Le Col

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Sport
Lots of sun!
40 mins
Uphill

The most distant sector from the parking is perched above the pass of the Col d'Ijou and the path over to Contrac. This is one of the most varied sectors on the crag with a fine selection of 6s plus a handful of 5s and 7s making it a great venue for a mixed ability group. It is one of the quieter parts of the cliff, despite the fine set of routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Samdi
Climb the slab to the left of the overlap.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b
2
Samdynamite
Tough stuff around the overhang. The bolt out right is not used.
 
1 Stars
6c
3
Gadou
A more homogenous line than Samdynamite; easier over the overhang, but with some thin moves below it.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
6c
4
Lichen
Harder and more technical than it looks.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6a+
5
Quel est son nom?
Unusual climbing starting to the right of some bushes.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b
6
Verdon du pauvre
A superb varied outing up the left side of the pillar.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
6c
7
Plus blanc que blème
Steep and hard to read, a real challenge to on-sight.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c+
8
La force soit avec vous
A hard start with the crux early on followed by a good rest in the cave and an easier finish.
 
2 Stars
Technical
7a+
9
Visqueuse insipide
Set off up the small groove 3m right of La force soit avec vous.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
7b+
10
Le goujon de plus
Climb the slab from the left side to finish just out of sight.
 
1 Stars
5a
11
C'est si louette
The right-hand side of the slab to the belay of Le goujon de plus.
 
1 Stars
4c
12
Six coq six nelles
The leaning groove and bulges give a great pitch. Continuing up Gris éléphant extends the pleasure but not the grade.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
13
Gris éléphant
A fine route up the highest part of the wall.
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
14
Première pour mamie Top 50
A slightly wandering line starting right of the vertical crack.
 
2 Stars
Technical
4c
15
Tramp
A reachy move just below the shared lower-off is easier for the tall. Clip the first bolt of Première pour mamie.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Pumpy
5a
16
Les 2 b
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
5a
17
Il a neigé sur yesterday
Long moves on good holds up the right side of the slab.
 
2 Stars
Reachy
5c
18
L'enfer des nains
A hard bouldery start and a thin technical slab make for a fine and varied outing.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Pumpy
7a
19
La framçaise
Another hard start in the orange groove. Shares a lower-off with L'enfer des nains, but is independent all the way.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
6b
20
L's prix d'équipe
A right-hand finish is a bit easier.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b+
21
L's prix d'équilibre
 
1 Stars
Technical
6b
22
Des points communs
The last route before the crag swings round to the tall Sector Presse Purée.
 
2 Stars
Technical
5c
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