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The central section of the Gorge is approximately bounded on the east by the D23 tunnels and on the west where D23 starts to exit the Gorge, returning to Palud. With less visitation and more complex approaches the central section provides more solitude and requires greater route and descent finding skills.
In this region, the gorge generally runs east-west. The northern cliff line is accessed via D23 from Palud, while the southern side of the canyon is accessed via D71. D23 between the tunnels and Chalet Maline is one-way (clock-wise) and must be taken into consideration for parking and approaches to certain sectors.
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Free Tibet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Europe : France : ... : Secteur Free Tibet
If only for the top pitches themselves, Free Tibet would be a short but classic line. Unfortunately the first pitch detracts from the line as a whole.P1(5.7, mostly low 5th class) Follow the line of bolts as it zig-zags in a general rightward direction past dubious rock. Belay on a dirt pedestal from bolts that are up and right of a large bush. This pitch is a rope stretcher and should be carefully managed for drag. 175ftP2(5.9) After a lack-luster start, the second pitch begins to develop s...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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