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A brilliant collection of routes covering a range of climbing from steep, sustained jug-pulling up impressive orange walls, through to slabby technical offerings that are always in the shade.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Les Vilains Petits Canards
A steep start then move out left from the crack at the third clip.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a
2
Power Flower
Move out of the crack to the right at the third clip.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a
3
33 Huit
Photo on page 241.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b+
4
Allo? Colchita?
Step over the ditch to start then follow the right-hand line of bolts.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
5
Hasta Siempre
Start as for Allo? Colchita? then traverse out right after the third clip and climb the groove.
 6b+
6
Sirocco
Start down in the ditch and follow either line of bolts to finish.
 
2 Stars
7a+
7
Elle Chante dans le Vent
Boulder onto the ledge and follow the leaning wall. Probably best to get a belay from the ledge and avoid the rope drag.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
8
Les Petits Qui Frétillent
A brilliant uncompromising line, mind out for the bird's nest.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
9
Aller Plus Haut
Another brilliant line with fewer rests, a couple of smaller holds, but mostly jugs all the way.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
10
Misanthropies Thérapeutiques Top 50
Arguably the best line of the crag straight up the middle of the wall.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
11
Champ du Possible
A good link-up. Start as for Vole then move left after the third bolt to follow bolts into the finish of Misanthropies...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
12
Vole
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b
13
Petite Marie Top 50
Striking line just left of the arete with several good rests along the way. Photo on page 237.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
6c+
14
Blacks Blancs Beurs
The right side of the arete. A different style of route from those to its left.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c+
15
Unknown
A link-up starting up Rêves Brulés and finishing as for Blacks Blancs Beurs.
 ??
16
Rêves Brulés
Take a line just left of the prominent crack.
 
3 Stars
6a+
17
Lasissons les Dire
 
3 Stars
6a
18
Beacuoup de Bruit Pour Rien
 
3 Stars
6a+
19
Jusqu'au Bout
 
3 Stars
6a+
20
Le Moldus au Balcon
Follow the arete, moving left to the belay.
 6a
21
Camino de Piedra
Start 1m right of the previous route, which it soon joins.
 6a
22
Con la Luz
Short steep and juggy. Worth a start for the novelty.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6a
23
Mieux Vaut en Rire
Several metres right of the previous route.
 6a
24
À la Fraîche
 6a
25
GaMeuBuZo
 
1 Stars
5c
26
Mauvais Virus
 
1 Stars
6b+
27
Je Reviens Demain
 
1 Stars
6a+
28
Jumbo Appetite
 
1 Stars
6c
29
Cap Chevalier
 6a+
30
Unknown
 5a
31
Unknown
 5a
32
Unknown
 5a
33
Unknown
 5c
34
Unknown
 
1 Stars
6a
35
Unknown
 
1 Stars
6a
36
Sur la Route
 6b
37
Duel Végétale
 
1 Stars
6a+
38
La Dame du Lac
 
1 Stars
6c
39
La Partie Continue
A real gem at this grade.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
6a
40
Play-List

1 user comment
 
2 Stars
6b+
41
Chez Francis
Some tough moves to get the the first bolt.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
6c
42
Tireur d'Élite
 
1 Stars
6c
43
Le Quart d'Heure Américain

1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6b
44
Allô?! La Terre
On the side wall.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
6c+
45
Fête de Pères
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a+
46
Trésor Caché
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
47
Blédina Carotte
 
1 Stars
Strong
7b
48
La Restanque
The steep extension is 7a+.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6c
49
Boule de Calin
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
50
Eh Tardado Mucho
 
1 Stars
Technical
7a
51
Mise au Vert
 
1 Stars
6b+
52
Terminator
 
1 Stars
6b
53
Colère de Lait
A poor start, it improves a bit, then it finishes.
 5c
54
Feu
 
1 Stars
6a+
55
Sortie Ouest
Start up the vegetated runnel.
 6a+
56
Bézingougne
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
57
L'Intégrale de Peuterey
Continue up the wild extension at 7b+.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
58
Aprés Moi le Déluge
Continue past the first belay.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
59
Unknown

1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
60
Ça Ira Mieux Demain
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
61
Lou Gardeù
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
62
Unknown
Use the hanging rope to get onto the holds.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
8a
63
Merci d'Être Passé
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a+
64
Roule Bamboule
Two metal steps lead into the action.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
8b
  • Latest Comments

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    Project
    "In the absence of a name from the equipper I'd like to call it Fingersmith.... (..." 28/Sep

    Elle Chante dans le Vent
    "didnt found any holds in the ovehang few to the top. Maybe some holds broke." 05/Aug

    Petite Marie
    "Now a half height lower off as well - gives a nice 6b+" 19/Apr top50

    Petite Marie
    "Short climbers need to be wary at the bottom as some of the clips are reachy and..." 01/Nov top50

    Allô?! La Terre
    "A lot of reinforced holds but still very pleasant climbing. An easy romp at 6c+...." 29/Jul

    33 Huit
    "Just for information's sake, this route is named 37 Huit as painted on the rock...." 29/Mar

    Unknown
    "Has 'Objectif Puree' written at the bottom. Great sustained climbing on pockets ..." 31/Dec

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