Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Arete de la cascade - Monday 9th August



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This route was first equipped by the Guides of La Grave in the 1960s and it has been re-equipped since. We found the first pitch a bit polished which probably wasn't something to be surprised about given the age of the route however the rest of the route, the arete proper, was excellent with the climbing on steep, jaggy rock moving from one side of the arete to the other.

The descent was by foot down a rather exposed route with a couple of bolts here and there then lower down it joins the path coming out from the little cragging area alongside and back to the road.

Grade AD+, 5b max, 120m.

More photos to follow.

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