Dave Ranby on an un-named 6b on Nouveau Monde at Seynes. © Alan James
|These crags offer little to the climber of limited ability and ambition. For such the best sector is Rouge Gorge. This sector looks rather scruffy with quite a bit of vegetation, but this hardly detracts from the routes which are, in the 4 & 4+ grades, pleasant and enjoyable. However, there seems to be a big step-change between the 4+ routes and the 5s, at least in my limited experience.
Sector Initiation was a great disappointment to me - the very worst type of bolted climbing in my opinion. The routes do not follow lines and of the ones I looked at the typical route would be friction padding up virtually holdless low-angle slabs. These routes are only 4s and 4+s to people who normally climb 6c and above. The grading is absurd and meaningless.|
Rog Wilko - 14/Jun/15