Drome > Rocher de Saint-Julien >
 
La Grotte 6a

Adjacent Climbs
<< Prise de tete
 
Love on the bite >>
110m, 4 pitches. 1) 5. Follow the slab into the cave, then through the hole into the bigger cave, walk left to the belay. 2) 6a. A great pitch, follow the big flake/crack to the tree (belay possible over to the left) then out right taking the line of least resistance to belay at the tree. 3) 5. Follow the slab in a superb position. © ROCKFAX
Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - 18/May/14

Pitch 1 brilliant, but don't take a bag with you as you may get stuck in the cave, ended up trailing it behind me. Pitch 2 brilliant, but don't get scared because of the exposure like a wimp and just lead up to the int belay. Pitch 3/4 amazing exposure and views. Don't descend using the via ferratta it takes ages and you end up going to wrong way. Overall, tres bon adventure though.
Alex Hallam - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Robert Bruce Richardson, Celeste Yeatman

Sjpartlett - AltLd O/S - 2014 with Jade Edwards leaney

Prof. Outdoors - Lead - 11/Oct/13 with Jane

Just brilliant. Led P1 through the cave. Followed P2: one of the best individual pitches I've ever done. And P3 gets the views!
katherinesydney - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/13 with julia chatterton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13

Me P1. Mark P2. Cracking route - two awesome pitches. Couldn't do pitch 3 due to construction of Via Ferrata.
stonemikey - AltLd - 12/May/13 with Mark Ward

Pitch 1. Fiona had trouble on pitch two which should have been split into two.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/12 with Ewan, Fiona

Brilliant route. Led pitch 2 and had a mini epic which the entire crag probably heard (sorry!) with rope drag on the traverse. Best to split pitch 2 into 2 sections - one to the tree and a second pitch for the traverse.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/12 with Mike, Ewan

led 2 and 4. A classic sport multi pitch route. One of the best I have done. Every pitch is good and unique. Massive holds on pitch 2. The traverse is very intimidating but all the holds are there with a nice foot rail, mantel shelf and rock over
abbeywall - AltLd - 03/Oct/12 with K

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Oct/12

I led the first pitch (5), Adam led the second pitch (6a) and Andy led the final pitch (5). Rope got stuck at the top of the third pitch so had to reclimb the third pitch using prussics on the abseil rope for protection.
jpksalmon - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Andy Spain, Adam

adamjeffs - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12

1st pitch only - too hot for 2nd (though it looked awesome)
Montecore - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Christian Knoche

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/12

Cracking
t_stork - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with Rory Brown

1st pitch only
Sandrex - Lead - 21/Oct/11

goddamm7 - Lead - 21/Oct/11 with Sandrex

only climbed first pitch but was a really good climb
samfayers - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with pete

Led the first pitch only as couldn't do the second 6a pitch on top rope, which has a stiff start over a bulge out of the belay cave.
cactuscratch - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/11

Interesting features
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Phil Marsh

Lead p2
JLS - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Sven J.

metal arms - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

Shuttsie - 2nd - Apr/11 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/10

Three star route, car to car 2 hours and 30mins with 3 people. Interesting climbing in a great setting. Highlight - cruising up the final easy pitch as the sun began to set in an awesome setting. Great rest day.
ANC - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Neil Adams, Andy Inglis

Fun route
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Angus N Clark, Neil Adams

Very pleasant
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Angus, Andy Inglis

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10

Only first pitch.
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Nicola

Led pitch 1 and 2nd half of pitch 2. Seconded first half of 2 and 3.
kylieo - AltLd - 23/Aug/10 with Phil

PhilR - AltLd - 23/Aug/10 with Kylie

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Shuttsie - 2nd - Aug/10 with Andrea Sales

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Peter Hart

alpine style
JonBrown - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Dougie

montymoo - Lead - 28/Sep/09 with christian

just to the first belay
Gareth - 2nd β - 25/Sep/09 with Andrew

first pitch only. Abbed off as concerned about length of rope required for descent
andybenham - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/09 with Gareth Hayfield

COD*OF*ROCK - AltLd - 2008 with mike waller

Led p 2 & 3
cem - AltLd O/S - 07/May/06 with Terry Lansdown

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/01

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
madeleine

Voting
Total votes cast 19
hard 6a+0 of 9
6a+0 of 9
easy 6a+0 of 9
hard 6a1 of 9
6a5 of 9
easy 6a3 of 9
hard 5c0 of 9
5c0 of 9
easy 5c0 of 9
3 Stars8 of 10
2 Stars2 of 10
1 Star0 of 10
0 Stars0 of 10
Bag of .....0 of 10
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead14 of 47 (29.8%)
Followed5 of 47 (10.6%)
Alt Leads27 of 47 (57.4%)
Unknown1 of 47 (2.1%)

'Climbed'19 of 47 (40.4%)
clean O/S26 of 47 (55.3%)
clean β1 of 47 (2.1%)
dnf1 of 47 (2.1%)