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Cirque des Escargots

  • Grade context: FR
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 9
  • Aka: Baume des Escargots

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Access issues inherited from France

As of 2020, some privately owned climbing areas may have restricted access. Check with https://www.ffme.fr/

Approach

50 m abseiling, Jumar compulsory for the return.

Ethic inherited from France

Park where indicated, take care of the environment, buy the local guidebook when possible (this is one of the ways you can help local route setters), clean up your shoes before climbing, don't spray beta, be polite.

Check https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19 for COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.

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1 6c+
2 7b

Same start as Hélix au pays des Merveilles, then as Moksha, end as Kmira.

Set by Fedric Ferraro

FA: Cédric Lachat, 8 Jun 2014

Same start as Staphylocoque.

Set by Fedric Ferraro

FA: Sébastien Bouin, 9 Jul 2015

Same start as Hélix au pays des Merveilles.

Set by Fedric Ferraro

FA: Gérôme Pouvreau, 8 Oct 2012

FA: Sébastien Bouin, 16 Jun 2017

The route just left of Rois du Pétrole to the first anchor. Freed by Sébastien Bouin and proposed "hard 9a" or "soft 9a+".

In 2020 a key hold in the second crux broke making it 9a+.

Set by Fédric Ferraro

FFA: Sébastien Bouin, Jun 2019

This is Beyond with its extension

Set by Set by Fédric Ferraro

FA: Sébastien Bouin, Oct 2020

FA: Caroline Ciavaldini, 2009

1 8b+
2 8c+

Climbed by Charlotte Durif (24/7/2010)

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