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190m. Less popular route than its neighbour but still a worthwhile outing with some sections of good climbing.
Approach - From the Planpraz, follow the jeep track in the direction of the Brévent for 250m. Stay on the jeep track as it turns left and climbs steeply for 100m, passing between two rock walls. 50m after the rock walls, a small path branches off right to the foot of the route.
1) 4b, 30m. A steady enough start up the grassy wall which leads to a belay at the back of a ledge.
2) 5c, 25m. Steep and puzzling climbing leads up the wall. From the top, make a 40m abseil down the west side to arrive back on the ground, almost at the start of the first pitch.
3) 5c, 40m. A pitch which looks easier than it turns out to be!
4) 6a, 35m. Climb the steep wall to a crux after 10m. Follow the easier slab above to the top of the pinnacle and abseil 30m down the west face to reach the next pitch.
5) 4b, 20m. A connecting pitch with easy climbing up the slab. From the top, walk 10m leftwards to the final buttress.
6) 5c/A0 or 6b, 25m. Follow the arĂȘte then step right and climb the steep wall to a small ledge. The grade is dependent on a cheeky pull on a bolt at the crux and gets 6b if done free.
7) 5a, 15m. Easier climbing up the crest of the rib leads to the end of the pitch 4 of La Tartiflette. Follow this or make a 40m abseil back down the last two pitches.
Descent - Scramble down the rocks and grass to a good path which leads easily to the jeep track. © Rockfax


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 11/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/17 AltLd
Mark Brand 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Lisa P 16/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with james n
james n 16/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with Lisa P
Jgresh 19/Aug/16 AltLd

Mike- P1-4b. Me P2- 5c. Only did two of a number of pitches

with Michael Macdonald
Siongethinhill 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with tom cham
Hidden 20/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
howes19 ?/Aug/11 -
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