Le Pin

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Sport
Afternoon sun
20 mins
Uphill

The tall white face has a great selection of multi-pitch sport routes, a selection of which is briefly described here. There are several other routes on this face - consult the local guide for further details. Guidebook page 61.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Couloir de la faucille
1) 6a, 2) 6b, 3) 4+. The big open groove is another of the early chinks in the cliff's armour. The first pitch can be done on...
 
2 Stars
6b
2
Le pin de gauche
1) 6c, 2) 5+. The direct start to the next route, with a fine first pitch up the wall and through the bulges.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
3
Le pin
1) 5, 2) 5, 3) 5, 4) 5+. Another ancient classic that must have been fun in big boots! The final devious pitch is the crux.
 
2 Stars
5c
4
L'os
1) 5+, 2) 6b, 3) 4. A long pitch up the blackened groove leads to a harder second one, then easy ground.
 
3 Stars
Technical
6b
5
Les cochons dans l'éspace
1) 6a+, 2) 6b+, 3) 7a+, 4) 6c. Sustained and varied - fine climbing.
 
3 Stars
7a+
6
Plus prés des étoiles
1) 6a, 2) 6b+, 3) 7a, 4) 6c. Another excellent and sustained climb to the same final pitch.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
7
La direct de saint Michel
1) 6b, 2) 5+, 3) 6a. Good climbing up a strong natural line.
 
3 Stars
6b
8
La guillotine
1) 6a, 2) 6c, 3) 6a+. The next major groove-system to a stance below the roof then a rightward exit. A leftward exit is Bonjour...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
9
La bonne mère
1) 4+, 2) 5+, 3) 3+, 4) 4+. The groove and ramp lead to an airy and exciting traverse right to escape the upper bulges.
 
3 Stars
5c
10
Arête de la corde
1) 4, 2) 5+, 3) 4+, 4) 4. This one is really ancient - 1924! Start at the first groove line on the South Face, accessed via La...
 
3 Stars
5c