Arête du vallon

3 Stars

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1) 4+, 2) 3+, 3) 3, 4) 3+. One of the best known lower-grade classics of the area up the superb arrow-head arete. Currently the fixed gear is rather old and a bit spaced. A light rack may be a good idea. The arete is normally climbed in four long pitches.
Descent - From the top of the route, cross to the other side of the ridge and make a 35m abseil down the Southwest Face.


Looser rock than much in this area but a tremendous easy route with some thought provoking route finding and great positions. Nice to be in the shade until breaking into the sun on the top pitch. Some of the best views of the Calanque de Sugiton possible - simply stunning. Do-able on a 70m single with an easy ab down the SW face.
christopher brooke - 02/Oct/11

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