Climbing in Corsica
With nearly a hundred sport crags and more than a thousand multi-pitch routes, Corsica is today a recognised climbing destination.
Corsica offers a large number of sport crags in a 6a-7b level. While granite is the dominant rock on the island, the Bastia region offers shale sites and the Corti region limestone sites providing a particularly varied climbing.
From the seaside to the higher altitude, the climber experiences an ever-changing environment. By cleverly playing with the altitude and the various orientations, the season suitable for climbing is around 365 days a year!
To explore all the sport crags in Corsica: The guidebook Falaises de Corse
The multi-pitch routes are mainly on granite rock except in the high-altitude massifs (Cintu – Haut Ascu) where rhyolite becomes the dominant rock and at Paglia Orba with its characteristic pudding stone. Some massifs are dedicated to trad climbing, but generally you can find trad climbing and equipped routes in the same massifs.
There are two guidebooks available to discover multi-pitch routes in Corsica (both are bilingual English-French):
Bavella Corsica : A selection of 150 multi-pitch routes in the Bavella massif
Grandes voies de Corse : A selection of 110 routes from other parts of Corsica
The Corsica Escalade website
To read more about some of Corsica’s climbers, learn how the guidebooks finances new routes, or explore the rules for equipping new routes and more…
Go to the website Corsica Escalade