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Mont Coudon

 
Mont Coudon

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Var, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 43.16349°N / 6.00197°E

Object Title: Mont Coudon

County: Toulon

Activities: Sport Climbing

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 2297 ft / 700 m

 

Page By: Andino

Created/Edited: Jul 10, 2007 / Jul 10, 2007

Object ID: 310094

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Overview

Mont Coudon is located near Toulon in the so-called French Riviera.
It offers a great view over the mediterranean see, and also provides excellent cliffs for beginners to intermediate climbers.

The advantage of this area is that you can climb during the winter months !
Note that the trail GR51 goes across Mont Coudon. Therefore it could be part of a hike in the area (see map below).

Mont Coudon 04
 

Getting There

From Toulon, take highway A57 up to La Valette du Var.
Then catch road D46 for a few kilometers until you see the road D446 on your right.
Turn there and drive up to the last parking area on the road that leads to the top.

The cliffs are located 50 meters below.
You can reach them by descending a steep (but easy) path that leads to the bottom of the routes.

Map of Mont Coudon
 



Red Tape

In July and August, for fire risks the area is closed to cars, climbers and hikers. It can be really dangerous if a fire starts, as people would be trapped on the hill.
Anyway the summer months can be really roasting, so you'd rather go the see !


Camping

 
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The closest camp ground would be the one located in the nearby town.
It is about 20-25 minutes away from the cliffs.

Camping Beauregard
Quartier Sainte-Marguerite
415 rue Lieutenant Pont
83130 LA GARDE
Tel : 04 94 20 56 35

Climbing Routes

The cliff of Mont Coudon has good modern equipment.
The rock is of very good quality limestone. Compact and stable.
You can find several routes in the 4th difficulty and up to 7a.
Very good spot for beginners and people wanting to get more experience.



____Climbing Area________Routes________Pitches________Level____
Noctambule61 to 25b to 6b
Gelule61 to 44c to 6b
Touche pas à mon pof71 to 33c to 6b+
Armaguedon51 to 42 to 6a+
Petit Surplomb124c
Secteur des D1114b to 6b+
Curling et Câble816a+ to 7a
Canicule81 to 26b to 7b+
Peur de rien91 to 25b+ to 7a
Gwendoline71 to 25c to 7b
Asterix81 to 26a+ to 7a+
Aziza1015c to 7a
Doux Frisson716a to 7b+


Book, Map & Weather

The climbing guidebook of this site is :
Escalade autour de Toulon (Tome 2)


The map of the area is :
IGN 3346 OT (1:25,000)

And for weather forecast :
Meteo France > La Valette du Var

Images

Massif des Maures 01Massif des Maures 02Mont Coudon 01Mont Coudon 03Mont Coudon 02Map of Mont CoudonMont Coudon 04