2 years ago, I climbed with my brother a traditional route on this face: (Leprince-Ringuet)
But with not enough time, we promised ourselves we’d come back and climb a route (pestel) and the magic route (Cosa Nostra).
That's what we did 2 weeks ago…there is a comfortable bivouac at the bottom of the face, so we settled down after a 2 hour approach with heavy bags.
First day: (Cosa Nostra), ED+, 380m, 7b+ max
Fantastic long pitches with a 7b+ crux… onsite attempt... pressure is growing with the ascent... and finally it's done!! So good.
Abseiling in the route and then a cool beer to celebrate it.
Next day, we choose a Mussato's route to climb at the top of the (pestel), a 250m rock needle slept against the Glandasse face: (Recto Verso), ED, 250m, 7b max
It's really impressive, but it looks like a big structure when climbing it... mad 7b overhang pitche on pocket edges at the top!! :-)
Back to Maurienne valley with two multi-pitch routes in the bag, speaking and dreaming the entire route long about new projects.
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