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Civilization
MAAOA
Marseille
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
Technical - 3h30
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
St-Anthonin-sur-Bayon
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Guide
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Marseille
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Mountains
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Marseille
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Contemporary
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Aix en Provence
Anse du figuier
1-Pitch
Anse du figuier
Marseille
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Concert, party
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Marseille
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Petanque ground
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Le Tholonet
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Fashion
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Marseille
Milles camp memorial site
Historic
Milles camp memorial site
Aix-en-Provence
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Cellar
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Rians
Navy museum
Historic
Navy museum
Marseille
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Food
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Marseille
Lou Pitchoun
Expert - 1h30 - 45m
Lou Pitchoun
La Ciotat
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Club
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Marseille, Cassis
Jeannette's hole
Initiated - 1h30 - 45m
Jeannette's hole
La Ciotat
Bouquet Cascade
Lake & river
Bouquet Cascade
Le Tholonet
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Italian, Thaï
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Marseille
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Classical - 2h20
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Marseille
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Hobbies parc
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Aix en Provence
Mushrooms cave
Technical - 3h
Mushrooms cave
Puyloubier
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Club
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Marseille
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Multi-Pitch
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Marseille
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Transport
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Marseille
Campagne Pastré
Park & forest
Campagne Pastré
Marseille
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Concert, party
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Aix en Provence
The Blue Coast
Creek
The Blue Coast
Carry le Rouet, Ensuès la Redonne, Sausset les Pins...
The Art Revolution in the Panier
District
The Art Revolution in the Panier
Marseille
La Vesse drop-off
Coastline
La Vesse drop-off
Le Rove
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
District
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
Marseille
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Island
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Marseille
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Practical
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Marseille
Vallon Sourn
Lake & river
Vallon Sourn
Correns
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Technical - 3h
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Marseille
Mugel park
Park & forest
Mugel park
La Ciotat
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Monument
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Aix en Provence
Cret St Michel - Black wall
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Title in french : Cret St Michel - Paroi noire

Type : multi-pitch

Mountains : Calanques

City : Marseille

Medium grade : 5c

Maximum grade : 7a

Minimum grade : 3b

Maximum length : 50m

Walking time : 40mn

Average duration : 2h

Orientation : South-

Sea view : Yes

Mistral Protected : No

The Paroi Noire (Black Wall) of Cret Saint Michel, an imposing cliff overlooking the Morgiou creek is a climbing area that has attracted the multi-Pitch lovers for a long time.

Two fairly easy routes generally give happiness to those who try multi-Pitch climbing for the first time. Otherwise, most of the itineraries are around 6a and you rise to the top in 4 lengths.

The rock is generally good except for some end lines or some easy passages. The equipment is satisfactory but not always quite recent.

Once at the top, it is recommended to avoid abseils and to take the walking path present on both sides of the wall.

The only disadvantage will come from its exposure to both mistral and sun. Especially since the heat is accentuated by the concave side of the cliff; furnace feeling is guaranteed.

One might think that the beautiful view of the creeks would provide some support, nay! This endless sea, symbol of desired freshness, is just one more test...



Observed conditions
A voir / A faire
Show
Le Schpountz by Pagnol, theater and hiking Allauch
Fashion
Lynn Dalaga, the French eleganceMarseille
Guide
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre ClaracMarseille
Hotel
hotel Le Mistral, Pointe Rouge and PradoMarseille
Youth hostel
Youth hostel Marseille BonneveineMarseille
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