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Le Pilier des Écureuils*** 6b+

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270m, 7 pitches. 1) 6b+, 2) 6a, 3) 5+, 4) 6b+, 5) 6a, 6) 5+, 7) 5+. At about 270m, split into seven, the route forges a way up the cliff in some pretty huge pitches. A rack will be needed by most teams to supplement the fixed gear. The lower section starts up a pillar that separates to huge orange cave-systems about 200m left of the base of the crack-system of La Demande. This is climbed in three pitches, the third one looping out left to avoid a tricky (6b) blank groove. The unmistakable upper groove is directly above the arrival point, and the steep first pitch (the crux) is quite intimidating. Above this, things gradually ease. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

From the jardin
BenL - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Ryu

rjf106 - AltLd dog - 17/Apr/14 with Ben

just pitches from the Jardin. fell off again
stuart34 - AltLd dog - 09/Apr/14 with Adam Russel

Hidden - AltLd dog - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12

Ed F - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Drew

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/11

colkurtz - 2nd - 18/Jul/11 with Robb

From the jardin, first 2 pitches are very long! Top two are bolted verdon style
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sam Keyne

S Smith - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11

Fell off seconding P3 but all the rest o/s
metal arms - AltLd - 26/Apr/11

P 3, 4 & 7
stuart34 - AltLd dog - 13/Apr/11 with Chris James

pigeonslipper - AltLd - Apr/11

Christian Beck - AltLd O/S - 2003

ericinbristol - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Richard Nadin

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/95 with jon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/93

Hidden - Jun/90

David Smith - 26/Jun/85

jasper11 - Lead - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/82

dtalbot - AltLd - Jun/80 with Rory O'Conor

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
erik.., ollyhorst

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Style of ascent

Lead5 of 22 (22.7%)
Followed1 of 22 (4.5%)
Alt Leads14 of 22 (63.6%)
Unknown2 of 22 (9.1%)

'Climbed'9 of 22 (40.9%)
clean O/S9 of 22 (40.9%)
dogged4 of 22 (18.2%)