PILIER DE SOLEIL


A lovely tower of rugged, red rock. The setting is superb, looking out over the blue of the Med, and catching all the sun there is. There is a good selection of routes here, including some worthwhile lower-grade climbs - it is a pity the place isn't a little more extensive.

Leave the motorway at J37 or 38 and follow signs for Fréjus. Before you enter Fréjus, turn left at a roundabout (signed 'Saint-Raphaël') to avoid the town. Continue along this road heading roughly straight on around both Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël until you pick up signs for 'Agay'. Continue towards Agay on the D100. Drive into the town and turn right at the sea front at a roundabout. Continue down this road, around the bay and along the coast for 2.5km, to another roundabout and turn left off the main road onto a small dead-end signed to the lovely little harbour of 'Port du Poussaï'. From the parking, walk left along the beach, then turn left and take the Sentier Littoral into the trees. Turn right along the tarmaced path and, at the high point, head leftwards (uphill) along a rough track that leads up to the base of the main cliff.

Routes

27 sport routes (3...6c+)
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
West Face
The rock here is not as good as on the main cliff, and the base of the crag isn't too well...
11
Sport
Evening sun
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
South Face
A fine lump of granite with as sunny an aspect as the name suggests. With a short approach and a...
16
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
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