Valsavarenche - Cascades de Rovenaud : Cascade de Rovenaud

Valsavarenche - Cascades de Rovenaud : Cascade de Rovenaud

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Map

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Licence

General

route_types: return_same_way
activities:
durations: 1 day(s)

quality: medium

Rating

4    P3 

heights

elevation_min: 1400 m

description

Approach 15min

Just before the hamlet of Rovenaud, next to the 50kph sign there is a little road on the left, (no through road sign), limited parking possible. 10m before this road is a yellow footpath sign, on the left going up the valley, for paths No 12 and 12A. Follow this broad track to a little gorge with an obvious icefall.

Route

Climb two or three little steps (grade 2 for 4m), plus walking to reach the foot of the first pitch.
P1 : 60m, initially 80° then 3 m at 90° on "cauliflowers", followed by a long, narrow wall 70°
Walk up to the foot of the second pitch in a large gully :
P2 : 45m, starts at 90º, then a section of 3-4 m at 90°, finishing at 80°
P3 : 30m, easier at 60°

Descent

Abseil.

remarks

Bolted belays. Two options after the first pitch, on the left and the right.
To the right of the first main pitch is a N facing practice area, leading up to tree belays

Sensitive areas
There are sensitive areas on this route. Please refer to the map.

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