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Le Bureau du Directeur 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Frederick Desgranges & Louis-Pierre Tessier 2009
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Submitted By: PA Paquet on Aug 31, 2014

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louis-Pierre Tessier: bureau du directeur


This heroic pitch is the original 5th in line on La Correction.

Assuming you have passed the bolted belay after P4 on La Correction and gained the ledge with a small cedar tree above and left of that (where a belay on gear, rather than the small tree, would make sense), you need not further explanation. Crank the magnificent, slightly overhanging crack to a bolted belay. It's called Le Bureau du Directeur (the Principal's Office) because if you didn't get a good "correction" (in the sense of punishment) on the four pitches below, now is when the ruler slaps your fingers and hands with much gusto!!!

LOWER: Single rap to the previous bolted anchor and then two double-raps to the ground.

Download the PDF topo for pictures and more info (links through the main "Gros Bonnet" page here on Mountain Project).


On top of La Correction. See separate route description.


Hand-sized cams mostly. Double them.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fred Desgranges "Bureau du directeur"
Fred Desgranges "Bureau du directeur"

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