Rock Climbing in Marseille
Right outside Marseille, the Calanques offer perfect conditions for climbers of all levels. Easily accessible from Marseille or Cassis, you can choose between more than sixty different cliffs, fully equipped for climbing. The variety of climbing areas includes grade 4 to 8c routes as well as multi-pitch routes. If you don’t mind walking to your starting point, you will discover beautiful spots far away from the crowds and gorgeous views.
Situated between Marseille and the city of Cassis to the southeast, these limestone valley formations are considered some of the most important of their kind in the world, offering adventure seekers a truly first class hiking and rock climbing destination. And speaking of climbing, you’d be remiss to overlook the Luberon Nature Park to the north. Here, amidst quaint towns and castles, you’ll discover a scenic natural habitat that’s a haven for hikers, climbers and mountain bikers. The Mediterranean climate makes it possible to enjoy climbing all year round and it’s not uncommon to climb in a T-shirt in the middle of winter.
Climb Up Aix is one of the largest climbing halls in France and offers a wide range of vertical activities. If you are already a self-climbing climber then you have no need to book. The discovery course is perfect for discovering the basics of climbing accompanied by an instructor. It will teach you, at your own pace, everything you need to be able to become autonomous in climbing (knowing how to get in shape, to ensure a partner, the technical bases).
The climbing room Grimper Marseille is currently the most complete room in the Grimper network. In coming to replace the mythical room of St Marcel which disappeared after a fire in May 2011, this modern room which happens to be the most beautiful in France and even in Europe, offers delightful volumes and comfortable furnishings.