400m, 12 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A brilliant combination of three routes. The first section is Le plaisir du geste - the left-hand line on the lowest face.

1) 6a, 2) 5+, 3) 5+. There are easier options to the right - see next page.
Walk across the ledge to the central tier where there is a choice of five routes. Jeanne starts slightly to the left.
4) 6a+. A super pitch up perfect rock. Belay by a bush.
5) 6a. Climb straight up from the belay (the line up and left of the belay is worth 6b+).
6) 5+. Easy climbing up the ridge.
The final route, Anaïs, tackles the magnificent upper wall of La Pelle via a corner and then the arete. Start by walking easily leftwards until you are below the upper corner.
7) 5+. A scrappy pitch up the corner.
8) 6a. Struggle up the wide corner above - tiring!
9) 5. Easy climbing leads up the ridge.
10) 5. More straightforward climbing to a small stance.
11) 6b. Great climbing in a stunning position. There is an uncomfortable exposed belay after the crux pull but you are best advised to push on to the top (5+) in a 35m pitch.
Descent - See opposite. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Three easy pitches on the lower wall then 4) 6a+, 5) 6a (amazing), 6) 5, walk left, 7) 5, 8) 6a+, 9) 5, 10) 5, 11) 6a+ (given 6b+ elsewhere and 6a+ with an aid point), 12) 5 (run this together with pitch 10 to avoid the nasty hanging belay).
Pitches 4) and 5) on the middle tier are superb although there is now a left-hand variation to pitch 6) which is 6b+ and easy to follow by mistake. Top crux is very over-graded and only worth 6a+ really with no aid point.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
David Clover 30 May AltLd O/S
Stanners 30 May AltLd O/S the quality is in the lower pitches. The 6a crack is epic up high though. More sensational multipitching.
with Dave Clover
the quality is in the lower pitches. The 6a crack is epic up high though. More sensational multipitching.
with Dave Clover
Hidden 1 Oct, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 15 Apr, 2013 AltLd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 16 May, 2012 AltLd Great way to climb this huge face, but slightly disjointed climbing. The supposed top crux pitch is about 6a+ and there are harder moves lower down.
Great way to climb this huge face, but slightly disjointed climbing. The supposed top crux pitch is about 6a+ and there are harder moves lower down.
Tez29 1 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Led and seconded all the pitches clean. Ian one point of aid leading pitch 5.
Led and seconded all the pitches clean. Ian one point of aid leading pitch 5.
mtorre ?Aug, 2010 2nd L’integral de Anais 400mts (12 pitches) Plaisir du Geste: GR4B+ (4b-4c-4c) Jeanne (6a+ -6a - 5c) Anais (5c – 6a – 5b+ - 5b – 6b+ (or 6a+/A0) – 5c+)
L’integral de Anais 400mts (12 pitches) Plaisir du Geste: GR4B+ (4b-4c-4c) Jeanne (6a+ -6a - 5c) Anais (5c – 6a – 5b+ - 5b – 6b+ (or 6a+/A0) – 5c+)
Graham Iles 13 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S A brilliant 12 pitch sport route completed in a leisurely (ie slow) 7 hours followed by a descent down scree and 4 abseils.
A brilliant 12 pitch sport route completed in a leisurely (ie slow) 7 hours followed by a descent down scree and 4 abseils.
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