500m, 14 pitches. Pitches are 5b, 5c, 5c, 5b, 5c+, 5a, 3a, 5c+, 5c, 5c+, 4c, 5c, 5c+, 4c.

Jean Michel Cambon 2004

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SOUTHERN GRAY 6 Aug AltLd
with Scott
with Scott
Hidden ?Aug AltLd
pguilloux 13 Jul AltLd O/S Did the upper part of the route after pilier du levant
Did the upper part of the route after pilier du levant
Hidden 23 Jun AltLd O/S
Woodenlegs2 ?? -
BarbsMurray 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd
pauldrew 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd Superb route, thought better than Pilier du Levant or Arete a Francis. Led pitches 1,3&4 (linked),6,8,10,12,14 Abs fine but need to walk after 4th ab to reach wall overlooking starting gully good path and couple of cairns, ab station by the tree. 8hr round trip from car.
Superb route, thought better than Pilier du Levant or Arete a Francis. Led pitches 1,3&4 (linked),6,8,10,12,14 Abs fine but need to walk after 4th ab to reach wall overlooking starting gully good path and couple of cairns, ab station by the tree. 8hr round trip from car.
eduardo 7 Sep, 2018 AltLd Awesome route, although the first 6 pitches are pretty typical Ailefroide. Led p1&2 (accidentally ran together after starting too high in the gully), 4,6,8,10&11 (worked well run together) & 13, so more or less all the best pitches except for the Tree Lunacy. Highlights- Amazing “stuck on holds” geology cruise on p8 after a fun technical wall to start. Start of p10 lovely climbing (on bolted-on flakes). Plus the bridge... 8 hours climbing to top, 2 hours for 5 abseils (straight down the fall line, very little sideways movement apart from walk across to #4) and walk down to start. Ailefroide climbs guidebook has better topos and abseil descriptions than Briancon Climbs
with Mark H
Awesome route, although the first 6 pitches are pretty typical Ailefroide. Led p1&2 (accidentally ran together after starting too high in the gully), 4,6,8,10&11 (worked well run together) & 13, so more or less all the best pitches except for the Tree Lunacy. Highlights- Amazing “stuck on holds” geology cruise on p8 after a fun technical wall to start. Start of p10 lovely climbing (on bolted-on flakes). Plus the bridge... 8 hours climbing to top, 2 hours for 5 abseils (straight down the fall line, very little sideways movement apart from walk across to #4) and walk down to start. Ailefroide climbs guidebook has better topos and abseil descriptions than Briancon Climbs
with Mark H
Happy Wanderer 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S
with MD
with MD
MD 4 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S What a route should be 3*. Fantastic pitches most of them sustained. Goes places you wouldn't expect at the grade, some wild exposure high up. The rock type changes as the climb goes on which makes for an interesting variety of climbing. Whoever bolted this likes exciting abseils, the way off was an adventure in itself. Led p1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13. Just made it back in time to get pizza from the van. 11 hours up and down.
What a route should be 3*. Fantastic pitches most of them sustained. Goes places you wouldn't expect at the grade, some wild exposure high up. The rock type changes as the climb goes on which makes for an interesting variety of climbing. Whoever bolted this likes exciting abseils, the way off was an adventure in itself. Led p1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13. Just made it back in time to get pizza from the van. 11 hours up and down.
colinthomson5 30 Aug, 2018 Lead
Kelly gay 30 Aug, 2018 2nd
Niamh Kavanagh 10 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Andres
with Andres
Alex Eperon 4 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Led most of this. Great route.
with Morris Birkill, Ian Eperon
Led most of this. Great route.
with Morris Birkill, Ian Eperon
jgordon75 27 Jul, 2018 AltLd dnf After Pilier de Levant - moving together, had to bail 2pm in the rain
with Mark Harris
After Pilier de Levant - moving together, had to bail 2pm in the rain
with Mark Harris
BarbsMurray 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd
TuweeMc 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
James Leetch 25 Jun, 2018 AltLd
with Ryan
with Ryan
Krsoderstrom ?Jun, 2018 AltLd With Stuart. BIG day out! Climbing took roughly 6 hours, then we unroped and scrambled up to the top, much better views than the final bolts. Rock was good quality but an interesting style after the traverse. Abseiled down in time for a pizza
With Stuart. BIG day out! Climbing took roughly 6 hours, then we unroped and scrambled up to the top, much better views than the final bolts. Rock was good quality but an interesting style after the traverse. Abseiled down in time for a pizza
Oliver Smaje ?Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Jamie
with Jamie
NickJH ??, 2018 -
kermit_uk 20 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Led odd numbers but ran 9 into 10 because the belay looked uncomfortable,, then out of QDs and belayed off a slightly dead tree and one bolt. Got a bit lost on ab and had to walk round to the belay at the end of the traverse pitch abbed from there but got to the next ab point on stretch on 60m ropes so can't be the right plan tho that's what the guidebook shows. Finished last two abs in the dark. Gullies and abbing leads to rope cluster f*#@s galore!
Led odd numbers but ran 9 into 10 because the belay looked uncomfortable,, then out of QDs and belayed off a slightly dead tree and one bolt. Got a bit lost on ab and had to walk round to the belay at the end of the traverse pitch abbed from there but got to the next ab point on stretch on 60m ropes so can't be the right plan tho that's what the guidebook shows. Finished last two abs in the dark. Gullies and abbing leads to rope cluster f*#@s galore!
Kris2fa 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Adam24B
with Adam24B
Adam24B 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Done in 3 1/2 hours then got rope stuck abbing down
with Kris2fa
Done in 3 1/2 hours then got rope stuck abbing down
with Kris2fa
ftocher 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S D+ 5c
D+ 5c
Hidden 12 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2017 AltLd
pete1993 ??, 2017 AltLd dnf torrential rain forced us off at half height
with drobin
torrential rain forced us off at half height
with drobin
monsteratt 6 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Only to the pinnacle and the abbed
Only to the pinnacle and the abbed
alastairbegley 3 Aug, 2016 Lead dnf Becky's feet were too sore so we abseiled off after the 4th pitch
Becky's feet were too sore so we abseiled off after the 4th pitch
gingerbex 3 Aug, 2016 2nd dnf Pitches 1-4 only. Feet broken. Had to an off
Pitches 1-4 only. Feet broken. Had to an off
cameron_hall 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Great climb, especially P8 and P9. I led P1, P3, P5, P7 (although struggled a bit with finding the right path across), P9, P11, P13. Finding the abseil stations is nontrivial but the 'Escalades Autour Ailefroide' book is useful.
with Luke Doherty
Great climb, especially P8 and P9. I led P1, P3, P5, P7 (although struggled a bit with finding the right path across), P9, P11, P13. Finding the abseil stations is nontrivial but the 'Escalades Autour Ailefroide' book is useful.
with Luke Doherty
Tristan Sherlock ?Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
littleduck ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
carlh ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S Climbed with John Makin and Ben Graham as a three. A good, long route for us to practice getting slick as a three, which was the main aim. The actual quality of the route was a bit disapointing and not in the same class as the rest climbed during our week of ticking the classics from the Brailsford guide book. Quite chossy for the most part, but two or three quality pitches and a long wandering line, made it a worth while climb. I burst my camelback half way up and we were in the sun all day, so was pretty dehydrated by the time we got back down. This involved us accidently abseiling into the wrong gully towards the bottom. We later saw that in one of the guide books it clearly highlights this as a possible place to go wrong and is marked with a cross. On our toppo unfortunately it didn't! You need to traverse back out on the traversed climbing pitch to pick up the abseil station, rather than straight down like we did! Added a bit of time onto the day unfortunately, but a good little adventure on the whole!
with Ben Graham
Climbed with John Makin and Ben Graham as a three. A good, long route for us to practice getting slick as a three, which was the main aim. The actual quality of the route was a bit disapointing and not in the same class as the rest climbed during our week of ticking the classics from the Brailsford guide book. Quite chossy for the most part, but two or three quality pitches and a long wandering line, made it a worth while climb. I burst my camelback half way up and we were in the sun all day, so was pretty dehydrated by the time we got back down. This involved us accidently abseiling into the wrong gully towards the bottom. We later saw that in one of the guide books it clearly highlights this as a possible place to go wrong and is marked with a cross. On our toppo unfortunately it didn't! You need to traverse back out on the traversed climbing pitch to pick up the abseil station, rather than straight down like we did! Added a bit of time onto the day unfortunately, but a good little adventure on the whole!
with Ben Graham
BenGraham ?Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
with John Makin, Carl Halliday
with John Makin, Carl Halliday
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd
jennym32 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd dnf Brilliant climb but abseils are 50m and we only had a 50m single. Had to back down after 4 pitches.
Brilliant climb but abseils are 50m and we only had a 50m single. Had to back down after 4 pitches.
RachelP 1 Aug, 2014 2nd
tomshanti 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Monkey_Alan 21 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
GOS 15 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S superb line; esp top section (P8 on); led P3,6,9,13 rope jammed on way down and had to be left - returned the following day to find it had been taken
with Ellen Bruce, Auld Giffer
superb line; esp top section (P8 on); led P3,6,9,13 rope jammed on way down and had to be left - returned the following day to find it had been taken
with Ellen Bruce, Auld Giffer
Elaine Bunn ?Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Tristan Sherlock
with Tristan Sherlock
d_meacher 10 Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Gill Byrne
with Gill Byrne
Jake Young 10 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Simul climbed, amazing route and so much fun.
with mwatson
Simul climbed, amazing route and so much fun.
with mwatson
Hidden 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd
ChrisBrooke 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Really, really cool route. The crux pitches are fantastic climbing.
with John Inkpen
Really, really cool route. The crux pitches are fantastic climbing.
with John Inkpen
bunn.aroundthebloc 24 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S What an amazing route! Loved the "Bridge" Loved the Steep rock, Loved the Abs! Dont get lost trying to cross the big slab on the ab. Just go straight down each time!
with George Coiley
What an amazing route! Loved the "Bridge" Loved the Steep rock, Loved the Abs! Dont get lost trying to cross the big slab on the ab. Just go straight down each time!
with George Coiley
daxtari 17 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Adam Potter ??, 2012 AltLd O/S Bridge crossing was Hillarious. Cant remember what date I did it
with David Morrell
Bridge crossing was Hillarious. Cant remember what date I did it
with David Morrell
J1PEF 25 Sep, 2011 AltLd
with beds74
with beds74
beds74 25 Sep, 2011 AltLd Did 5 pitches ended on the 5c+ then abed down to wait for Clacks, then set off. Samey climbing but nice.
with J1PEF
Did 5 pitches ended on the 5c+ then abed down to wait for Clacks, then set off. Samey climbing but nice.
with J1PEF
Pete Nugent 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd Did 5 pitches: JV led p1,3,5. I was feeling tired & jaded today so we abbed off from top of p5 (2 abs). Began to rain a bit later in any case!
with John Venier
Did 5 pitches: JV led p1,3,5. I was feeling tired & jaded today so we abbed off from top of p5 (2 abs). Began to rain a bit later in any case!
with John Venier
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
chrissloan84 ?Jul, 2009 AltLd
with paul
with paul
Dale ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S gr8 route the konbs are amazing. longest route of the hol.
with johny
gr8 route the konbs are amazing. longest route of the hol.
with johny
Lou Kennedy 5 Jun, 2009 AltLd
bvilsue ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2007 AltLd
blahblahblah 12 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Pascal Guilloux
with Pascal Guilloux
Hidden 26 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
Lev 26 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Emma
with Emma
bobelvedere 2 Aug, 2004 Lead
with Helle Wulff Christensen
with Helle Wulff Christensen
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