Grand Face - Left

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Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
5 mins
Roadside
Sheltered

The show-piece of the crag, the left-hand side has few amenable offerings. The crag is in the sun until mid-afternoon, with the left-hand sections going into the shade first - worth knowing for the really hot days. Much of the rock is steep enough to be more or less permanently dry. If you are unsure which climbs are the 'must-do' classics, check out those with the most chalk on, the angle of the wall means that it rarely if ever gets washed off. Sadly several of the routes have manufactured sections.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Neuromédiation
The first decent route on the crag - a great start! Slant right above the vegetation into the groove then climb the left wall....
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
2
Les hirondelles sont de retour
A good long pitch that starts roadside heads up the groove towards the cave then moves left onto the pillar.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b+
3
La salamandre
The first pitch just as far as the cave is only 6b and not as good as the 2nd one. If doing it in one pitch take 18 clips.
 
2 Stars
6b+
4
Un hiver san fin
A recent addition past the big orange flake.
 
1 Stars
5a
5
Arielle
Another real cracker at an amenable grade passing the right-hand side of the cave at 12m.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
6
La poursuite du gri-gri
A mega pitch - 38m and 12 clips, make sure your rope is long enough for this one.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
7
L'esprit du rat
..... up a drainpipe. The first of the clutch of shorter climbs is the easiest offering hereabouts.
 
3 Stars
6b+
8
Béatitube
Up the left edge of the cave to a hanging flake; power round this.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7a
9
Sweet smoke
A pitch through the steepest part of the cave/hollow.
 
1 Stars
Technical
8b
10
Are you ready?
The (well-chalked) grey streak up the wall above a smaller right-hand cave. Popular despite the grade!
 
3 Stars
Technical
8b+
11
Les frontiers du neant
The classic line of big pockets is a bit polished but gives great climbing on a surprising set of holds.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Strong
7a
12
Les couleurs du charme Top 50
Branch right above the square pocket to climb the brown wall.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b+
13
Le magicien d'Oz Top 50
At the high bulge go direct or step right and climb the groove with no real change in grade. Photo on page 168.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
14
Yellow shark
The overhanging arete left of the niche in the upper roofs.
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a
15
Autism
Cross the roof right of the niche
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
7b
16
Entropie
 
2 Stars
7a+
17
La femme fatale
A fierce fingery pitch up the smooth wall to the right. Drilled.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
8b
18
Jazzogène
Another tough one, up the wall and on through the bulges above. Drilled and glued, but there you go!
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c