Brévent - Poème à Lou - Brévent - Haut Giffre - Aiguilles Rouges - Fiz - France
Information
Min / max altitude2300m / 2525m
Duration1 day
Main facingS
Route typeloop
Gear14 cintas expres cuerda de 50 m un poco justo
Source

Approach # 20mins

From the top station of the Brevent cable car, descend the track taken by the ski piste, through the gap and then follow a faint path on the right, looking down, over boulders. This descends a steep gully under the main face of the Brevent before traversing horizontally to a worn, fixed rope and the start of the route. The start is indicated with a rusty sign, slightly up in the rocks, with the name of the route.

Route

L# | 6a+ | | Slab with a variety of small holds, sustained and technical, (45m from the sign)

L# | 6b | | Same style of climbing only a little harder and steeper, finishing with a traverse to the left. (40m)

L# | 6b+ | | Climbs a small roof, the last moves being the hardest. (30m)

L# | 6c>6aA0 | | Traverse to the left to reach a corner (6c or a fixed rope for 4m, check rope for wear! (Take a length of 5m of 9mm if you are not climbing 6c in case it needs replacing.) 50m approx.

L# | 5c | | Easier slabs, following the line of the ridge, with some lichen. (50m)

Descent

Walk up to the cable car, 3mins…

• A sustained route.

• The gradings given here are higher (by a half) than those given in the Piola guidebook

• Take care to check the wear of the fixed ropes, (on the approach and on pitch 4.)

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