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La Ballade des Gens Heureux
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|La Ballade des Gens Heureux S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 920 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||607 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Seleucus on Jun 7, 2012|
|Admins:||Euan Cameron, Luc-514|
DescriptionThis route follows a beautiful line up the south face of The Grand Perron. In general the rock quality is very good with a few exceptions on the last pitch. Some of the guide books suggest that a few cams or nuts could be useful, but the route easily doable without any additional protection as all the difficult moves are very well protected.
P1 (5.9): Start at the obvious bolts at the beginning of the climb. Continue up a somewhat delicate face (the crux) to a horizontal fissure in the wall. Move left and climb the arete to the belay at a small ledge.
P2 (5.8): Move across very low angle slab to an overlap. Climb the overlap (crux) and belay at the bolts.
P3 (5.7): Move across low angle slab following bolts to the next belay.
P4 (5.10c): Crux! From the belay continue for a few metres across slab. Climb as small overlap and approach the vertical wall. A few difficult moves in the middle of the wall will lead to jugs near the top. Pull over the top and continue left to the belay.
P5 (5.10a): Climb the face.
P6 (5.9+): Go left making very delicate moves across a slabby face. Go up through a few small overlaps and corners to the belay at a ledge.
P7 (5.10a): Follow bolts over low angle slab until you come to a vertical wall. Pull some awkward moves to the top. Belay at one of the two anchors.