Petit Canyon

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Sport
No sun
Level
3 mins
Sheltered

0


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. Guidebook page 276.

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
5
10
Je est un autre
 
Technical
5
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
 5+
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
5+
17
Chivitcelintestin
A tricky start leads to easier romping.
 
2 Stars
5+
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+