Russan 360 Panorama

Rockfax trip


Climbing in Russan, South of France, is quite special. This huge curving rock face offers lots of climbing at a massive grade range, starting from 5 going through right up to 8c!! Steve McClure did one of his ‘100 8a in a year’ here in the Grotte. (the big hole in the cliff at the far end).

The photograph was taken from the peninsula with the river meandering its way all the way round the cliff.

One of the best moments while climbing in Russan was having to abseil in through the sink hole into the Grotte to access some of the climbing. It is a great winter sun trap. Sheltered and faces north. We had snow all round us at one point and we were climbing in shorts and t-shirts.

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