ROC À STEPH


Tucked between the major eminences of Roche Ronde and Calamès lurks the Roc à Steph, part of which can be seen poking above the trees if you know where to look. A minor crag developed in the 90s, Roc à Steph's oak forest setting makes for a different atmosphere to Calamès and can provide some much-needed shade on hot days. Everything from low 5s to high 7s is on offer; the easier routes are generally too dirty to be of much interest but, from 6a upwards, there is plenty to go at. The wall climbs in the 6s and low 7s on Sector Swany will be of particular interest on hot days being some of the first in the Bédeilhac area to lose the sun.

Routes

1 trad route (8a)
34 sport routes (4c...7c+)
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
Main Face
A varied sector roughly divided into 3 areas with everything from 5s to projects in the 8s. The...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

25 mins

sheltered
Sector Swany
The right-hand Sector of Roc à Steph is the first section reached on the approach. It has a baker's...
13
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

20 mins

sheltered
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