Today's french menu : Les gorges du Verdon !

Blue Ice ambassadors Helias Millerioux and Pierre Hourticq went to Les Gorges du Verdon to explore every inch. They shared the trip highlights in the form of a restaurant menu.


Caution, it may make you hungry. 

Apetizer: shorter, bolted routes  


Les filles sales du métier (6b/5.10c - 4 pitches) 

Les filles sales du métier©CharlesDubouloz


Accessible from the top by rappel, the climb has four beautiful pitches. Which is convenient if you arrived late.  Like these two, who arrived at 4pm.


Double fond (7a/5.11d - 4 pitches)

verdon

©CharlesDubouloz


A spicier starter: " It's really nice, on the two first pitches you climb on beautiful columns" says Pierre.



Main course: artif and trad-climbing with an old-school style  


Virimilité (6c+/5.11c/A1) 
 

Verdon
©CharlesDubouloz

Verdon
©HeliasMillerioux


This adventure does not require much technical skills but a degree of mental toughness. After this one, you'll get the sleep you need.


Dessert: a sustained, bolted multipitch route


Hellfest (7a/5.11d)

Verdon

©CharlesDubouloz


A sustained ten pitch route combining all climbing styles. In the Verdon Gorge, if you don't want to have surprises then don't be over confident. 



BON APPETIT!


Verdon

Le verdon: a good quality rock!

Clémentine.

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