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Côte d'Azur

 

 

FRANCE-Côte d'Azur

by Chris Craggs

Published by Rockfax

Reviewed by Steve Crowe

 

Rockfax's second selective guide to France is very impressive. Packed within its 400 pages it includes over 25 superb crags along the sunny Mediterranean Coast of France, from Marseille to Monaco. It also includes inland venues such as Sainte-Victoire, Chateauvert and the Verdon Gorge. With the usual excellent photo diagrams and clear maps it is easy to get an appreciation of the crags even before you leave home! Chris Craggs has been climbing in France since the 1980's and this guide reflects his detailed experience and knowledge of the area. The guide seems well balanced with a good mix across grades of both single and multi pitch routes it offers something for all tastes. Further reading on UK Climbing. There is also a third edition in the Rockfax France series due out later in 2011 covering the South West from the Ardeche to Gorges du Tarn (Languedoc-Roussillon) however there is enough clear and concise information in this one volume to provide sufficient climbing for many years to come!

FRANCE Côte d'Azur by Chris Craggs is be available now, price £24.95. Reviewed 3rd March 2011

 

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