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.

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+