Presse Purée

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Sport
Lots of sun!
40 mins
Uphill

Presse Purée is probably the best sector on the crag for those climbing in the 5+ to 6c range and has a superb outlook, occupying a position high up on the crag. The routes are varied and interesting, featuring a fine selection of technical slabs, cracks and roofs. Mostly easy-angled to start, the routes to the left go on to tackle some burly overhangs, whilst those to the right remain just off vertical. The cracks and overhangs on the left side of the sector can suffer from seepage after rain. Shade, as ever, is limited to a few trees at the base of the routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Interdit aux vélos
Start at the top of the slope at the far left of the sector. A fine technical challenge.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
5c
2
Le piège
This one features tricky moves around the small roof.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
6c
3
Dommage
Skip right around the small roof and finish up the steep groove.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b+
4
Tornado
Avoid the big roof to its left and finish on the face to the right of the groove of the previous climb.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6c
5
Margote
The easiest route on the sector follows the crack-line to the lower-off below the roof.
 
1 Stars
5a
6
Zébulon
Bridge up the steep corner groove and climb the crack to the shared belay. Better and harder than Margote to the left.
 
2 Stars
5c
7
À la colle
One of the best. A technical slab leads to a powerful finish. Go right around the finish bulge for a bouldery alternate at 7a.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
6b+
8
Presse purée
An easy start leads to steep technical moves that are hard to read.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
9
Le coup de la panne
Another hard-to-read route. Head left from the crack to tackle the roof and finish up the slab.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6c
10
Kèkcécsa
A good long pitch with a novelty bolted-on flake. Follow the crack-line to pass between the offset roofs and finish high on the...
 
2 Stars
6a
11
La fée du logis
The big roof direct. Getting re-established on the slab is tricky, but well protected.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
12
L'herbe rouge
An independent line up the slabs just right. Fine technical moves with good rests too. The first bolt is high but easily...
 
3 Stars
Technical
6a+
13
Poéter plus haut que son luth
An interesting line heading left to the yellow cracked corner and back right to the shared belay.
 
1 Stars
Technical
5a
14
Colin
The steep start is the main challenge of the more direct line. Take care reaching the first bolt on the wall above the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5c
15
Macarel
Start on the left-hand side of the ramp. The thin start requires imagination and a bit of luck for the onsight.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6c+
16
Dudule
Another hard-to-read start taking in the diagonal finger crack. Good climbing, but it eases off too soon to be a classic.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
6c
17
L'écume des jours
Set off up the left side of the pocketed wall and weave up the nice slab above.
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
6a+
18
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro Top 50
A popular outing that eases after the steep pocketed start, but remains absorbing all the way to the end.
 
3 Stars
5c
19
Chloé
Another fine line launching up the right side of the pocketed wall.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
6b
20
La roujas 1
One of the original lines of the crag - now fully bolted. Climb the flake to the left and slab above.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
5c
21
Sangria - Patience
The direct line has shed a key hold which is currently passed with a point of aid.
 6b
22
Pâques aux tisons
A fine long line.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
5c
23
Tentation
 
1 Stars
6a+
24
Le tichodrome
An interesting line setting off from the bottom of the gully. After the blocky start, the orange corner gives some fine moves.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6a+
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    Pilier des Cathares
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