Le Pouce

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Sport
Afternoon sun
35 mins
Downhill
Sheltered

One of the first significant pieces of rock passed on the approach is a fine, grey wall high on the left-hand side of the valley, reached by a short, steep scramble up from the gorge bed. It can also be approached from above, though it is tricky to locate. Guidebook page 92.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Le pouce normal
1) 3, 2) 3+, 3) 4, 4) 3+. Interesting and devious, with a bit of ledge bashing to link the vertical sections! There is some...
 
2 Stars
4a
2
Le pouce intégral
1) 6a, 2) 6a, 3) 4+, 4) 5. A direct ascent of the cracks in the ridge that run up to the detached tower of the Pouce is well...
 
3 Stars
6a
3
La paume
1) 6b, 2) 6b+. Weave up the crack-system in the back left-hand side of the bay with a mid-height stance above the shrub-filled...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
4
Les petits suisses
1) 6c, 2) 6a+. A harder climb up the right-hand side of the face.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6c
5
La brioche
1) 5+, 2) 5+, 3) 3+. An easier offering up the right-hand side of the bay which escapes out right under the frowning head-wall.
 
2 Stars
5c
6
Direct de la brioche
Takes on the frowning headwall direct.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+