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La Balade des Gens Heureux*** 6a+

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[Le Pain De Sucre on the left, Le Grand Perron on the right. Route is on the slab to the right of the central gulley., 2 kb]280m, 8 pitches. A great route taking a fairly direct line up the left side of the slabs. Not over protected - best not to be at your limit, this is not 6a+ sport climbing... Make sure to extend draws on the crux pitch - it's longer and wanders more than you think. Take 12 quickdraws and slings and 2x50. 6a oblig. Descent: abseil back down the route.
S Ravanel, R Passy, R Bourdier Oct/1999

Photo: Le Pain De Sucre on the left, Le Grand Perron on the right. Route is on the slab to the right of the central gulley. © ijustlost
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chris687 - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with Stuart Bygrave

Its a tough 6a+ crux pitch compared to the rest of the pitches but the quality sure shines through
walts4 - AltLd - Oct/13 with Owain

Had to A0 the 6a+ pitch. Not really at my best today. The crux is well bolted though as description says fairly spaced else where. Really nice varied route with great views.
bigbobbyking - AltLd dog - 02/Oct/11 with Nick Edwards

ijustlost - AltLd dog - 02/Oct/11 with Rob King

Finished by doing the Traversée des Perrons to the Pain de Sucre and rapping down A Bigger Bang.
jon - AltLd - 19/May/09 with H

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