/ verdon gorge with three

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SARS on 04 Apr 2013
Planning to head there in late April and we may be a three. Is it a complete pain having odd numbers there?

Interested in views from anyone who's been. Thanks.
richparry - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to SARS:

The first time I went to Verdon we climbed as a three and it wasn't a problem. it helps if you are competent at bringing up two seconds at the same time and are ok with the rope work required for swapping leaders etc.
We did loads of the longer routes, had no epics or problems and it was more sociable at the belays.

SARS on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to richparry:

Sounds good. Thanks. Competent with our rope work so that should be ok.

Any problems with speed - ie being too long on routes?
richparry - on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to SARS:
We had no problems with speed at all. For example, we did Ula starting the abseils at 12 noon and were on the top again by 6pm. I think it was about 8 pitches.

It's worthwhile keeping an eye on the weather. It's not a good place to be when it starts raining if you've abbed in from the top. Take plenty of water too, as it gets really hot in summer.
SARS on 04 Apr 2013
In reply to richparry:

Great appreciate the info. Can't wait. Just need to get route fit now!
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Ropeboy - on 05 Apr 2013
In reply to SARS:

If you choose your routes wisely you should be ok, like ones that start of the big ledges but some of the routes started off hanging belays and I doubt they'd be fun with 3 of you hanging around in your harness.

J :-)

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