Le Muret to Westpoint

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Sport
Lots of sun!
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

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
5c