150m, 5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 4c, 2) 2, 3) 4a, 4) 5a, 5) 3+. A classic up the long ridge gives Alpine-style climbing by the seaside. Popular and polished, but it doesn't spoil the experience. It can make a great end to a long day if you walk back home along the plateau at the top. Start up the polished wall in the gap behind the Petite Aiguille. Continue along the ridge in 1 or 2 pitches to a belay on a block below the upper wall. Take the well-climbed line up this in 2 or 3 pitches. © Rockfax

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Rockfax Côte d'Azur Top 50 (2017)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
perrys 9 Oct Lead O/S
with Alex Beuchert
with Alex Beuchert
cad1999 17 Sep AltLd O/S
jake7 17 Sep AltLd rpt After having taken two people up the day before, me and a friend decided to try and do a speed ascent. We did it in 44 minutes 59 seconds, down from the approximately 5 hours it took as a three the day before. I led the grade 2 pitch, skipping the intermediate anchor, which led to the worst rope drag I've ever experienced. My partner then linked the final three pitches together with our 80m rope. I topped out with the final quickdraw in my mouth as my partner had just informed me we were 10 seconds away from 45 minutes. We swung leads, being as efficient as possible. An amazing end to a great trip.
After having taken two people up the day before, me and a friend decided to try and do a speed ascent. We did it in 44 minutes 59 seconds, down from the approximately 5 hours it took as a three the day before. I led the grade 2 pitch, skipping the intermediate anchor, which led to the worst rope drag I've ever experienced. My partner then linked the final three pitches together with our 80m rope. I topped out with the final quickdraw in my mouth as my partner had just informed me we were 10 seconds away from 45 minutes. We swung leads, being as efficient as possible. An amazing end to a great trip.
DomRusch 16 Sep AltLd O/S Beautiful climbing all the way through. Completed with a broken toe and approach shoes
Beautiful climbing all the way through. Completed with a broken toe and approach shoes
jake7 16 Sep AltLd β What a climb; took two friends up to teach them multipitch. I led the 4c pitch and the 5a pitch. We split pitch 2 into two pitches as there was an intermediate anchor which reduced rope drag. I placed two nuts on the 4c pitch and one on the 5a pitch to reduce the runouts that always seem to appear before the anchor. There was ever present polish but it didn't detract from the climbing. The belay at the top of the 5a pitch is spectacular, and the 5a pitch on its own would probably get top 50. All in all would definitely recommend! Note: Ollie claims to have caught us but we topped out before he got to the hanging belay.
What a climb; took two friends up to teach them multipitch. I led the 4c pitch and the 5a pitch. We split pitch 2 into two pitches as there was an intermediate anchor which reduced rope drag. I placed two nuts on the 4c pitch and one on the 5a pitch to reduce the runouts that always seem to appear before the anchor. There was ever present polish but it didn't detract from the climbing. The belay at the top of the 5a pitch is spectacular, and the 5a pitch on its own would probably get top 50. All in all would definitely recommend! Note: Ollie claims to have caught us but we topped out before he got to the hanging belay.
Hidden 16 Sep AltLd O/S
oliver_tippett 16 Sep Lead O/S Was wondering what to do in the afternoon having done super sirene in the morning. As I was eating my lunch I saw my friend at the hanging belay of this route, the same place he was 2 hours ago. I have never seen a more boring epic. It was in this moment that I decided to engage twat mode and try to catch up with him. Immediately I sprinted to the start from the beach and started flaking the ropes as quickly as I could, before pretty much speed climbing the first pitch. Next I decided it would be a good idea to link the traverse pitches, which ended up being a 58m pitch with 60m ropes. Thought about linking the final two pitches but was unsure whether I had enough rope and certain I didn’t have enough draws. Belayed two seconds at the same time in guide mode. In the end we caught up with the group in front. After mocking them for their speed (or lack thereof) we finished up the last pitch before descending by the same sketchy ab. Really good worthwhile route with some insane polish, but that doesn’t really matter given the number of jugs. Bet the guy in front also left a wet comment in his logbook. Twat.
Was wondering what to do in the afternoon having done super sirene in the morning. As I was eating my lunch I saw my friend at the hanging belay of this route, the same place he was 2 hours ago. I have never seen a more boring epic. It was in this moment that I decided to engage twat mode and try to catch up with him. Immediately I sprinted to the start from the beach and started flaking the ropes as quickly as I could, before pretty much speed climbing the first pitch. Next I decided it would be a good idea to link the traverse pitches, which ended up being a 58m pitch with 60m ropes. Thought about linking the final two pitches but was unsure whether I had enough rope and certain I didn’t have enough draws. Belayed two seconds at the same time in guide mode. In the end we caught up with the group in front. After mocking them for their speed (or lack thereof) we finished up the last pitch before descending by the same sketchy ab. Really good worthwhile route with some insane polish, but that doesn’t really matter given the number of jugs. Bet the guy in front also left a wet comment in his logbook. Twat.
silvertrousers 16 Sep 2nd
tjmqqc@gmail.com 24 Aug -
krystian.kostecki 16 Jul Lead O/S Very hot at the time... not too much shadow on the route since 12 p.m. (we started at 1 p.m.). Finished with little bit harder variant - "La sortie des artists", which gives two beautiful final pitches, worth doing, especially that original line looked VERY polished.
with Jan Kostecki
Very hot at the time... not too much shadow on the route since 12 p.m. (we started at 1 p.m.). Finished with little bit harder variant - "La sortie des artists", which gives two beautiful final pitches, worth doing, especially that original line looked VERY polished.
with Jan Kostecki
emmanderson23 14 Jul -
stegtor 27 May AltLd O/S
with Jon Powell
with Jon Powell
AliceOstrich 19 Apr AltLd O/S
with Camilla, KatOstrich
with Camilla, KatOstrich
KatOstrich 19 Apr AltLd Led P3. Wonderful route with amazing views though very polished and busy!
with AliceOstrich, Camilla
Led P3. Wonderful route with amazing views though very polished and busy!
with AliceOstrich, Camilla
CecWend 16 Apr AltLd O/S
TommyKips 16 Apr AltLd O/S P1, P3 & P4. Really cool! Was over too fast!
with CecWend
P1, P3 & P4. Really cool! Was over too fast!
with CecWend
Ian Stirrups 17 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Lovely route, pity its not longer. The calanque is a fabulous spot. Favourite place and route of the trip. Not too polished.
with Sue
Lovely route, pity its not longer. The calanque is a fabulous spot. Favourite place and route of the trip. Not too polished.
with Sue
Hidden 17 Oct, 2018 AltLd
derzuspaete 5 Oct, 2018 AltLd
nrobinson93 15 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Irelando 24 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Roslyn
with Roslyn
Hidden 8 May, 2018 Lead
Keenb 8 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Dan Shacklock
with Dan Shacklock
George_Surf 28 Nov, 2017 AltLd O/S As a way out off the beach. Alpine style, with bags and coils in approach shoes. 45mins In 4 pitches. Extremely polished! Probably used to be a 3 or a 4 but now it’s so shiny it’s much harder. Well bolted, lower and upper wall are the crux.
As a way out off the beach. Alpine style, with bags and coils in approach shoes. 45mins In 4 pitches. Extremely polished! Probably used to be a 3 or a 4 but now it’s so shiny it’s much harder. Well bolted, lower and upper wall are the crux.
jeremyvanr 31 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S Wonderful sunny climb with fantastic views.
Wonderful sunny climb with fantastic views.
Helen Rudkin 4 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S Fabulous route, location and finished as the sun was setting. Wonderful!
with Tara
Fabulous route, location and finished as the sun was setting. Wonderful!
with Tara
Keith Swainson 15 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Georgie25 15 Sep, 2017 AltLd Led p1, 3, 5 nice route
Led p1, 3, 5 nice route
icepic1984 ??, 2017 -
Gorilla62 11 Oct, 2016 -
The Norris 15 Jun, 2016 AltLd
with gembel
with gembel
Hidden 4 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Apr, 2016 AltLd
andyclimber 28 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S Lead 1st pitch, Claudia led 2nd, then we branched out onto 'Direct de la pierre' finish.
Lead 1st pitch, Claudia led 2nd, then we branched out onto 'Direct de la pierre' finish.
five 13 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S
with ALA
with ALA
andrewcoultherd ?Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
sibluer ?Jun, 2015 Lead
OutdoorGirl 1 May, 2015 2nd
NielsC ?May, 2015 AltLd
with Richard Bridle
with Richard Bridle
williap 9 Apr, 2015 Lead
with Juilette
with Juilette
s1362083 7 Apr, 2015 Lead
DaveB61 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd
with Dave Curtis, Piers Pickard
with Dave Curtis, Piers Pickard
Rockafella 14 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S A great adventure with a sunny start turning to dusk, then dark with rain, wind and lightning before a hike out in the dark.
A great adventure with a sunny start turning to dusk, then dark with rain, wind and lightning before a hike out in the dark.
MoWalker3 14 Mar, 2015 -
with MattB
with MattB
kleinej 18 Oct, 2014 AltLd rpt Climbed this again after a late start and failure to find any fixed gear on or the line of Le Pouce Normal. Topped out with a gorgeous sunset.
with Christine B, cowens
Climbed this again after a late start and failure to find any fixed gear on or the line of Le Pouce Normal. Topped out with a gorgeous sunset.
with Christine B, cowens
Hidden 18 Oct, 2014 2nd
kleinej 15 Oct, 2014 AltLd rpt
with Tracey
with Tracey
kleinej 14 Oct, 2014 AltLd dnf Retreated after getting drenched.
Retreated after getting drenched.
Fiona McFarlane ?Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Dave Tulloch
with Dave Tulloch
Hidden 19 Sep, 2014 Lead
Caitlin ?Sep, 2014 2nd Beautiful route and wonderful to walk off into a monsoon
with Princess, Will Ripley
Beautiful route and wonderful to walk off into a monsoon
with Princess, Will Ripley
peter.ravenscroft27 21 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S A BEAUT! only did this route then DWS and Chilled in the Epic location.
with Joe Mann, Tosh
A BEAUT! only did this route then DWS and Chilled in the Epic location.
with Joe Mann, Tosh
Hidden 17 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
andrea83 7 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Excellent, one of my favourites of the holiday. Straightforward.
Excellent, one of my favourites of the holiday. Straightforward.
Hamish777 7 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Wonderful.
Wonderful.
chris smith 9 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S Great climb and well protected except the ridge which has nothing but natural protection but very simple.
with anna young
Great climb and well protected except the ridge which has nothing but natural protection but very simple.
with anna young
Hidden 3 Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
mikecollins 1 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 1 Aug, 2012 2nd
Hidden 4 Jul, 2012 -
ChrisBrooke 5 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
with Keeley Scholes
Hidden ?May, 2012 -
Hidden ?May, 2012 -
Hidden 26 Apr, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 26 Apr, 2012 AltLd
brianrunner 28 Mar, 2012 AltLd Great!
with martina
Great!
with martina
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 AltLd
tjekel ??, 2008 -
edmund94 29 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Mar, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2001 AltLd
tjekel ??, 1990 -
tjekel ??, 1990 -
EddieA ?Aug, 1984 Lead
with Jim F
with Jim F
Robmwatt ??, 1983 Solo Rough date could be a year or two out !
Rough date could be a year or two out !
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