Bonson is a nice village in the south of France, about 45min from Nice. The crag is located at the top of the small hill around the corner (can't see it from the village). The climbing is good, lots of easy routes and a few 6c's and one 7a. The routes are mostly quite short, max 20m. The good thing is, is that the crag is very well bolted. It is an offcial climbing site that the french Climbing federation (FFME) uses to teach climbing through schools and universities. I would recommend climbing here all year round, except in summer as it will probably get really hot!

France - Alpes Maritimes
Rock Type
Number of routes
L'escalade dans les alpes maritimes

Sport and bolted routes

Topo Ref Route Sport Grade Length Quality Description Tick
01 Acuna Matata 5c **

One of the shortest routes of the crag.

02 Ponponette 6a 20m **
03 Langage de pierre 6b **

Small holds at the bottom

04 Situation de reference 6a **

2 hard moves at the bottom

05 La bousoulene 6a **
06 Au bon son du marteau 6a **
07 La paisible 6a **

Nice, one hard move to overcome the overhanging bloc the top of the route.

08 La tentation du cleptomane 6c **

Very tricky move in the middle with small finger holds, and no foot holds, trust your feet!

09 Grevin 6a+ 20m **

Nicest and longest route of the crag.

10 Premiere pression 5a **
11 Concerto pour barre a mine 4c **

Nice warm up

12 techniques des plaques 4c **

Nice warm up

13 Le Sapic 4c **
14 La roue du moulin 5a **

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