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Rock Climbing in La Ciotat

Discover a scenic French town and conquer its quality cliffs

Resting on the rugged coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France, the scenic town of La Ciotat is the ideal springboard into the wilderness, where you can discover excellent rock climbing routes. It lies close to Les Calanques, a huge climbing area packed with rocky wonders. Visit any time of the year for pleasant rock climbing conditions.
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Lukas Schulz

5.00

September, 2022

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

I had a fantastic morning in the Calenques with Guillaume. He offered me a pick up from la Ciotat and dropped me off afterwards on town, both not part of the trip I booked! The climb was beautiful, the route challenging but I had excellent guiding/instructions! Will come back for sure! :-)

William Mullins

5.00

September, 2022

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

I had a good time, it was challenging but not impossible and I had fun. It was a very beautiful area

Belma Nazecic

5.00

July, 2022

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Sarah McIntosh

5.00

June, 2022

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Sarah Proctor

5.00

June, 2022

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

Super knowledgeable guide that knows the area very well and was able to tailor the climbing trip to my ability. The most breathtaking views! Would highly recommended Guillaume for anyone wanting a climbing adventure :)

Olympe Peretz

5.00

May, 2022

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Joseph Lavigne

5.00

May, 2022

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Richard Hill

1.00

March, 2022

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

Guide was relatively helpful when planning, but we needed to reschedule due to rain, he stopped responding completely to email or text. Day of the climb, I kept messaging and trying to call him, but he blocked me? Very confusing. I'm sure he's probably a good climbing guide (we never ended up climbing with him), but his responsiveness was pretty unprofessional. We ended up finding some hikes to do in calanques and climbing at the local gym 🤷‍♂️ Guillaume’s answer - “Hello, thank you for your message. I’m sorry that we couldn’t make this outing because of the rain and then your schedule. Know that I didn’t block you but when we are active in the Calanques we don’t necessarily have a network.”

Adrianna E.

5.00

October, 2020

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

I got this experience for my fiancé for his bday and he loved it! It was his first time climbing and he had an amazing time.

Natthanont A.

5.00

October, 2020

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

Recommended

Monica

5.00

June, 2020

Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

Guillaume was great with my 13 year old. He challenged her with more advanced climbs which she loved. He also helped me improve my belay skills! Thank you.

Elodie Bard

5.00

October, 2019

Beginners’ rock climbing by the sea in the Calanques, near Marseille

Mon copain et moi avons eu la chance de faire notre première grande voie sur le cap canaille avec nicolas. C'était une expérience géniale ! Nicolas a vraiment su répondre a nos attentes. C'est un guide très pro et super sympa ! On a pas dutout vu le temps passer, on a adoré !!! Je recommande !

Jack Bennett

5.00

September, 2019

Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

The traveller did not leave a comment.

XinChi Yang

5.00

September, 2019

Climbing Day Trip in Calanque de Sormiou Above the Sea

Maxence was absolutely great! Super friendly and knowledgeable. With very little back and forth he was able to plan a perfect climbing day trip for us, including our first multi-pitch climb (and all of this was actually a backup plan, since the area we were going climbing was closed due to high winds). I look forward to going climbing again in Calanque and would not hesitate to book him again!!

Leah Barid

5.00

July, 2019

Les Calanques 1+ day climbing trip

Andre was simply amazing! His communication was excellent. He customized our trip exactly to our specifications. His climbing and guiding skills are elite! The climbing in Les Calanques is out of this world! I have never seen anything so beautiful while climbing! I hope that I have the chance to go back one day. If I do, I will definitely seek out Andre again! He made the trip spectacular! I definitely recommend Andre and climbing in Les Calanques!

Ali Najeeb

5.00

November, 2018

Evening on a Portaledge in the Calanques

The trip was extraordinary! Challenging yet very rewarding. Maxence was a great guide and a perfect companion.

Kelly Materna

5.00

October, 2018

Calanques guided trad climbing day trips

Max was an AMAZING guide! He was super knowledgeable and was willing to teach us new climbing techniques. Not only did I have fun climbing outdoors, but I learned how to climb better outside. I highly recommend this trip! You won´t be disappointed!

Manouane Deschenes

5.00

October, 2018

Climbing Day Trip in Calanque de Sormiou Above the Sea

I would like to recommend Maxence for his excellent guiding on Tuesday October 9th. We had a great time, felt safe and got in a lot of climbing. He was efficient and safe as well as super friendly. I am so glad I connected with him through your service. Thank you for finding him.I would hire him again if I was coming back to Europe for more outdoors activities.

Gaultier Lambert

4.00

September, 2018

Calanques guided trad climbing day trips

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John Gregory

5.00

July, 2018

Marseille-Cassis, guided rock climbing in les Calanques

It all went according to plan and our guide was great. thanks for the excellent communication and coordination. I would use your services again.

John Angulo

5.00

May, 2018

Calanques guided trad climbing day trips

Had a great time with Max climbing at the Calanques. He picked a good route with lots of ambiance, and did a solid job leading me up it.

Freya Wallis

5.00

July, 2017

Calanques guided trad climbing day trips

Me and my dad wanted to book a last minute guided rock climb in the Calanques. We came across Maxence through explore-share and he was very kind as he changed his timetable so that he could take us out at short notice. Me and my dad were a little nervous about rock climbing and Maxence very quickly put us at ease. He was friendly and warm and very encouraging when we were on the rocks. He took us to the most beautiful spot where we were the only ones climbing, and we had an amazing view of the Calanques. He took pictures for us and sent them to us afterwards. He also provided us with all the equipment that we needed and found us suitable routes to climb for our levels. We would recommend Maxence to anyone who wants to find a climbing adventure in the Calanques.

Esther Yao

5.00

June, 2017

Rock climbing in les Calanques, Marseille

The trip with Robin was awesome! I didn't have a car, so he provided transportation to and back from the climbing spots, which is really nice. The weather in Verdon was not good during the trip, so we ended up climbing some beautiful routes in les Calanques and Cap Canaille. Robin knows the area and the routes well, so he selected the ones that was within my ability but also felt challenging. Robin also took a lot of nice photos along the way, introduced and explained the routes/backgrounds, and helped me feel more comfortable climbing multi-pitch routes (this was my first time). I highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants to experience the beauty of south of France from a couple hundreds meters up.

Sara Castro

5.00

May, 2017

Rock climbing in les Calanques, Marseille

The climb with Robin was amazing. We were a group of 3 and he picked us up at the bus station since we didn't have a car. He took us on the route de Cretes which is beautiful, and then climbed les Calanques. The day was perfect and the view was mesmerizing. At the end, he dropped us off at the city center of Cassis since we luckily had the time to visit it. I would definitely recommend the guide, who watched over us and is friendly, and the route which was so beautiful!

Avni Patel

5.00

March, 2017

Rock climbing in les Calanques, Marseille

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There are many reasons for choosing Rock Climbing in La Ciotat

The southeast of France offers a huge bundle of climbs that are scattered across the rugged region. There are so many climbing possibilities that you can be climbing for years without ascending the same rocks. Its steep walls, large boulders and soaring cliffs draw rock climbers from across the world who are searching for fresh ascents and rewarding views.

 

Good to know:

Country code

+33

Currency

Euro

Language

French

Best time to visit

Visit any time of the year for pleasant rock climbing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The region receives a warm and pleasant climate throughout the year, with cooler temperatures following higher altitudes

More info about Rock Climbing in La Ciotat:

Located in the extreme southeastern Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur is the commune of La Ciotat, approximately 25 kilometers east of Marseille, the capital of the region and second-largest city in France. Its southern shores hold breathtaking views that eventually reach Les Calanques National Park, a scenic rugged park and one of the biggest climbing areas in the whole of France

 

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