South Face - First Tier

Sport
Lots of sun!
30 mins
Uphill

The First Tier has 50 or so routes, confusingly on two tiers of rock. The best are listed briefly here. Generally the routes are short-ish, on reasonable rock and in a sunny setting. Most are well bolted with fat grey glue-in bolts. The walk up is a bit a of a slog, but the view is superb. Guidebook page 332.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Le bout
 5a
2
Le casse-noisettes
 5a
3
Le moineau
 
1 Stars
4a
4
Le canari
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
5
Les amputes
 
2 Stars
6a+
6
Le petit coin
The right-hand side of the wall.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6a+
7
Et paf le grimeur
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c
8
Le picvert
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b+
9
Le bananier
 
1 Stars
5a
10
La phenix
 
1 Stars
6a
11
La salamandre
 
1 Stars
5a
12
Le toit de l'examen
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b
13
Le toit de l'angle
 
1 Stars
Strong
6b
14
La una
Take the left side of the lower buttress across the descent gully.
 
1 Stars
4c
15
La dallas
 
1 Stars
5a
16
L'hyper
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
17
Le pilier de la breche
 
2 Stars
Strong
6b
18
Vignette pour les vignerons
 
1 Stars
6a
19
Le k
 
1 Stars
5c
20
Le faux pilier
 
1 Stars
5a
21
Fox-trot
 
1 Stars
6a
22
L'oral
 
1 Stars
4c
23
La colle
 
1 Stars
4c
24
Le pilier du bac
 
1 Stars
5a
25
La marge
The taller buttress on the right has some two-pitch routes.
 
2 Stars
Strong
6a
26
Mat
1) 7a, 2) 6b. The left-hand edge of the wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a
27
La conquerie
1) 6b, 2) 6a+.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
28
Le lionceau
1) 6a, 2) 5+.
 
1 Stars
6a
29
Rank xerox
 
1 Stars
Strong
7a
30
La tartarin
1) 4+, 2) 5. The wall right above the stance.
 
2 Stars
5a
31
La goutte au nez
1) 4+, 2) 6a. Head up the central line above the stance.
 
2 Stars
6a
32
Fruit de la passion
1) 4+, 2) 6b. Trend out right in search of difficulties.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6b
33
La dalle de la breche
 
1 Stars
3+
34
L'examen
 
1 Stars
3
35
Les rainures
 
1 Stars
6a
36
Le parapluie
 
1 Stars
4c
37
L'entonnoir
 
1 Stars
Strong
6c
38
La bascule
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6b+
39
La fissure de la breche
 
1 Stars
3
40
Dalle des vicieux
 
1 Stars
4a
41
Dernier archipel
 
1 Stars
5c
42
Le pervers arbrisseau
 
1 Stars
5a
43
Le gros bloc
 
1 Stars
3
44
Le gruyère
 
1 Stars
5a
45
La fondu
 
1 Stars
4a