CHÂTEAUVERT


A lovely set of buttresses tucked away in a sheltered, wooded valley with a tranquil river running through it and some great climbing, only minutes from the road. If that sounds like a French Stoney Middleton or Avon Gorge - it isn't! The rock is a coarse textured and heavily pocketed limestone, and climbing on it is a real pleasure though hands can suffer from a prolonged visit here. The routes are well bolted almost without exception, and there is a huge range of climbs to choose from. Many of the pitches are very long, bring plenty of quick-draws and take note of the length of the route versus the length of your rope!

Routes

149 sport routes (3...8b+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Grand Face - Left
The show-piece of the crag, the left-hand side has few amenable offerings. The crag is in the sun...
18
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Roadside

5 mins

sheltered
Grand Face - Right
The ranks of routes in the upper '7s' makes this a destination for the hard-core. The best of the...
23
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
Le Muret to Westpoint
With some fine red walls on the left (Le Muret) and more typical Ch‰teauvert pocketed grey...
19
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Alex
A fine tower plastered with big holds. A sunny aspect and good sunbathing ledges add to the...
10
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Technogène
A fine, jutting tower of rock with a fine set of orange-grade routes on superb rock. Not...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
Le Gaga
Another fine jutting tower of grey rock with a set of popular orange-grade routes. Down and right,...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
Roadside Buttresses
A selection of caves and smaller walls right by the road and a more extensive and impressive set of...
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

Eastern Buttresses
The last section of the cliff to be described are the near- roadside faces beyond the bend at the...
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

2 mins

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