Colle Rousse

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Sport
Morning sun
3 mins
Level
Sheltered

A spectacular array of red granite cliffs set well above the gorge. The cliffs have a real 'Lost World' feel about them, and the amount of undeveloped rock is fairly impressive. The cliffs get morning sun and afternoon shade. Some of the rock is loose, especially on the lower sections of the face - a helmet is not a bad idea. The chances are you will have the place to yourself!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Gondwana ou la dérive des incontinents
The left-hand line climbs the rather crusty wall just to the right of an old fixed rope. It is a bit snappy.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Loose
6c
2
Happy Culture
Start behind a cork oak growing close to the rock at the top of the ramp. Go up into the easy groove, then steeper terrain...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
3
L'Arlésienne
The pillar above the point at which the path meets the base of the cliff is hard for the grade.
 
3 Stars
6a+
4
L'éloge de la fuite
Start under the huge corner/groove. Climb the left wall, then trend out to the arete. Up this until the left-hand side can be...
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
5
Lou préga diou
Steep climbing leads to the base of the soaring corner. This gives sustained uphill work. Superb!
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b
6
Marcel m'harcèle !
Head for the flake, then follow the soaring and gradually-disappearing crack-line above. Another superb one.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
7
Impasse des tambourinaïres
The name 'Impasse' is painted on the rock. Trend left then head straight up the wall.
 
Crimpy
7b
8
La marque jaune
Start just to the right of 'Impasse', and climb the steep wall rightwards up ever steeper rock.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
9
Rien à cirer
 
1 Stars
Loose
6c
10
Nantivirus
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
11
Super Nana
Climb the tall square pillar to pass a bulge high above.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
12
L'Egoland
A massive pitch up the arete above the huge fallen block.
 
2 Stars
6b+