S P O R T    C L I M B I N G    C R A G S !
Hills and creeks around Condroz.
SPORT: FREE instead of aid. SUSTAINED instead of bouldery. Rather COMMITMENT TO THE SEQUENCE than to protection placement, gardening and spying choss.

Also omitted:
(-) Vulnerable crags (ecology, archaeology, legal access,...)
(-) Dangerous crags (risk of rockfall or material failure...)

Nice ones that didn’t make the sport selection: Régissa, Fond des Cris, Bouffioulx, Petit Henet, Ny, Hé Quinet, Comblain-au-Pont, Rideux/Izier & Tabir Sarrail & Sandron, Carrière de l'Abbaye, Maurenne, Rochette, Parc, Grésière, Strivay, Roc à l'Aisne & Coléoptère, Champalle...

In the last decades the offer of accessible sport crags has been wayward. Many we lost, (Chateâu de Mielmont, Montaigle, Rocher de Faucons, Se*e Shop, Visé, Heure..) and quite some jewels have been opened..

Condroz Sport guides to first hand topo info, no unauthorized copypastes of copypastes. Advertisements and recommendations will only be done when they contribute to community and rock protection, never to serve private interests.
On the rock we can climb routes, not numbers. We vertically dance up our own way. There's no competition, right beta or obligatory holds, only nature. We don't always adapt nature when we don't reach what we want. Instead we adapt ourselves and learn.

Yet, will our love for these crags destroy them at the same time? The US-based 'Access Fund' signals the deteriorating effects of popular interest: vegetation fades away while local opposition grows almost as fast as the cars, cigarettes and toilet paper accumulate.

On the other hand most people don't know anything else than their urban temples, of different brands of same tycoons. Rock climbing is a way to get to know nature and in that regard rock promotion can also be protection.

Moreover it’s not unpleasant to share our sport. Imagine introducing your friends and family to rock climbing. Yet the capacity of crags is limited. So should we keep them secret?

In any case it's important that rock crags stay an unpainted canvas to some degree, instead of a thick-lined coloring book for black alcohol markers. There are commercial interests looking to make via ferratas, gymified rocks and easy-to-consume adventure parks. In the 1980's similar market incentives have brought up businesses that bought and sold the Alps for mass skiing.

Protect, climb and always look for a way to make this ever vulnerable balance work. When you're at a crowded crag you're the crowd too. Don't be loud, the rock sleeps. Smoker? Put butts in a bottle. Visit less crowded crags, go at other times. For now the total capacity of the Belgian rocks surely fits the community.

Last of all, climb safe! A helmet is often great on the Belgian rock. Moreover if you look to climb some Belgian 5th grades, be aware that often they're less steep and are therefore challenging in an alpine kind of way. This also means that these 'more accessible' grades sometimes contradictively require more training and skills than steep lines do.
Cooperation of federations(!), local communities, governments, a diversity of people who climb, hikers, birdspotters,..
Volunteers investing time and material.
You the visitor, for making your interest have a positive instead of negative impact. Remain self-aware, actively look up the right info and assess live conditions and gear.
D I F F E R E N T    V I S I O N S    O N    P R E P A R I N G    C O N D R O Z    C R A G S    ( B A N A N A S )    F O R    C L I M B I N G   ( E A T I N G )
*: This comparison concerns the sporty limestone crags. Other rock may compare with apples which have a good peal. Yet some wild crunchy green cliffs may be more of a protected sour and poisonous orchid.
H A L L    O F    F A M E
8c+ galaxy freyr al'lègne right
2017 Sébastien Berthe,
2012 Kevin Lopata
? le traversée de kraftio gerlin
2020 Mat Pauwels 
8c+ kraftio gerlin
2020 Hannes Van Duysen,
2020 Sven Lempereur,
2020 Mat Pauwels,
2020 Simon Lorenzi,
2020 Anak Verhoeven
8c+ coup d'état fléron
2020 Simon Lorenzi
8c razorblade (ted gilette ext.)
freyr al'lègne right (of the pillar)
2016 Kevin Lopata,
2016 Sébastien Berthe,
2003 Nicolas Favresse.
8c le clou freyr al'lègne right
2020 David 'Illitch' Leduc,
2016 Jérôme De Boeck,
2014 Sébastien Berthe,
2005 Olivier Favresse,
2004 Jérôme Abraham,
2002 Nicolas Favresse.
8c la traction universelle
carrière jaminon
(the Porche is forbidden since 2006 and can only be accessed with the permission of the local government)
2015 Simon Lorenzi,
1994 Claude Lorenzi.
8b+ oufti nenni carrière jaminon
(Porche currently forbidden)
2007 Werner Hofmans.
8b+ l'eau de lune
(mistral gagnant var.)

freyr al'lègne left
(Hold broke in 2018)
2010 Olivier Favresse,
2009 Nicolas Favresse.
8b+ bansai xxl freyr pape
2013 Lowie Lambrechts,
2008 Peter Taeymans,
2008 Olivier Coenen.
8b+ carabistouille freyr al'lègne right
2018 David 'Illitch' Leduc,
2011 Sébastien Berthe,
2010 Kevin Lopata,
2009 Olivier Coenen,
2007 Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll,
2007 Jérôme De Boeck,
2005 Benjamin Fallet,
2004 Jorg Verhoeven,
2004 Olivier Favresse,
2001 Jérôme Abraham,
2001 Nicolas Favresse.
8b+ esperanza freyr al'lègne right
2019 Siebe Vanhee,
2019 Christophe Henry,
2019 Ben Breton,
2017 David 'Illitch' Leduc,
2011 Eric Rampelbergh,
2011 Kevin Lopata,
2011 Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll,
2011 Olivier Coenen,
2009 Benjamin Fallet,
2008 Klaas Willems,
2007 Jérôme De Boeck,
2004 Jérôme Abraham,
2004 Olivier Favresse,
2003 Nicolas Favresse.
8b/8c+ insolence trou magritte
8b/8c+ helm's deep nasproué
8b/8c ragnarok nasproué
8b/8c ode to no one nasproué
8b alliance freyr al'lègne left (of the pillar)
8b bansai directe freyr le pape
8b dsg freyr al'lègne right
8b fritographie freyr le louis-philippe
8b jolie promenade freyr al'lègne right
8b l'empire du soleil levant freyr al'lègne right
8b la vie est un long fleuve tranquille freyr al'lègne right
8b masque à gaz freyr al'lègne right
8b shingen freyr mérinos nord
8b du glucose pour le moineau porche de roiseux
8b chevalier arno trou magritte
8b itinéraire bis trou magritte
8b la marmaille nue trou magritte
8b free6 carrière jaminon
8b space cowboys flavion
8b namché bazar freyr le louis-philippe upper part
8a+/8b bam bam mozet
8a+/8b polymorphisme direct freyr al'lègne right
8a+/8b johnny the consumer freyr le pape
8a+ ladyshave (razorblade - slip à clou) freyr al'lègne right
8a+ le spectre de shingen (aka variohector) freyr mérinos nord
8a+ pénétrator corneilles
8a+ toxic désir (toxic climax - flagrant désir) bomal
8a+ yahoo! - infiniment songe (link-up) bomal
8a+ cool cat freyr al'lègne right
8a+ globalia freyr le louis-philippe
8a+ johnny the wannabe freyr le pape
8a+ jungle boogie freyr al'lègne jurassic park
8a+ vibrato freyr al'lègne right
8a+ quomolungma freyr le louis-philippe upper part
8a+ biggest bang freyr al'lègne right
8a+ supernova freyr
8a+ arno trou magritte
8a+ diazepam flône
8a+ batman carrière jaminon


Nausee ext.
pont a lesse
trou magritte