Our return to sport climbing was also a return to the crags of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. The striking limestone cliffs that throng the gorges de l'Aveyron are an intimidating place to sport climb for the first time in a year or so, but are beautiful and wild, and more importantly, have their share of easier routes. We first visited Roc D'Anglars, a shady sheet of pale grey rock, and climbed somewhat shakily a couple of ledgey routes and one vertical crimp-fest with no feet after the first three metres.
A few days later we went to Manjo Carn, avoiding the "hard (wo)man's mecca" as described by the UKC Logbook entry in favour of some gentler, sun-drenched climbs towards the left. Again, we weren't the coolest of customers, but the amazing view across the gorge made up for the wobbly disco legs. All in all, we didn't quite explore all of what the area has to offer (!) but had a few lovely sunny afternoons getting our sport heads back on track. The only regret is not having time for beer-o'clock at the Manjo Carn Café.