220m, 9 pitches.

Rockfax Description
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 arête about 70m above the base of the cliff. © Rockfax

Abi Chard 15/Sep AltLd O/S
with Ian
BRoe 13/Sep AltLd O/S
timhewison 21/Jul 2nd

My first multi-pitch, guided by the very capable hands of Caroline from La Maison du Canyoning et l'Escalade in Castellane. Skipped first two pitches, so "only" an easy 5b/c max. Particularly memorable as Emily only realised she left her climbing shoes in the van after the 45 minute scramble down to the start. Luckily Caroline had the same shoes (model and size!) and kindly lent them to Emily and climbed in her approach shoes!

with Emily
The Norris 20/Jun AltLd

First 2 pitches were a bit of an unpleasant grovel to be honest, but then some lovely exposed juggy climbing up the rib followed. Gem got a spot of heat exhaustion half way up and felt like she was going to feint! Not ideal. A fantastic sense of achievement for us. We'll chuffed. Oh and the 'humping the spine of a whale' move... Very fitting description!

with Gem
Hidden 17/Jun AltLd O/S
seanhendo123 04/May AltLd O/S

Lead crux off width, E1ish, rest was a vs romp up through great scenery

with Lamb
Lamb 03/May AltLd O/S

Sean took offwidth crux which felt about HVS/E1 5b, the rest is a VS romp. Smashing route though in nice positions.

with Sean Henderson
Hidden ?/May AltLd
Paula Ryan ?/May AltLd
ChristyCole 07/Apr AltLd
with Dan
Hidden ?/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Mar AltLd
Hidden 29/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/15 AltLd
NickyC 21/Sep/15 AltLd
with Zain Karim
Hidden 10/Aug/15 AltLd
monsteratt 10/Aug/15 AltLd
saaruli 13/May/15 AltLd

Maija aloitti ja vedettin vuorotellen.

with Maija H.
Peter Reynolds ?/May/15 -
Hidden 30/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 23/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

I got the 6a+ pitch! Great fun.

with Robert Harris
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd dog
robbo99 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

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

jrobbings ?/Sep/14 -
Ken Applegate 09/Aug/14 AltLd

Nice introduction to climbing in the Verdon.

with Steve
Dino Dave 27/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Fin
Hidden 08/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 AltLd
jcw ??/2014 -
arose 19/Sep/13 AltLd
Tightsgirl 19/Sep/13 AltLd
Adam Potter ?/Sep/13 AltLd

We did the full route.

with Ross Black
Patrick Hill 08/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
oliver.ghill91 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Ri 29/Jun/13 AltLd
David Kay 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Moritz L 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

lead P3,4,5 (3c,5b,4c) P4 was great climbing, exposed + great moves. P5 steep and very juggy

with David Kirsfelds, pete
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd
MorganPreece 27/Aug/12 -
with Matt Smith, George Filming for HDrock films, Andy Cummings
Hidden 27/Aug/12 -
Hidden 14/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Laurence Cowton 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Really nice route. Long but can be climbed quickly.

with Vince
vix 20/Mar/12 -

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)

with Alex, chris
Hidden 20/Mar/12 -
Paula Ryan ??/2012 2nd
jon_gill1 12/Oct/11 Lead dog

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!

Hidden 12/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
andybenham 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Enjoyable, varied climb. Interesting approach. One hard pitch of polished off-width

Gareth 30/Sep/11 AltLd

Great and varied climbing. Pitch 2 the crux (had to second).

with Andrew
montymoo 30/Sep/11 AltLd

started 3rd pitch up.

with christian
georgeous 06/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

accessed from pitch 3 (5+)

Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead
colkurtz 20/Jul/11 2nd
with Robb
uphillnow 26/Jun/11 -
martinazando 30/May/11 AltLd O/S

the descent is maybe more exciting than the climb! Only one pitch of 6a+

al99 30/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/11 AltLd O/S
Danjones 16/May/11 AltLd O/S

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!

with Simon Cash
stuart34 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P 5 - 9

Saurus ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Sandy Holford
Sandy Simpson 26/Sep/08 AltLd


Wanderer100 ?/Sep/08 2nd rpt

Bolted route, lovely clean limestone. Climbed with local guide.

with Chas
Hidden 25/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/May/03 -
dan gibson ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
timreynolds 15/Aug/95 AltLd
with Claire Donegan
Duncan I ?/Jun/91 AltLd

Last half

with Mike Long
Hidden ?/Apr/90 AltLd
Martin Bennett 07/Aug/85 -
with MT
Nigel Coe ?/Apr/82 AltLd
with John Walmsley
mark-abz 14/Jul/80 AltLd
with ?
The Reaper 25/Jun/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/79 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/79 AltLd O/S
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