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[La Pelle(right) and Peppermint Buttresses at Le Quie de Sinsat, 2 kb]280m, 7 pitches. The most popular of the routes on the high cliffs, with lots of good climbing on great rock. Queues are not unheard of in the spring season, though they are fairly unusual. With a few pulls on gear the grade is 5+. The climb follows the continuous cracks up the right-hand side of the buttress and is fully equipped. 1) 5, 30m. Start at the name, up an open groove with bolts. 2) 5+, 45m. Fantastic steep laybacking to begin with but turning a bit scrappy towards the finish. 3) 6a, 42m. A big lead - sustained, varied and on good rock. 4) 5, 30m. 15m of climbing leads to easy scrambling. Slings for the trees encountered might be found useful. 5) 6a, 30m. Sustained thin crack-climbing that manages to look easier than it actually is. 6) 5+, 42m. A pleasant open groove has a semi-Alpine feel. 7) 5+, 48m. The final pitch has a hard and painful finger-crack to start and then things ease. Descend by abseil, back down the route, or more usually and better, down Lisa. © ROCKFAX
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Photo: La Pelle(right) and Peppermint Buttresses at Le Quie de Sinsat © Shaw Brown
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This climb is in 14 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/14

Led pitches, 1,3 & 6
pftom - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with Rosie Hawker

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 01/Oct/13 with john frost

An incredible climb. Led the odd number pitches, including the two 6a pitches. Pitch 5 was definately the crux, which was close to my climbing limit and felt very bold due to the positioning/spacing of the bolts. Falling off was not an option! Some trad gear would definately have helped.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Pero Kalugerovich

Pero - AltLd - 24/Jun/13

Found it a bit disappointing compared to other comments. Good on p3 and a couple of other half pitches but otherwise quite a lot of mediocre rock and climbing. Good day out nevertheless (Lisa looked excellent on the ab).
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Rob Davies

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/13

Calder - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Mark

get on it
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Calder

Brilliant route with lovely variety of climbing styles. Thanks to the Brits we met on the summit of La Dent d'Orlu for recommending this one. Led pitches 2,4 & 6. Pitches 2 and 5 were the knockout pitches.
borderline - AltLd - 06/Oct/11 with FM

Tez29 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/09 with Ian

ian storey - AltLd O/S - Nov/09 with tez29

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 09/Apr/07 with simon blythe

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