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La Roque
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La Roque

 
La Roque

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Normandy, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 49.23934°N / 1.40110°E

Object Title: La Roque

County: Les Andelys - Le Thuit

Activities: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 66 ft / 20 m

 

Page By: Andino

Created/Edited: Oct 9, 2006 / Jun 25, 2007

Object ID: 233272

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Overview

Here is a description of the closest cliff to Paris.
Located 100km West of the Capital, La Roque gives the opportunity to climb on an usual mixture of chalk and flint.
The rock is quite solid though. And some routes offer some very technical moves.

With a beautiful scenery on La Seine, you will climb in a quiet atmosphere.

Getting There

From Paris, take Motorway A13 west bound.
At exit 17, go on to road D316 north bound up to Les Andelys, then follow La Seine for a few kilometers to reach the cliffs.
104km away, easy peasy ;o)


Staying There

 
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You can either sleep on top of the cliffs, but not very comfortable.
Otherwise there is a nice camp site nearby :

Camping de l'Ile des 3 Rois
Ile Trois Rois
27700 LES ANDELYS
Tel : 02 32 54 23 79




Site Description

The cliff is almost 10 kms long with several areas to climb on.
The entire cliff is made of chalk with flint inserted in it.
Mostly South oriented.
Usually you will find only 1 pitch to climb, sometimes up to 3.
 
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- SECTEUR 1 :
Tête de la Roque > 5 routes / 40m / 3b to 5b
Falaises d'Amont > 14 routes / 28m / 3a to 7a
La Vierge > 11 routes > 30m / 3a to 5b
Les Diablotions > 11 routes / 25m / 4a to 6b

- SECTEUR 2 :
Normandie > 14 routes / 30m / 2b to 7b
Perroquets > 15 routes / 30m / 3b to 7a

- SECTEUR 3 :
Microfalaise > 23 routes / 25m / 3b to 7a
Bisexto > 69 routes / 38m / 2a to 8a
Speleologue > 55 routes / 50m / 4b to 8a+

- SECTEUR 4 :
Les Mutants > 18 routes / 25m / 3b to 6c
Le Thuit > 15 routes / 35m / 5a to 8a
Le Kioske > 8 routes / 35m / 2b to 6a

- SECTEUR 5 :
L'Eiger > 2 routes / 58m / 5b to 7a
Château-Fort > 44 routes / 30m / 3c to 6c
Le Général > 17 routes / 12m / 3b to 6c

- SECTEUR 6 :
Val St Martin > 48 routes / 45m / 3a to 6b+
Les Nomades > 27 routes / 30m / 3a to 6b
Les Galets > 18 routes / 30m / 3b to 6b

- SECTEUR 7 :
Grande Falaise > 22 routes / 50m / 2c to 6c
Les Dômes > 7 routes / 3b to 5a
La Tour > 3 routes / 25m / 2b to 4C
Petit Dôme > 6 routes / 6m / 3a to 5c
Le Gruyère > 2 routes / 45m / 4c to 5a

- SECTEUR 8 :
Petits Murs de l'Hôpital > 3 routes / 20m / 3a to 4a
Hôpital > 14 routes / 15m / 3a to 5b

Around Les Andelys (La Roque) there are some other climbing sites in :
Port-Mort
Brosville
La Vacherie
Houetteville
Vernonnet
Roche Guyon
La Bouille
Duclair
Jumiege
La Fontaine
Orival



Books, Maps & Weather

The best handbook to climb :
Grimpe On The Roque

The best map of the area :
2012OT Les Andelys

For weather conditions check on :
Météo France > Les Andelys




Images

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