Pichenibule

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Sport
Lots of sun!
5 mins
Level
Abseil
Sheltered

A magnificent shield of immaculate grey rock suspended above the void. There are many great climbs here that weave their respective ways up the cliff plus a few real world-class classic too.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Les rideaux de Gwendal
1) 6c, 2) 6b+, 3) 7b+, 4) 6a+, 5) 6c, 6) 6b+, 7) 6c+, 8) 6a, 9) 5. Nine sumptuous pitches up one of the most beautiful zones of...
 
3 Stars
Technical
6c+
2
Le pornographe ou le phonographe
1) 8a, 2) 7c, 3) 7b+. An awesome new route, started 2009 and finished 2010. It still awaiting a complete ascent. Finish up...
 
3 Stars
8a
3
Haute tension
1) 7c, 2) 6a. Parallels the upper section of Pichenibule with a fine and taxing pitch on fantastic rock. The top pitch is Wide...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c
4
Le genou de Claire
1) 7b+, 2) 7c+. Great climbing and astounding situations, crossing Pichenibule. Re-equipped.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7c+
5
Pichenibule
1) 5+, 2) 6a, 3) 6a, 4) 5+, 5) 5, 6) 5+, 7) 6a+, 8) 6c+, 9) 5+, 10) A0/6a (7c), 11) 6a. Perhaps the archetypical Verdon...
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
Fluttery
6c+
6
Ctuluh
1) 6c+, 2) 6a. More high and wild drama on this magnificent shield of rock starting from the stance above Pichenibule's 6c+...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
6c+
7
Bête à sexe
 
1 Stars
5c
8
Les grimpeurs se cachent pour vomir
1) 7c, 2) 5, 3) 5. A desperate face pitch leads to easy ground.
 
2 Stars
7c
9
Appellez moi guidos
1) 6b, 3) 5. A lower 7b+ pitch up the smooth wall below, which is shown in some books, doesn't exist!
 
2 Stars
6b
10
Prises uniques
1) 6B, 2) 7a+, 3) 6b, 4) 5+. A rather more balanced route though it does feature some classic Verdon blankness on the second...
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
7a+
11
Solide au bidet
1) 6b+, 2) 5c. A shorter offering with a pair of pitches up the high wall above the Pichenibule traverse starting to the left...
 
2 Stars
6b+
12
Agorgeamocles
1) 6a, 2) 6b, 3) 6c+, 4) 6c, 5) 5+. A fine longer route following a bit more of a line than most on this wall, linking cracks...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c+
13
Trous secs
1) 6a, 2) 6c, 3) 6b, 4) 6b, 5) 6a. The right-hand edge of the wall via a series of shorter and slightly devious pitches.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c+