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Rockfax Description
Gorge ambience without too much of the commitment - lashings of exposure and sadly plenty of polish too. © Rockfax

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Verdon, Rockfax Côte d'Azur Top 50 (2017)

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
dynoseb 8 Oct, 2019 TR
with Hati W
with Hati W
Hati W 8 Oct, 2019 TR O/S Lowered in and top-roped up, nice route for a day off the big routes with crazy exposure!
with dynoseb
Lowered in and top-roped up, nice route for a day off the big routes with crazy exposure!
with dynoseb
oddis 5 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S
richardsunda 2 Oct, 2019 Lead O/S WOW!!!!
WOW!!!!
cad1999 13 Sep, 2019 Lead β An unforgettable climb. Fantastic way to shock yourself into becoming at ease with the exposure of the gorge. On the whole the climbing is straightforward, I struggled to identify an obvious crux move. It definitely feels run out before the bulge but good holds are everywhere. So many jugs and lots of pockets and ledges to jam your feet into and take weight off your arms. Polished as expected but this caused no problems. It taught me to trust that in Verdon, spaced bolts usually mean easy climbing
An unforgettable climb. Fantastic way to shock yourself into becoming at ease with the exposure of the gorge. On the whole the climbing is straightforward, I struggled to identify an obvious crux move. It definitely feels run out before the bulge but good holds are everywhere. So many jugs and lots of pockets and ledges to jam your feet into and take weight off your arms. Polished as expected but this caused no problems. It taught me to trust that in Verdon, spaced bolts usually mean easy climbing
jake7 12 Sep, 2019 Lead β The best climbing experience I've had; spectacular hanging belay, great climbing, runout towards the top but with good holds. Very happy to lead this clean!
The best climbing experience I've had; spectacular hanging belay, great climbing, runout towards the top but with good holds. Very happy to lead this clean!
Hidden 12 Sep, 2019 TR β
oliver_tippett 12 Sep, 2019 Lead β Mega exposure and some reasonably spaced bolts at the top. The circling vultures don’t make it any less scary. The hanging belay, whilst breathtaking, is quite uncomfortable. It does get you used to the exposure fairly quickly. Just before I started up my belayer dropped his phone. It fell for a very long time and I tried my best not to laugh. At least it wasn’t the belay plate. The actual climb was jug pulling and was fairly uninteresting. It’s worth it for the insane exposure though. Felt cheating abing down, would like to have gone ground up but unfortunately I’m not a wad.
Mega exposure and some reasonably spaced bolts at the top. The circling vultures don’t make it any less scary. The hanging belay, whilst breathtaking, is quite uncomfortable. It does get you used to the exposure fairly quickly. Just before I started up my belayer dropped his phone. It fell for a very long time and I tried my best not to laugh. At least it wasn’t the belay plate. The actual climb was jug pulling and was fairly uninteresting. It’s worth it for the insane exposure though. Felt cheating abing down, would like to have gone ground up but unfortunately I’m not a wad.
edchapman 12 Sep, 2019 2nd O/S
WilliamRupp 22 Aug, 2019 2nd
with Andy Vandy
with Andy Vandy
simonpeterwhittle 11 Jul, 2019 Lead O/S second climb of the trip!
second climb of the trip!
thomastb 2 Jun, 2019 TR O/S
mcgovern 15 May, 2019 Lead Despite seconding this a few days before and the name clearly written on top, I still abbed into the wrong climb. Great route
with Nastia
Despite seconding this a few days before and the name clearly written on top, I still abbed into the wrong climb. Great route
with Nastia
Hidden 11 May, 2019 Lead O/S
Eric Walshe 4 May, 2019 2nd O/S
Fionnuala 4 May, 2019 Lead O/S Class route. Jugs everywhere. The holds must have been sharp in the beginning because they're really polished but still easy to hold.
Class route. Jugs everywhere. The holds must have been sharp in the beginning because they're really polished but still easy to hold.
Hidden 16 Apr, 2019 Lead O/S
Jwatson 10 Apr, 2019 Lead O/S
emilyhewison 10 Apr, 2019 2nd
with Jwatson
with Jwatson
milena ? Apr, 2019 Lead
Hidden ? Apr, 2019 2nd
Hidden 26 Feb, 2019 Lead
JCAshman 5 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Super exposed but easy as far as verdon 6a goes. Was super windy which deffinately added to the vibe!
Super exposed but easy as far as verdon 6a goes. Was super windy which deffinately added to the vibe!
BTphonehome 28 Sep, 2018 2nd Airy stuff!
with tmawer
Airy stuff!
with tmawer
tmawer 28 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Quite exposed and superb rock.
Quite exposed and superb rock.
Hidden 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
FelixJT ? Apr, 2018 2nd
Sarah Busef ? Apr, 2018 Lead
with FelixJT
with FelixJT
dom94 ? Apr, 2018 Lead rpt
Bethan May Davies 16 Nov, 2017 2nd Crazy route with crazy exposure. John tied me off then walked around to get a picture of me on the face!
Crazy route with crazy exposure. John tied me off then walked around to get a picture of me on the face!
john lynch 16 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Polished but epic exposure. Tied beth off at top and went round to take photos :)
Polished but epic exposure. Tied beth off at top and went round to take photos :)
coach_scb 27 Oct, 2017 Lead
Little AndyH 27 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with MrRiley
with MrRiley
MrRiley 27 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S Jaw-dropping stuff!
Jaw-dropping stuff!
seanhendo123 1 Oct, 2017 2nd rpt
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden 1 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden ? Oct, 2017 TR
jenjenshirlaw ? Oct, 2017 TR O/S
Georgie25 21 Sep, 2017 2nd Amazing exposure on the hanging belay! A bit polished but great moves - one to come back and lead!
Amazing exposure on the hanging belay! A bit polished but great moves - one to come back and lead!
Keith Swainson 21 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth u 13 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Brannock 13 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
KKilroy ? Sep, 2017 TR
with Lee, claire
with Lee, claire
Small and weak 9 Aug, 2017 Lead
with Jas Wood
with Jas Wood
Adam Coles 16 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
Mike Roberts 8 May, 2017 2nd rpt
with Jack Baldwin
with Jack Baldwin
Hidden 4 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Julesthe1st 2 May, 2017 TR O/S Verdon, the only place you can have a mini epic top roping a 6a. Lowered in to test out the new Rock shoes on a rest day. Missed the anchor and was left dangling on the Pichenibule face (7c). Had to prussik up 25 metres.
with Robin
Verdon, the only place you can have a mini epic top roping a 6a. Lowered in to test out the new Rock shoes on a rest day. Missed the anchor and was left dangling on the Pichenibule face (7c). Had to prussik up 25 metres.
with Robin
ferdia 7 Apr, 2017 TR
with Rozzy Pedder
with Rozzy Pedder
Hidden 29 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
gav 29 Jul, 2016 2nd β My lead, but wanted to preserve some energy for the next day, so left it for Katie. Massive holds, steady climbing apart from one slightly harder move above the second to last bolt. Exposed, but probably soft at the grade if anything.
with K Mckay
My lead, but wanted to preserve some energy for the next day, so left it for Katie. Massive holds, steady climbing apart from one slightly harder move above the second to last bolt. Exposed, but probably soft at the grade if anything.
with K Mckay
Rachael Ellis 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with patrick hill
with patrick hill
Hidden 10 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 2 May, 2016 2nd O/S
seanhendo123 2 May, 2016 Lead O/S Amazing exposed jug pulling....
with Lamb
Amazing exposed jug pulling....
with Lamb
Hidden 27 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
ian d f 15 Oct, 2015 TR O/S
Paul Figg 6 Oct, 2015 Lead
with Andy Brown, Malcolm Bass
with Andy Brown, Malcolm Bass
Malcolm Bass ? Oct, 2015 AltLd
with Paul Figg, Andy Brown
with Paul Figg, Andy Brown
Hidden 30 Aug, 2015 TR
saaruli 19 May, 2015 2nd O/S Laskeuduttiin alas, ja tulin Ramin perässä.
with Rami M.
Laskeuduttiin alas, ja tulin Ramin perässä.
with Rami M.
Rami 19 May, 2015 Lead RP Super exposed!
with saaruli
Super exposed!
with saaruli
Simon Alden 1 Oct, 2014 -
Luke Brooks u ? Oct, 2014 -
James Oakes 5 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Fragmod
with Fragmod
Fragmod 4 Sep, 2014 Lead
leopolian 29 Aug, 2014 2nd β
with dom94
with dom94
dom94 29 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Such an unbelievably awesome setting, with great climbing too.
Such an unbelievably awesome setting, with great climbing too.
Uisdean hawthorn 2 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 2 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
kelliroberts3 25 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy u 23 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
with Nick Conway
Graham Baxter 19 May, 2014 Lead O/S In the wind and rain!
with Alan Carne
In the wind and rain!
with Alan Carne
Nickc ? May, 2014 Lead O/S
Nickc ? May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
stuart34 13 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
RonnydeWeerd ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 11 Oct, 2013 2nd O/S
Tom Livingstone 11 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ? Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ? Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
ambrooker 16 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S My first route in the gorge - brilliant
My first route in the gorge - brilliant
chiverstom 16 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Doesn't matter how many times I do this climb its still one of the best routes at the grade anywhere
Doesn't matter how many times I do this climb its still one of the best routes at the grade anywhere
oliver.ghill91 14 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Patrick Hill 13 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
oliver.ghill91 13 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
tgeh 8 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with imogene, dan geh
with imogene, dan geh
Dan Geh 8 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Wow! Climbing wasn't great but the position is simply amazing, very exposed! finished just before the storm came in.
Wow! Climbing wasn't great but the position is simply amazing, very exposed! finished just before the storm came in.
David Kay 27 Jun, 2013 2nd
Moritz L 27 Jun, 2013 Lead dog Pretty nervous after seconding it day before but felt amazing. Took a rest after going wrong away across bulge, should have just gone for it
Pretty nervous after seconding it day before but felt amazing. Took a rest after going wrong away across bulge, should have just gone for it
David Kay 26 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Moritz L 26 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S Shat myself from abseiling until a good hr after finishing it. Felt similar to highlining.
Shat myself from abseiling until a good hr after finishing it. Felt similar to highlining.
dohart u 10 May, 2013 Lead very pleased to do this - most "out there" thing i've ever lead !
with alan carne
very pleased to do this - most "out there" thing i've ever lead !
with alan carne
dohart u 6 May, 2013 2nd amazing situation.
with alan carne
amazing situation.
with alan carne
John Carney ? Mar, 2013 -
highrepute 9 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ? Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ? May, 2012 TR
Hidden ? May, 2012 TR
Laurence Cowton 29 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Unbelievable exposure. Turned into a nervous wreck on the belay waiting for Vince to get to the top.
with Vince
Unbelievable exposure. Turned into a nervous wreck on the belay waiting for Vince to get to the top.
with Vince
AndyMakison 17 Aug, 2011 Lead dog
with Ben Yates
with Ben Yates
mic_b u 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with heidi m
with heidi m
chiverstom 9 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
centurion05 ? Jul, 2011 -
uphillnow 26 Jun, 2011 -
al99 31 May, 2011 Lead
martinazando 31 May, 2011 2nd O/S sooo exposed, very exciting
with al99
sooo exposed, very exciting
with al99
Danjones 15 May, 2011 2nd O/S Excellent route, good climbing as not that scary one you get going and you get used to the air beneath your feet!
with Martin dyer
Excellent route, good climbing as not that scary one you get going and you get used to the air beneath your feet!
with Martin dyer
metal arms 30 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Katya 1 Apr, 2011 TR
with ChrisC
with ChrisC
nadeem ? Apr, 2011 Lead
Hidden ? Apr, 2011 -
Saurus ? Apr, 2011 Lead O/S An absolute must should you find yourself in the Verdon - what a schweet abseil, talk about exposure - absolutely brilliant with an aweful lot of..... space around you.
An absolute must should you find yourself in the Verdon - what a schweet abseil, talk about exposure - absolutely brilliant with an aweful lot of..... space around you.
luke2442 27 Oct, 2010 TR O/S bloody brilliant.
bloody brilliant.
swild ? Oct, 2010 2nd
Hawkscry ? Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Greg M 6 Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden 13 May, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden 9 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 13 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Andy Hobson
with Andy Hobson
Hidden 13 Sep, 2009 Lead β
Jake Shaw ? Sep, 2009 - Quality
with Dan
Quality
with Dan
Hidden 16 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ? Aug, 2009 Lead
chiverstom 3 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Dave Turner
with Dave Turner
Paddy_The_Fascist u ??, 2008 2nd O/S
with Alex Gaastra and Andy Morris
with Alex Gaastra and Andy Morris
jonnyboy 7 Sep, 2007 2nd
with tomB
with tomB
tomB 7 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
g1m147 ? Apr, 2007 Lead O/S WOW! Just sitting in the hanging belay is scary enough! Had to pull myself together after clipping each bolt. A must do route in the Verdon.
with Steve
WOW! Just sitting in the hanging belay is scary enough! Had to pull myself together after clipping each bolt. A must do route in the Verdon.
with Steve
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Mike Dudley 18 Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S Awesome exposure.
with Mike Barclay
Awesome exposure.
with Mike Barclay
Ben1983 31 Aug, 2006 Lead β
K1 ? May, 2006 Lead
with Kevin Davey
with Kevin Davey
john1 ? Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with James
with James
Hidden ? Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??, 2001 Lead O/S
whispering nic ? Sep, 2000 2nd
with The Wife
with The Wife
Mike Roberts 19 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
with Rachel Scott
with Rachel Scott
keith leonard ??, 1999 -
Hidden ? Oct, 1998 -
dan gibson ? Sep, 1997 AltLd O/S
Mike Owen 23 Aug, 1997 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Yourlead 9 Aug, 1997 2nd Ric not climbing (too hung over) climbed with a chap I meet on campsite Steve
with Steve
Ric not climbing (too hung over) climbed with a chap I meet on campsite Steve
with Steve
Mozer ? Aug, 1994 Lead O/S
Colin McKerrell ??, 1993 -
Hidden 25 Sep, 1992 Lead
wbo 1 Aug, 1992 Lead
Yourlead 21 Jun, 1992 2nd
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
Mick King 11 May, 1992 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
with Pete Hankinson
Hidden ? May, 1992 Lead O/S
pauldrew ? Sep, 1991 Lead
with Emma Hart
with Emma Hart
Hidden ? Jun, 1991 Lead O/S
Duncan I ? Jun, 1991 -
with Mike Long
with Mike Long
Hidden ? Apr, 1990 Lead
Hidden ??, 1990 -
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 AltLd
Hidden 10 Aug, 1989 Lead
nniff ? Aug, 1988 Lead O/S
with Chris Garner
with Chris Garner
Alan James - UKC and UKH u ? Jun, 1988 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
with Henriette Louwerse
GordonHart ? Aug, 1987 Lead O/S Scary, magically fantastically easy over massive exposure.
Scary, magically fantastically easy over massive exposure.
wynaptomos ? Aug, 1987 Lead O/S
HighChilternRidge u ? Jul, 1987 -
Hidden ??, 1986 Lead O/S
Robmwatt ??, 1985 Lead
Hidden 28 Oct, 1984 -
Pete Ogden ??, 1980 -
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Grade: 6a ***
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