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[Calames., 2 kb]7 pitches. 1) 4, 2) 5, 3) 5+, 4) 4+, 5) 4+, 6) 5, 7) 5. The left-hand line is a popular ramble taking a leftward line up the gentle slabs. Bolting is sparse on the easier pitches, there are some solid nut placements to fill in the gaps where needed. © ROCKFAX
Winds its way up the left hand, less steep flank of the main Pilier des Cathares cliff. Fully equipped with bolts and belays. L1 - 4a; L2 - 5a+; L3 - 5b+; L4 - 4c; L5 - 4c; L6 - 5a; L7 - 5b. The rock is solid on the harder pitches but there is some loose rock on the easy, shallow angled sections; a helmet is strongly recommended. It is safest to walk off the top (walk along crest to ruined chateau then down scree slopes to the far end of the crag). If retreating or abseiling off (not recommended) you will require double 40m ropes or a single 80m rope.

Photo: Calames. © Rog Wilko
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

lead odd number pitches
gazzij - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

SteveJ30 - Lead O/S - Jun/13

ian storey - Solo rpt - 06/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Sep/12

dan stead - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Chris

Pajamas Tom - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/11

I led Pitches 1, 3, 5 and 7. Sonya led the even numbered ones. Quite a bit of rain from Pitch 3 onwards.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Sonya Crowe

rd20 - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Martin

smolders - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Robert D

sbrowitt - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Simon Wright

2535rob - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11

Just did pitch 1 and 2. Rain started as we were abbing off.
trish1968 - AltLd dnf - 15/Mar/11 with Sian

Did pitch 1 and 2
Sianny - AltLd dnf - 15/Mar/11 with trish1968

ian storey - AltLd rpt - 26/Jan/11 with rob sutton

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Dave

Led 2, 4, 6.
kylieo - AltLd - 01/Sep/10 with Phil

Laramadness - Solo rpt - 17/Aug/10

theandthem - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Most of the grade 4 pitches are fairly dull, but some good climbing on the other pitches. We did it without any trad gear, but would recommend a few wires and couple of long slings. Start of crux pitch (3) has about 20ft of VDiff/Severe climbing before first bolt. Last pitch only 5a. All in all, a pleasant ramble which has its moments.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

ian storey - AltLd O/S - Jan/10 with chris ramsden

led 1, 3, 5, 7
abbeywall - AltLd - 07/Oct/09 with K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/09

RebekahD - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Andy Nisbet, Mum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/09

daveyji - AltLd - Mar/09 with MG

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

lead 3,4,7
Laramadness - AltLd - 02/Oct/06 with PH

Tez29 - 2006

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 31 (6.5%)
Lead6 of 31 (19.4%)
Alt Leads22 of 31 (71.0%)
Unknown1 of 31 (3.2%)

'Climbed'9 of 31 (29.0%)
clean O/S17 of 31 (54.8%)
clean rpt3 of 31 (9.7%)
dnf2 of 31 (6.5%)