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A sought-after playground for climbers
Located south of the Gorges du Tarn, the Gorges de la Jonte are made up of large rocky outcrops that rise skyward and frame the eponymous wild river between the Causse Noir and the Causse Méjean. The site, listed as a Great Site of France, is renowned for its strange vases silhouettes balanced on their pedestals perched hundreds of meters high. A sought-after playground for climbers, the cliffs of the Gorges de la Jonte are home to 300 climbing routes carved into the rock towards the summits. Along with erosion or collapses, the presence of gas pockets in the rock created ideal holds for climbers.
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