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Submitted By: Zach Alberts on Jul 15, 2012
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Description 

Conglomerate climbing (the french call this 'pudding') with pockets and edges. This is Frances version of Margalef, not quite the same quality and only about 80 or so climbs, but with lots of fun and gymnastic climbing. This north facing area recieves the shade most of the day. There is a fountain for drinking water at the parking and as with most of europe, there are no toilets at and it is difficult to do your buisness at the crag. The town of guillestre is quite small but there are a couple of restaurants and cafés/bars for your pre climbing java or post send beer.

Getting There 

located outside the town of Guillestre in the Hautes-Alpes region.

Climbing Season



Weather station 25.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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La truite 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Europe : France : ... : la truite
The namesake route of the sector is a great route with lots of small crimps and pockets through a powerful, pumpy crux up a slightly overhanging face. Start with some funky moves which lead to the starting 'dish'. From the dish climb steep rock with holds that get smaller and smaller...pull the crux and climb less steep rock to the anchor. I remember one of the crux draws being difficult to clip. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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