Le Muret to Westpoint

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Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill
5 mins
Sheltered

0


With some fine red walls on the left (Le Muret) and more typical Ch‰teauvert pocketed grey limestone over to the right, this area has something for most tastes. The left-hand section in particular (round the old walling) is recessed and especially sheltered, making a good destination on Mistral Days. Guidebook page 176.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Thérèse troïka
The left-hand line gives good climbing to tricky finish. Please try to avoid destroying the ancient wall at the start.
 
3 Stars
Strong
6a+
2
Red cross
Fine sustained climbing throughout.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
3
Serpelin
Another sustained and pumpy pitch, superb rock and holds.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
4
Destination liberté
Start by powering out of the cave and weave up the wall. Just for a change, it's a pumpy number!
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
6c+
5
Embraye
A steep start leads to the easier (and pleasant) groove above.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b
6
Strawberry nose
A fierce start (well bolted) to the right of the cave leads to easier, but sustained climbing above. BE AWARE of the big drop...
 
3 Stars
Strong
7a+
7
Figue molle
A new route up the centre of the red wall with some tricky moves.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
8
Un quart d'heure de folie
A lovely pitch, long and sustained.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
9
Nuage
A couple of tricky moves and lots of fine pocket pulling. Quite low in the grade and a good objective for breaking through.
 
3 Stars
Technical
6b
10
Australie
Keep to the right of the bolts, a bit of a squeeze job.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c+
11
Cabriole
The next line is better, much better. Climb the tufa to the ledge then move left to access the long groove line. Quite complex...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
12
La liberté c'est pas la porte à côté!
Start as for the previous route but at the ledge take the right-hand crack until the pillar on the left can be accessed. Finish...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
13
Patagonie
The crux utilises a drilled mono - ugly!
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
7b+
14
Cap horn
This one starts off steadily enough then ramps up the value.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
15
Igloo
Great climbing despite the odd chipped (and avoidable) hold.
 
3 Stars
6c+
16
Terre de feu
Start as for Igloo, but take the blobby right-hand line.
 
1 Stars
7a+
17
Transmutation
A big pitch with fine climbing and a variety of blind moves plus some odd holds.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b
18
Borderline
A long and varied pitch. There is a lower off at 15m too.
 
3 Stars
6b+
19
Le colibri
A great (and l-o-n-g) pitch up the right-hand side of the face, spiralling leftward to finish up the crack in the side-wall....
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
5+