Gorges du Tarn




Pick a pocket and pull. Some say as good as Céüse.


Probably best enjoyed at about 7a and above. A lot find it a tricky place to onsight. The climbing is dominated by pockets and long resistance routes. The season is between april to oktober, in the winter time the sun does not reach the bottom of the valley and therefore it is too cold. If you are looking for shady place or sunny you can always find a good crag. It is hard to find routes with bad quality, the bolting is very good the rock quality perfect, not polished and very compact.

Access issues

Don't car camp in the car parking areas, there are regular police patrols.


Very short walks from the road.

Ethic inherited from France

Park where indicated, take care of the environment, buy the local guidebook when possible (this is one of the ways you can help local route setters), clean up your shoes before climbing, don't spray beta, be polite.


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One of the more recently developed areas in France. Not polished yet like a few of the older school areas. Still more to come.



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Author(s): CAF

Date: 2021

The Gorges du Tarn is a legend / 400 perfectly secured sport climbing routes up to 80 m / 4c - 8c French. Grade - below 6a the offer is small

Author(s): Adrian Berry

Date: 2011

ISBN: 9781873341629

A selective guidebook describing some of the popular sport climbing and some trad climbing in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering 17 areas including the Gorge du Tarn and over 3,000 routes.

Author(s): FFME

Date: 2021

This climbing guide describes 8 climbing areas around Mont Lozère - 500 routes distributed in family-friendly sectors with routes in the 3rd, 4th and 5th frech scale or sport climbing in the 6th and 7th.

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