Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"

Undoubtly one of the most beautiful rocky routes in Oisans ! The face is relatively short (about 500m) but extremely steep ! We started at 2 in the morning from the Glacier Noir with Nico and Ju, and reached the summit at 4 in the afternoon. All the pitches were free climbed, the route is homogeneous in the 6 grade, with a maximum of 6c/6c+. The last 3 pitches are fantastic, whereas in the first ones the rock is a bit dubious.

Date: 
05/30/2012


 

Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
Glacier Noir
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
The north-west face of Pic Sans Nom
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
Sauna with swiming pool
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
We shouldn't have woken up Nico at 1 this morning
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
6b
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
Easy traverse and chimney 6a+
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
6b
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
6b+
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
6c/6c+ fantastic
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
Nice 6a for the last pitch
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
The ridge before the summit
Pic Sans Nom (3913m), north-west face, "L'éloge de la fuite"
Traditionnal summit picture !