Monte Coudrey - Albard - Dr Jimmy - Monte Coudrey - Albard - Valais E - Pennine Alps E - Italy
Information
Duration1 day
Main facingSW
Route typeloop
Gear* 12 dégaines * 2×50 m si on fait les 2 dernières longueurs, un seul brin suffit sinon
Source

An excellent route on good rock.

Approach

Exit the autoroute at Pt-St-Martin 40km after Aosta. Take direction Albard di Bard. Attention, in Bard village you need to take a little road on the left after a bridge (easily missed) which winds upwards through vineyards Follow this road to it’s end and a small parking area above the hamlet Albard di Bard. From the parking, follow the path on the left (marked “Dr Jimmy”), across a field with some low walls, along a little rocky ridge, then downwards before going up to the cliff and the beginning of the route. The name is painted on the rock and is to the left of “Olimpic Spirit” and “Tirannosauro Rex”.

Route

L#1 | 5a | L#2 | 4a | Go left part way up. Straight on is “Luna”, 6a L#3 | 5b | L#4 | 5a | L#5 | 5b | L#6 | 5b | L#7 | 3 | L#8 | 5a | L#9 | 5b | Possible to walk off at the top of this pitch. L#10 | 6a | L#11 | 5a |

The last two pitches are optional.

Descent

• Abseil back down pitches 10 and 11, if done. • From the top of pitch 9, follow the footpath back to the parking.

The route is easy for the grade except for pitch 10, 6a which is challenging but easy to aid.

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