Climbing: Maladiere – Noli Me Tangere

We took the opportunity of a day of relatively good weather to climb Noli Me Tangere in La Maladiere, close to Cluses. Noli Me Tangere is a nice 280 meters route, graded ED, 7a+.

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

Philippe in the 3rd pitch, 6c (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in the 3rd pitch, 6c (© A. 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.

Philippe in the 4th pitch, 7a (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in the 4th pitch, 7a (© A. Gatta)

From the bottom of the rappels, walk down to the left along a small trail. At the end of the second yellow section of the cliff, spot a tree with a small sling and carabiner where start Noli Me Tangere (right) and Cobra-Cabana (left). Around 10 minutes form the bottom of the rappels.

Anna in the 4th pitch, 7a (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 4th pitch, 7a (© P. Gatta)

Grades: 6b+, 6b+, 6c, 7a, 6b, 6c+, 7a+, 7a+, 7a, 7a.

Anna in the 4th pitch, 7a (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 4th pitch, 7a (© P. Gatta)

Anna in the 5th pitch, 6b (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 5th pitch, 6b (© P. Gatta)

Anna in the 7th pitch, the descending 7a+ (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 7th pitch, the descending 7a+ (© P. Gatta)

We enjoyed the route, especially all pitches in the 6’s, the harder pitches are more bouldering and not so easy to read.

Anna in the 8th pitch, 7a+ (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 8th pitch, 7a+ (© P. Gatta)

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

Anna in the 8th pitch, 7a+ (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the 8th pitch, 7a+ (© P. Gatta)

Topo: Vall√©e de l’Arve by Gilles Brunot.

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