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1) 5+, 2) 6a, 3) 6a, 4) 5, 5) 6a. A good solid 6a featuring some sustained slab climbing. The bolting is quite spaced on the easier sections. P4 features 5m of wall climbing followed by 35m of easy, but unprotected scrambling: at the belay, walk 20m slightly right to find the start of the final pitch. On P5 the first bolt is high, but easily reached. After that there are several hard sections before arriving at the final belay of Pilier des Cathares. For an easier last pitch you can finish up Pilier des Cathares at 5+. A set of nuts to supplement the bolts is a good idea if 6a is close to your limit.