Climbing: Maladiere – Indiana Jaune

I had a fun yesterday climbing with Dakota Jones in La Maladiere. We did Indiana Jaune (TD+, 6b+, 270m), a pretty amazing limestone route.

La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune (blue) and Noli Me Tangere in red (right), Tropiques rappels (left) (© P. Gatta)
La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune (blue) and Noli Me Tangere in red (right), Tropiques rappels (left) (© P. Gatta)

Route access: park at La Croix verte and walk to the top of the 5 rappels of Les Tropiques, see the GPS track. Around 35 minutes from the parking.

La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune , 1st pitch (© P. Gatta)
La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune , 1st pitch(© P. Gatta)

From the bottom of the rappels, walk down to the left along a small trail. Walk toward the first yellow section of the cliff, Indiana Jaune starts at right of a black vertical stain coming form the cave above. Follow the rings and not the bolts. Around 5 minutes form the bottom of the rappels.

La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune , 3rd pitch (© P. Gatta)
La Maladiere, Indiana Jaune , 3rd pitch (© P. Gatta)

Grades: 6b, 6b+, 6b, 6b, 5c, 6a, 6a+, 6a+, 6b.

Dakota in the 4th pitch (© P. Gatta)
Dakota in the 4th pitch (© P. Gatta)

Pretty fun route, almost all pitches are nice and sustained in their grade.

Big flake of the 6th pitch (© P. Gatta)
Big flake of the 6th pitch (© P. Gatta)

From the top of the route, follow a small trail on top of the cliff to the rappels of Tropiques reached in 5 minutes. From there follow the good trail to the parking.

Big flake of the 6th pitch (© P. Gatta)
Big flake of the 6th pitch (© P. Gatta)

Topo: Vall√©e de l’Arve by Gilles Brunot and http://www.camptocamp.org/.

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