Category Archives: Climbing

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If you would like to see more photos, follow Philippe on Instagram and Facebook. Mont Blanc Massif, France (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing in Le Chaudan (Alpes Maritimes)

Le Chaudan is a nice little cliff with 7 routes opened by Guillaume Ciais. It is limited but definitively wroth a visit. Micromégas, 8a, Le Chaudan (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing: Dissipation (Aiglun)

Aiglun is probably the best cliff of Alpes Maritimes for multi-pitch routes. We took advantage this hot November to climb Dissipation a great route in the center of the cliff of Giet Dissipation (ED- / 7a / 300m), Aiglun (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing in La Brigue

Cool climbing weekend in La Brigue with Anna. New cliff = on-sight feast + sore skin and tired arms! On the way to La Brigue cave (© A. Gatta)
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Climbing in Le parcours de santé РGourdon

Le parcours de santé is a nice small crag, just below the beautiful village of Gourdon(Alpes Maritimes, France). Philippe in King Route, 8a, Le parcours de santé (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos is one of the best climbing places on the planet. With 1,700 routes spread out in 65 sectors, the sun, the sea, the scenery and its special atmosphere, no wonder why is a climber paradise. Grande Grotta, Kalymnos (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing in Mesa Verde, Alcatraz and Chouchou Place

February has been quite sunny in the French Riviera, offering good conditions to climb outside. Chouchou Place (© P. Gatta)
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Topo Chouchou place

Here is an updated version of Chouchou Place topo (Gréolières). I added personal comments and stars for the routes I climbed. The routes are very well bolted and have two bolts with chain at the anchor. Chouchou place, Gréolères (© A. Gatta)
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Bouldering in Bishop: trip report

Last September Anna and I went to Bishop (USA) for an amazing climbing trip. In 12 days, I had the chance to send 152 problems up to V11 (8A) and Anna 94 problems up to V9 (7C). There are so many cool problems that we couldn’t send that we have to get back there for […]
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Climbing in Chouchou place

Chouchou place is a nice little cliff just above Gréolères. Despite an elevation of 1,000 m, the cliff is South facing and very hot so it is perfect for sunny winter days. Central wall of Chouchou place, Gréolères (© P. Gatta)
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