La Petite Aiguille and La Saphir

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Sport
No sun
40 mins
Downhill

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!

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

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
4a
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
5c
10
La Saphir Top 50
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
5a
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
5c
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
5c