Petit Canyon

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Sport
No sun
3 mins
Level
Sheltered

A small indent in the southwestern edge of the Grand Canyon is known as the Petit Canyon. It contains a selection of routes on both the shady and sunny sides. The routes are far from world class, but they are well equipped and very accessible, so make a useful addition to the area.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Poupette
The rift on the left needs some gear.
 3+
2
L'odeur des Prizzi
Technicality up the narrow wall.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
3
Comme un avion sans aile
 
1 Stars
6a
4
Parfum de femme
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
5
Cristal qui songe
The next pillar to a lower-off by the tree.
 
1 Stars
6a+
6
Bon pet? Mon oeil!
Powerful work up the cracks.
 
1 Stars
Strong
6a+
7
Les fourmis
The start is bold, the rest safer but harder!
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
6c
8
Grégory pete
 
1 Stars
Technical
6c
9
Le double je du tu
 
Technical
5a
10
Je est un autre
 
Technical
5a
11
Voie de descente
The usual way in and easiest way out. Not using the chipped holds and fixed rope ups the grade a bit!
 2+
12
Dans la chaleur vacante
 6a
13
L'éros gène
 5c
14
Un petit air de pète
Start as for the last route but break out right.
 
Technical
6b
15
Le vent des airs rances
 
1 Stars
Rounded
6a
16
La presse et le foot
The route is being smothered by the trees.
 
1 Stars
5c
17
Chivitcelintestin
A tricky start leads to easier romping.
 
2 Stars
5c
18
Pour toi jai pêché
A fine pitch. The lower section can be done left or right at about the same grade. Both are worthwhile.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
19
Tournicoti
Tackle the centre of the technical wall.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
20
Humprey Bogaz
The left arete of the huge chimney-crack is excellent.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
21
La vie dans les plis
The wide fissure is not your typical sport climb, in fact it is not a sport climb at all - gird up your loins and carry a rack.
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
6a
22
Kipetrovitchy
The upper crack is approached via a slab and wall. Check for bees before you set off.
 
2 Stars
6c
23
Warm Beer, Cold Women
A diagonal line past a possible stance. The gear on the upper pitch is old and spaced.
 
1 Stars
6a
24
No sex
The wall above the stance is more edifying though harder.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
25
La moitié du geste
The route of the wall.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
26
La dernier mot
A cop-out, sneaking off right, but still worth doing.
 
2 Stars
6b+