Cascade

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Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill
60 mins

Perhaps the most famous sector at Cse. The routes here are steep and sustained, but with good holds on which to get pumped. Expect a fair bit of polish on the classic routes, as they get plenty of traffic. If you want the shade, get an early start, though there is some shade for belaying at the base even in the mid-day sun. If the waterfall is running, you can avoid carrying water to the grade by filling your bottles at its base. Guidebook page 32.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wake
1) 6b. Climb up the 'tree' and follow the groove. 2) 8b, 3) 7b+.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8b
2
L'Espace Blue
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
8a
3
Gare au Goret
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
4
Violente Illusion
A sharp (V9) boulder problem leads to 7b+ ground.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Crimpy
8b
5
Ténéré
The mantle over the top roof is a heart-breaker. The extension is 8a, or thereabouts.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
6
Mirage
A classic.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
7
Vagabond d'Occident Top 50
Soft for the grade.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
8
Blue Blanc Gioraphare
Hard and sharp.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c+
9
Blanches Fesses
Sustained and excellent. Most people pull on the first bolt; the tall may be able to start by using a tree.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
10
Correspondence Imaginaire Top 50
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
11
Corps Éntrager Top 50
Formerly 7c+, so tough at this grade.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
12
Association de Malfaiteurs
A long rising traverse.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
13
Rosanna
A very bouldery crux.
 
3 Stars
Dyno
Pumpy
8a
14
Questions d'Équilibre
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8b
15
Pieds nus sous les Rodhodendrons
A hard start, then much easier. The extension is Félicité, 8b.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c+
16
Le privilège du Serpent
Arguably the best route here. The extension is Magnificat, 8b.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
17
Fleur de Lotus
Hard at the grade - 8a has been suggested.
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7c
18
Super Mickey
Some very big pockets - still pumpy though, and a tricky finale.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
19
Hyper Mickey
A (V5) bouldery start to Super Mickey.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c
20
Kéket Blues
More sustained than Super Mickey and less polished.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b
21
L'Atome de Savoie
A harder start to Kéket Blues.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8a
22
Tostaka
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a+
23
La Tombe de Savoie
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a
24
Alabama
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
25
Ananda Top 50
A classic of its grade.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
26
Médecine Douce Top 50
Not quite 'first-route-of-the-day' material. Has 'women' scratched at the start.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
27
Women
An intense lower section. The first bolt is shared with Medicine Douce then trend right. There is an easier start out right.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a+
28
Fletcher line
A bit painful. There is an extension at 7a.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
29
Les Sales Blagues à Nanard
 
1 Stars
6c
30
Des Trous Direct
 
1 Stars
6b
31
Des Trous
1) 5, 2) 5, 3) 5, 4) 6a
 6a
  • Latest Comments

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    Clochette Étalée
    "a real sandbag - fine technical climbing to the short fissure threw the final bu..." 26/Nov

    Dietic Line
    "hard for shorties" 07/Jul

    Dietic Line
    "Amazing! ...and not so easy. Dietetic Line vs Dietic Line: what's the correct na..." 06/Jun

    Retour en Afrique
    "Great route. Route to the left is "Aller en Chine" - 7a+/7b(ish) and ..." 03/Aug

    Berlin
    "Agreed, a good grade difference to Galaxy." 25/Oct top50

    Zagreb
    "One of the best routes in France apparently. Absorbing climbing throughout, a..." 22/Sep top50

    Médecine Douce
    "One of the easiest routes in the sector so often used as a wam-up and pretty pol..." 22/Sep top50

    Bibendum
    "7c+ from the floor. This should really go in as it is the proper route." 22/Sep top50

    Corps Éntrager
    "probably harder than Vagabond." 22/Sep top50

    Médecine Douce
    "Ok warm up when you know the moves. Same goes for Ananda. It has also been said ..." 19/Sep top50

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