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La Java des bombes atomiques

Page Type: Route

Location: France, Europe

Object Title: La Java des bombes atomiques

Route Type: Mountaineering

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: 5.10a (YDS)

Difficulty: TD-

Number of Pitches: 7

Grade: V

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Page By: Bart Vaganée

Created/Edited: Dec 2, 2011 / Dec 2, 2011

Object ID: 763664

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Overview

It' s an overall good protected route in a nice alpine setting.

Getting There

Approach: Start at Les étages, a little village not far from La Bérarde. Go up the trail till you reach Le refuge du Soreiller.
From there it's only a 30-45min walk through rocks and possible snow to the base of the route.
 
Aiguille orientale du soreiller
View from the approach to Le refuge du Soreiller

Route Description

L1: V
L2: V/V-
L3: v/6a --> A small overhang in the middle of the pitch.
L4: V
L5: V/V+ --> a very beautiful pitch, but be careful with the loose rocks at the end of the pitch.
L6: V+ --> Airy pitch with some big loose blocks.
L7: V --> Airy start, be careful, but not too hard.

Descend: Follow the rappels from "Mazurka"
 
La Java des bombes atomiques
Climbing L6

Essential Gear

Two 60m ropes, Quickdraws, Some middle sized protection for the last pitch

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Images

Aiguille orientale du soreillerAiguille Dibona seen from the end of pitch 5View from the end of pitch 5Le refuge du SoreillerView from R 5