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ANNOT > Sandstone Cracks !

July 16, 2016

"Known for its block sectors and its climbing festival in that style," Annot "contains within its highest walls an unknown amount of incredible sandstone cracks of the most perfect of southern France." Traditional climbing is required if one wants to climb these fine fissures require artists who want to climb them to supply themselves the nuts, the friends, the straps, the muscles, the nerves, mental gloves, cracks and a bit of knowing how to block the hands, the fists , feet, knees, shoulders, head, chin ... other things that can act for their pleasant technical ascents. Recently landed Verdon, we derogated great way to plan the shortest, the crack and thus start our international Carlito this particular It is not intuitive technique and almost masochistic ... yes the fact of transforming our members into mechanical n nuts' not all the time without pain (unless you find the perfect blockade).

 

The vision of the wall upon arrival from the valley:

It is very close to the wall that we appreciate concretely the potential that the configuration of the sandstone of Annot offers ... From afar it does not look so good, but at the foot of the wall, it makes us so eager to climb it.

 

LET'S GO ... TO JAM

Choose your toys

 

It is lost in the corridors of the "King's room":

 

Carlito's turn :

But in Annot's resources, not only does the fissure exist ... we are changing sectors to go down to the "ledge below" but we find ourselves on the way under the charm of a wall. We give the assault to that impressive prow that our octogradist companions play to climb

 

We'll stop there today ... we return to our camp based on the parking lot of the town's small train station and hurry to fill the hunger dug by these tedious stretches. One last good meal for Carl and Pablo who return the next day for laburo. The relay is deposited, but immediately resumed by two new arrivals: Catherine called "ptit Caribou" for her Quebec origins and Florence called "Flo" for ... simplicity ...

 

Come today to get to the "ledge below" to see beautiful masterpieces of nature such as:

 

"The arc"

Cédric thrown to chain the bow (6c)

 

Then comes the "Ptit Caribou's" turn:

The climbing in these places is really exceptional despite a rather overwhelming heat for a July 13. But, evil as apes ... and as koalas as we are, wait for the afternoon because the whole face goes into the shade. This allows us to enjoy sleeping and the softness of the sandstone grain in our hands ... "What else?" ...

 

It is with ambition that we promise to return here ... but in a lesser heat ... It is time to look for the alpine heights. And it is to end the warming that we are headed for:

 

Céüse... see you soon

 

 

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