rock climbling in the ariege pyrenees
  • Targassonne:

    The magical Chaos of Targassonne has achieved recognition as one of France's best bouldering sites (only possibly second to Font) . The number of blocks, density, variety, potential, and the beauty of the site has started to draw in the world's stars. The site, remaining a local secret for a long time, has been under development for ten years under the influence of Phil Gondoux in particular. The rock is coarse granite. To date, 900 problems are open, from very easy for the kids to very hard (Psoass Hole 8b).
    It is hard to exaggerate the beauty and the quality of the site: best is to go there...
    1½ hrs from La Forge.
    (Snow cover likley December to April.)