Languedoc - Roussillon is the 3rd climbing guidebook of the Rockfax France series. The book is the logical successor of the two previous climbing guides "Haute Provence" and "Cote d'Azur" and covers a large and climbing technically very productive area west of Avignon. The areas described are mainly located in or around the Cevennes National Park.
In detail, they are the following areas:
5 areas of the Ardeche, Actinadas, Les Branches, Gorge du Tarn, Le Jonte, Le Boffi, Cantobre, Thaurac, Hortus, Claret, Russan, Seynes, Mouries, Orgon.
This Rockfax guide is also a selection guide, i.e. the included climbing areas are partly described only in extracts. If you are looking for a comprehensive climbing guide for a single area, it is therefore usually better to look for the respective local guide.
But even if in the new Rockfaxwerk ultimately not all routes have found space (in total there are more than 3000 routes!), so you can be sure, the important sectors are guaranteed.
Otherwise, the guide impresses in the usual Rockfax quality.
All walls are described in great detail via pictograms (including protection, orientation, hours of sunshine, wind, visitor numbers) - for the individual routes, additional information is provided on climbing style, length and enjoyment factor. The clarity of the topos is again exemplary. Superimposed over super color photographs, they are very easy to read throughout. The guide is illustrated with many photos. In addition, the guide provides a super quick reference in the form of a table that lists the total number of trails by grade for all areas.
Overall, a very content-rich and clear climbing guide.
If you are looking for a climbing guide beyond this selection guide, which describes an area completely, then you will find a wealth of area guides in our France offer.
Difficulties: almost every grade / single and multi pitches
Protection: mostly sport climbing conditions
Season: all year round
1st Edition 2011