Big route climbing at Pilier Saint-Martin in the Pyrénées-Orientales

Organized by Canyon Canigou

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: Spanish, English, French
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Spend a memorable day in the Pyrenees-Orientales and climb the big route at Le Pilier Saint-Martin!

Ideal for discovering the techniques of climbing big walls, the big route of the Pilier Saint-Martin remains accessible even if you have little experience. What's more, you will be accompanied by Marco, your professional instructor who knows the area very well, having equipped it himself in 2012! Let's go for a great vertical journey of 180 m of easy and affordable climbing in the middle of nature!

Your climbing day at the Pilier Saint-Martin will start at the bottom of the Cady gorges. After a first session on the first floors to check your safety and progress, you will leave for the big trip. The difficulties begin, but fortunately, there are landings to breathe and enjoy the place. The higher you go, the more the view will open up to you!

At the top, the panorama of the Pyrenees-Orientales is incredible! Just opposite, you can admire the abbey of Saint-Martin du Canigó in the heart of the "Grand Site de France", the signal tower of Goa, and the summits of the Catalan mountains!

There will then be 3 abseils to descend to the north face. Before leaving the charming village of Casteil, you can recover from your emotions at Alain and Charline's "guinguette", which serves organic crepes and drinks.

For a day of adventure in the heart of the Pyrenees-Orientales, climb the great route of the Pilier Saint-Martin!

Course of events

- Reception at the "Canyon Canigou" base in Villerach, possibility to park your vehicle in security.
- Distribution of equipment and departure to Casteil 30mn by minibus.
- Approach walk of 5 minutes.
- Equipment and presentation of safety and progression techniques.
- Learning to practice, then climbing to the summit.
- Descent by 3 abseils.
- Return 5mn.

Activity requirements

Be in good physical shape.

Have some experience of rope handling.

Adaptable to any level: from informed beginner to intermediate climber.

Ideal for indoor climbers who want some experience on the crag.

Special terms

Mention any medical conditions that may affect your fitness during the activity.

Minors must be accompanied.

  • climbing equipment
  • transportation
  • Photos (5€ to be paid on site)
Do not forget to bring
  • adapted clothes
  • small backpack and water
  • wind/rain cutter
  • picnic
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Base Canyon Canigou, 8 rue du Llech Villerach, 66500 CLARA Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule