350m, 13 pitches. A magnificent long route, which is a true classic!
Mainly crack climbing with some superb positions

Pierre Kohlmann+Philippe de saint Armand Jul/1960

hlegge 07/Aug/15 AltLd dnf

bailed after 5th pitch. much longer walk in than expected and climbing as a three, simply were not going to finish in time for last lift.

with Rebecca Murray
Hidden 02/Sep/14 AltLd dnf
davkeo ?/Sep/14 Lead dnf

Had to ab off after crux as partner was bolloxed. He tried to Prussik up to me but his grip was gone. Disappointed not to finish especially after climbing the 6a pitch which was totally overgrown and as a result felt harder than 6b. Mayb 6c. Hardest pitch iv climbed.

danfitz 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Pete Houghton
Pete Houghton 10/Jul/14 AltLd

The longer 6a pitch on the left is a bit grassy. Recommend traversing to the 5c+ on the right instead, or bringing a trowel. Superb climbing until the last 2/3 pitches - chossy and forgettable. Words and pictures from an enjoyable, though slightly-longer than anticipated, day out: https://altitudinalnoodles.com/2014/07/18/le-pouce-voie-des-francais/

Hidden 25/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
roberto18 25/Aug/11 AltLd

A great climb, 3hrs to get to the base of the route, not 1hr 30min like the guide book suggests. Fairly tough as well maybe E2.

with Conor Cussell, Tom Nickols
Lunar25 10/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Approach took far longer than the guidebook says, had an absolute epic, 32 hours on the mountain, the last 15-20 hours with no food or water. Still enjoyed ourselves thoroughly though :D Lead 6a and 5c+ pitches.

with Stacy Oliver, Ed Feldman
Hidden 09/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
noskki 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ben Briggs ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Luca
nickdonohue 27/Jun/10 AltLd

Great climbing and superb feeling of being in a 'sea of rock'. Be careful of knocking loose stuff from the very top (easier) pitches.

with Benoit Rosset
Hidden ?/Jul/96 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/92 AltLd
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