Tag Archives: Climbing

Climbing: Dies Irae

Less than 24 hours after getting from the Kangchenjunga expedition we went to Deverse in the Gorges du Loup for a photoshot for Berghaus. I was totally exhausted after 4 routes but I could make a descent climb in Deverse Satanique and went up in Dies Irae for the photos. It was good to rock […]
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Climbing: Peillon

If you plan to climb in Peillon’s cave, you should wait a little bit because most routes are still wet. Among the few routes dry, I climbed A bout de Souffle (8b), Batman (7c+) and the warm-up routes on the right. Anna in Batman, 7c+. Peillon’s cave (© P. Gatta) Routes: 38 routes from 6c […]
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Climbing: Marches du Palais

Anna and I went back to the Marches du Palais Saturday but the cliff is in poor condition as most routes are wet. I tried Dernier jour de dĂ©mocratie (8b) without success. The crimp of the first crux is completely wet. Anna tried Connecting people (8a) but here too the big tufa is wet. Note […]
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Climbing: Marches du Palais – L’homme faible du moment

With all the recent rain, there still not so many choices for rock climbing so we went back to the Marches du Palais close to La Turbie. I did L’homme faible du moment, 7c+ with a new Beta at the end. Anna is too short for this beta so she has to do a big […]
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Climbing: Petit Palais – Quel trip te guette ?

Last Saturday we went back to the cliff of Petit Palais, near la Turbie. After the heavy rain of last week, many routes were wet but we still had a nice climbing day. I sent “Quel trip te guette” (7c+) probably the nicest route of the cliff and “Le retour de Mö” (7c/7c+) which is […]
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Climbing: Peillon Cave

Saturday we went back to Peillon’s cave for the first time since spring last year. After the heavy rain of this winter many routes are still wet but there’s still enough to do. I made a desperate attempt in Le Souffle du Vizir (8b+) which is a combination of A bout de Souffle (8b) and […]
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Climbing: Petit Palais

After the cold of Chamonix last week, Anna and I were looking for a nice rock climbing day under the sun of the french Riviera. So, we went to the Petit Palais not far from la Turbie, a nice small cliff with 19 routes from 6c+ to 8a+. Well, it was a bit warmer than […]
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Alpinism: Arete Rochefort

For the last day of photo shoot for Berghaus and the Gore-Tex Active Shell, Anna Gatta, Jon Griffith, Will Sim and I went to the Rochefort Ridge (Arete de Rochefort). We left Torino hut early to be on the ridge before the sunrise. On the way to the “Salle a Manger”, Jon took some amazing […]
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Climbing: Marches du Palais

We had enough snow yesterday (see previous post) so we skipped the mountains and went rock climbing at the Marches du Palais. Great day, we felt like in April but despite the sun, lots of holds are still wet. Routes dry: Une bonne raclĂ©e (7a+), Sur des rails (7b). Routes wet but climbable: Qui dort […]
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Alpinism: Tavels West face – Left Gully

Anna and I went to the Cime of Tavels (2795 m) to climb the left Gully of the West face (Goulotte Ouest de gauche), one of the 3 ice and mixed routes of Tavels. The routes is 250 meters high (6 pitches), graded French TD / 85° 4+ / M4. It was cold -16°C. The […]
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