Grand Canyon

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Sport
Morning sun
Up and Down
20 mins
Sheltered

0


An impressive rift of red volcanic rock, pocketed and rough, with occasional loose patches. The area has been a terrain d'aventure for many years but more recently the best of the routes have been fully bolted. It is certainly a bit different from your usual Euro-limestone sport crags. Only a selection of the routes has been included here. Guidebook page 278.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Pépin le Bref
1) 5+, 2) 5. Excellent climbing up cracks and grooves. Both pitches are about 20m long and are well equipped. Start up a...
 
3 Stars
5+
2
Les caprices du colon
1) 6a+, 2) 5+, 3) 5, 4) 6a. One of the great classics of the area, varied, interesting and well protected too. Four short...
 
3 Stars
6a+
3
Pétomania
1) 6a, 2) 6b, 3) 6c, 4) 5. Another of the gorges must-do outings. Four 20m pitches feature escalating difficulties and...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
4
Les fêtes des pets
1) 6a, 2) 6b, 3) 6b, 4) 6b. A right-hand (or direct if you are being pedantic) finish to Pétomania, also offers a great and...
 
3 Stars
6b
5
Pim Pam Prout
1) 6c, 2) 7b+. Just right of the left-hand water-streak. The second pitch features one very hard move - a quick tire à clou...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7b+
6
Hip Hop
1) 6c, 2) 6c. Another fine sustained climb with two big pitches, starting up the next major water-streak.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
7
Les papas sautent sur Claude Vexy
Traverse left from the previous climb, or abseil in.
 
3 Stars
6c+
8
Crepitus
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
9
Je t'escagasse
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
10
La famille en "R"
1) 6c+, 2) 6b, 3) 7b+. A thrilling trip up the wall and hanging shield of rock, up and left of the cave.
 
3 Stars
Technical
7b
11
Acidogène
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8b
12
Homo erectus
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a
13
Saperlipopette
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
8a+
14
Trois petits pets et pouis sent bon
1) 6a+, 2) 6b, 3) 6a+. Off the beaten track!
 
2 Stars
6b