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Rock Climbing around Bourgogne

The Bourgogne area (known as Burgundy to the English) stretches from Auxerre in the north through Dijon and Beaune to Macon in the south. This area is one of the main wine growing areas of France, which means it gets lots of sunshine and very little rain - ideal for rock climbing throughout the year!

Main Crags around Dijon and Bourgogne

Crag no Area No. of Routes Max Height Rock Type
1 Surgy 380 40m Limestone
2 Rochers du Parc 165 28m Limestone
3 Saussois 243 25m Limestone
4 Vieux 111 35m Granite
5 Hauteroche 256 29m Limestone
6 Saffres 446 27m Limestone
7 Lantenay 309 20m Limestone
8 Geligny 40 22m Limestone
9 Fixon 253 30m Limestone
10 Brochon 28 35m Limestone
11 Chambolle-Musigny 64 22m Limestone
12 Bouilland 190 35m Limestone
13 Cormot 174 38m Limestone
14 Mont Rome 113 16m Limestone
15 Remigny 65 22m Limestone
16 St.-Denis 30 16m Limestone
17 Culles-les-Roches 45 14m Limestone
18 Vergisson 114 28m Limestone
19 Solutre 65 21m Limestone

 

Map of the rock climbing areas around Bourgogne and Dijon

Map of the rock climbing areas around Bourgogne and Dijon

The above information has been extracted from the “France Roc 1, Bourgogne – Burgundy guidebook” by Jingo Wobbly.  It covers 46 different crags and over 4,400 routes across a wide range of grades from F3a to F9a. Included are the 3 largest crags of Surgy, Saffres and Hauteroche. Buy the France Roc 1, Bourgogne – Burgundy rock climbing guidebook from our shop.

Rock climbing photograph of Saussois cragThe rock climbing in the Bourgogne and Dijon area is very varied, in terms of the different styles on offer, and the wide range of routes to choose from. There is something for everyone, as virtually every crag offers a wide range of grades from F4's through to F7/8's. The majority of the routes are single pitch sport routes, of which most of them are about 25m high. However the quality of the routes is very good and they are usually sustained for their grade. All of the crags are limestone, except at Vieux-Chateau, which is granite and has a rough pink texture.

The above photograph shows the limestone crag of Saussois, which is just south of Auxerre.  The photograph is copyright of www.burgundytoday.com.

Rock climbing photograph of Saffres crag

The photograph above shows Karen Jones enjoying the fantastic sport climbing that is available at Saffres.

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France Roc 1, Bourgogne – Burgundy rock climbing guidebook

Buy the France Roc 1, Bourgogne – Burgundy rock climbing guidebook from our shop.

This guidebook covers 46 major crags in the Bourgogne and Dijon area including Surgy, Saffres and Hauteroche and details over 4,400 routes.