11 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5+, 2) 6a, 3) 6a, 4) 5+, 5) 5, 6) 5+, 7) 6a+, 8) 6c+, 9) 5+, 10) A0/6a (7c), 11) 6a. Perhaps the archetypical Verdon experience, long and committing, on superb rock and with breathtaking positions. The bottom four pitches are often avoided by starting from the Jardin des Écureuils at the base of the Dalles Grises abseils. If starting from the bottom use the Ticket Danger abseils to reach the foot of Gwendal then walk 80m to the right to locate the start at a pillar under the centre of an arching roof. The first four pitches DO NOT appear on a topo. The second pitch traverses out right to skirt the overhangs and the 11th pitch is hard 7c if done free, though it can be easily aided. The final 'easy' pitch has spaced gear and has caused a few wobblers over the years!
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stuart34 16/Oct/14 AltLd dog

fell seconding the 6c pitch, right at the top. will have to go back - again.... and probably again after that

with Mick
Uisdean hawthorn 01/Aug/14 AltLd dog
Callum_Johnson 31/Jul/14 AltLd

Felt at the last bolt of the 6c+++++ pitch a bit gutted as it was superb climbing! Obviously aided the hard pitch, which I was going to try and climb but there wasn't any holds. Nails for 7b+. Top 3 and a half pitches are the best of what we did. Started from the Jardin des Écureuils.

with Uisdean
Uisdean hawthorn 31/Jul/14 AltLd
shafiq lalloo 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

started from Pt. 4, the 6c+ pt. was bloody nails! aided the 7b+ what a nice glory pitch to the top!

jacobjacob 19/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

From the jardin, finished up Chtulla.

Graham Baxter 18/May/14 2nd O/S

First 4 pitches up to the terrace. Pitch 3 hard for the grade.

with Alan Carne
Andy Moles 18/Apr/14 AltLd

From the Jardin des Écreuils. Aided the hard pitch, obvs. 6c+ pitch is nails.

with Ferdia
ferdia 18/Apr/14 AltLd

took a lob from the second crux of the main 6c+ pitch. pleased to get the first. such hard climbing but excellent. aided the 7b+ pitch.

with Andy
sarpedon 16/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

Climbed the first 5 pitches then changed routes because of the long queue. I will be back for it.

with Roger Kirke
RKirke ?/Apr/14 AltLd dnf

Did the first 5 pitches but moved to a different route to avoid climber traffic

with Sarp
i_a_coops ??/2014 Lead O/S

Hard! Aided the bolt ladder as I couldn't pull on.

UnkArl 17/Oct/13 AltLd dnf

From the very bottom of the gorge. First 4 pitches were much harder than the grades given (particularly P3+4). At the Jadins we bailed onto Les Dalles Grises (which we jogged up in 2hours!). Took us 4 hours to get up the first 4 pitches... Too hot, too hard. P1 - Kat P2,3,4 - Me (dogged P3) Psyched to go back and try from the Jardins though - glutton for punishment!

with Kat
KatDay 17/Oct/13 AltLd
with Karl
feilx 15/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Moved together on 1st 7 pitches, aided the 7b+ pitch (in the rain)

with Andy L
La Mont 15/Oct/13 AltLd β

Aid the hard pitch

with Felix
stuart34 13/Oct/13 AltLd dog

Managed to get through the 6c+ but fluffed the pitch higher up. Belay in wrong place, ran out of draws and couldn't move for drag. Pulled on draws through the 7c also

with Kim Ladiges
Tom Livingstone 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Led even pitches, including the 6c+ crux. Amazing route! Aided the 7c (obviously).

Rachel Slater 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Odd pitches. Nice route.

ambrooker 19/Sep/13 2nd dog

Climbed scary pitches from bottom of the gorge to the Jardin, then bailed onto Dalles Grises as it was too hot.

with Tom
chiverstom 19/Sep/13 Lead RP

Bottom four pitches and then bailed due to heat. First few pitches are on very old bolts at times and the third and fourth pitches make an exciting rising traverse

with Alice
Toby Dunn ?/Sep/13 AltLd
with Eric Hildrew
Patrick Hill 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Aided 7c pitch, clean every other pitch

with Derek, olly12344
oliver.ghill91 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Aided 7c pitch

Hidden 10/May/13 2nd dnf
Goucho ?/Oct/12 -
centurion05 ?/May/12 AltLd

Aided 7c pitch, lead 6c+

with Calum
HeatherF 07/Sep/11 AltLd dog

Possibly the hardest 6c+ pitch ever! fell off sooo many times, but really nice climbing, on really nice rock!

with Jonny Baker
Hidden ?/Apr/11 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Morgan Woods 27/Jun/07 AltLd

Abbed in to terrace. Had a fall on the 6c+ pitch then we both aided the short section of 7b+

with Alan Carney
K1 ??/1998 -
Scott_vzr 12/Sep/92 -
Duncan I ?/Jun/91 -
with Mike Long
Hidden ??/1990 Lead dog
andy gittins ??/1986 -
Hidden 09/Sep/85 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/82 AltLd
Hidden 18/Aug/81 AltLd
Mark Kemball ?/Sep/80 AltLd

The complete route from the base of the gorge, aid used on top pitches.

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