Sector La Balme

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Sport
Lots of sun!
15 mins
Level
Sheltered

The left-hand crag has some great routes on lovely rock and in an idyllic setting. The grassy base to the cliff and the shade provided by the olive trees adds to the ambience. Some of the routes are a little polished, but this doesn't spoil things too much. There are some long pitches here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Etat stationnaire
The short scoop and rib on the left - tough! .
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6c
2
Protection rapprochée
The rambly ramp leads to a couple of steep pulls.
 
1 Stars
6a+
3
Loco
 
3 Stars
7a
4
De bouche à oreille
One of several easy-but-worthwhile ramp-lines here.
 
3 Stars
Rounded
5a
5
Itinéraire d'un grimpeur gâté
The tufas above the ramp give a great pitch.
 
3 Stars
6c
6
Flagrant d'élire
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7b+
7
Signe ascendant
A massive pitch up the slabby ramp. Long rope needed.
 
3 Stars
5c
8
Le bonheur est dans le pré
A similar pitch just to the right.
 
3 Stars
5c
9
Passé intérieur
 
3 Stars
6a
10
Rive gauche
 
3 Stars
6b+
11
Casse pipe
 
3 Stars
6b
12
Côté cour
 
3 Stars
6b+
13
Boomerang
Climb though the cave and up the crack above.
 
3 Stars
Strong
6b+
14
Ako
A similar line through the right side of the cave/hollow.
 
3 Stars
Strong
6b
15
Les mots pour le dire
The rib is close to the next early on, and sharp too.
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
5c
16
La lycéenne
The long groove is superb.
 
3 Stars
6a
17
Peut-être
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
18
Tango passion
 
1 Stars
5a