hincThere are multiple great routes in the Perrons de Vallorcine and A Bigger Bang is definitively one of them with its memorable 7a pitch.
The beautiful 5th pitch of A Bigger Bang (© M. Baduel)
This route is graded ED-/7a/350m and has been opened by Jon de Montjoye and Hilary Sharp in 2007. It is fully bolted so take at least 14 quickdraws and perhaps a 000 or 00 friend.
Perrons de Vallorcine and the Pain de Sucre on the left (© P. Gatta)
Park at La Gueulaz, cross the Emosson dam and continue toward the Chalets de la Loriaz. Then reach the base of Pain de Sucre, here is the GPS Route.
The 1st pitch of A Bigger Bang (© M. Baduel)
The first pitch is a long an nice 6a+ but a bit exposed in two places where a small friends or nuts may help.
The 1st pitch of A Bigger Bang from the 1st anchor (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #2: 6b+, crux and technical pitch with small holds within the first 10 meters. The bolts are often above the crux moves.
Pitch #3 of A Bigger Bang (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #3: 6a straight forward.
Pitch #4: 6b+. Technical at the begining.
Pitch #5, the nicest of A Bigger Bang (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #5: 7a, long, technical and physical pitch on a steep wall.
Pitch #6 of A Bigger Bang (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #6: short and physical 6c on good holds.
Pitch #7 (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #7: 6c, longer and more sustained than the previous pitch.
Pitch #8 o (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #8: 6b+, nice traverse to the left.
Pitch #9 (© P. Gatta)
Pitch #9: 6a, less steep climb followed by a slab.
Pitch #10: 5.