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St Martin Vesubie, the Trou du Diable Sector

St Martin Vesubie, the Trou du Diable Sector (© P. Gatta).
St Martin Vesubie, the Trou du Diable Sector (© P. Gatta)

Introduction

The cave of Trou du Diable can be seen from the road going to Saint Martin Vésubie. The cliff offers 15 routes plus many connections. The routes are longs, sometimes up to 40m. Bring a lot of quickdraws and a 80 m rope.

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St Martin Vesubie, the Trou du Diable Sector (© P. Gatta).
Trou du Diable Sector (© P. Gatta)

Information

Location About 1 km from the start of the road D31, between Saint Martin Vésubie and Venanson, at about 1 heure drive from Nice, Alpes Maritimes, France.
Road access follow the road D31 from Saint Martin Vésubie to Venanson. There is a small parking along the road close to the sign 56. GPS: 7º 15’ 4.2" E / 44º 3’ 50.2" N.
Access to the cliff 10 minutes walk. The cliff is marqued on the map IGN 3741 OT. From the post, follow the steep trail going up to the cliff. GPS: 7º 14’ 57.7" E / 44º 3’ 55.0" N.
Best climbing season The cave is at 1100 meters, it's in the sun until 1pm which is perfect for summer.
Routes 41 routes (including multiples connections) from 6b to 8b+. Require a 70m rope or even a 80m for some routes. Overall the routes are overhanging and rather athletic.
Bolts Most routes are bolted with 12mm or 10mm bolts.


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St Martin Vesubie, the Trou du Diable Sector (© P. Gatta)

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The cave of Trou du Diable (© P. Gatta)
The cave of Trou du Diable (© P. Gatta)

Philippe in La rétraction des corps caverneux, 8a (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in La rétraction des corps caverneux, 8a (© A. Gatta)


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