La Grotte

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Sport
Morning sun
10 mins
Uphill

Some great steep all-weather jug pulling, and some more fingery offerings at the far left end. The first five routes can be a bit damp towards the top after rain.

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

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7c+
19
Zovirax Extension
 
1 Stars
8b
20
L'Empire des Sens
Once a popular 8b.
 
1 Stars
8a+
21
Vague
 
1 Stars
8b
22
Spinoza
 
1 Stars
7b+
23
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
24
L'Invitation au Voyage

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
7c+
25
Hueco
A Volx classic, the final tufa is the scene of many a fright.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Fluttery
7b+
26
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
27
Théorème
Short and hard, a harder, more direct version of Shaoshing.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
8b
28
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+
29
L'Arche de Nausée
Tough at both ends. A great line, but the polish removes the stars.
 
Technical
7a+
30
La Nausée de l'Aube
 
Strong
7b
31
Terminator
 
2 Stars
Strong
8b
32
Le Super Plafond
 
2 Stars
Strong
8c+
33
Le Plafond de la Ligne Maginot
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
Crimpy
8c
34
Zig Zag
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
35
Zig Zag Extension
Continue to the top of the crag.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
8a
36
0% Matière Grise
A short bouldery offering.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7c
37
Zelig
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8a
38
Zelig Crac Bottin
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8b
39
Zorro
A good little route with a well-placed belay.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6c+
40
Cajolynn
A good little warm-up.
 
1 Stars
6a
41
Siurana
A pleasant route that has a few ancient pegs still in place.
 
2 Stars
6a+