La Gorge de L'Ardèche, Local Specialties

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La Gorge de L'Ardèche, Local Specialties

Postby skykilo » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:09 am

After ample foul weather in the Alps, we sought fun in the Ardèchois sun.

I wanted to climb the striking, eight-pitch Pilier Ouest de l'Autridge.
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How could three baby goats be wrong?
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L1: a bulge with an awkward move or two and some cruisy face climbing.
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L2: an easy dihedral
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L3: very fun layback flake into a dihedral
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L4: some thin face moves from a cave, exhilirating

L5: more face climbing, a little easier

L6: choss on the left, a big cave on the right, your boy got spanked.

L7: traverse left onto another route to finish on some very fun face climbing.
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L8: three bolts through an overhanging section. I get two and I'm through. Fall, crawl, bail. Oh well, we'll just have to console ourselves with an epic four-course meal in Lagorce.

The next day we have a look at Le Cirque des Gens. Neato.
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A nice two-pitch climb to get that taste out of my mouth.
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Sympa, Souriante, Chouette.
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LA FIN
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