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Arête du Belvédère*** 6a+

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220m, 9 pitches. 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
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/14

jcw - 2014

arose - AltLd - 19/Sep/13 with Hannah Francis

Tightsgirl - AltLd - 19/Sep/13 with Ali Rose

We did the full route.
Adam Potter - AltLd - Sep/13 with Ross Black

Patrick Hill - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with olly12344

olly12344 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Patrick Hill

Ri - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Moritz Lesserman, Pete Dalzell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/13

MorganPreece - 27/Aug/12 with Matt Smith, George Filming for HDrock films, Andy Cummings

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12

sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - Jun/12 with Ruth

Robin Brooke - 2nd - May/12 with alan carne, Paula Ryan

Really nice route. Long but can be climbed quickly.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Vince

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)
vix - 20/Mar/12 with Alex, chris

Pryan - 2nd - 2012

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!
jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 12/Oct/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/11

Enjoyable, varied climb. Interesting approach. One hard pitch of polished off-width
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Gareth Hayfield

Great and varied climbing. Pitch 2 the crux (had to second).
Gareth - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Andrew

started 3rd pitch up.
montymoo - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with christian

accessed from pitch 3 (5+)
georgeous - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/11

colkurtz - 2nd - 20/Jul/11 with Robb

David Smith - 26/Jun/11

the descent is maybe more exciting than the climb! Only one pitch of 6a+
martinazando - AltLd O/S - 30/May/11 with Al Benson

al99 - AltLd - 30/May/11 with Martina Zandonella

dave657 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/11 with Alys

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!
Danjones - AltLd O/S - 16/May/11 with Simon Cash

P 5 - 9
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Chris James

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!!
Saurus - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Barfani Chita

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.
Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Sandy Holford

thunderstorm
Sandy Simpson - AltLd - 26/Sep/08

Bolted route, lovely clean limestone. Climbed with local guide.
Wanderer100 - 2nd rpt - Sep/08 with Chas

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/07

Hidden - 06/May/03

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Sep/97

timreynolds - AltLd - 15/Aug/95 with Claire Donegan

Last half
Duncan I - AltLd - Jun/91 with Mike Long

ChrisJD - AltLd - Apr/90 with Alex

Nigel Coe - AltLd - Apr/82 with John Walmsley

mark-abz - AltLd - 14/Jul/80 with ?

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - May/79

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/79

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
josh94110, Hidden, beechy, Kelcat, gintsasn, Ragingpossum, Hidden, vix, Hidden, prometheus

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Style of ascent

Lead5 of 49 (10.2%)
Followed5 of 49 (10.2%)
Alt Leads34 of 49 (69.4%)
Unknown5 of 49 (10.2%)

'Climbed'26 of 49 (53.1%)
clean O/S20 of 49 (40.8%)
clean rpt2 of 49 (4.1%)
dogged1 of 49 (2.0%)