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Pilier Sud du Mont Aiguille

Number of pitches : 12
Length : unspecified
Grade : TD- (III 5.10a)
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Route's indications

  • 1
    pitch 1 : 35m 5.3
    • Climb up a wide chimney.
    • Pass by 1 bolt(s).
    • Pass 3 pin(s).
    • Anchor on pitons
  • 2
    pitch 2 : 25m 5.2
    • Keep following the ramp.
    • Belay at the end of the ramp.
    • Anchor on bolts.
  • 3
    pitch 3 : 30m 5.3
    • Go left for 3 meters.
    • Go up on a big ledge.
    • Traverse left.
    • Pass by an anchor.
    • Pass a tree.
    • Pass 1 pin(s).
    • Climb the ramp up and right.
    • Anchor on pitons
  • 4
    pitch 4 : 20m 5.3
    • Climb the ramp up and right.
    • Pass 1 pin(s).
    • Belay at the end of the ramp.
    • Anchor with pin(s) and bolt(s).
  • 5
    pitch 5 : 25m 5.9
    • Go right for 2 meters.
    • Climb straight up.
    • Pass by an anchor.
    • Traverse left.
    • The route climb up a groove.
    • Belay on the left.
    • Anchor with pin(s) and bolt(s).
  • 6
    pitch 6 : 25m 5.10a
    • Traverse left.
    • Pass by 1 bolt(s).
    • Climb up a pillar.
    • Pass by 1 bolt(s).
    • This is the crux.
    • Climb a steep wall.
    • Pass 3 pin(s) and 2 bolt(s).
    • Anchor at the bottom of a dihedral.
    • Anchor with pin(s) and bolt(s).
  • 7
    pitch 7 : 35m 5.5
    • Go on the right wall.
    • Pass by 1 bolt(s).
    • Traverse right on the ledge.
    • Pass by an anchor.
    • Climb a 2m vertical wall.
    • Traverse right on the ledge.
    • Anchor on the ledge.
    • Anchor at the bottom of a dihedral.
    • Anchor on pitons
  • 8
    pitch 8 : 20m 5.10a
    • Climb a corner slightly overhanging.
    • A lot of pins and bolts.
    • Anchor on bolts.
  • 9
    pitch 9 : 20m 5.9
    • Traverse left.
    • Pass 2 pin(s).
    • Climb up and straight under a small roof.
    • Anchor below the roof.
    • Anchor with pin(s) and bolt(s).
  • 10
    pitch 10 : 12m 5.9
    • Traverse right.
    • Climb up and right.
    • Exit at the bottom of a funnel.
    • Anchor with pin(s) and bolt(s).
    • Be careful it's almost impossible not to send rocks down.
  • 11
    pitch 11 : 70m 5.2
    • Climb up the funnel in its center.
    • Be careful it's almost impossible not to send rocks down.
    • Exit on the left.
    • Follow a small trail that goes left to the west.
  • 12
    pitch 12 : 30m 5.2
    • Go up a 25 meters long gully.
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Informations about this multi pitch climb

Number of pitches : 12
Height : unspecified
Length : unspecified
Global grade : TD-
Commitment grade : III
Maximum difficulty grade : 5.10a
Aid climbing grade : no aid climbing
Facing : south
Rock type : Limestone
Equipment style : Partially bolted route
Cliff : falaise du Mont Aiguille

Approach

Approche du Mont Aiguille Distance_16x16 3.2 km Ascent_16x16 763 m Vertical_drop_16x16 69 m
Duration : 1h15
Hiking grade : Class 1
  • The route starts 20 meters before a butress.

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When to go

Seasonnal information

Global information

Période 1 : bad period
  • There is snow.
  • It can be cold.
Période 2 : best period
  • It can be hot.
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