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Visite Obligatoire*** TD+

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[Climber on Visite Obligatoire, Aiguille Dibona, Ecrins, 2 kb]300m, 11 pitches. sustained at F5+/6a. Good bolts but spaced, F6a obl. Fantastic quality granite, with delicate slab and awkward groove pitches contrasting with several butch flake crack pitches.
P. Junique with help from L.Belluard and W. Legrand Jul/1988

Photo: Climber on Visite Obligatoire, Aiguille Dibona, Ecrins © bullwinkle
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

First four pitches in the bloody snow ... In August!
augustus trout - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14

Fell on P2 as hands and rock too cold. Really enjoyed P8 and P10, though needed a rest on both
rd20 - AltLd dog - 27/Jul/14 with Hquke

Just first 4 pitches, wandering onto Physique Sans Issue. Abbed off in 3 lengths.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 17/Jul/14 with Andy Wilson

Linked top pitches from Madier
OERees - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

rich.manterfield - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Josh Fawcett

pmurdy - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Mike W

Hol - pitches 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 Amazing bit of rock!
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Holly Adamthwaite

The best route of the trip, amazing!
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with alex

Outstanding route. Very sustained at 6a and 6a+, I think the crux 5th pitch is worth 6b. Also some of the hard moves are quite runout.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Andy

Led even pitches.Pitch 5 is the crux, sustained and probably 6b. Took 6.5 hours
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Martin Haworth

John Carney - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12

Beautiful climb - a real modern classic. One I've wanted to do ever since the Madier 9 years ago, and it didn't disappoint. Technical, sustained and varied, from intricate balancy slabs where you carefully tease out the moves, to glorious grabby flakes where you just look up and go. All this, plus great chocolate tarts just 10 minutes away in the Soreiller hut. What more could you want? Tim P1, me P2 etc.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/12 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/12

smokeyj - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Danny

TonyF - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - 2012

Did the 6a 6c 7a+ then 5+ back on route then the 6c 6b option higher up so a mixture of 2 routes
Paul Bowen - AltLd - Aug/11 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/11

Steve and Tony also on route, great day. One of the best climbs I have ever done!
jshields - Lead - 05/Jul/11 with Ed James

Flipping amazing. 12 top notch pitches to a stunning top. Possibly my most enjoyable days rock climbing.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Tony (Jon and Ed also on route)

Amazing route. Alpine Club guidebook does have the wrong photo - we used a printed-out topo from camptocamp instead. Climbing is fairly sustained at its grade, of the 12 pitches 10 are right at around 6a. I don't understand why some people say these pitches are easy for the grade, AC guidebook I think has got only 3 or 4 pitches as “5/6a”, someone here wrote that there are maybe only 2 pitches of 6a, rest is easier. I disagree – all 9 or 10 pitches graded 6a or 6a+ on camptocamp, were of comparable difficulty to any other 6a that I’ve climbed in popular crags in Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portland….
pawelx - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10

Stunning.
quiffhanger - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

loxley - AltLd - 25/Aug/09 with john lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Great climb. We did the version in the Alpine Club Guide which is very different to the French guide version. The so called origional start has very run out bolts. The AC guide also takes you through a 7a roof! The French (correct?) version looks a lot more mellow.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 28/Jul/09 with Philippa

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/09

Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 24/Jun/09

You just MUST climb it !!!
edek_w - 11/Jul/07

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with dan middleton

An unbelievably good route on amazing rock. Sustained and pulling on the gear will not get you up it! Bolted on lead, several cruxes mean a 30 footer if you blow it.
danm - AltLd - Aug/06 with Jim Danson

jev - 2006 with jonas

graniterocks - AltLd β - Sep/05 with Anirban Gupta

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 20/Jul/03 with John Watson

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Chris Wilson

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

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 23/Jul/91 with Lyn Benjamin

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Style of ascent

Lead8 of 40 (20.0%)
Followed1 of 40 (2.5%)
Alt Leads28 of 40 (70.0%)
Unknown3 of 40 (7.5%)

'Climbed'17 of 40 (42.5%)
clean O/S20 of 40 (50.0%)
clean β1 of 40 (2.5%)
dogged1 of 40 (2.5%)
dnf1 of 40 (2.5%)