rock climbling in the ariege pyrenees
  • Niaux:

    Famous for the traces of pre-historic man, you can now follow the traces of the hardest climbers in the Ariège. Over 300 routes, mostly hard. This is the spot if you are looking for 8s.
    Génat: A few 6as to warm up on and then an array of 7s and 8s in a tranquil hidden valley. Fancy an 8c? this is your site. 69 routes and plenty of sun.
    Alliat: Another mainly hard site, with many, many 7s on some inspiring rock.
    Sibada: 37 more routes, mostly hard. Ranging from 5c - 8a, only minutes from the road and shaded in the morning.
    Baychon: A bit more forgiving but still plenty to challenge the experts. Made up of several sectors, Baychon offers 98 routes from 4 - 8a. Sun on the rock for most of the day makes this a good winter site.
    Other smaller sites here include the Grotte de Sabart, L'Arche and Le Saut de l'Ours.