La Petite Aiguille and La Saphir

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Sport
No sun
Downhill
40 mins

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Standing close to the beach is the 35m-high Petite Aiguille, and running up behind it is the soaring ridge of La Saphir. These are popular (and polished) venues though the climbing is excellent. In the summer you will be heavily scrutinised by the beach party! Guidebook page 96.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Le tord boyau
 
1 Stars
Technical
5+
2
Variante nord-ouest
 5+
3
La face nord-ouest
Put up in 1888 - no wonder it's polished!
 
1 Stars
5+
4
La B.B.
 6a
5
La directe
 
1 Stars
5
6
La ratopenado

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4
7
Le diagonal
Polished, but well worthwhile. Hard towards the top.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6a+
8
Directe de la diagonal
It can also be started from the next route also at 6a.
 
1 Stars
6a
9
Face à la mer

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5+
10
La Saphir
A classic up the long ridge gives Alpine-style climbing by the seaside. It can make a great end to a long day if you walk back...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
5
11
La sortie des artists
1) 5, 2) 5+. There is a direct start but the undergrowth gets in the way so it is better to branch right from La Saphir.
 
1 Stars
5+
12
Direct de la pierre fine
1) 5+, 2) 5+. As above, branch right out of La Saphir to avoid the old bolts and bush-bashing.
 
1 Stars
5+