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La Paroi Noire

First ascent: M. Forestier e H. Joubard, 1941
By: Gianni Lanza, Guida Alpina
Area: France, Group: Calanques, Peak: Crêt Saint Michel, Country: France, Region: Provence

Paroi Noire: at first glance this face looks completely smooth, but as you get closer it surprises you with a series of weathered pockets and crimps, often difficult to see even close up! First ascended in 1941 by M. Forestier and H. Joubard, this climb is bolt protected and starts circa halfway along the face.

GETTING THERE

Drive or fly to Marseille. From Marseille take the D559 east towards Cassis.

ACCESS

From the university at Luminy walk along the dirt track towards Col de Sugiton; before reaching the col take the track right towards the face. 0,30 hours.

ROUTE

P1: 3b, 30m
P2: 4b, 30m
P3: 4c, 40m
P4: 4a, 30m

DESCENT

Walk along the path to quickly reach the Sugiton Belvedere  road.

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4c

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South

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130m

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