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Petra Piomba

Interesting rock climbing area for routes from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (french grades).
Best time(s) :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Aspect(s) : W-SW     Altitude : 700 m
Approach 20 min up hill.    Kids friendly ? foot of the crag uneven for young kids.

Informations :

Between 25 and 50 routes, from 5c to 9a and some projects.   Bolting : sport climbing
Max Height : 35 m.
Rock : granite.    Characteristic(s) : steep wall Dévers, vertical Vertical.    Type(s) of holds : crimps, slopers.
Further information(s) : Overhanging, the aptly-named Petra Piomba is the main crag in this region. Whilst a few easier routes exist, the most interesting routes are found from 6b upwards. Climbing is never monotonous, and is often punctuated by an unexpected tricky move. During the autumn of 2016 very difficult extensions has been bolted across the roof which tops off the crag and protects climbers from the rain. Although it is at some distance from the main roads, a visit to Petra Piomba is an essential part of a trip to Corsican crags.
Mort de brosse sector: Crunchy rock. From "Superplouf" onwards, the routes are more inviting.
Toitsector: Excellent rock and varied climbing. The difficult routes recently bolted are all exceptional: they are always very physically-demanding, those in the 7th degree are often a test of endurance, and those in the 8th degree contain a few complicated bouldering moves (routes in the 9th degree are still waiting for their first send). Should the occasion arise, don’t neglect the short routes close to "Départ assis", they will have a few surprises up their sleeve for you. The lower sector is heterogeneous as much in terms of grades as in terms of interesting routes.
Park at the edge of the track. It’s very important to leave the track clear.

Locations :

Area : France, Corse, Corse-du-Sud (2A), Propriano, Olivese (Livesi).
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  Rock climbing area GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   41° 51' 8" N Longitude :   9° 4' 5" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
  Parking lot GPS Coordinates :   Latitude :   41° 50' 56" N Longitude :   9° 3' 45" E    Sexagesimal & Orientation
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Area added by CA
Digital Guide Books :

Autor(s) : T.Souchard - B.Maurin
Published in february 2019.
Update in february 2022.

Ajaccio - Taravo
Autor(s) : T.Souchard - B.Maurin
Published in august 2018.
Update in august 2022.

Paper Guide Books :

Falaises de Corse