May 6th 2009

Pointes Lachenal - Orphelie Winter

Nico and I headed up for he Lachenal today in a bid to climb something even if it was just dry tooling in the sun. We ended up doing a direct start and slightly different variant to the original line. Not the best route on the Lachenal as its got very loose rock on it and run out at times but it was great to get something in. Dont let the A1 grade put you off as its very ‘free-able’. Descent down the VB is getting a little bit dodgy though with some weak bridges below the Requin hut

Nico on the second pitch
The Alpine Exposures coffee table photo book