Chamonix might be the best place in the world for climbing and mountainering, but when bad weather sets in for two weeks, it could be a bit boring.
Raining , snowing… raining, snowing… Every crags or cliffs are wet. It’s time for a little road trip to south of the France.
Ena has never climbed in verdon before and was pretending it could never be as nice as her national Paklenica… Like a real, proud of myslef, chauvinistic french I had to prove she was wrong !
On the first day we have chosen « Tiquet Danger » in Escales cliff. It’s a pretty 150 m route with 5 very homogeneous pitches : 6a-6a-6a-6a-6a+.
It starts ... like many routes in verdon by abseiling from top.
A bit scary ena :p ?
Then Climbing is really fantastic in a nice environment and on a perfect grey limestone : most probably the best in the world ;)
Next day in « La Demande » was a bit more « Alpine Climbing ». This 375 m route is graded 6a+ maximum but 6a obligatory. Sometimes you have to kick your ass a bit climbing 5 m between spits. Anyway it’s good to take camalot 0,5 to 3.
« La demande » is a classic one, never very hard but never very easy too. It's quoted in arnaud petit’s guide book « Mostbeautiful climbs all over Europe » ( Where is Paklenica ? ;)