Somewhere in the middle of my preparation for the upcoming season, I took a little break from training and headed to France for a few days of rock climbing.

I had hoped to get a lot of sun on my face while being in the south of France, but instead I had to battle a lot of cold and windy days, wet holds and even a heavy thunderstorm right when I was climbing. Most of the time my down jacket was one of my best friends. 😉

Amazed by this rainbow which came after the storm

Despite the difficult conditions, I was able to do some hard climbs and I could return home with a thankful heart.
I didn’t do any onsight climbing during the trip. Every time I tried a route, I worked it out first and then did an attempt.
In Saint LĂ©ger du Ventoux:

  • RĂȘve de poutre 8c – 1st attempt
  • Le Nabab 8b+ – 1st attempt
  • IdĂ©al chimĂ©rique 8c/+ – 1st attempt (probably first female ascent)
  • Le concept  8b+ – 2nd attempt

In Les Auberts:

  • L’émĂȘchĂ© 8c – 1st attempt (1st female ascent; new route opened by Guillaume Lebret)

Check out this nice article on Grimper.com (in French) by Seb Richard. Thanks Seb for the pictures!

L’Ă©mĂȘchĂ© 8c in Les Aubert, DrĂŽme region

Climbing Le Concept in Saint LĂ©ger du Ventoux

 

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