1) 5+, 2) 6a+, 3) 3, 4) 5, 5) 4, 6) 5+, 7) 4+, 8) 5+, 9) 5. The classic of the buttress and the most popular route here. It is possible to miss out the first two pitches by following a vague track (exposed) out to a belay by the arete about 70m above the base of the cliff. © Rockfax
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Chris Sansum||23/Apr||AltLd O/S||
I got the 6a+ pitch! Great fun.
All 9 pitches. Lots of traffic, should have started earlier. Make a good choice not to do the descent in flip-flops. Look for the red dots on the way down to avoid a rappel. Bit of rope access work after starting up what I think was the 6c route that crosses this one. Awesome day out
Nice introduction to climbing in the Verdon.
|Dino Dave||27/May/14||AltLd O/S||
We did the full route.
|Patrick Hill||08/Aug/13||AltLd O/S|
|David Kay||25/Jun/13||AltLd O/S|
Matt Smith, George Filming for HDrock films, Andy Cummings
alan carne, Paula Ryan
|Laurence Cowton||25/Mar/12||AltLd O/S||
Really nice route. Long but can be climbed quickly.
Only 5+ tick as misssed first two pitches. Lead 4+ pitch and top two pitches (5 and 5+) linked as couldnt find belay (for the second time this climb)
great route, but had to much on my back to get the 6a+ bit clean,rest was quite easy and we did it in 7 pitches!
Enjoyable, varied climb. Interesting approach. One hard pitch of polished off-width
Great and varied climbing. Pitch 2 the crux (had to second).
started 3rd pitch up.
accessed from pitch 3 (5+)
the descent is maybe more exciting than the climb! Only one pitch of 6a+
Pulled on bolt at crux on second pitch - much harder than rest of route which was all fairly straight forward, fairly well bolted, but think we may have had trad gear too!
P 5 - 9
Another spanking adventure - two hours to find the start of the route, the crux pitch (pitch 2) felt like I was humping the spine of a whale, then two thirds of the way up and an almight storm breaks with lightning immediately overhead - an overall awesome day!!
|Anthony Allsopp||19/Jun/10||Lead O/S||
Awesome climb and a nice way to end the week in Verdon. Shame about the rain. pitches 1~4 no problem, after that it was a struggle to find the bolts sometimes and also found that a couple of belay stations were missing / had only one bolt left. Bold in places but pretty cool. Excellent view.
Bolted route, lovely clean limestone. Climbed with local guide.
|dan gibson||?/Sep/97||Lead O/S|