Mesa Verde

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Sport
Morning sun
20 mins
Level
Seepage
Dry in the Rain
Sheltered

A popular crag, steep and with a good selection of hard routes. Much of the rock stays dry in the rain, though once the seepage has started, it can take a while to dry. The crag is very sheltered.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Jungle Boogie
 
2 Stars
Strong
7a+
2
Quelque chose plutôt que rien
Start as for Jungle Boogie but move out right onto a parallel line.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7b
3
Axel's New 8a+
May actually only be 8a.
 8a+
4
Carnage Forest
Use the same start as previous route but traverses further right before a fingery finish.
 
3 Stars
8a
5
Tonio Saucisse
A short extension to Carnage Forest.
 8b
6
Beer Fest
A steep, bouldery route just left of Pizza Partie. Finish by an easy traverse left, then up.
 
2 Stars
7b+
7
Pizza Partie
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
8
Situation Explosive
The short, desperate line just right with a couple of hard moves.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
8a
9
Les niçois récidivent

1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
7c
10
Les niçois font du ski
After a hard lower section to past the roof, move left.
 
3 Stars
Strong
7c
11
Les niçois font du ski Ex
The long extension up the leaning wall above.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c+
12
Coup de tonnerre
A new route tackling a big roof - tricky to read and 7c+ if you keep to the right.
 
1 Stars
7a+
13
Pas de bras, pas de chocolat
The extension is 7c - Pas de Bras pour les Niçois Font du Ski.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
7a
14
Same Player Shoot Again
A hard pitch with two fingery crux sections.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7c
15
Willy Wonka
 
2 Stars
6c+
16
Willy Wonka Extension
A huge pitch curving away leftwards.
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
7b+
17
Perry Maconne Top 50
Fingery and with some tricky clips.
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
7b+
18
De la terre au ciel
Fine climbing up the leaning grooves and through the bulges. The extension is an excellent addition - one of the best here.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b
19
Contrat premier envol
The usual warm-up, pumpy enough to get the blood flowing.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
6c
20
Contrat Premier Envol Ex
There are actually two extensions a 7b into a 7b+.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
7b
21
La Résistance c'est Maintenant
Move left out of Contrat Premier Envol Extension.
 7c
22
Ma vie en l'air
Popular, powerful and sustained with a fingery crux too.
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
7a+
23
Ma vie en l'air Extension
The same - only more so!
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
24
Plat de Résistance
A direct line to the left of Castle Rock.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
25
New 8a+
Do Plat de Resistance then continue across Castle Rock and finish up Arrowhead via a fantastic technical boulder sequence. Not...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a+
26
Castle Rock
One of the most popular routes here despite being 'top-end'.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a+
27
Castle Rock Extension
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7b+
28
Arrowhead
One of the classics of the gorge at this grade. Climb the crimpy wall just right of Castle Rock to a good rest. Progressively...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a
29
Petit Poucet
The wall and bulges trending right. There is a short one bolt extension at 8a.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
30
L'Ogre
Climb most of Petit Poucet, step left below the last bolt move up to the bulge and climb it via a long move off an undercut,...
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
8b
31
Projet PHP
Start at the black streaks then head diagonally left following the easiest line to the Petit Poucet lower-off.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
7b+
32
Walou la voie
Start as for Projet PHP then trend and climb L'Ogre to the lower-off on Arrowhead. Not marked on topo.
 
3 Stars
Reachy
8a+
33
Sitting boule
Start as for Projet PHP but exit rightwards to the lower-off on Hopi Birthday.
 
2 Stars
7a+
34
Hopi Birthday
A hard crux, then sustained.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7a
35
Hopi Birthday Extension
The full height of the wall
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7c
36
Barefoot Words
Devious and sustained.
 
3 Stars
7b
37
Ça va merder

1 user comment
 
2 Stars
7b+
38
PH3
A long climb up the groove then traverse left. Some thin moves.
 
2 Stars
6c