Sector Principal - Poupinette/La Sabine

Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
8 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

This is the tall slabby face and slender rounded pillar that are the showpiece of the crag. It is the first bit of rock reached on the approach and all the climbs are well worth doing.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Salamatoupko
The left-hand line off the ledge has a tricky bulge early on then a pleasant slab.
 
1 Stars
4c
2
Clin d'oeil
1) 5+, 2) 5+, 3) 5. The hanging crack requires a beefy couple of moves to reach the ledge. The second pitch is a complete...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
5c
3
La fêlure
Start up the easy groove then move left to into another groove and a choice of leftward exits; lower is a touch harder.
 
2 Stars
Rounded
5c
4
Vuki
1) 4+, 2) 5+. Continue bridging up the deep groove and exit to the ledge. Take the middle line on the upper slab for a fine...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
5c
5
Poupinette
Start up the deep groove, then move right under the nose and follow the continuation to the ledge. A good, well-bolted starter.
 
1 Stars
4a
6
Le monge
1) 4+, 2) 5. Start in the gully and climb the face (bolts in the ivy!) to a ledge. Finish up the right-hand line on the upper...
 
2 Stars
Rounded
5a
7
Bassine
1) 5+, 2) 5. The left-hand line has a tricky start then gives fine sustained climbing to a lower-off at the break. The second...
 
2 Stars
Technical
5c
8
La Sabine Top 50
The central line is brilliant, sustained, technical and on superb rock. There are good rests along the way, but the interest is...
 
3 Stars
5c
9
Grimsel
Another excellent climb up the rounded right-hand edge of the pillar. There is a slightly harder direct version towards the top...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
6a
  • Latest Comments

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    Les dieux d'amour
    "Excellent. 5b move early on, then a lot of 5.6 slab padding." 17/Jun top50

    Djinns
    "Really excellent, long and sustained, great rock and the crux right at the top." 24/Apr

    L'eliminateur
    "Direct is about 7a" 06/Apr

    Bidibulle
    "Has new start down and right adding a few metres on." 20/Dec

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