Les Dalles Grises

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Sport
Lots of sun!
5 mins
Level
Abseil
Sheltered

A big rugged slab of juggy rock with some very popular lower-grade climbs. To the right the steeper pillars hold some harder offerings including the classic of Mangoustine Scatophage.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Afin que nul ne meure
1) 5, 2) 5+, 3) 5+, 4) 5+, 5) 6a+. The left-hand of the four routes listed here that weave their way up the Dalles Grises.
 
2 Stars
6a+
2
Les dalles grises Top 50
1) 5+, 2) 5+, 3) 4, 4) 5+, 5) 5+, 6) 5. A very popular routes often used by the guides as an intro to climbing and the Gorge....
 
2 Stars
5c
3
Cocoluche
1) 5+, 2) 6a, 3) 5, 4) 5+, 5) 5+, 6) 5+. Variations on a theme. Start up Les Dalles Grises, but branch right half-way up the...
 
2 Stars
6a
4
Chlorochose
1) 5+, 2) 5+, 3) 5+, 4) 5, 5) 5, 6) 5, 7) 5. The long groove that bounds the right-hand side of the slabs is another popular...
 
1 Stars
Loose
5c
5
Unnamed
The wall just right of the long corner.
 
1 Stars
6a+
6
L'Arabe Souriant
1) 6c, 2) 6b. Two longish pitches up the steeper side-wall to the right of the second abseil down Les Dalles Grises.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
7
L'arabe dément
1) 6a, 2) 6a+. A similar, but easier offering, sharing the approach and the mid-height stance with L'Arabe Sourant. Popular.
 
1 Stars
6a+
8
L'arabe en décomposition
A crinkly wall-pitch just to the right of the big bush on the ledge.
 
1 Stars
6a+
9
Circoncision
The flaky, cracked wall.
 
1 Stars
6a
10
Bénénuts
Similar work to Circoncision, to a finish over the narrow roof right at the top.
 
1 Stars
6a
11
Bestatête
Easier climbing from the right-hand edge of the ledge.
 
1 Stars
5c
12
À tout coeur Top 50
1) 6a, 2) 6a+, 3) 6a, 4) 6a+, 5) 6b+, 6) 5, 7) 4. A fine sustained climb up the pillar right of the long corner. It fizzles out...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
13
Cur de verre
1) 6a+, 2) 6a+. The first of the longer climbs starts part way down the long groove in the centre of the wall at a bush, and...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
14
Passion d'amour
A long pitch up the right-hand edge of the wall with especially dramatic positions.
 
2 Stars
6a
15
Démon
1) 6a, 2) 7a+, 3) 6b+, 4) 7a, 5) 6b+, 6) 6a. The tall pillar to the left of Le Pillier des Écureuils, spiralling round onto its...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7a+
16
L'arabe ou gris
1) 5, 2) 5+. Start from a tiny stance halfway up the penultimate pitch on Dingomaniaque and follow the crack system back to the...
 
1 Stars
5c
17
Ragtime
1) 6a, 2) 5+. Tackles the centre of the scooped and crack wall to the left of the huge arête. Start from a stance about 15m...
 
2 Stars
6a
18
Dingomaniaque
1) 5, 2) 4+, 3) 6a+, 4) 6a, 5) 6c+, 6) 5+, 7) 6c+. A long and popular classic that normally starts beyond the upper corners of...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c+
19
Le pilier des écureuils (upper)
1) 6b+, 2) 6a, 3) 5+ 5. The soaring groove is climbed in couple of huge pitches then a couple of shorter ones. The route is...
 
3 Stars
Graunchy
6b+
20
Mangoustine scatophage
1) 6c, 2) 6a+, 3) 6c+, 4) 5, 5) 5. Opened ground-up in 1979, this fantastic route is hardly showing its age other than sporting...
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6c+