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La fin de Babylone*** ED1

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[Barefoot ascent by the second, 2 kb]220m, 8 pitches. Pitches in grade range 6a-6c, 6b obl. Equipped.

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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 29/Aug/14 with Christian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14

Pretty nice clmb. pretty straightforward!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with James matthews

Easy. 6b?
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Sam Simpson

Aye, fun day. Pretty cruisy.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Searler

Led 1,3 5. Fell off 5 as got quite pumped. Seconded and still made a mess of the 6c roof. All in all a superb day out: amazing rock, sustained, lots of it.
cmaradcliffe - AltLd - 25/Jun/14

We found this rather easier than Poeme a Lou which in itself was not particularly hard given the 6c grades attached to the topos...nevertheless, this was another good voyage up to the ski lift on generally sound rock. No real crux on any pitch, and plenty of nice run-outs on easy, juggy stuff. Nice mini layback coda to the final small headwall. I would give this route a 6b/5c obl rating.
John Carney - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Adam Jovik

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13

DaveMo - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Will Tarran, Jan

TommyMcG - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Conor McGovern

Aided the 6c overhang but did have a big pack including 2 pairs of mountain boots and crampons.
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Sadie Renwick

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12

led 3 pitches including second 6c overhang. 6c traverse pitch a bit intimidating if you're not used to that much exposure!Felt a bit soft for the grade.
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Dan Ely

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with dan

alright sport climb better than poeme a lou. Lead Traverse under roof pitch which i found awkward but generous for 6c. James lead other 6c pitch which is just one move and quite easy for us children of the climbing wall generation.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with james wilson

Wils - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Ewan Russell

Led the two 6c pitches which are probably soft for the grade. Great climbing from bottom to top.
Ben Briggs - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Hugh

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/10

davefount - AltLd - Aug/10 with Glyn

Awesome roof traverse
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with David Fountain

the easiest 6c ever? more like ceuse 6a+
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with liz featherstone

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Voting
Total votes cast 13
hard ED20 of 6
ED20 of 6
easy ED20 of 6
hard ED10 of 6
ED10 of 6
easy ED13 of 6
hard TD+1 of 6
TD+1 of 6
easy TD+1 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead3 of 24 (12.5%)
Alt Leads21 of 24 (87.5%)

'Climbed'5 of 24 (20.8%)
clean O/S19 of 24 (79.2%)