Variante à Pétiole
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, Alpine, 1000 ft, 9 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Seleucus on Jun 17, 2012|
|Admins:||Euan Cameron, Luc-514|
DescriptionPitch 1 (5.7): Climb a limestone pillar till you reach the belay to the left of a large limestone cavern.
Pitch 2 (5.8): Climb past one small cave and belay in another small cave above it.
Pitch 3 (5.8): Face moves to the next belay.
Pitch 4 (5.10a): Thin moves up the face (5.9) and then pull through and overlap (5.10a). Belay above it.
Pitch 5 (5.6): Climb trending right.
Pitch 6 (5.8): Continue trending right.
Pitch 7 (5.9): Easy climbing with a few difficult moves on a steeper section. Move around and toward the right side of a large limestone column and belay in an inlet on the right side of it.
Pitch 8 (5.10a): Move up the right side of the column for a few metres and then climb onto it using the obvious bolted ramp (the crux). Once on it, continue up toward the belay.
Pitch 9 (5.4): Continue up the limestone pillar.
From here, continue up the tower (easy climbing) and continue up the rather steep 4th class terrain moving right until you are able to surmount a vertical limestone wall and then move left toward the summit. At the summit, follow the obvious trail (well marked with signs) back to Lac Benoit.