Eastern Buttresses

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Lots of sun!
2 mins
Uphill

The last section of the cliff to be described are the near- roadside faces beyond the bend at the western end of the main cliffs. The walls here are good for shade.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Ema
The left arete of the crag. A problematic start and bold above.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
5c
2
L'iris
The left-hand side of the wall left of the corner - a bit suspect!
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a
3
Kntz
Start left of the corner (hard) the head up the sustained wall.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Rounded
6b
4
L'ange bafoué
The main angle is approached by a short swim up the canal! Sometimes bird-banned early in the season.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
6a
5
Keketols on the moon
The first line right of the corner is a good one. Beware of the ledge if you muff the tricky moves. Occasional bees nest here.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
6
Casque bleu
A bit of a squeeze job, which is a pity.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
7
Crève la dalle
Another good one with a half-height blow before the head-wall.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a
8
Fortitude
The long upper corner is approached deviously. Oddly bolted.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Rounded
5c
9
Couleurs d'origine
The pillar and upper groove give a long varied pitch.
 
3 Stars
Technical
6b
10
Reveil matin
A huge pitch with a tough start and excellent finale on the pillar.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
11
Quand les fusils se taisent...
A half-height offering just around to the right.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
6c
12
Quinze minutes
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
13
Bouquet des nerfs
 
2 Stars
Technical
7b
14
L'essaim de nat
The long arete on it right-hand side throughout.
 
3 Stars
Technical
6b
15
Kricket Top 50
The side-wall, passing a half-height cave. The lower section is straightforward, the upper less so, though good holds give a...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
7c
16
Koksinel
The central groove-line on the side-wall gives a great pitch, steep and quite intimidating; the holds keep arriving though....
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6a
17
Kholéoptèr
Start as for previous route, but at the 3rd bolt move out right and climb the juggy face above. Another fine pitch.
 
3 Stars
Strong
5c
18
Kloport
The third of the trio of orange-spot classics is the easiest. Continue moving right to gain the right-hand side of the huge...
 
3 Stars
5c
19
Uzeb
The wall on the left then the huge roof. High first bolt.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
7c+
20
Huit b'52
Start up UZEB but move right and tackle the roof to reach the shared lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a+
21
Atlantis
The central line here is the most 'popular' of the climbs, zig-zag up to the centre of the overhang then follow the break to...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
8a
22
Le tyran domestique
Start on the right and move left to the centre of the roof along the lip of the inner cave. Continue direct to the final moves...
 
1 Stars
Strong
8a+
23
Vigie picrate
Tackle the overhang direct (heel-hooks, knee-bars, maybe a bat-hang). Once established, finish leftwards across the spooky...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c