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Shared By: rdlennon on Mar 20, 2009
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron

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What a pump out of an HVS! Steep and sustained, Maupassant climbs one of the several parallel crack systems on the L'Horla buttress. Jam the lower section to reach a bridging rest and a massive jug. Make some funky moves on angular ledges and get to a wide crack which is laybacked precariously, feet on one side and hands on the other, above gear. Succeeding on this scary crux will get you to a glory jug and the top.


Left of L'Horla on the steep buttress.


Standard rack. A high chockstone can be slung, though the energy required to do so makes this practice questionable.



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