Seynes, supreme sports climbing in the south of France
Luigi Billoro introduces the crag Seynes, with more than 300 sports climbs undoubtedly one of the finest limestone cliffs in the south of France.
With over 340 rock climbs, Seynes is one of the main sport climbing areas in the south of France, located just north of the city Nîmes.
This cliff is comprised of extremely compact limestone with very peculiar crimps and tufas. The walls are all well-bolted and a 70 m rope is sufficient. Almost all climbs are natural, but even here there are signs of the period when some believed chipping to be the future… having said that, the crag certainly deserves a visit.
The main sector is made up of compact yellowish-grey walls crossed with tufas of all shapes and sizes, some of which even create enormous natural chimneys. The first part is reserved for good climbers with famous routes such as Dinosaure 8a+, while the magnificent Le tube neural is a chimney which shouldn't be missed at a more amenable 6c+.
Exposed south, the best time of year is winter but the crag is well ventilated during spring and autumn as it receives northerly winds that create ideal friction!
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