South Face - First Tier

Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill
30 mins

0


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
 5
2
Le casse-noisettes
 5
3
Le moineau
 
1 Stars
4
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
5
10
La phenix
 
1 Stars
6a
11
La salamandre
 
1 Stars
5
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
4+
15
La dallas
 
1 Stars
5
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
5+
20
Le faux pilier
 
1 Stars
5
21
Fox-trot
 
1 Stars
6a
22
L'oral
 
1 Stars
4+
23
La colle
 
1 Stars
4+
24
Le pilier du bac
 
1 Stars
5
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
5
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
4+
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
4
41
Dernier archipel
 
1 Stars
5+
42
Le pervers arbrisseau
 
1 Stars
5
43
Le gros bloc
 
1 Stars
3
44
Le gruyère
 
1 Stars
5
45
La fondu
 
1 Stars
4