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600m.

Rockfax Description
600m. This route joins a number of small slabby crags to form a pleasant route overlooking Arveyron Gorge. There are some bolts for belays and tricky sections.
1) 3b. Head up the low-angled slab (3a) for 50m then scramble up left for 10m to the foot of a short, slabby corner. Climb the corner (3b) and then walk 15m right to some broken, low-angled ground. Climb this for 15m to a bolt at the foot of some steeper ground. Follow this for 40m (3b) and then stay right across grassy terrain to reach a distinctive slabby corner.
2) 3c. Climb the corner (3c) and then stay right on steep but easy scrambling for 30m to where the angle lessens to reach a vague path and a cairn. Follow the path left for 120m to a mossy clearing with a large boulder on the left. After another 25m on the path you reach the foot of some steep slabs. Climb these on good holds for 60m (3b) to reach a gravel-covered ledge. Go to the back right of the ledge and drop down 5m to more slabs.
3) Climb the slabs for 80m then traverse left for 10m to the next rock step. Drift right across 50m of broken ground to reach a path leading up and left.
4) 3c. Follow the path for 150m (rope and a wooden sign after 25m so you know you're on the right track) to the largest and cleanest sweep of slabs so far. Climb these for 60m (3c) and broken rock steps above for another 60m. From here, follow the descent route. The exact line is not obvious but keep an eye out for cairns, bolts and signs of wear and you won't be too far off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Joins up a number of small slabby crags to form a pleasant route overlooking Arveyron Gorge. Some bolts for belays and tricky sections.

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ladislav 29 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: teh_mark's approach beta can be simplified even further, to "Go to 45°56'45.3"N 6°54'27.9"E". Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/c13cqDvtrShBvAMaA (the map link in the UKC crag description goes to somewhere much nearer the top of the route, about a kilometre away). There is nothing to indicate that you're on the right route to La Norvège until you've arrived. Ignore signs to Rochers des Mottets: they lead to the top of the route.
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βeta: teh_mark's approach beta can be simplified even further, to "Go to 45°56'45.3"N 6°54'27.9"E". Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/c13cqDvtrShBvAMaA (the map link in the UKC crag description goes to somewhere much nearer the top of the route, about a kilometre away). There is nothing to indicate that you're on the right route to La Norvège until you've arrived. Ignore signs to Rochers des Mottets: they lead to the top of the route.
Robbriard 25 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Descent path tricky to follow.
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βeta: Descent path tricky to follow.
tehmarks 26 Jun, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: The approach description for this route is nonsensical verbal diarrhea of the highest order. It can be simplified to 'cross the road bridge by the heliport, turn left and continue down the road until you arrive at the foot of the route, by a sign for La Norvege'.
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βeta: The approach description for this route is nonsensical verbal diarrhea of the highest order. It can be simplified to 'cross the road bridge by the heliport, turn left and continue down the road until you arrive at the foot of the route, by a sign for La Norvege'.

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