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A magnificent line that ascends clean rock to the left of the Dalles Grises rappel gully. Only 5 pitches long, this route provides a great intro into the Verdon process of rapping into the Gorge with little way out but up. After the vegetated descent, one may wonder how this vertical route could be any good. 'Afin' does not dissappoint as you follow a progression of amazing side-pulls, pockets, flutes, stems, jugs and a couple of roofs that guard the summit. This route REALLY has it all!
From the bottom of the Dalles Grises rappels, walk climber's left to the end of the Jardin de Ecureuils and set a tree belay. Look for bolts trending out left.
All pitches and anchors are bolted although expect runouts on easier terrain. Gear consists of 10 draws, with additional long runners. Bring extra draws and many long runners if you wish to link pitches, but beware this will most likely lead to drag and some simul-climbing. Double ropes are required for the raps and are handy for the climb as well.