Climbing in the Calanques

© M. Berenger - Parc national des Calanques
© M. Berenger - Parc national des Calanques
Offering a wide variety of routes to explore, the Calanques National Park is a climber's paradise. The Calanques cliffs are also home to exceptional biodiversity, whose presence invites you to practice climbing with the greatest respect.


Before you leave

  • Before going into the National Park, plan your visit: find out about the access conditions, check out the route and ensure you are well-equipped (good walking shoes, enough water, sun protection, etc.).
  • Climbing requires specialist equipment. The rope, harness, descender, straps and carabiners are compulsory equipment. Climbing shoes are essential to adhere to and progress on the route.


Best practices

  • Stay on the paths to access the tracks so as not to trample the flora.

  • Avoid cutting through scree to protect the flora.

  • Take care not to put your bag and equipment on the vegetation at the foot of the tracks: there may be protected species present.

  • Climb discreetly so as not to disturb the wildlife fauna on the rocks: ensure you climb quietly.





The closure of the massif due to fire risk also concerns climbers.



  • Organise your trip using recently published reference resources to give you accurate information about the condition of the routes. 

  • Choose your climbing routes in accordance with your experience and abilities.

  • Always check the weather conditions.

  • Take at last 1.5 litres of water per ½ day and enough food.

  • Wear a helmet to protect you from any impact. 

  • Inform family and friends about your trip.


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