Multi-pitch initiation in the Calanques

Ebba and Karin, two Swedish friends contacted me recently in order to make their first multi-pitch route in the Calanques. They already had a little climbing experience, especially indoors. The main objective was to make the famous stop from Marseille to La Candelle, but given the bad weather and the rain forecast for the afternoon, we fell back on a shorter route.

Ebba in the second pitch

We decided to go to the cliff of Crêt St Michel, accessible in about twenty minutes from Luminy. This wall has the advantage of offering a large number of affordable routes on a very compact rock sheltered from the east wind.

Nice view of the port of Morgiou, the rain is coming!

We climbed the route called "La Chaloupée" 5c max in 4 pitches. And it didn't take more! We took the shower at the end of the last pitch, the timing was perfect!

Arrival at the top of Karin, just before the rain !!