La Grotte

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
10 mins
Uphill
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

Some great steep all-weather jug pulling, and some more fingery offerings at the far left end. Guidebook page 62.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Génération Écologie
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7a+
2
Safe Sex
A few hard pulls towards the end.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
3
Scandale
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
4
Youpala
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a+
5
Bienvenue au Club
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c+
6
Zarbie
A good ledge to rest on, but then things get tough.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7b
7
Hot Spot
A popular warm-up. When you're done you can move your clips onto...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
8
Indulgence
A hard pull on the reinforced flake, but plenty of bolts.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7a
9
Traquenard
An impressive line through some steep ground.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
10
Conan le Barbare
The steep rightwards trending line with a tricky finale. Long quickdraws are worth taking or improvising to reduce drag.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7a+
11
Le Clown Entre les Dents
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
12
L'Inversée Satanique
 
Strong
Pumpy
8a+
13
20 Ans Après
 7c+
14
Oxygène
 7c
15
Oxygène Directe
 7c
16
100% De Matière Grasse
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
17
Charles de Goal Top 50
A steep, jug-ridden micro route. Worth a go regardless of what grade you climb. Mind the pigeons.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
18
Zovirax
Can be extended into the next route at 8b.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7c+
19
L'Empire des Sens
Once a popular 8b.
 
1 Stars
8a+
20
Vague
a Spinoza 1c 7b+
 
1 Stars
8b
21
Spinoza Direct
This short extension looks like an easy tick but certainly packs a punch, especially if you get the sequence wrong.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a
22
L'Invitation au Voyage

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7c+
23
Hueco
A Volx classic, the final tufa is the scene of many a fright.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
7b+
24
Shaoshing
One of the best routes at Volx. A hard boulder problem with some painful holds leads to easier but more sustained climbing....
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8a
25
Théorème
Short and hard, a harder, more direct version of Shaoshing.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
26
Gradiva
A manufactured route. Follow the line of stuck-on crimps up the otherwise blank section of rock. Enjoyment is directly...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a+
27
L'Arche de Nausée
Tough at both ends. A great line, but the polish removes the stars.
 
Technical
7a+
28
La Nausée de l'Aube
 
Strong
7b
29
Terminator
 
2 Stars
Strong
8b
30
Le Super Plafond
 
2 Stars
Strong
8c+
31
Le Plafond de la Ligne Maginot
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
8c
32
Zig Zag
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
33
Zig Zag Extension
Continue to the top of the crag.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
8a
34
0% Matière Grise
A short bouldery offering.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7c
35
Zelig
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8a
36
Zelig Crac Bottin
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8b
37
Zorro
A good little route with a well-placed belay.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c+
38
Cajolynn
A good little warm-up.
 
1 Stars
6a
39
Siurana
A pleasant route that has a few ancient pegs still in place.
 
2 Stars
6a+
40
La Clara
This can also be started from higher.
 
1 Stars
5c
  • Latest Comments

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    Charles de Goal
    "not one of my hardest routes, but definitely one of the most impressive for me. ..." 23/Nov top50

    Zovirax
    "Climbed this in mid summer by getting up really early. We were in the cafe havin..." 21/Mar

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