crag with a small set of steep routes. Many of the pitches are quite...
26
_--^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and Down

25 mins

Sheltered
154
Arbiech
This clean limestone face, tucked away in the forest, has excellent vertical...
12
__--
Sport
No sun
Uphill

45 mins

Seepage
Sheltered
158
Sibada
Sibada offers easily accessible, mostly vertical climbing with many decent...
45
_-^^
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

8 mins

Sheltered
162
Baychon
Baychon (pronounced 'Byshon') is an extensive set of buttresses in a secluded...
68
_^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

10 mins

Sheltered
168
Laramade Bouldering
A worthwhile addition to the bouldering in the Ariège, with a good set of...
0
____
      -
Goulier
Goulier is only a small crag, with a smaller set of routes, just eight in...
8
_---
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

  180
Auzat
Auzat is home to a set of popular granite cliffs just to the south of the...
185
^^^^
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
184
Pic Rouge de Belcaire
The Pic Rouge de Belcaire is a fine granite summit (2657m) which can be gained...
4
_--_
Trad and Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

3 mins

  209
Les Toulousains
An impressive wall (developed by climbers from Toulouse!) with a small set of...
10
__--
Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered
213
Sinsat
The Quié de Sinsat is a mountain, not a crag. There is an immense amount of...
170
^^^^
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and Down

18 mins

Sheltered
216
Verdun
A fine crag in a great position with a decent set of orange and red routes of...
22
_^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Restricted Access
244
Appy
A lovely little crag perched high on the hill, looking south into the heart of...
26
-^--
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

20 mins

  248
Quie d'Urs
A huge cliff that towers over the village of Urs, with over forty routes up to...
0
____
      -
Ax-les-Thermes
Ax-les-Thermes is a pleasant town tucked in the folds of the mountains where...
64
^^--
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

2 mins

Sheltered
260
Orlu Bouldering
An extensive boulderfield of high quality, grippy granite in a lovely wooded...
0
____
      -
Dent d'Orlu
A superb incisor of a mountain with a 2222m summit and great (and long) routes...
30
_^-_
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

  275
  • Latest Comments

    For Ariège

    Pieds nickelés (Ax-les-Thermes)
    "Good climb - 5+, 6a for me. Can be done in one pitch (42m - 16 clips)." 19/May

    Ton autre chemin (Sinsat)
    "Pitch 1 is 6b/6b+" 23/Apr

    Love - toi (Appy)
    "David Thomas tytkothomas@gmail.com Yorkshire grades" 02/Mar

    Jardin et merdage (Le Carol)
    "Changed from * to 7b *, no votes" 22/Oct

    Droit de hauteur (Appy)
    "Did a direct finish to this last year: Droit du Seigneur: Clip the first 3 bolt..." 28/Sep

    Les dieux d'amour (Auzat)
    "Excellent. 5b move early on, then a lot of 5.6 slab padding." 17/Jun top50

    Boris...que péril (Ax-les-Thermes)
    "Wrong name - this is the is the right-hand of the short routes on the right." 25/Apr

    L'eliminateur (Auzat)
    "Direct is about 7a" 06/Apr

    Marche à l'ombre (Arabaux)
    "Harder than it looks, fingery little monkey." 29/Jan

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