CALAMÈS


Calamès is one of the most important crags in the whole area, with a superb array of single and multi-pitch routes across the grades. The crag can get busy on sunny weekends in the high season - March to May and September to October. At these times a helmet is sensible.

Routes

3 trad routes (6a...8c)
185 sport routes (4a...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
Le Col
The most distant sector from the parking is perched above the pass of the Col d'Ijou and the path...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

Presse Purée
Presse Purée is probably the best sector on the crag for those climbing in the 5+ to 6c range and...
24
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

40 mins

Grande Dalle
A well-frequented sector of fine slab-climbing with a handful of longer routes tackling the walls...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

35 mins

Le Papy
A justifiably-popular sector with climbs ranging from fine technical slabs to highly featured and...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

Sector Initiation
A fine sector of lower-grade climbs, perfect for beginners and first leads. The two routes to the...
7
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

Pilier des Cathares
A celebrated sector of multi-pitch routes reaching to the summit of Calamès. It has some worthwhile...
15
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

30 mins

La Vire aux Chèvres
A quiet sheltered sector with a variety of worthwhile routes whose characters range from steep and...
20
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

25 mins

Les Murettes
A good selection of physical routes on the exposed wall that extends uphill from Les Grottes. The...
22
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

18 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Les Grottes
The section of cliff nearest the road has a fine set of climbs and a good set of generally hard...
31
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Abracadaplat
The first bit of rock reached on the approach isn't a great advert for the crag, the routes are...
9
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For CALAMÈS

    Pilier des Cathares
    "there seems to be an extra pitch in the RF guide, compared with the local topo. ..." 24/Aug

    La roujas 1
    "Thomas Cook tom.cook@hotmail.fr Go's trad at HVS 5a and gains a star or two ..." 06/Apr

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