150m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5c, 2) 6a, 3) 5a, 4) 5c, 5) 5c, 6) 5c. Variations on a theme. Start up Les dalles grises, but branch right half-way up the first pitch. Climb direct (crux pitch) to its second stance then cross the original route and head direct up slabs, cracks and grooves for four more pitches. There is a tough right-hand variant (6b) to the penultimate pitch if needed. © Rockfax

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 2 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
james.slater 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant, not too polished with some lovely climbing
Brilliant, not too polished with some lovely climbing
Hidden 3 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
pbrown 2 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
ClaireCC 2 Apr, 2018 AltLd
tsyrett 14 Nov, 2017 AltLd G/U Led even pitches. Tried the 6b variation on the penultimate pitch but neither of us got it clean
Led even pitches. Tried the 6b variation on the penultimate pitch but neither of us got it clean
MrRiley 25 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S Brilliant, far better than Dalles Grises, more sustained, nicer rock and more variety. Took the new line on pitch 5 but pendulumed to the final belay as had no idea what grade the roof was. Trip report: http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2017/10/an-exposed-spanking-in-the-gorge-du-verdon/
Brilliant, far better than Dalles Grises, more sustained, nicer rock and more variety. Took the new line on pitch 5 but pendulumed to the final belay as had no idea what grade the roof was. Trip report: http://www.mistymountainhop.net/2017/10/an-exposed-spanking-in-the-gorge-du-verdon/
Little AndyH 25 Oct, 2017 AltLd
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
Jen BXM S ?Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
kermit_uk 23 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S I led P2,4,6 pitch 2 was great nice sustained climbing in two sections. The vultures were circling really close throughout, great to feel so comfy in the Verdon!
I led P2,4,6 pitch 2 was great nice sustained climbing in two sections. The vultures were circling really close throughout, great to feel so comfy in the Verdon!
Hidden 4 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Connor170 12 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Laurence Mitchell 24 Jun, 2017 Lead
Laura Clee 24 Jun, 2017 2nd Did the 5th pitch 6b variation
Did the 5th pitch 6b variation
Adam Coles 14 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
ASchwirtz 14 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Started on Les dalles grass for first pitch then moved across. Lead 2nd,4th, pitches. Here it gets a bit weird - think Ed linked pitch 5 and 6 in one - though we passed no other belay points.....
with Ed Shaw
Started on Les dalles grass for first pitch then moved across. Lead 2nd,4th, pitches. Here it gets a bit weird - think Ed linked pitch 5 and 6 in one - though we passed no other belay points.....
with Ed Shaw
eduardo 14 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S Awesome route.
Awesome route.
hossatron 24 Jun, 2016 - First time route in the Gorge. 38 deg!! Mind blowing abseil to start followed by 5/6 pitches of good climbing. Nice and technical - pockets, pinches and flakes all requiring good footwork. Really enjoyable maiden voyage even if the last (easiest) pitch got the nerves going due to its exposure. Amazing.
with Alan carne
First time route in the Gorge. 38 deg!! Mind blowing abseil to start followed by 5/6 pitches of good climbing. Nice and technical - pockets, pinches and flakes all requiring good footwork. Really enjoyable maiden voyage even if the last (easiest) pitch got the nerves going due to its exposure. Amazing.
with Alan carne
Munkynutz 16 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Excellent first few pitches, took wrong line of bolts from a belay and ended up doing last section of AFIN.
Excellent first few pitches, took wrong line of bolts from a belay and ended up doing last section of AFIN.
Lamb 2 May, 2016 Lead O/S Just P3. Then stepped left at end of P3 onto a new route which entered fourth belay of Coco left of the tree. Finished up new route from here, Sean led last pitch through roof up top.
with Sean Henderson
Just P3. Then stepped left at end of P3 onto a new route which entered fourth belay of Coco left of the tree. Finished up new route from here, Sean led last pitch through roof up top.
with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 2 May, 2016 AltLd O/S 3rd pitch after moving from Dalles grises, finished up a new route ~6b direct through final roof
with Lamb
3rd pitch after moving from Dalles grises, finished up a new route ~6b direct through final roof
with Lamb
Paula Ryan ?May, 2016 -
Hidden ?May, 2016 -
NickSayers 23 Apr, 2016 2nd Top 3 pitches
Top 3 pitches
ripper 19 Apr, 2016 AltLd
jon_gill1 19 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt the origional without the 6b variation
with ripper
the origional without the 6b variation
with ripper
jon_gill1 20 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S 6b variant, i led p1,p3,p5 lovely climbing and 6b pitch was really nice
6b variant, i led p1,p3,p5 lovely climbing and 6b pitch was really nice
Richard Kendrick 20 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Jon Gill
with Jon Gill
monsteratt 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Hidden 12 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Peter Reynolds ?May, 2015 -
with TomO
with TomO
Chris Sansum 22 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Robert Harris
with Robert Harris
Hidden 12 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
edek_w 9 Jul, 2014 - Variant 6b. Nice climbing.
with Blazej
Variant 6b. Nice climbing.
with Blazej
kelliroberts3 20 May, 2014 AltLd O/S Did the 6b variant.
Did the 6b variant.
Pete Rigby ?May, 2014 AltLd
with Kelli Roberts
with Kelli Roberts
Pete Ogden ??, 2014 AltLd
with Pete Brown
with Pete Brown
Big Lee 16 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S Climbed the regular 6a line. Led the even number pitches. Pumpy P2 crux. Beautiful climb.
with annak
Climbed the regular 6a line. Led the even number pitches. Pumpy P2 crux. Beautiful climb.
with annak
annak 16 Nov, 2013 AltLd
with Big Lee
with Big Lee
Merlin 4 Oct, 2013 AltLd O/S Climbed standard 6a line, did try the 6b penultimate direct before traversing left and running out of bolts!
with Jim Jarvis
Climbed standard 6a line, did try the 6b penultimate direct before traversing left and running out of bolts!
with Jim Jarvis
arose 18 Sep, 2013 AltLd
HannahFrancis 18 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with arose
with arose
dannyboy83 9 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Will Barbour
with Will Barbour
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
andybenham 2 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S Climbed the standard route which has one 6a pitch (pitch 2) and the rest is 5+. Really enjoyable route....lots of varied climbing and not very polished given it is in a popular area of hte gorge. Highly recommended.
with Gareth
Climbed the standard route which has one 6a pitch (pitch 2) and the rest is 5+. Really enjoyable route....lots of varied climbing and not very polished given it is in a popular area of hte gorge. Highly recommended.
with Gareth
Gareth 2 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S Good climbing, climbed the 5+ penultimate pitch. Nice runouts on great rock.
Good climbing, climbed the 5+ penultimate pitch. Nice runouts on great rock.
dprctr ?Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Sam went off route and had an epic using quickdraws for gear and running the last two pitches into one.
with Sam Lowe
Sam went off route and had an epic using quickdraws for gear and running the last two pitches into one.
with Sam Lowe
Hidden 16 Jul, 2011 AltLd
S Smith 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Andrewbirkett 25 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Bold, long run outs to be expected.the 6b element i ended Up top roping. Friend thought element more like a 6c at the crux. Lead clean onsight up to 6a level.
with Dugald
Bold, long run outs to be expected.the 6b element i ended Up top roping. Friend thought element more like a 6c at the crux. Lead clean onsight up to 6a level.
with Dugald
Hidden 22 Apr, 2011 AltLd dog
tigertim ?Oct, 2010 AltLd
Dave Reeve ?Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
Greg M 11 Jun, 2010 AltLd
Hidden 13 May, 2010 AltLd RP
Hidden 10 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
climbingpixie 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Andy Hobson
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 23 May, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 -
whistler ?Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Anna_wells ?Jul, 2008 AltLd dog
Dave Reeve ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Tony Payne
with Tony Payne
g1m147 ?Apr, 2007 AltLd
with Steve
with Steve
Hidden 9 May, 2003 Lead O/S
K1 ??, 1998 -
dan gibson ?Sep, 1997 AltLd O/S
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